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Feb 20, 2012
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Beausejour Manitoba Canada
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Grant Schmidt
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#5
I think Grant does them alone
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!
 
Feb 20, 2012
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Beausejour Manitoba Canada
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Grant Schmidt
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#6
So can you did it solo or is it a 2 man job?
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.
 

leofry

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Feb 12, 2009
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john rogers
#7
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.
Thank you!
 

leofry

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Feb 12, 2009
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bardstown kentucky
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john rogers
#8
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.
Do you ever did attics ?
 

leofry

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Feb 12, 2009
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bardstown kentucky
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john rogers
#10
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!
what do you mean pulll the plug, retire ?
 
Feb 20, 2012
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Beausejour Manitoba Canada
Real Name
Grant Schmidt
Business Location
Canada
#11
what do you mean pulll the plug, retire ?
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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#12
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.
 
Feb 20, 2012
9,587
5,665
113
Beausejour Manitoba Canada
Real Name
Grant Schmidt
Business Location
Canada
#13
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.
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