Solo or team ?

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  1. leofry

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    So can you did it solo or is it a 2 man job?
     
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    2 man job, I've tried cleaning air ducts alone and won't try again.
     
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  3. MikeGaure

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    I think Grant does them alone
     
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  5. emeraldclean

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    Yes I do. Average sized house takes 3 hrs minimum. My 10 inch duct hose is in 25 ft lengths and accordions down to 7 ft for easy one man carry. For 18 yrs I had a helper for both carpet and duct cleaning. Miss an extra set of hands sometimes but get the jobs done. A busy month for me is 40-45 jobs but run well over a $400 job average .
    Personally I find duct cleaning easier than carpets ( less physical).
    Went solo almost two years ago .... less headache's and clearing more money in the year.
    Turning 51 this year... another 4 yrs to go and pull the plug!
     
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  6. emeraldclean

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    I have talked with you a few times on the phone I believe?
    You have alot of crawl spaces or suspended systems I recall?
    Up my way nice cleaner friendly homes... 8-10 ft full basements.
    Not a challenge to get duct hose set up . Very rarely will I do a crawl space and if I do charge an extra 50% more than home with full basements.
    Been duct cleaning since 2000. Went solo almost two years ago.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Do you ever did attics ?
     
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    We have older homes with attics but if there is any ductwork it would be one or two supply vents. Hook up and main ducting would still be in basement.
     
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    what do you mean pulll the plug, retire ?
     
  11. emeraldclean

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    From cleaning yes that is the plan. I will be 55 in 4 yrs and started in this industry at age 19 in 1986.
    35 plus yrs will be enough . I have two other revenue streams that I got into over ten years ago that I will still keep going.
    As far as cleaning... stick a fork in my ass , turn me over I will be done.
     
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    We run 1 man crews unless the house is huge and I will send a helper. We are mostly crawl space area so 2 guys is helpfull Whalen crawling and cleaning truck lines.
     
  13. emeraldclean

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    Mostly crawl spaces .... wow , I hate crawlspaces . Most of ours are 4ft but sand , maybe pea gravel and polyed. Getting spoiled with my old age .... like my full basements with 8-10 ft ceilings.
    Entrance into crawl space is usually a small hatch 18 inches by 24 inches perhaps a tad bigger. Sucks getting 10 inch vac hose etc through that
     

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