Carpet Cleaner doing job in office

To start a cleaning business as successful such as the cleaning companies listed on our Cleaning directory, you need a business plan,a strong foundation and a great marketing strategy to succeed in the cleaning industry.

There are many types of cleaning services with different tasks and requires different types of equipment –

Residential cleaning

This cleaning service is done daily,weekly or on monthly basis, it all depends with your client. The cleaning includes various basic duties; polishing mirrors,dusting,mopping floors,washing surfaces. You need to buy some basic equipments like cleaners,buckets,rags,solvent and mops. It is easy to get clients. The startup costs for house cleaning businesses are minimal but this also means competition is high among the industry.

Car Cleaning

Even though most people get their cars cleaned in stations beside roads,starting a mobile car cleaning business can also be a viable idea. For a car cleaning or detailing business, your target market would be places like car dealerships or businesses with a large fleet of corporate cars. If you want to target residential customers, then you’d need to be able to offer a lot of upsells such as waxing and car upholstery cleaning since it’ll be hard to remain competitive and viable if every one of your customers are just getting a standard car wash once you factor in the travel time required to travel to customers.

Commercial cleaning

It involves cleaning business premises,building and offices. You will conduct the cleaning service after official working hours or during the weekends. It involves house keeping duties in the office place. It is normally scheduled according to the business owner preference,this makes sure the cleaning process doesn’t interfere with those working in the office.

Carpet cleaning

This cleaning service ensures that all carpets in homes and offices are well cleaned, deodorized, treated and sanitized. You are required to have enough experience, right machines and products needed for the cleaning service. The startup costs for carpet cleaning is usually higher as you need to buy a portable hot water extraction machine or truck mount which can cost anywhere from $3000 to $20000 not including the vehicle / van.

Laundry Cleaning

Many people are always in need of laundry services making it a profitable cleaning business. You require basic requirements to start and get clients to offer the cleaning service.

Swimming pool cleaning

To start this type of cleaning service you require some experience. You can hire people during your cleaning business expansion who have experience in pool cleaning. Since you already have clients you providing with other cleaning services,you start offering them this service too,which makes it easier to get clients. This cleaning service will mostly work in schools,hotels and clubs.

Window cleaning

This cleaning service is essential in homes and commercial places. It is easy to start since it requires little capital. To succeed in this cleaning business you need to give clients reliable services. Keep your client loyal by providing them with a high standard of cleaning their windows.

Crime scene cleaning

This will involve you cleaning the mess of crimes,injuries and death. This cleaning service requires people who have a strong will and can face the horrifying things found in crime scenes. It is expensive to start as you do require specialized training and equipment but you can charge more once you are established. Go here to find more in depth information about crime scene clean up.

Cleaning is a lucrative business and quickly grow as long as you provide high quality services,advertisement,strong marketing skills and have a good reputation.

What matters in cleaning is the network and quality of services you offer to your clients.

Author Bio

Daniel Simmons

Daniel Simmons

Daniel is the owner of Cleaningsearch and has been in the cleaning industry 30 years and currently semi retired and working part time as a cleaning consultant to help cleaning companies offer better services to their clients.