Carpet Cleaning

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by stevelewis, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. stevelewis

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    as a few of you know im expanding my round in the new year (taking on office and industrial cleans) but as im a greedy bugger i also am thinking about venturing into carpet cleaning aswell, know squeek does this, does anyone else do carpet cleaning? so squeek or anyone else thats in the know can i have a few tips and costings to get kitted out for this, cheers lads
     
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  3. stevelewis

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    dont think i,ll be getting a van mount to start with as would first need to get word about that i now provide this service, but yrah if it goes well then van mount would be considered, but for now just want a compact unit i could just put in back of va and transport into customers propertys
     
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    cant see anything im on a mobile mate, my pc is down at the min
     
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    Personally I wouldn't get a van mounted system. A lot of customers don't like the pipe being dragged about all overt the house, specially if you have an Victorian property with 3 flights of stairs. Small compact carpet machine all in one. Works a treat with me and never had any complaints.

    You just need to make sure you have the correct chemicals for the right stains, and not to ever, ever over wet the carpet.

    I have a few landlords and letting agents in Leeds who contact me, and during the summer when the students go back home, I pickup a lot of work. I have to work weekends due to all the schools that I have through the summer.

    I at least pickup 1 carpet job per week, which will bring in £100 for a max of 2hrs work. Some weeks, I can have 3 or four jobs which can bring in £3-400 per week if not a tad more. If I'm totally honest, if i was guaranteed more carpet jobs, and regular every week, I would do that rather than window cleaning. More lucrative and nice to be in doors through the winter and with our climate change getting more wetter .
     
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    So what carpet cleaning machine do you use?
     
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    cheers for that mate, think i might be able to get some work myself as on of my customers is a landlord but obviously want to practise on my own/friends carpets to get it spot on, any idea how much a decent starter machine would cost bud?
     
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    Funny enough my first carpet cleaning machine was an ashby also had a smaller stimvac both could use me stimvac power head on as well as the usual floor wands and stairs & upholstery tools. Also been known to use rug doctors on smaller jobs too as like you say are a good compact machine for smaller jobs.

    Sold all me carpet cleaning kit a few years back but wished I had kept hold of them now as the weather defo plays havoc trying to work outside :(
     
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    That's true. You always get regular work, and customers recommend you to there friends. A bit heavy work, but pays well.
     
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