Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum - Search Results
Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 25 of 47
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Your Good Sons
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   07-24-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By Your Good Sons
It all depends. Mopping VCT? Vacuuming carpet? Is...

It all depends. Mopping VCT? Vacuuming carpet? Is it a real estate office (hopefully fairly clean) or printing company (dust everywhere) or a medical office held to a very different standard of...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   07-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,618
Posted By Your Good Sons
Powr Flite Vacuums are Sanitaire...

Powr Flite Vacuums are Sanitaire (http://www.sanitairevac.com/commercial/index.html) or Koblenz (http://www.koblenz-electric.com/). Both are good brands. So are Hoover Commercial...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   07-24-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,618
Posted By Your Good Sons
Liability insurance call your agent Workers...

Liability insurance call your agent
Workers Comp ask the same insurance agent
That's about a grand right there. If you don't have that, find a job as a cleaner, it will pay better.
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-23-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,842
Posted By Your Good Sons
Hello and welcome. What is your particular...

Hello and welcome. What is your particular interests for the new business?
Forum: Residential Cleaning   07-23-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,331
Posted By Your Good Sons
This lightweight vacuum: ...

This lightweight vacuum:
http://hoover.com/products/details/ch30000/portapower-lightweight-vacuum-cleaner/#parts...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   07-23-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,076
Posted By Your Good Sons
First off, $16 per hour is low. Very low. If...

First off, $16 per hour is low. Very low. If that's all you charge, then all you get is dregs not worthy of being your customers. Personally I will pass on any job that doesn't put at least $30 an...
Forum: Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning   07-22-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,129
Posted By Your Good Sons
Hot water extraction is the only way. ...

Hot water extraction is the only way.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hoover-Steamvac-Silver-Carpet-Cleaner/5893627...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   07-22-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,324
Posted By Your Good Sons
Did the job today for $175. Took about 4 hours....

Did the job today for $175. Took about 4 hours. Ended up paying out $60 to rent the ladder. Worked out to 28.75 per hour. Good, not great. May get to bid on other projects in the future now that I...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   07-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,146
Posted By Your Good Sons
If you make a $240 bid, per week, I wager you...

If you make a $240 bid, per week, I wager you will not get it. $40 per hour is low, if you factor in only $17.50 hour for a helper. The two of you, that's $57.50 per hour, $28.75 per man hour is low....
Forum: Business   07-21-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,924
Posted By Your Good Sons
Learn to do a specific, labor intensive task such...

Learn to do a specific, labor intensive task such as carpet cleaning.
http://www.bettymills.com/shop/product/find/q-Floor%2bCare%2bEquipment/a-Carpet-Extractors-135928/search.htm
...
Forum: Business   07-19-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,501
Posted By Your Good Sons
Talk is cheap. Anyone making $300,000 doesn't...

Talk is cheap. Anyone making $300,000 doesn't have time for this nearly dead forum.
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   07-19-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,146
Posted By Your Good Sons
I'd say 2.5-3 hours. The carpet will go fast if...

I'd say 2.5-3 hours. The carpet will go fast if you have an appropriate vacuum.
For example this one. (http://www.sanitairevac.com/commercial/products/shake_out_bag_uprights/sc899.jsp)
Forum: Residential Cleaning   07-18-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,324
Posted By Your Good Sons
Price for cleaning a 24 light chandelier

This person has money. I imagine even in today's market, the house is $1.5-2 million. They have this (http://www.eurofase.com/products/browse.cfm?productID=766e93e9-f963-1037-5551-081cc699bead) in...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   07-09-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,658
Posted By Your Good Sons
I have to say I like my Hoover Guardsman with...

I have to say I like my Hoover Guardsman with dirt cup, because when the customer sees the dirt being sucked up, it is a moment of truth....
Forum: Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning   07-09-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,966
Posted By Your Good Sons
Pet urine gets into the padding and there isn't...

Pet urine gets into the padding and there isn't much hope. Clean the carpet all you want. I don't think it matters if you have a truckmount or a 2 stage, single motor spotter, you aren't getting the...
Forum: Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning   07-09-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By Your Good Sons
I'd pass on an old machine that might be very...

I'd pass on an old machine that might be very hard to find parts for. Most carpet cleaners I know are singing the blues every time they fill up their E-250. Electric portables are much cheaper to...
Forum: Business   07-07-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By Your Good Sons
Be warned, you can get a lot of work. Some of...

Be warned, you can get a lot of work. Some of these places are trashed. Keep in mind why you'll get the work. You are doing it cheap. If you are not cheap, they aren't interested. If you enjoy...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   07-05-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,057
Posted By Your Good Sons
Sandia is one of the better ones. Hydro Force...

Sandia is one of the better ones. Hydro Force puts their name on Sandia machines. Get one with heat, no less than 200 psi and dual 3 stage vacs. Nobody likes long dry times. If you run a single 3...
Forum: Floor Care   07-05-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,294
Posted By Your Good Sons
Lets say it is VCT. Let's say it is in good shape...

Lets say it is VCT. Let's say it is in good shape and only needs a spray buff. I personally could quote about 12 per sq ft due to the very large area required. That's $7,200. Keep in mind one person...
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-30-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,053
Posted By Your Good Sons
truckmount forums if you like it rough, mikey's...

truckmount forums
if you like it rough, mikey's board
Forum: Residential Cleaning   06-29-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,863
Posted By Your Good Sons
Must be the language they use in IKEA

Must be the language they use in IKEA
Forum: Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning   06-25-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,686
Posted By Your Good Sons
Yes. For example this needs it... ...

Yes. For example this needs it...
http://www.miscoprod.com/2005/productcategorries/majestic/I10_Sanitizer.pdf
I use this......
Forum: Pressure Washing   06-25-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,495
Posted By Your Good Sons
Would this be an OK entry level or "prosumer" pressure washer in your book?

$400 at Home Depot
http://www.homelite.com/catalog/pressure_washers/UT80432
While we're at it, how do you feel about this lance? 40" version is $60
http://www.youtube.com/user/hydestore
Forum: Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning   06-23-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,081
Posted By Your Good Sons
If there is nothing to move, for example hallways...

If there is nothing to move, for example hallways of offices, hotels, etc I can "blaze" through those areas at a rate of 1,000 sf an hour. Doing them for 5 per sq foot equals $50 per hour. If your...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   06-22-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By Your Good Sons
Get liability insurance and get bonded. I'd never...

Get liability insurance and get bonded. I'd never let a stranger run loose in my house.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 47

 
Forum Jump
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome