I am a little disappointed on the construction job I did and need advice for the next one, if there is a next one If you are hired to do a final clean and the floors need a scrub, but the contractor says no what would you do? I tried at least 4 times to get the contractor to let me use a scrubber on the tiled floors because I could not get the stains from the drywall mud to come up. I wasnt happy with the results so if you were in this situation would you have scrubbed the floors anyway? Also, will this look bad on me since I didnt do it? Is there a way to get the stains up without using a scrubber? I am confused
Post by logan5127 on Sept 26, 2006 12:44:41 GMT -5
The contractor knew what he wanted. Sometimes if you just scrub a floor and don't strip it then it can leave light and dark spots. Perhaps this happened to him on a previous job. Now take the oppuritunity to go back in and see the new manager of this business. Offer a complete strip and finish job alone with a maintenace program. You can let them know that you where paid to just mop it but that to protect it , it should be stripped , finished and buffed regular. It will not look bad on you if you approach the new owners and let them know what you where paid to do. Contractors for the most part only will do what they have to. They will cut corners when possible. Anyways , congratulations on your first construction clean up. Dan
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2006 12:45:07 GMT -5 by logan5127
Thank you Dan, that had me a little worried. I didnt want to look like I didnt do my job. That is a great idea about going back in. I told the manager I would be back once they were up and running. Will go in this weekend
Post by salamander on Sept 26, 2006 19:18:37 GMT -5
Hey Linda what Dan said was right on the money. If it was me and i priced it to sweep and mop then that's all i would do unless they want me to scrub it for an additional charge. My husband is in construction so when i started this business i talked to the owner of the company he works for and some project managers that i know, The one thing they all told me was that you should only do the work that was listed in your bid i guess its like doing residential cleaning if you do one thing for free then the next time they want two things for free and so on i don't do residential cleaning but i would think it would be about the same everyone wants something for nothing.
Post by thedirtdoctors on Nov 16, 2006 22:36:09 GMT -5
Most of the times the people that layed the floor come back and do it after your done. This happens 97% of the times. If he doesn't want it dont do it. just do a wet mop or use a mop machine you'll be fine.