Latest Review: We were extremely pleased with Dan and his great work.
We had a big cleaning project getting a grungy house ready to sell. Dan did the following work for us:
Washed the windows inside and out.
Power washed the exterior of the house.
Washed walls and baseboards inside the house.
Cleaned a phenomenally dirty bathroom.
Shared equipment and materials.
This was a situation where we needed a lot of help at the last minute. I posted my request on Friday for help needed the next day (Saturday). Dan responded within an hour, I believe, and was ready for Saturday. There were many of us at the house working to get things done, and he was very willing to work around us, thought I am sure there were times where our work was in his way a bit.
He worked hard and didn't stop. He was energetic and enthusiastic about getting the best possible results. For example, when, after using his usual methods for scrubbing at a bathtub caked with years of grime and dirt, the results were not good enough, he found a creative solution by bringing the power-washer through the bathroom window. It did the job. The bathroom was old and decrepit, so the power washer did chip at a small section of tile, which was too bad, but Dan's creativity and work really improved the bathroom by leaps and bounds. He knew all the tricks. He washed the exterior siding ingeniously with common household products you'd never think to use, but these, combined with the power washer, made the siding really look good. The interior walls hadn't been washed in probably years, and there were dirty marks everywhere, especially around doorknobs, light switches, etc. The walls looked great after Dan energetically attacked them. The windows sparkled -- this man knows how to clean a window.
One other really nice thing about working with Dan was that he was so giving. While he worked, he offered to lend us his other tools, one of which was a power grout cleaner. My sister practically wore the head right off using it, but he didn't mind and didn't charge us for the part even though we offered. He left us with a bunch of good cleaning solution for cleaning some hardwood floors (which we weren't ready to do at that time yet). This was very generous of him.
Dan was on the project for 8 hours, and I never saw him stop (though he said he'd had a sandwich somewhere in there). The cost was $525, which included some money for travel (we were well over an hour away from his home). This was a bit higher than other bids we received, but it was worth it for Dan and his great tools and commitment. We would have had to rent a power-washer and grout cleaner, but he has everything needed to get the job done. We were so glad we hired Dan.
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