How many of you maintain your client's vacuums?

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  1. Mikey P
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    My one and only NV restaurant job refuses to so I do it and charge accordingly...


    I'll install all that for $230

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    How often?
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    Can you come to Redding and fix the light in my swimming pool?
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    not often enough.


    They should be cleaning every 6 weeks rather than 6 months.

    Their vacs are tortured as well.
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    Vaccums in restaurants just after time are just removing the crumbs off the top!

    All the grease up... No way getting some of those soils out
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    I don't because my residential customers have those bagless walmart vacuums, and I have no way of ordering belts and filters, nor am I going to go by the walmart and look for parts in the vacuum section. Waste of time
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    Ever since i saw you did that, ive been checking client vacs too and fixing it for a fee.
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    No but you can check it for them. Make sure it working and check to make sure that tube is not clog or suggest new filter for optimal suction..etc
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    That would be a nice bonus for some customers. I can't see charging residential for it but probably commercial if you are doing it regularly and doing all the stuff Mike is offering.
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    I’m still waiting for an answer on my swimming pool light.
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    If I was big enough to stock common belts, bags, beater bars, etc. I would consider it.

    Inspecting, ordering parts at home, return trip needed....sounds awful.
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    I've found out that many people don't even own a vacuum. Especially those with animals.
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    where the hell do you live, Mars?
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    I have unfortunately also run into a few that do not have a vacuum....

    One place the lady of the home was using the Shop Vac the morning we arrived on her living room

    Talk about a sand pit mess!
    We vacuumed I swear for an hour!

    I am not sure how much sand we left in that carpet after done....we even used a Rotary....was a mess!
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    I've had jobs where they haven't vacuumed in what looked like years, usually the vac was broken or clogged so they gave up but none that I can recall that were without..
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    Student rentals rarely get vacuumed. We insist that customers have those pits pre-vacuumed or we will charge a lot to do it.
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    I was taught to do that back before plastic vacs became so popular. I like your idea but I could buy a brand new sanitaire for less than the 230 you are charging.
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    $230 for 3 vacuums and 33 extra belts
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    It's part of my rental pricing agreements to charge extra when it's not vacuumed.
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    I just eat it and vacuum at no extra charge. Then I get on MB and bitch about it.
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