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Beth n Rod reacted to ChemMT in White Ox rust stain remover--what is it?
I realize this is 9yr old thread but, in a general sense, chemical composition and first aid needs to known prior to using any chemical. After injury it is often to late.
White Ox is extremely caustic.
Composition: Oxalic Acid, Ammonium Fluoride, and Hydrogen Fluoride
If you wish to find the ingredients used in any product just search the commercial name + MSDS.
https://white-ox.com/xcart/WHITE-OX Rust Remover Liquid 32oz SDS.pdf
Beth n Rod reacted to RichardLearner in cleaning service Fort Worth TX
House cleaning is a very important us. We should clean our house properly because its very important for a hygienic life. House cleaning effect our health also if we live around garbage or dust, so we will be ill and we will become unhealthy.Cleaning is very important process for a human being for living a healthy life.
Beth n Rod reacted to Bernard in Brown Carpet Troubles
Myself and some pals I met on the internet have created an unholy mess of the Axminster carpet in the spare room ☺️Much to the annoyance of her indoors!
8 of us were wrestling in ‘chocolate sauce’ and it’s now encrusted in the thick pile ☹️. How can I get this offensive substance out?!? 🤜🏿
We barely notice at the time, as two members had a cardiac arrests, but the bread knife certainly did!
Amyway muggins here needs to get it clean ASAP, to say it’s pungent would be an understatement ☺️.
Beth n Rod reacted to PearlDG in What Is Your Definition Of Success?
I agree with everything that's being said here. It's really nice to hear what people's thoughts are. And yeah, everyone has his/her own definition of success, may it be financial freedom or just finding joy in what you are doing. As for me, it's being able to create value for others may it be businesses, consumers and my own employees while also having the financial freedom to enjoy a comfortable living for me and my family and just having a complete, healthy and happy family life. Hope you guys are successful in your ways!
Beth n Rod reacted to john@AEC in Obtaining Residential Work In Affluent Areas? Help from someone with experience!!
If you've got that much work in only a few months then "Well done" & give yourself a pat on the back.
As Mike said, it takes time to get a reputation, personal referrals & repeats. With time you will get to know customer concerns & be able to address them calmly.
Beth n Rod reacted to mike movila in Obtaining Residential Work In Affluent Areas? Help from someone with experience!!
There is definitely a lot information you put out there. One piece of advice I can give you is patience. Just starting out you take the work you can get. Do quality work be ethical and follow through with all your promises and good things will follow. As you become more experienced and people tell other people about your services you will get more business. Develop networks of people that need cleaning done Realestate agents management groups that manage properties those should be the people you should be targeting I started slow ten years ago now I work for people that manage one hundred seventy commercial properties and I have plenty of work and turn some away Things do not take place overnights again patience is virtue Best of luck to you
Beth n Rod reacted to john@AEC in Sometimes...
G'day Rod, no I haven't seen that type of brush, thanks I'll have a look if I can find one.
I use this one https://www.busybee.com.au/product/wash-brush-quad-4-side/ (the 13 inch quad) as it's super soft, plus dense and has good edges for getting into corners.
Beth n Rod got a reaction from john@AEC in Lessons Learned in 2018
I find that customers like you described are often ones that have been either taken by another contractor or were given
I have won these types over by setting the expectations and when possible over delivering.
Then there are ones that just can't be pleased no matter what and they expect miracles. These often have conditions that can't
be reversed and likely induced by either the homeowner/diyer or a hack.
Some people are so difficult that I will intentionally bid it high to deter their acceptance but in the case they become desparate
set a very low expectation.
In the case of excessive questions, I find it that they are insecure and often a bit squirrelley to begin with. I try to be patient but
sometimes find I have to control the narrative and leave them with either yes or no responses because they don't understand
aspects about the project/scope/technology/chemistry etc. This helps them to find a path to a decision but I often have to leave
a comfort line at the end, something to the effect of....if you have any further questions you can call me at...
Guarantees. What is to guarantee in our line of work? That the dirt will come off? That the results will last 'X' years?
I offer none where this is concerned even if I am the first one on the job because there are things I have no control over.
I don't make the sealers, chemicals, stains etc. that are being applied. I didn't get the substrate dirty and have no idea of
what it has been subject to and no way to tell until AFTER the work begins to reveal what was hidden or obstructed/disguised.
What are your thoughts on Guarantees?
Beth n Rod got a reaction from john@AEC in How old is to old to be in cleaning restoration business
Good on you for making it all this time never the less John.
Beth n Rod reacted to Bean438 in Recommend a “good” power washer for car detailing?
The pressure switch auto on/off feature is due to how we typically use our machines.
We don’t just turn them on and wash for extended periods of time. We attach foam cannons to administer a prewash, then we scrub, then we rinse.
Wheels we would pre rinse, spray a,cleaner and let it sit, then scrub then rinse. Very intermittent use and most just prefer to not have the washer running continuous for an hour. The switch eliminates constantly turning the machine on and off giving us a nice work flow.
Beth n Rod reacted to john@AEC in How old is to old to be in cleaning restoration business
I'm a '64 model (if you want to know how old that is you can work it out yourself - I don't want to know) and this is definitely a young persons game, especially in summer. I've had a few injuries over the years and am not 100%, so only a couple of years left for me - but I do love working for myself, being outdoors & doing stuff for people.
Beth n Rod reacted to mike movila in Lessons Learned in 2018
Wow those are some wonderful lessons could not agree with you guys more. As far far guarantees I do not offer because As Rod implied there are those customers who will never be satisfied no matter how hard you try to please them. I always vouch to do the best job possible and yield the best results. I wish every one a prosperous 2019. Happy Spraying Mike