Cleaning VCT

leofry

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Was unsure where to post or ask this but but being am not stripping and waxing i thought i would just put it here.
Ok i know the right procedure on VCT but i have a client who says they don;t care about it being shiny they just want it cleaned ... so what would you use the spinner ? what product ?
 

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Was unsure where to post or ask this but but being am not stripping and waxing i thought i would just put it here.
Ok i know the right procedure on VCT but i have a client who says they don;t care about it being shiny they just want it cleaned ... so what would you use the spinner ? what product ?
Does it have finish on it now?
 

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I have a dry cleaner's I do once a year. They don't want any finish on the VCT because whatever chemicals they use leaves little white spots all over it. I use a tile spinner and some general degreaser which leaves it nice and clean with no finish and they are very happy and have been now for over 10 years.
 

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Be careful on some of the newer glues using a spinner could damage the hold of the glue and make it release. I personally wouldn't do it. Just use a swing machine and a green pad with a good cleaner. At least that's my advice.


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I have a dry cleaner's I do once a year. They don't want any finish on the VCT because whatever chemicals they use leaves little white spots all over it. I use a tile spinner and some general degreaser which leaves it nice and clean with no finish and they are very happy and have been now for over 10 years.
Makes sense. Congrats on that 10 year account, those are sure nice to have for the cash flow.
 

PhilipW

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Makes sense. Congrats on that 10 year account, those are sure nice to have for the cash flow.
Thanks - unfortunately it is only once a year and not very big, but she's a cheerleader for my business and sends me referrals all the time. This is a hand-me-down account my father started probably even more than 10 years but they've been in the same building that long
 
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Makes sense. Congrats on that 10 year account, those are sure nice to have for the cash flow.
10 years is a long time to keep accounts. Seems like when places get new management they make changes often, my experience is no matter how great of a job you have done in the past it means nothing to new managers. I've had several that start getting bids to compare prices without taking into account what we have done and all the times be bent over backwards for them before they started working there.
 

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10 years is a long time to keep accounts. Seems like when places get new management they make changes often, my experience is no matter how great of a job you have done in the past it means nothing to new managers. I've had several that start getting bids to compare prices without taking into account what we have done and all the times be bent over backwards for them before they started working there.
Your telling me Jason.
I lost a 55,000.00 a year account I had for 12 years. Never had a single issue and everyone Loved Aloha Carpet.
New fool came in and within 2 months we were fired for no other reason than he wanted HIS People in there.
Ego trip of most ALL new managers wanting to exercise their power in an attempt to prove that they're boss.
FUKRS!
 
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Your telling me Jason.
I lost a 55,000.00 a year account I had for 12 years. Never had a single issue and everyone Loved Aloha Carpet.
New fool came in and within 2 months we were fired for no other reason than he wanted HIS People in there.
Ego trip of most ALL new managers wanting to exercise their power in an attempt to prove that they're boss.
FUKRS!
I was under contract with military housing, they have 5-6k houses. New manager came in from a small base 90 miles away and brought her guys in. I lost $50k+ a year, I thought it was going to cripple my business but within 2 years I doubled our business.
 

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I wouldn't suggest vct with no finish. It is meant to have a finish on it. Without sealed it will get quickly stained and will look horrible. It's like wood, it will absorbed all kinds of stuff, even off your shoes.
 

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I was under contract with military housing, they have 5-6k houses. New manager came in from a small base 90 miles away and brought her guys in. I lost $50k+ a year, I thought it was going to cripple my business but within 2 years I doubled our business.
OUCH! Glad you're doing well bro. Losing an acct like that sure has a way of lighting a bon fire under our asses eh?