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Nov 12, 2016
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Matthew Frein
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#42
Maybe it's just me but doing $400 for 8 apartments in a day with a portable just seems back breaking. Once I went with a truck mount I never looked back, and also allowed me to start offering other services. I know I have a different perspective than most because I helped a low moisture franchise start up and be successful , but I saw bigger success in a truck mount model.
 
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sbsscn

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Sep 17, 2009
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Arm Ben
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#43
Bro.....

I am 100% up on truckmounts......
However I have done many apartments....
Using a tm.......

I can say from experience that a tm can be a pain on 3rd floor apts...even 2nd row apts....for 30$
As you have to breakdown and setup.....
Would be easier with a portable

Namco in Houston has the absolute best portable for apts.....
Wheels to go upstairs......
http://www.namcomfg.com/namco3/shop/category.aspx?catid=51
wow!

I completely understand your point. $30.00 for an apartment.
Over here I do a 1 bedroom, hall, closet and living room at a minimum of $170.00

I mention this not to show off but to express that your charging cost will greatly effect the equipment purchase and the cost.
 

sbsscn

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#44
Maybe it's just me but doing $400 for 8 apartments in a day with a portable just seems back breaking. Once I went with a truck mount I never looked back, and also allowed me to start offering other services. I know I have a different perspective than most because I helped a low moisture franchise start up and be successful , but I saw bigger success in a truck mount model.
I agree to me a truckmount is much easier to set up, especially if you have the apartments next to each other. I try to avoid portable work as much as possible.
about 8-9 years ago i took on a 60 unit building, the owner wanted all of them cleaned in 1 day and wanted me to clean after her cleaners finished cleaning each unit. well i did not end well.
I ended up arriving at 3pm her cleaners had only done 4 units, each unit have 3-5 sleeping areas all wall to carpet, rat nasties, with tons of soil, stains and they were horrible! I could not convince the owner to replace the carpet. an how I started at 3 pm and was only able to clean 5 units and stopped at 10 pm. for me portables are slow to work with.