1st half report

#26

Nomad74

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You're 1 man owner op correct?
Why you running an 870?
Just curious
You can always back it off, but you can't get more power if you don't have it. There have been plenty of times when it came in useful. I don't plan on being a solo cleaner forever. The machine is rock solid and is a true dual wand machine. Tom and I cleaned a large restaurant with it and had heat to spare. I wish I had a helper to run another wand the last few weeks. The large jobs are all coming in at once. I may hire someone this week.
 
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#28
You can alway back it off, but you can't get more power if you don't have it. There have been plenty of times when it came in useful. I don't plan on being a solo cleaner forever. The machine is rock solid.
Whats it burn per hr fuel wise for your "average" hose run?
Not mocking cause I know big engines can be efficient if not stressed compared to small engine running at its limit :smile:
 
#29

Nomad74

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The million dollar question.
You know, I really get tired of explaining it. I don't need to justify my decisions. It was the right choice for me. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I can do any job that comes my way. I am not limited.

Edit: Yeah, that sounded bitchy.
 
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#31
Impressive Jeff.


Dont eat any Baconators
The big boost for the week was today’s job’s, and returning a bunch of area rugs this week. I had help 3 days this week. We’re booked almost 3 weeks out. I’m doing the halls/stairs/common areas at the university this week. M/T/W, I’m looking forward to hammering down with 2 Cimex’s. The stairs I’m using my little Oreck. Pads and bonnets for both.
 
#36

Mikey P

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Damon, hiring someone with no experience NOW will only slow you down.


Have you ever trained someone to competently clean carpet?

Or do you just want a hose puller for now?
 
#37

DAT

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You know, I really get tired of explaining it. I don't need to justify my decisions. It was the right choice for me. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I can do any job that comes my way. I am not limited.

Edit: Yeah, that sounded bitchy.
Still a big machine.... and a lot of money...
 
#38

Nomad74

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Damon, hiring someone with no experience NOW will only slow you down.


Have you ever trained someone to competently clean carpet?

Or do you just want a hose puller for now?
I'd teach them slow like I did my son. First just make him stand next to me and watch. Be a gopher. Then work him into more things as time passes. My 11 year old kid is really getting it. He now rolls up the hoses and sets things up for me. Prevacs, CRB's, and presprays. He also knows how to operate the TM. I love it when he comes with me on jobs. He is now actually quite helpful. I only bring him on vacants.

When I hire I would prefer someone that doesn't have any experience. I don't need so guy telling me that I don't need an acid rinse.

I am a little nervous to hire. The winter time scares me. But I am pretty good at marketing. I bet I could throw out some hack pricing EDDM to get us through it.
 
#47

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I only want to hear Shallow-Shore-Navy stories out of you! I bet you got some good ones.
I know how to build good crewmembers. You aren’t forced to work with people who have been assigned to you, so find honest, earnest and decent neophites who take pride in their work.

They’ll leave you eventually, but they should be better for knowing you.
 
#49

Mikey P

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I train opposite of that. Working the job from day one. It will go painstakingly slow and drives me crazy but that is the best way that most learn. Also use Steve toburon 10 day training program. If they can't do a vacant house after 10 days then they won't make it.

Not sure what you're describing Al by " working to job from day one"


Please explain
 
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