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  1. Cleaning Concierge

    Seeking post construction advice

    Regarding insurances...get a blanket waiver for additional insureds and subrogation. Cheaper on the front end. I would base post construction cleaning on coverages between 100 - 350 sf per hour. With a 30% buffer. Windows are extra. Floor waxing extra. Our price includes a scrub on hard...
  2. Cleaning Concierge

    Stripping VCT Productivity Rate

    Keep the same 175...get a bigger pad driver or stripping brush...add a riser so it clears the base if the machine. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  3. Cleaning Concierge

    Getting ready for my VCT redo with Bonesaw and 3M pads

    Damon, Near furniture, walls/baseboards and appliances, you need to learn how to control your slurry/stripper. Always face the object where you do not want to the stripper to go under and work your 175 to your LEFT. This will work the slurry back to your feet. (Working to the right will throw...
  4. Cleaning Concierge

    Getting ready for my VCT redo with Bonesaw and 3M pads

    Learned that the hard way, too! I will never give a price without seeing the floor and doing a test strip. Too many variables that I need to know. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  5. Cleaning Concierge

    Getting ready for my VCT redo with Bonesaw and 3M pads

    If you are in a rush to detail edges and need to walk through the stripper. Bring stainless steel pot scrubbers with you. It's one long band of coiled stainless steel. Open it and put around your shoes. You will now grip the floors. If you don't wear stripping shoes or rubber boats, use the pot...
  6. Cleaning Concierge

    Used propane or battery buffer or burnisher

    I have a battery burnished available. In New Orleans Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Should I do VCT jobs on stormy days?

    Nice! 3 coats? Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    Exactly Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  9. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    Exactly! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  10. Cleaning Concierge

    What are you doing to attract the right people?

    Doesn't matter what "work" we perform . We still have to hire the right people. Being at Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs offices in Manhattan, brought things into perspective. Yes, it coincides with SFS teaching but for a company to employ over 20,000 people worldwide and it's head of global HR...
  11. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    @alohaone They have to put skin in the game...they want more. They have to put in the work. I have skin in the game. Those are the rules to play on the team. Doing it the other way. Hiring "experienced" but bad people is a game I am no willing to pay anymore. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  12. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    @mikekrall Look at this post I made in Aug 2016...man, I need to read this my damn self. Might give you a little more insight. https://www.truckmountforums.com/index.php?threads/75183/ Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  13. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    Nothing special at the moment. But I am looking into ways to invest in them as people. Help them grow. I am constantly learning, growing and evolving. I starting to demand that from my people. I will start a book club in the next 2 months where they will read/listen to a books/audio books on...
  14. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    I can see the difference in people I interview now with my different approach to attracting different potential new hires. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  15. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    It's definitely hard...have to think outside of the box. Look into hiring firefighters. Ideally, we are looking to hire part timers who have full time jobs. I can financially cover one shift if a supervisor has to work. That's where pricing for profit comes. But you have to be selective when...
  16. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    Make hiring a process more than 1 interview. From SFS, phone interview, 2 in person interviews, reference check then probation period. Also, try to hire a fill-in/floater tech or possibly add a supervisor that will cover missed shifts. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  17. Cleaning Concierge

    How do I attract, interview and hire the right people for the job?

    Mike, Don't hire for cleaning skills. Hire for choosing character traits/qualities they possess. Such as customer service skills, can communicate reasonably, have thinking skills, dedicated, have goals/goal oriented, takes pride in their work. The physical and technical sides of things can be...
  18. Cleaning Concierge

    Sticky VCT?

    http://www.jondon.com/easy-paks-neutral-cleaner.html I get them locally. Trying to find ways to limit their mistakes. I like premeasured chems when possible. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  19. Cleaning Concierge

    Let's Talk Rags

    Janitorial - microfiber clothes... (our system - red/orange - toilets/urinals, yellow - dusting, blue - glass cleaning and green - damp wiping ) using more swifter dusters now at our accounts. Carpet - new cotton towels from Costco (52 in a pack) Hard floors - old carpet cleaning cotton...
  20. Cleaning Concierge

    Sticky VCT?

    Been there, Mike. We use the neutral pellets that are for 3 gallons of water. Went to spot check an account and asked what was going on with the floor. Tech said it did not smell like anything while I was mopping so I use 2 or 3 pellets in the mop bucket. Go figure. Floor is trashed now. Techs...
  21. Cleaning Concierge

    Should I do VCT jobs on stormy days?

    Looks like old wax or sealer in the areas in question to me especially in the pic with the mat. A tip when stripping is to keep run the 175 and stripping pad in the area until the slurry turns the color of the floor. This way you know that you are down to the bare tile. Sent from my SM-G900V...
  22. Cleaning Concierge

    Should I do VCT jobs on stormy days?

    Can't add much to what Ed said. Always rinse the floor twice. We use plain water and a fresh mop head. We pour water on the floor and slop mop it around. This keeps the water fresh and any remaining debris out of the rinse water. Mop never goes in the rinse water. Period. After we rinse, we...
  23. Cleaning Concierge

    Measuring large commercial

    For carpet cleaning...gum removal, spot cleaning areas that the normal cleaning does not remove...edging around and under furniture...filtration lines...red stains. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  24. Cleaning Concierge

    Measuring large commercial

    The easiest way to measure.... take the total square footage of the building then measure the area that are not carpet. Then subtract that number from the total Sq ft. Sq ft is just one part of the equation. Density, layout, open space or congested areas, hose run it HWE or location of water...