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    Posted: 22/February/2010 at 11:13pm
Hey everyone I am looking to start a hard surface cleaning business and would like to know what the true demand in today's economy for this type service is and where would be some good businesses to start out marketing to? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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you are going to need equipment obviously, and we all know equipment is expensive! 'SCORE' is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide 'SCORE' is a resource partner with the U.S. small business administration Smile
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Starting out in hard-surface competing with the mop & bucket is most likely something you don't want to attempt. If you choose to specialize in grout, marble, concrete cleaning and polishing can be very profitable without excessive investments.

Everywhere you look there will be work waiting for you. Cleaning hard-surface with the proper equipment is easy. Getting work is hard or easy depending on your sales, marketing and demo ability.

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Get yourself a used floor machine 17-20".Pad Cleaningwith pad driver to hold your strip pad.
Convenience stores to me are the easiest to book.
They have VCT hard floor.
 
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We started marketing to hotels and fast food companies and the work started to pile in. Another good tip is to join BOMA "Building Operators and Managers Association" or the US equal.

Good Luck
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Hi, could please tell me what equipment do you guys use when dealing with hard surfaces? 
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ask Ted, he can direct you as to what you ARE going to need lemon.
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Thanks but who is Ted? 
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Carpetologist - the guy that owns kleenkuip and this board. 

Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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Originally posted by lemon guru lemon guru wrote:

Hi, could please tell me what equipment do you guys use when dealing with hard surfaces? 


Which hard surfaces?  You can go crazy with equipment.

Bare minimum for hard surface work:

17" 175 with pad driver and T&G brush (I want a tank on my 175, but, many don't)
mop and mop bucket (don't buy some cheap crap, buy a good mop bucket).  one regular head and one finish head.
4" scrapper
doodle bug (small edging pad holder) and pole.
24" dust mop
wet/dry vac.
grout/corner brush on pole

Short of doing a complete resurfacing of hardwood or stone this allows you to "everything" associated with hardsurface care short of burnishing VCT.

It won't exactly be fun and fast, but, you can clean all of it with that basic setup.
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Cool machine! Wink
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Talk to Ted yet?
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Anyone know what the going rate is in sacramento california for tile and grout cleaning?After i clean the tile is there a way to dispose of the dirty water is it ok to just dump into a drain or is there a certain disposal method?
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Add http://hydra-int.com/brick-patio-cleaner. - Hydra Lift to your cleaning products that will help you lot in cleaning of hard surfaces such as brick or concrete patios.
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