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Hiya nighthawk, good to hear from another cosmetic and sanitary janitorial specialist     Thanks for the compliments.  Funny how you can work feng shui into cleaning.  I am thinking it may be the way to go in marketing residential jobs, especially in upscale neigborhoods.  Its common knowledge that it is good business to join and network in church groups and local commerce organizations, but I am wondering if local environmental organizations aren't great places to network in as well.  "The degree to which political lobbying can help the environment is near its maximum, the degree to which the environment can be helped through the power of the freemarket is perhaps endless, and it is time to start focusing there"  Then of course you run the bit about extremely expensive truckmounts which rely on outdated and environmently harmfull fossil-fuels and arguable don't even do as good of a job as the OP system which doesn't run on fossil fuels, and is alot cheaper. 

  I've done a good bit of bonnet cleaning as well, prespray, bonnet, extract, always wickbacks on the bad stains.  I can't call myself a for-real carpet cleaner until I can prevent that. 

  I agree about trying the OP on my own accounts as well, I do some high-end day-spas that would eat the feng shui bit right up.  Then I figure I'll do my own carpets, and some relatives until I get the system down pat. 

 

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Ok Tom, 

Seeing you skipped pass my questions and went straight to nighthawk.

May I assume that you did not get the job.

Inquiring minds want to know. 

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Sorry Adwa, busy, sleep-deprived last couple days.  I got caught behind a pileup on the parkway on the way out and when I called to let him know I'd be late because of it, he rescheduled for monday.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  If it doesn't pan-out, I'll probably just take on another hardfloors contract so I can buy the OP and get started asap.   The job I was at yesterday (and have to return to today) is about 50k sf but only about 10k are hardfloors.  It kills me to see all that floor that I could be doing if I had the training and equipment.  I was wondering btw, how do carpet cleaners get stripper and floor finish out of a carpet?  I imagine accidents happen alot where tile meets carpet. 

    I didn't know the coit tower was shaped like a fire-hose nozzle, but if I hear anything about it, I'll let you know. 

 

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thanks Mr Steamer, I haven't had to go to a job interveiw in about 10 years.   I have to keep reminding myself that I am not bidding on anything.  BTW, theres another carpet cleaning company hiring in my area, I think I'll apply for that one to and take the one that offers the best percentage. 
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  The interveiw went well, but he didn't say "Your hired!" right off the bat.  But he did ask me when I could start and the general impression I got was that he is going to start me and soon. 
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Tom when you had a job interview you knew if you got the job and now every one insists on giving two to three interviews before you are hired now. It can be a strain on your confidence.

The web site cleaner network, who are they? I went on the site is it new and who sponsors it?

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  Ya, I hate going to multiple interveiws.  Its one reason why I always liked working for smaller local operations.

  I think the cleaner network is sponsered by hyrdroforce.  Given the collapse of the icm forum, I think its good to have something like this springing up.  Seems to be more generalized. 

wow am I  today. 

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You probably feel like that because of the hours you keep. I guess that goes hand and foot with the Janitorial business.

What was the icm forum, I never heard of it? and why did it collapse?

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sorry, it was the ics forum...i'm not all here today.  It is back up now btw.  It went down because people started trashing each others companies and the admin had to delete the offending posts.  Heres the url:

http://www.i-boards.com/ics/

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Ok, I realize Evan was having problems but I didn't realize it had gotten to that point. I wish them well. 

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down again lol

btw its hydrotech not hydroforce...my bad



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Tom you are a busy guy. You will burn yourself out going on all the BB.

That's ok as long as you drop in and see us from time to time. I realize by reading some of the post in the Network that you have a lot in common with the guys that do Janitorial.

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Sorry Tom in speaking of costs of pads verses hot water extraction the point I was actually making was the initial start up cost of a good extraction unit and a pad man machine are basically the same.

However with Pad Man's machine you would have an additional cost of let's say 50 pads at $20.00 each $1,000.00 or more and who and when will you be washing these pads. Pad Man has done a convincing sales job on me as well but I still would want extraction on my first choice and along with Pad Man's cleaning as my alternative.

I know of a cleaner that  says the very best method for him is to steam clean and then run a pad over it as a finishing polish look. His customers love it.

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