Yes. I had a large oil spill I cleaned up one time. A week later it looked as if I never had cleaned it. I re-cleaned and a week later it was back. On the 3rd trip I pulled the carpet up and the padding was drenched in oil and so was the wood sub flooring. The wood got replaced, we put new padding in and cleaned the carpet again from both sides.
Yes, I have one house with such stain. I know the answer to this problem, but customer didn't care to mitigate it, so stain is covered by small runner. The story is 10 years old, when quart of some oily substance was spilled next to a night stand. When I first encounter stain 5 years ago, I knew that 10 " diameter stain means 4'- 5' of underlayment being affected and proposed to pull out carpet, replace padding, possibly seal the subfloor and fix a patch.
Well, Its a diplomatic question. Why don't you tell me about your condition.Ever feel like you are a lone wolf in your business?
For all you single truck owner operators out there, what do you do when you get a big job that you need help on? or if your equipment breaks down? Vacation anyone? Being an owner operator with no employees and only one truck can sometimes put you in a tough spot.
As I left my former place of employment and started my own company one of my biggest fears was "what would I ever do if I had my truck or machine go down". Having worked for a large multi-truck operation I always had the benefit of being able to call the office and have another truck sent out when I had equipment problems. That all went away when I started my own business.
It was soon after starting my business that I found TMF. I have seen it with other cleaners. I wished I had another cleaner that I could team up with when needed.
I have since made friends with a few other cleaners here in Vegas and I have a really good working relationship with a few of them. I met Jeff (blacktiedetailing) and Damon (cleaningservicepros) and over the last year or so have been able to build a good working relationship and friendship with each of them. We refer jobs to each other and help each other out quite often. I can say I would trust either of them with the keys to my house. It's a great comfort knowing that we each look out for each other and can count on each other.
How about you? Do you have any other local friends in the business or do you prefer to keep a distance? Would you trust another cleaner?