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    COI Dispute

    I did a short notice cleaning (called a week in advance) for a management company outside of my normal service Area, I only went because the person they were managing for requested me. They asked for a COI 3 days before the job. I talk to my agent and she gets it to them 2 days before the job...
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    Equipment to start my business help?

    I would by a 1. Used portable 2. Wand 3. Small stair tool 4. Pump sprayer 5. Fan 6. Rake 7. 1 safe chem and 1 or two spotters And most importantly, educate yourself. If you get good results with those items, you will kill it when you upgrade. If you don’t. Adding more power won’t help.
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    Portable Upgrades

    So I’m not usually a fan of modify stock equipment but I just took the PVC elbow on the inlet of my ProChem portable and cut the elbow off and it drastically improved the vacuum. I’ve heard lots of complaints about the vacuum on Ninjas. That mod certainly helps.
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    Looking to buy new wand anyone use 12in titanium sapphire?

    Sorry, I wasn’t thinking, mine is the 14inch head 2 inch tube. It came with my machine and I don’t do the kind of jobs that call for a 2 inch wand. I use a single jet Steamway
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    Looking to buy new wand anyone use 12in titanium sapphire?

    I have one with a green glide I will sell for $600 The glide was $180
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    Portable Upgrades

    Good to know. The stock plumbing is a 1.5 or so inch PVC elbow on the inside of the tank. The elbow is turned so the opening is facing the side of the tank. I imagine it’s so incoming water is not getting sucked into the stack but it can’t be helping vacuum.
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    Portable Upgrades

    I bought a brand new Ninja 500psi dual 2 stage a year ago. The vacuum is really poor. I rarely use it but when I do I run a 1.5 inch 8 foot whip and get by. It only has a 1.5 inch barb and when you cap it it hardly has any vacuum but if you cap the stack directly in the tank it’s pretty good. I...
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    New Name

    You’re right, for what I do it’s an ok name
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    New Name

    I would keep the original name and continue to use it with my old customers but I wanted to expand into new locations. I only work in about 5 small towns where I am in New Hampshire. I just didn’t know if people would think “Home Serve” was too close to “ServePro”
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    New Name

    Country Carpet Cleaning
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    New Name

    I bought my business with a terrible name and need to change it. Do you guys think “Home Serve” is too much of a ripoff?
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    Problem Rug.

    So I have a customer, she is a home decorator. She had this custom Wool area rug made for her client. She says it’s “hand looped in Nepal” surprisingly this is a common thing I hear but it’s not true, especially in this case because this rug is machine made. The problem is this rug is shedding...
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    How to Price Gutter Cleaning?

    Great idea, looks like a nice contract.
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    How to Price Gutter Cleaning?

    You can’t clean gutters properly with a shop-vac from the ground. You have sticks, pinecones, inches of roof grit and most importantly clogged down spouts. Get a ladder with stabilizers to keep it off the gutter, get up there, hang a bucket on the gutter scoop it then flush the gutter down...