Post by alphacleaning2009 on Mar 25, 2010 15:48:40 GMT -5
I am bidding on one account and manager wants me to include annual spotting and deodorizing of carpet. This means if there is a stain on carpet I have to clean it immediately or within a few days (it will be specified later). My question for those of you who does annual spot cleaning - how do you do it?
Post by alphacleaning2009 on Mar 24, 2010 0:10:50 GMT -5
It's funny, before I read your post I was just thinking about going to Jon-Don tomorrow and getting EZ Moves. They have set of smaller ones (4 pieces) and bigger ones (2 pieces). I'll probably get smaller ones for the beginning. Which ones do you have?
Post by alphacleaning2009 on Mar 18, 2010 21:55:25 GMT -5
Yes, you are right, I don't have that kind of insurance. Luckily, I told the guy that I will only do extraction. So I did it, I kept a fan for about 24 hours, I saw no big changes and I recommended the guy to get someone who can bring a lot of dehumidifiers and air fans and also seek some other professional advise from water restoration specialists. I'm happy I didn't promise him too much.
Few more questions to you: "Can I get the same result with few slow drying strokes as I will get with water claw?". When I have a stain that is wicking, can water claw provide much help?
Post by alphacleaning2009 on Mar 16, 2010 18:41:52 GMT -5
Wow Dan, that sounds scary! The water was there for around 24 hours. The area is approximately 300 sq ft. I extracted about 15-20 gallons of water yesterday and I only have one Drieaz fan there. The fan is working there for 24 hours a day and I'm going to the building twice a day (morning and evening) and put the fan in different locations. I'm planning to keep the fan there for 3 more days and I hope that it will dry it out. Hopefully I won't get myself in trouble. That's was the first time I dealt with flood and I don't want to deal with it in the future.
Post by alphacleaning2009 on Mar 16, 2010 0:03:59 GMT -5
Today I was cleaning the basement after it was flooded. I extracted all the water with my carpet extractor and I left Drieaz airfan on after I left. I will pick it up airfan tomorrow. My customer asked me if he needs dehumidifier. Do you guys use dehumidifiers, are they needed and are they helpful? What are some good ones and how expensive are they?
Post by alphacleaning2009 on Feb 19, 2010 12:52:29 GMT -5
I completely agree with Dan, we use Sanitaire SC886 E and we love it. Yes, it makes some noise, but who cares? Price is good, we buy at www.thinkvacuums.com and pay 196 $ for a vacuum and this price includes delivery. It doesn't need a bag, we just dump out the dirt when it's full and that's it. We have had them for years and I recommend them to anyone.
Post by alphacleaning2009 on Nov 23, 2009 23:51:17 GMT -5
As far as I know, you use Minimum charge only when your calculated price comes to the number that is lower than your Minimum Charge. You don't add numbers to the Minimum Charge. You use minimum charge OR higher price.
Example. Let' use a situation that is similar to yours. As you say, your minimum for stripping is 300.00 $ and you charge .50 per sq ft. Let's say your customer wants you to strip an area of 500 sq. ft. First of all you calculate the price using you numbers. 500 sq.ft x .50 per sq.ft = 250 $. This number is lower than your minimum, so you use your minimum which is 300 $.
Now in your real situation you have an area of 800 sq. ft and your calculations show that the price is 400 $. So you use 400 $.