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    Restroom Cleaning Route.....

    Hey guys, So a while back I remember @Mike Krall mention something about restroom cleaning routes. 1.) What sort of target do you go after? 2.) How often are you servicing each account, weekly, daily? 3.) Store equipment on site or keep in van? This seems like it could be a good way to get...
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    Price gouging churches

    Hey folks, So I got a call from a pastor an went out to bid on the work. Not a fan of churches to begin with and I didnt get a good feeling from the guy so I bid high just because. Plus I was busy driving when I got the call and had to detour. Made me late for dinner! Is this classified as...
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    Cat pump low to no pressure

    Hello folks. So for those of you who dont know I'm running a dino of a TM. Hydramaster Bobcat circa 1978. I've gone through and changed and cleaned screens, removed and inspected every fitting, replaced busted pressure gauge, installed a new bypass valve, etc. At first only pressure I was...
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    Carpet and grout brush?

    So I was on amazon and I found a rotary brush that's 20" and is advertised to use on carpets and its only $98!!! I've got a Cafe' Yum kitchen T&G clean and seal coming up and a 3k sq ft commercial carpet clean and was wondering if this could be used for both carpet AND T&G? I'm sure its not...
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    3rd story apartment....

    I must be a fool for taking on this for a first real run with my setup. Got the job on ThumbTack... Anyway.... What is the best way to get the hoses up to the 3rd story? I have my lady helping me out running hose n stuff. One person drop a rope from the 3rd story and the other tie the rope...
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    Need help from marketing wizards

    Hey everyone, So I am preparing to make my marketing plan and develop all of my literature, beef up my Facebook, website, make referral cards, etc. So my biggest obstacle right now is revenue. I have a little bit coming in regularly from my vct accounts so I cant afford a EDDM campaign or an...
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    Let's see those vans!

    Post a picture of your van and setup!!
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    Thinking about upgrading my blower...

    Thinking about upgrading my blower down the road when I upgrade my engine. Is this too big? Will I need a downsizer? All joking aside I'm new to blower upgrading so what brands should I steer away from? Best bang for my buck? I have a stuorbult or some crap. I'll take a closer look at it...
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    Preditor engines as a low cost alternative?

    Hey Folks, So I am looking into replacing my 16 hp Onan engine later down the road and was looking for a reliable low cost solution. I know.... I know.... Not exactly possible. Ideally I would love a 20-25 hp Kohler, but I saw these Preditor engines at Harbor Frieght 6 months ago when I was...
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    Tight squeeze with equipment

    Hey guys, Let's see your cramped and stuffed setup. I recently mocked up this setup ( just gotta hook it all up) to fit a hydramaster bobcat, waste tank, hose reel, little giant heater ( not shown), 20" burnisher, 20" automatic scrubber, and the ramps to load it all. It's by no means 100%...
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    Old Hydra-Master Bobcat Install

    Hello all, I'm a new member to the TMF, but I have been a frequent reader of the forums for a good source of information. I have decided to branch my janitorial business (Mainly VCT work) into the carpet cleaning world. My experience with truckmounts started with working for a local school...