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Old January 16, 2008, 01:48 AM
Cornell Cornell is offline
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Hi Robert:

I don't visit here much anymore, otherwise I woulld have responded sooner.

If I were re-entering the cleaning business, the only company I would consider going with is Steamatic (they have a web site)....I have used others and there is no comparison.

There is no match on the market for their equipment and cleaning solutions...the franchise is a bit pricey, but quite so considering the equipment and the quality job it does.

When I started out...I spent 3 weeks cleaning carpets and upholstery for free...3 jobs a day, 6 days a week....54 freebies....those 54 freebies turned into full time such that I no longer had to hunt down new customers.

The word of mouth going through family and friends kept me fully occupied....and that was what the Steamatic equipment did for me...a quality job that no one else's equipment could fact one of my competitors sent me jobs involving certain upholstery fabrics because he just couldn't clean them without ruining them.

Within 3 months I had also picked up a chain of pharmacies with 12 stores...done monthly after hours.

Also picked up were several high end restaurants.. again after hours.

The commercial can indeed make a very nice income if you want to work nights....either that or hire a competent trustworthy night manager and crew...and I have to stress honest as you will be in retail outlets and restaurants....and temptation will be there for the dishonest ones.

Should you decide to choose Steamatic, contact me and I will tell you how to mix 2 of their chemicals (they say you aren't supposed to mix them) that will make traffic areas and bad stains clean up lickety-split.

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