Brand new! Help please!

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By claybalz on Aug 17, 2017 at 11:25 AM
  1. claybalz
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    Hey guys.. I'm new to all of this so of course in need of a little help! What portable to get? I currently work full but looking to get into cleaning mainly residential property on the side for now. I'm 25 and very ambitious I plan to expand into a full service business. I'm currently torn.. I know you get what you pay for and I was sold on the mytee 2002cs contractor special $1699 comes with a wand ready to go pretty good deal right? 120 psi, hot water, and 3 stage vac. But as I read I'm scared of the 120 psi.. I want to do a professional job and also invest in something I can use down the road! Considering the mytee itd5 I know it's a better machine more options adjustable pressed but would really rather save the extra 1500 dollars for now!! I understand that more psi and more heat is better and cleans faster. But my question is how much.. is the difference worth stretching the budget? Does anyone do much tile work with there carpet machine? I know it wouldn't be an option with the 120 psi any advice is very appreciated!
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Discussion in 'the CleAn Room' started by claybalz, Aug 17, 2017.

    1. Desk Jockey
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      Saving you time, money and headache! But you can thank me later ASSHOLE! :biggrin:
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      No, no I don't! :winky:
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      Take it easy on him, he has clay balls not SS.
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      Start by reading as much as you can . Then buy a 175 roto and a extractor. If you scrub and rinse with the proper cleaners in time you will become a good carpet cleaner. That's how I started 35 yrs ago and still cleaning today and I love it. jz,
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      Welcome!

      Question:

      Have you ever been on a carpet cleaning job?

      Have you ever seen a portable run and a truck mount? Do that side by side you will know what I mean. You are already talking about equipment limitations. Bad place to start.

      Have you ever worked for your self? Being a good carpet cleaner and good business owner are two different things.

      Has any one in your family ever run a successful business? Being a great entrepreneur is most often caught not taught.

      There is so much to know before you just buy some equipment and jump in. It's not about the gear.

      Some of the best cleaners on this board could get good results with bad equipment. I am sure Mark and Mike could take an old Castex, a 2 jet wand, a floor machine with modern chemicals and get some good results. They would just have to work their asses off.

      I would suggest at your age you go to work for a carpet cleaner for 2-3 years. Learn the trade and then start a business.

      If you are a hard worker and determined to make it there are 30 guys on this board that can't find great techs and would happily hire you. Pending a good interview process.

      Move to another state get prepared and then move home ready to dominate.

      The one thing that you said that no one new posts is that you intend to start part time and keep your regular job. Smartest new guy statement I have heard all year!!!
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      You say you can't afford to go to work for another company. So you already make over $50k?

      Most good techs at good companies make $45-$55 k. Some on here have techs that make more.

      What are you expectations of earning as a single truck operator?

      With no name for yourself. Asking how to spend less than $2k to start you are not going to even be equipped to go compete.

      People on here love to help guys get started. I remember when lots of these Owner operators got started in the last 5 years. Heck 10 years ago I met Mike and we started talking. I went to a class and did not even own a truck mount.

      What people are trying to do is not discourage you but help you from F ing it up. There are lots of small things that matter a lot.

      The first thing you need is some experience and then a mentor. Equipment is one of the last things to worry about not the first.

      The old saying start wrong end wrong certainly applies to this business. Cleaning carpets is not all that hard. Running a good business is a every day full on battle.
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      I noticed over the years, that those newbies that say they have a good job and just want to do part time stuff, are the guys that have a boring but cushy union job where they're not utilizing their full potential and are looking for something else. (BTW Tom, he isn't the first newb that said that)

      Unfortunately -many- fail to understand that this business isn't as peachy as they saw from the guy at their neighbour's house that just made "two hunnert bucks in lik fortyfi minutes" .

      They only focus on what's visible: THE MACHINE.

      Not the required knowledge... And the effort to be able to get customers, after all their uncles, aunts, cousins got their carpets cleaned.
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      probably brake mid turn too...
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      I'm a winner or at least I feel like a winner...or is that weiner???

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      Oops. For the record it was Larry's fault! :redface:

      Anyone buy that? :shifty:
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      Tough love. All valid points. Not that he asked for all of that, but then he got it.

      Lucky, ain't he, if he knows what to do with it.
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      go over and get robbed out of his $1600 by rah-rah rob the split tongue snake

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      Buy used from Craigslist. It will end up there anyway.
      See it all the time..."used less than 20 times".
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      Can I have my SS tool back?
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