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post #1 of Old 06-26-2008, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Carpet Cleaning - Apartments

Anyone out there cleaning apartment AND the carpet when you are done? I'm thinking about adding carpet cleaning to our apartment cleaning service. Seems like an easy decision for the management team.. one call, two services schedule. Less overhead, less vendor management. Anyone doing this and if so, how successful have you been?

Also, I'm looking for suggestions on the best equipment to use for cleaning carpets within the apartment space. With the fee for doing this work so low, it has to be fast and effective.

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post #2 of Old 06-27-2008, 12:54 PM
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We have been asked if we do carpets also several times. We were also thinking about doing it but have not had the time to do the research yet. I think it is a good idea.

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I just met with a carpet cleaner turned water restoration company. They are going to send me a recommendation on a higher end portable carpet cleaning unit. I will forward it to you. A complete truck mount, plus van is cost prohibitive right now. A portable unit should work until we can spend the money for a better system.

How is business? I'm starting to get a little more traction in the apartment arena, but overall it has been slow.

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post #4 of Old 07-26-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Truck Mount systems cost between $10,000-$25,000 not including the cost of the van or trailer.

Prochem makes an affordable box extractor for less than $2000. To add a heater would be a few hundred more.

Carrying a portable up stairs is awful.

You would be better using a small self contained.

Nobles makes a great one. So does Tennant.

For less money but still high quality you can go with NSS Stallion.

For a good economical unit EDIC makes a good product. You can get an EDIC from www.cleanfreak.com for under a grand. I recomend paying a little more for a machine that holds more water. 5 gallon minimum capacity so you do not have to keep refilling.
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post #5 of Old 07-27-2008, 07:43 PM
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Lets think about this.....

Instead of spending all that money (unless you have bags of it) on a TM, have you ever considered a "High-Performance Portable/TM" system?

I built a very successful business with them (had 11 trucks) and we did alot of commercal accounts, apartments, and homes. The right one will do an extremely excellant job!

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post #6 of Old 10-07-2008, 11:47 PM
 
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Hey guys when water is extracted from the carpet, is the carpet supposed to be a bit damped when complete or dry like it never happened? And if it does stay damped, how do we dry it? With a couple of blowers? Or can I just turn up the a/c
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Really that should be something in your lease agreement or house rules. Read your agreement and if it's not in there then you need to check with the office to see if they made changes in there lease or house rules. Scottsdale Carpet Cleaning
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Use steam cleaner to clean carpets.
I know certain service provider that uses steam in cleaning
stuff like carpets and other stuff.
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Re:carpet Cleaning-Apartments

In most of the Apartments the team deciding to put Carpets and they feel it is an easy way to do.. but they should maintain them clean and good...

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I think you must research on some of the latest carpet cleaning machine today (if you have a big budget) But.. I think a cleaner with a steam will be a good one..
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You can buy "High-Performance Portable/TM" system. Also you can use steam cleaner to clean carpets and rugs.
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post #12 of Old 07-04-2011, 12:16 PM
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We have an article on our blog that talks about carpet cleaning. Hope it helps!

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As per my experience, regular carpet cleaning by professionals is necessary to be sure your carpet leads a long & healthy life, additional care & maintenance on your part can go a long way. really i like to clean my carpet. Proper care & maintenance of your carpet will extend its useful life & preserve its appearance longer.
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Truck Mounts - The Ultimate in Cleaning Performance
Ready to take your carpet cleaning business to the next level? Upgrade your carpet cleaning equipment to a truck mount. They can provide considerably more cleaning power than a small portable extractor, and are quicker to set up.
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post #15 of Old 07-11-2011, 04:02 AM
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I definitely agree. truck mounts are much better that the portable extractors. Work great on professional cleaning.

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post #16 of Old 07-13-2011, 03:42 AM
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Truck mounts are the way to go but loose suction the higher you go and the distance.

For high rise apartments definitely portable is the way go. For residential with house two levels may be three then its portable.

Carpet cleaning is the easy part. Stain treatment and making sure that customers have a realistic expectation is the yhe important part

good luck
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good point. I didn't think of the high buildings and apartments..
Customers can understand you if you explain them what result to expect

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post #18 of Old 07-13-2011, 02:40 PM
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For carpet cleaning we use the MM12. It's a great heavy duty cleaner!

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post #19 of Old 07-14-2011, 07:06 AM
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what is this? a machine or sth?

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post #20 of Old 07-21-2011, 04:59 PM
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if it is carpet I believe getting a good vacuum is more important for now.
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