My sons have all cleaned carpets, and each was better than me in some respects. My daughter cleans rather high-end houses and helps me on some upholstery projects. My youngest, Justin, I would put up against anybody to tackle a difficult project.
Get your son an Orek Orbiter....It's very easy to become arrogant and jaded in this industry.
My sons are 9 and 12. My 12 year old can hardly lift the CRB. So I can't really contribute to this thread. But I can derail it
Got a line on a helper today. Guy is in his mid 20's. Wants to start out at $15 an hour. My doughnut shop prospect didn't work out. He's too comfortable working with all the little Vietnamese women.