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Yeah get professional training as there are far more things can go wrong. Plenty get away without it but it would only be a matter of time before you came across a poorly fitted BW or sea grass etc and you would have an insurance claim. Very costly to start if you want real professional equipment too. Specialist stain removal is more courses again. Not putting you off but if you want to be professional rather than a cowboy it comes at a price.

 

 

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A relative set up recently. He spent a grand on carpet cleaner and £600 on a hoover. A powerful hoover is important because otherwise the dirt at the bottom of the weave turns to mud when you clean it and when it dries out the dirt gets drawn to the surface. So it can end up looking worse than before. He's charging £40 a room but it's a pretty cheap area around here. There's a company on Facebook in this area that'll do 4 rooms for £50 somehow.

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It's bait and switch usually, so 50 for 4 rooms won't Inc vacuum or agitation, stain removal or sometimes even chems.

Bait and switch is against the law, they will then turn up and say 50 covers this but if you want this this and this the the price will be 200, pi $$ takers!

 

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You don't need to spend a grand on a carpet cleaner. Ive got a karcher 100 puzzi they are for commercial machine aswell. They are about £350 to £400 brand new and you can get carpet machine cleaner pretty cheap. Qds do a astonish vac max for machine carpet cleaning which is £1 for 750 ml that would do a whole house. And it is really good

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You don't need to spend a grand on a carpet cleaner. Ive got a karcher 100 puzzi they are for commercial machine aswell. They are about £350 to £400 brand new and you can get carpet machine cleaner pretty cheap. Qds do a astonish vac max for machine carpet cleaning which is £1 for 750 ml that would do a whole house. And it is really good

Pmsl this is the sort of untrained cowboy I was on about in my first post. Probably no insurance as well.

 

 

 

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I ain't no untrained cowboy been doing carpets for over 6 years. So get your facts right. I have to have a million pound liability insurance for 3 of my commercial contracts or not aloud to go on the site

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Training is a must

2k minimum for new gear

 

Lots of advertising and marketting involved, you have to ask yourself is it worth it or are you better off building a premium wondow round.

 

You might be able to get 60 quid a room or a big job here and there but can you get it consistently day in day out? Not for a good few years and a big investment you won't.

 

If you want to get into big one off job better to go into pressure washing or softwashing imo.

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I ain't no untrained cowboy been doing carpets for over 6 years. So get your facts right. I have to have a million pound liability insurance for 3 of my commercial contracts or not aloud to go on the site

 

It's quite worrying that you've been trading 6 years with a karcher puzzi. I don't know what kind of training you've had that has advised you that machine is suitable for the task. I'd be embarrassed to turn up to someone's home with one of those. Its hasn't got the pump pressure to penetrate the fibres or the suction to remove the cleaning fluid that you will be leaving behind attracting more dirt.

 

Its like Turing up to do a big pressure washing job with an electric karcher, beside the fact it hasn't got the power to do the job it just doesn't give the right impression.

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No I haven't been trading with a puzzi for 6 years. That was my first one that I started out with on my own. I had to Start somewhere I didn't have 2 grand when I started. Then I made money and moved into other things and upgraded everything I had. Don't do residential anymore really cos of people wanna pay peanuts. I'll have to buy a puzzi again lol.

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Puzzi ? May as well spit on it. 35 years cleaning carpets and seen more idiots than professionals trying to earn a living. Do you know what a burn test is ? LM, VLM

Tip browning, Celluloisic browning, jute browning.

Construction, absorbancy.

All these are basic need to know details to clean any material, not to mention hot or cold water for releasing stains.

Give me a break

 

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Puzzi ? May as well spit on it. 35 years cleaning carpets and seen more idiots than professionals trying to earn a living. Do you know what a burn test is ? LM, VLM

Tip browning, Celluloisic browning, jute browning.

Construction, absorbancy.

All these are basic need to know details to clean any material, not to mention hot or cold water for releasing stains.

Give me a break

 

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Agreed. Its all good until something goes wrong. Dye bleed on a very expensive rug could be a costly mistake.

 

"May as well spit on it"

 

Excellent quote

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We do it, have a look on Ebay they are always selling machines and get some real bargains . we use prochem steam pros. as for pricing get an electric measure and price by the metre, the customer will think you are a professional when you whip one out and start to measuring a room. 

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On 05/03/2017 at 11:49, Danny138 said:

I ain't no untrained cowboy been doing carpets for over 6 years. So get your facts right. I have to have a million pound liability insurance for 3 of my commercial contracts or not aloud to go on the site

How do you turn up to do commercial work with that, I would laugh you off site if you pulled that one from the back of your van, the same thing goes with people who use kercher power washers to clean patios, you get what you pay for im afraid.  

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Best way to keep clean out floors is carpet, I think portable carpet cleaner always will be better. Because we can also clean them from time to time best seem dirty. I personally use the carpet cleaner from option plus my home.

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