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    Posted: 12/July/2016 at 8:49pm
lol. I came across this thread while trying to find a link for a friend who has mildew smelling carpets. It's hard to believe this was actually 10 years ago. You're right Hammy, I got out of the business in 2012 and started an IT firm. I don't bust my ass for a few hundred bucks anymore, now I sit around, and drink coffee. lol. Times sure change.


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what the heck was your psi? Musty smell after a day? Pre existing condition comes to mind. Mold takes a few days.
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Uh, I won't ask what you used, but don't you carry rags?  They work in a "pinch". 
 
 
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and always remember to bring toilet paper in the van as some apartments don't have any.... lessons learned...
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Originally posted by danmarck82 danmarck82 wrote:

WHY? Is there nothing you can learn about phone etiquite
that you don't already know or practice? I think you can always learn.

I thought I knew it all about approaching the home , setting up , entering etc. Until I went to a seminar and was taught that If you just step back when you ring the door bell and wait so that the homeowner can approach YOU instead of you barging in the minute you have a chance . I realized I had been more or less taking control the minute I was on site, but That is not the way to do it. You should give the customer their Space, and let them invite you in before taking charge of your project.

Small issue, but it makes a big difference in how you are perceived and received. ..... . Little things that we can learn from others.


Remember to wipe the tiolet seat off if you have to go while at the customers home.   
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    yes, what that dude said is true. simply do not work for friends, unless they are paying you . I disagee with his solution since it happened to me.

you over wet and didn[t suck up enough so the pad got wet and stinky.

don't put any more liquid in there. get some fans and go borrow a dehumidfier. the fans will wick up the water from down below and the dehum will wring the water out of the air.

prob. three days dry time till no smell.

in the future, if you got a weak portable, bring a roto with bonnets
this will take more water outta the rug and dry it faster

Something else you can do it heat your water in a 5 gallon bucket first.

get a 1000 watt submersible heater.

put your prespray down and roto scrub the prespray into the rugs. this will loosen up the soil, the hot water will make it come cleaner, with less moisture, follow up with bonnet and roto , use fans. if you can afford an rx20 roto scrubber you can put a pad driver and pad on that and scrub and dry with the rx20 but do not clean with the rx and a portable.
the unit puts out too much water for a 100 psi (typical in portables)
machine to suck up much.

If you dont have it yet, get insurance.

someday you'll need to make a claim.

best,

frankie c.
    

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I dont think theres anything wrong with Chris's advises. Many who've been in the busniess awhile might take offence because it seems like  a no-brainer...But!! what about those new guys that are just starting out??? Even the simple little things can make a hugh difference.
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Hammy Hammy wrote:

 Chris; educate yourself before you post. Read carefully, don't just flap your jaws. You have alot to learn. Go back and read the first post, then yours.Ted answered the question. Guys like you are a dime a dozen. You come you go! When you have been around the block once on your own come back and give advice. Until then keep HACKING! Tongue
 
 
 
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If you need advice on how to answer the phone, then you need to find a new line of work! OK
Could somebody just clean my carpets!
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I think Hammy has a secret crush on Chris.Embarrassed
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WHY? Is there nothing you can learn about phone etiquite
that you don't already know or practice? I think you can always learn.

I thought I knew it all about approaching the home , setting up , entering etc. Until I went to a seminar and was taught that If you just step back when you ring the door bell and wait so that the homeowner can approach YOU instead of you barging in the minute you have a chance . I realized I had been more or less taking control the minute I was on site, but That is not the way to do it. You should give the customer their Space, and let them invite you in before taking charge of your project.

Small issue, but it makes a big difference in how you are perceived and received. ..... . Little things that we can learn from others.
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 Your right! Unfortunately I was in a market for many years that was full of ignorant cleaners. However I have to take offence when someone gives advice on how to answer the telephone.
 
 
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Hammy, Get rid of the attitude....you have been on this site all of 56 posts and act like the west end of an east bound horse.... chill out and open up
your mind a bit. .... there is always something to be learned .    

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 Chris; educate yourself before you post. Read carefully, don't just flap your jaws. You have alot to learn. Go back and read the first post, then yours.Ted answered the question. Guys like you are a dime a dozen. You come you go! When you have been around the block once on your own come back and give advice. Until then keep HACKING! Tongue
 
 
 
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Edited by Hammy - 10/October/2006 at 8:30pm
Could somebody just clean my carpets!
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