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  1. Gemcleans

    My path in life has changed, and I Need help choosing a new truckmount!

    Just my 2 cents worth. For and owner operator like myself I went with a Chief package. Little Giant 4ht heater. Very easy to operate and maintane. Now here is where things get sticky. I leased my though Aztec for $465. a month. I kept working capital in my pocket and write off payments as an...
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    Janitorial employees, pay them by the...

    Jeff, If they are independent contractors does you insurance company require them to have liability insurance and workmans comp? Mine does.
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    Janitorial employees, pay them by the...

    I pay by the hour. If you have the right person who will do the work right all the time, then by the job works out. I had a husband wife team work for me for years and I payed them by the job. One time I asked him how much he was making per hour, just to make sure I was paying him enough. He...
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    How clean this filthy polyester?

    Pre spray with groutmaster boost. Scrub with cimex. HWE with as hot a water as possibile. Collect check.
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    Spiking encap juice with grout master

    I was using Rob's encap juice, not sure of the name and added a shot of citris kick to it. Smelled good and worked great.
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    HELP Picking our first TM for Spring...

    Don't know anything about it, but in the TMF classifieds there is a Genesis NXT 59 used for sale. Duel wand and only 6K. Maybe fix up or rebuild?
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    I bought a van.

    Looks nice. They fill up fast !!
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    My new Van and Equipment.

    Nice set up. Get out there and rock it.
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    New vct

    Neutral cleaner and old black pad or green. 4 coats and collect the check.
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    My New Van!!

    Looks good. Filler up.
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    Looking for a little giant

    I have used a LG HT2 for about 6 years with no issues. Just moved up to the 4T ht xp heater. If you can get that used one buy it and don't look back. You will love it. Get and under belly tank to mount under your van. Gives you more room in van and is DOT approved.
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    Wanna give me some tips to improve my website?

    Everything you want the customer to know about you needs to be on the top of page. No scrolling down.
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    BBQ Cleaning

    Groutmaster is the answer for everything. Give it a try and let us know how it works !!!
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    Little Giant

    I don't have pictures, but I had a 2ht LG heater in my van for years. I had it in the van next to the portable with a gas grill tank. I had a rubber mat on floor of van and it never slid around at all.
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    possible business 25% fair?

    I would buy a used mini van for a couple thousand dollars and move on with building my business.
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    Tile / Grout cleaning

    What happens if you allow shampoo to dry in your hair before rinsing? Are you speaking from experience Rob?
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    Tile / Grout cleaning

    Write your name and number on some pieces of paper and get out there and get some business !!!
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    Ever get burned on a referral to another cleaning company

    When I have other people do work for me, I am always there with them. Let your customer that you will be there over seeing the job to make sure the quality is done right. When you get their introduce them to your customer ( just by first name ) and tell them Joe will be doing the work today. If...
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    Sleeping during business hrs

    As long as they are refreshed and ready to work at the next job, let them sleep.
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    TCS truckmounts

    Aztec Financial has a used one on their website. Repo in a trailer with hose and reels $14K. Will probably finance or lease.
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    Would love to send a Chocolate chip cookie scented card in a EDDM. Mailman would either love or hate me !!
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    Wood floor cleaning and refinishing.

    Basic Coating website has online classes to take. Then you can have one of their reps come and certify you. That is what I am doing. Just to busy to find time to get certified.
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    I want to feature FREE deodorizer as Spring Special. What is your favorite deodorizer? Have you ever mailed out a post card with the deodorizer scent on it? How can I do it?
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    CA Jaguar up stairs

    I have the recoil XP and leave it in my van. I have 2- 50 ft hoses and a 25 ft hose. Anything pased that gets encaped.
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    Back Pack Vacs in Residential

    I use back pack in homes all the time. You get use to having on your back and just slow down in tight places. You can get a beater bar attachment on a pro team back pack but they cost a couple hundred bucks. Not sure they are worth it.