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  1. vader

    Vent: A little common sense..please.

    The theft always crosses my mind. We had one guy steal $50, he need it for whatever reason. We fired him, and thankfully we have a good relationship with the client and they understood it wasn't our fault and let us keep the contract.
  2. vader

    Vent: A little common sense..please.

    Not sure if its the right place to post, my apologizes. This past Sunday I went to do carpet spotting at 2 places. Both are the same Dr's office just two different locations. Besides cutting corners, not vacuuming under desks or along the edges and just moping making it worse is one thing...
  3. vader

    Really?

    No, no, no...You tell them they are biodegradable. Problem solved ;)
  4. vader

    Spray Paint On Tiles.

    Bought some and worked out good. Thanks.
  5. vader

    Spray Paint On Tiles.

    Hey, Guys. So the other day got a call from one of our clients. Its a construction company they have a shipping container that they are converting into a office site (its moveable when the project is done) i'm sure you've seen them. They had the outside painted but lot of the painted entered...
  6. vader

    Left over stains, or possible colour loss ?

    Hey everyone. So i'm still very new to the carpet cleaning. Few days I got called to do some stain removal. The owners dog crapped on the carpet had some diarrhea, this was last Friday. They tried to clean it themselves, rented a rug doc and used some products, (I have no idea what they used)...
  7. vader

    Who is extremely busy, that you have to give jobs away?

    Do what you can. Out of the 15 years that i've been doing Janitorial, this was our busiest summer/year. Couple of weeks ago I almost had a full break down with all the work, annnnd the heat didn't help lol. For the last 3 months we've barely took on any extra jobs, constantly had to turn down...
  8. vader

    Anyway to replace color loss do to bleeding ?

    Today I went to strip floors at this small clinic we've done it for years, stripped several times. Today while stripping the kitchen/lunch room I noticed that the stripper was turning green. The floor has a checkerboard look to it, instead of black and white tiles, it's white and green. My...
  9. vader

    In the heart of the ghetto, cleaning carpet

    I live in a small town and there is one building that is notorious for being the ghetto place, I once asked my boss (my dad) if he would ever do any work, "f--k no" was his response. And for a good reason, we had one employee who lived there when she was younger and she said a guy would walk...
  10. vader

    Employees...geez (Pic of the day)

    Reading the post I can't help but to shake my head in agreeance with the majority of posters and am glad to be reminded why I joined the forum, that is that i'm not alone when it comes to employees and the janitorial world. My parents run the business and have been for the past 17 yrs, we've...
  11. vader

    Glue here, glue there, glue the f#*k everywhere....

    We tried the plastic blades it didn't do much help, and what it did get off it still scratched the window, plus it didn't fit in the scrappers had to force it open. And yes I will keep everyone up to date with this project, turns out the boss wants the contractors to take off the glue then...
  12. vader

    Concrete or cement on glass.

    Well, we got something that gets the water-cement stains off the windows bio-clean and another paste thats kinda helps but leaves a big mess. Here is the pi-- off we got this stuff this week, we started the job mid june and "finished" last sunday that following day they moved in and opened for...
  13. vader

    Glue here, glue there, glue the f#*k everywhere....

    We've been doing work with this business for 15 yrs one of our best contracts. Once we got the feeling that we were getting pushed out and there were the rumors, the boss put a stop and told us that we are the onlys that he would have so i'm very grateful for that. If I could I would quite 99%...
  14. vader

    Glue here, glue there, glue the f#*k everywhere....

    We've done thousands also, normally they aren't bad and scrapping doesn't do anything maybe a scratch here and there and thats all. With these however they scratch easily mainly cause the place is built of steel, and people just didn't bother to think about the windows. The windows are what...
  15. vader

    Glue here, glue there, glue the f#*k everywhere....

    Last month we started to do work on a brand new building, basically a fancy all windows big city building. One of the main problems that we've come across now is on the lobby outside windows have a sticky glue left over. Now we could scrape and scrape, but that would scratch the sh-t out of the...
  16. vader

    Employee reservice's

    Just apologize, go back and re correct it, if its bad don't charge, however you still have to pay the employee. Where I live we should be thankful to have any employees. Most people don't wanna do janitorial for $13.50 + an hr. 99% of our workers are from other countries, filipino or vietnamese...
  17. vader

    Ever sue a customer for non-payment?

    Came pretty close a few times. One guy owned a bunch of people money not just us, one day driving we see a sign; "hey (guys name) you owe us money" or something like that, underneath was a list of companies that he owed money. Another guy who paid at the last moment apparently owes $15M to...
  18. vader

    Flight Safety???? Pay Attention Gentleman......There will be a test after the video...

    Why bother....if anything goes seriously wrong at 30,000 ft your f--ked
  19. vader

    Concrete or cement on glass.

    Ahhh started the 3rd floor the other day and its just as worse. Spent 20+ mins on each window panel just scraping away, all the other steps that we did on the other floor arent working. :mad: Now my fear is that the outside its gonna be the same issue :mad:
  20. vader

    Barter, Barter, Barter........

    My bosses did a house for an optometrist dr (we do the office cleaning also one of our first contracts) They got 2 sunglasses worth anywhere from $400-600.
  21. vader

    Career change

    Have you ever done carpet cleaning ? Many people jump head first into a new business without much or any experience, they burn out quickly or just can't handle the job anymore, it gets too repetitive. Best bet is to work for another company, see and experience first hand how a truck mount...
  22. vader

    Concrete or cement on glass.

    Thanks for the posts everyone. Almost finished the second floor. One side its really bad the rest isn't to bad. One main side is where the cement went down. The scratches we think might be caused by the guys who tried to clean off the cement off the glass while it was dry and went very sharply...
  23. vader

    Concrete or cement on glass.

    Hey. So today we started doing windows on a brand new building, still under construction but we did start one floor. Heres the thing. Its a 4 story high building, 60,000 sq feet, and its 95% all glass. During the building process when they laid down the concrete or cement lot of it ran down...
  24. vader

    Wow look at this business review on Facebook.

    I always keep politics away from business, When I work for someone or someone works for me I don't wanna know what their politics, religion, sex views are. There are plenty of other things we can talk about, don't need to bring up things that can get heated. As for advertisement a good old...