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  1. stuey4

    looking at selling my van and tm for a new setup, what is this worth?

    Hey guys, I bought this van and tm when is started back up a while back. It has been a great van and TM, i am just looking for a newer set up. What do you think its worth? It would be a great start up van for somebody looking to get into the business but doesn't want to break the bank. 1997...
  2. stuey4

    Would you be upset...????

    So I advertised about a month with dex media. After being lied to for a month, and getting scammed into their BS, I cancelled my advertising and got all my money back after they listened to the recordings, and heard how bad I was lied to by their salesman. Now 2 months later, their phone book...
  3. stuey4

    What PSI do you use?

    Just curious what your guys recommended PSI is for everyday residential carpet? My TM was set at 350 when I got it, so that's what I have been using. I turned it up to 500psi today as I used my cx15, and when I had to switch back to my wand for some areas, I left it at 500 psi. I feel like I can...
  4. stuey4

    Purchased a cx-15 today

    I have been looking for a rotary unit for a while now, and decided to go with the cx15. I got a good deal on it from my interlink supplier, and feel it will give me my best bang for my buck. I was looking at a zipper and a rotovac, but too much money. So far I really like the weight of the...
  5. stuey4

    how to get a fresh clean smell??

    I am wondering how to get a clean, fresh smell while i am cleaning or when im done doing a job. I am adding a spice deoderizer product to my rinse tank on my truckmount, but it doen't seem to add much of a difference. I want to leave the customers house, with it smelling fresh. I don't seem to...
  6. stuey4

    looking for a tool for hard service cleaning......

    Hello everyone! I am looking at adding tile and grout cleaning, along with other hard service cleaning to my carpet cleaning business. I am looking at the hydroforce sx-15 for tile and grout. can i clean VCT and other hard services with this same tool, or do i need to seperate tools/machines...
  7. stuey4

    What's is your minimum charge?

    I have had a few calls recently that just want one bedroom cleaned or one living room cleaned. I would normally charge $25-$40 on each room depending on size if I am doing multiple rooms. But what do you charge to drive, set up, and clean one room? Is $59 too much to charge for one room or is...
  8. stuey4

    Recommendations for a rotary...

    Hey guys, I am looking for a rotary, or something with a little more punch than my wand. It there a good product I can use on residential and commercial? More for commercial, but also for nasty rentals, etc. is the zipper a good machine? Used a rotovac in the past, but wasn't real impressed. But...
  9. stuey4

    Go to pre spray for CGD?

    I did a GameStop store recently, and I used prochem power burst. The traffic lanes were nasty, and I did not get very good results. I boosted it with citrus pro, but I thought it would have done a much better job. The traffic lanes were still very noticeable. Is this typical in a store with that...
  10. stuey4

    Opinions on pre sprays

    I am currently using prochem ultra pac traffic lane cleaner, and power burst for the nasty jobs. What is your guys go to pre spray for everyday residential jobs? I'm looking for something that may work better than these two, and at the same time smell better.
  11. stuey4

    Stains you just can't get out....

    I did a job today that had a few urine stains, and a couple bigger brown stains that I could not get out. I use urine rescue on the urine stains, and have had really good luck in the past. Why couldn't I get any noticeable difference in the stains today? It was almost like I did nothing to try...
  12. stuey4

    how much should i charge for protector/scotchguard?

    I bought a case of prochem fourguard protector, but i am not sure what to charge for it? It is ready to use, no mixing for about $20 a gallon. Do i sell it cheap so that the customers wants me to use it, so it make the cleaning process easier next time if they call me back, or do i try to make...
  13. stuey4

    What can I offer my customers as a newbie?

    What is something good that I can offer my customers as a newbie trying to get new buisness? I want to offer my customers something that the rest of the guys in town don't. I am going to do the free bottle of spot remover,but I want to do something different. What do you guys have for ideas?
  14. stuey4

    What is your price per sf??

    Just curious what other markets are charging per sf? Here, it seems to be anywhere from the low 20's to mid 30's. I was kinda shocked about the wide spread. I am going to start out at .30 even though popular guys in town are at .28 cents. Being new, should I be charging less than the bigger guys...
  15. stuey4

    How to get hot water to my wand faster??

    What can I do to get hot water to my wand quicker? It takes almost a whole room before the hot water gets to my wander after it finally travels through 200ft of solution hose. Or is that just the norm?
  16. stuey4

    Chemical question.....

    I am currently using a prochem ultrapac as my go to prespray. Can I mix powerburst with it, for an extra boost on the nasty residential jobs? Or can I use it full strength on residential jobs?
  17. stuey4

    Tile and grout question.....

    I am looking to add tile and grout cleaning to my cc business. What extra equipment do I need other than a floor buffer or cleaner? what do you guys recommend for a tool? I was looking at the sx-15 but kind of pricy! What are the basic steps when cleaning tile and grout?
  18. stuey4

    Do door Hangers work??

    Does anybody have experience advertising with door hangers? I'm just starting my business hear next week, and I thought I would hire my nephew to go around to a couple neighborhoods and hang door fliers for me. I plan to do some other advertising, but I thought for a couple hundred bucks, this...
  19. stuey4

    going rate for sq ft pricing

    I thought i would do some shopping around to see what the competion is charging per sf, which i think is the route i want to go. And and I know i should not be comparing my prices to the competion, but i think it is a starting point for me, and i wanted to get an idea of what they were charging...
  20. stuey4

    Feed back on new logo

    Hey guys, just got my new logo and business card proofs back from the designer. Just thought I would post it and see what you guys think!
  21. stuey4

    Need feedback on equipment i am looking to start with

    I am starting my business here in the next couple weeks. A local CC that also owns the supply store in town here that also install truck mounts, has his older set up for sale. It is a 1998 Ford extended van with 177k miles on it. Van is in really nice shape with no dents and very minor rust...
  22. stuey4

    Is there room in my city for another CC?

    Hello everyone! I live in a city with a population of around 100K. I was in the business 5 years ago, on a limited part time basis. I was using a porty at the time, and I was doing ok. I gave it up since it was consuming my week nights and weekends, and it became to much with the full time job...
  23. stuey4

    Looking to get back into the buisness full-time! but need advice!

    Some of you may remember me from a few years back. I use to run my CC business on the side with a portable. I was busy and that is why i quit doing it. May sound dumb, but i was busy in the evenings and on weekends, and while working 40hrs plus at my full-time job i got burned out. I was away...