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RoboShark

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I have already mate.

I didn't type the 4 I had already made a followup post with the correction.
I knew something had to be off there. I only had a few beers in me when I read it. Hope you didn't think I was busting your balls.

No worries
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Some sort of HOUSE BAG that goes to the house as you start up. Contains basic spotters (fels, orange solvent gel), sliders, plastic tabs, some blocks, napping shears, towels, stair straps, solution hose QD wrap, poker chips, black light, horsehair brush...

all the stuff you wish you had not left in the van...

Never go empty handed, either take something up to the house, or bring something back.

Carry fresh water if possible.

Defined roles for lead and helper, and an organised system of who does what when.

We pull the whole dog and pony show, drop cloths, corner guards, edge details, cleanup our mess on hard floors as we leave, etc... Including much socializing with Mrs. Finklebean. after all, she thinks we did a good job based on HOW MUCH SHE LIKES US. At least this is usually the case with the middle to upper end clientele we deal with...

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and I see Steve said all that in his Quick Tips!!! Thanks Steve - You are a wealth of good info!
Poker chips?
 

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I use them for marking all urine areas. Makes it easy to account for how much work and price.

You guys talk way to much.
LMAO I use poker chips to mark urine as well. Thats really amazing. I was all impressed with myself like it was original. Well great minds think? Well we just think.
 
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Steve Toburen

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LMAO I use poker chips to mark urine as well. Thats really amazing. I was all impressed with myself like it was original. Well great minds think? Well we just think.
Yeah, HERE is our May 18, 2010 QuickTIP on using ... poker chips!

Steve

PS To be fair I'm sure I grabbed this off one of our SFS student's homework papers where they have to share one great idea and they got it off of ... :)
 

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Great post. I love the Rotovac Powerwand. I like my 360I but because of the head weight of the poerwand , I think that I get better results when we HWE. I too offer a discount if they prevac.
 

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2 day dry time? Not with a TM and a reasonable amount of PSI. My dry times average about 3-4 hours on average jobs - 1 hour for the higher paying clients - All types of clients get clean carpet - odor control and spot removal with a mild acid rinse.
Stanley Steemer can leave you with 2 day dry times, and their t.m. aren't bad, of course they clean at 600 to 800 psi and fly in and out of a three bedroom home in 30 minutes
 

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You provide what the market demands or you don't do very well and spend all your time during working hours on this forum posting shit. I give the customers what they want - Most want clean carpet and stain removal - some want more and pay more. You give them what they want - not what you want. It's arrogant to say - I decide what the customer needs and I just can't do a job without making it perfect - 90% of your market doesn't want that. My REPEAT customers are always happy that we are affordable - in and out of their home quickly - have good dry times - and leave their carpet clean and smelling fresh. Is every corner edged? Did we pull out a kirby and pre-vac our ass off? Did we use a 175 to pre-agitate carpet that didn't need it? NO. They call us every 3-4 months to come back - we gave them what they wanted. That's called sales ladies and gentleman.
Many of Stanley Steemer clients are happy with, or accept the work they do thinking they are the best company because they are the"big company"
If they only knew what they are missing!
 

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I use a custom dolly which I put my inline jug / evolution wand / Drimaster upholstery tool, hoses / spotters etc. Saves me "Time and Energy".
 
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I hang my crb around my neck, strap my trex on my back, stuff my wand down my pants, wrap myself in 200ft of vac hose and solution line, carry spotting towels under my arms, and carry a bar of fels in my mouth.
 
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rob allen

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Yes Poker Chips are decent markers for urine or other Advanced Spots that will require additional treatment$.
True but we prefer to just mark them with chalk.
 

aloha one

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Aloha marks urine stains with a RED Permanent Marker..Why you say? Because we can!