How You Can Start A Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service Business From Home

How to Start Your Own Cleaning Service Provider

For the past 50 years, our homes and offices used to be covered with cemented or tiled floors.

Today you are most probably able to find most of the commercial offices’ floors laid with carpets. More of our private houses are furnishing their floors with carpet too, some even go to the extreme of including carpets in their bathrooms and kitchens. They called it wall-to-wall carpeting.

The on-site carpet cleaning industry was born due to the fact that removing wall-to-wall carpet to clean is super impractical.

It’s also noteworthy to recognise that more home owners are towards the trend of alternative floor coverings. About 3/4 of their floors are covered with carpets and the rest are such materials as laminates,ceramic tiles,stones and hardwood.

Even so, there’s still many room for carpet cleaning services to come in, especially those that are diversified and clean area rugs, upholstery and those alternative floor coverings.

Many carpet cleaning services started of as home-based business. As it grows, one may choose to shift into a commercial venue but many highly profitable carpet cleaners never move out of their houses.

“This carpet cleaning business is something that the average dude can really do without a big amount of education or spending.”, says Mike Blair, owner of A A A Prestige Carpet Care, a carpet and upholstery cleaning business in St.George, Utah. “It isn’t for everybody. It’s a physically and emotionally demanding business. You do it all when you’re starting, you’re the chief cook and bottle washer. But it’s profitable enough.”

WHO’LL LOOK TO YOU FOR CLEANING SERVICES?

Every homeowner and business owner with installed carpeting and/or upholstered furniture is your prospective client. Targeting a residential market will mean less in thew way of startup costs and equipment since business typically need more than just having their carpets cleaned. You’ll need more equipment to service them.

However, due to the fact that wide range of commercial businesses use carpet and upholstery cleaning services, this is a lucrative market that is worth pursuing.

Commercial operations that use carpet and upholstery cleaners include apartment buildings and condos, offices, schools, banks, restaurants, hotels, churches, bowling alleys, transportation terminals, and more.

One such reliable cleaning services provided by one of my most trusted Singaporean friends Mr. Dinesh’s company is Clearvisions Cleaning Solutions (S) Pte Ltd . More information can be found in his website clearvisions.com.sg.

WHO ARE YOUR BUSINESS RIVALS IN THE CLEANING INDUSTRY?

You’ll might be competing against all the carpet and upholstery cleaners in your vicinity who target the same market, but there’s other sources of competitions you need to be aware of.

May commercial accounts prefer to contract with a janitorial service for their carpet cleaning and other miscellaneous cleaning jobs; it’s easier for them to have a single source for these type of cleaning services. You need t convince these prospects that as a specialists, you’ll do a better job. Or find out who their janitorial service is and work out a subcontracts deal with the cleaning service.

In the residential market, your primary competition (besides other carpet and upholstery cleaning services) will be the do-it-yourselfer. This includes people who rent carpet cleaning machines from local supermarkets, people who buy their own cleaning machines,and people who use spray-on-and-vacuum carpet cleaning products available in the supermarkets and retail stores.

One carpet cleaning service owner in Florida says that many of those spray-on products are the best sources of business he has, and even leave carpet looking worse meaning that he gets the call to do the cleaning job right.

CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING SERVICES

50 years ago, our homes and offices used to be covered with cemented or tiled floors.

Today you are most probably able to find most of the commercial offices’ floors laid with carpets. More of our private houses are furnishing their floors with carpet too, some even go to the extreme of including carpets in their bathrooms and kitchens. They called it wall-to-wall carpeting.

The on-site carpet cleaning industry was born due to the fact that removing wall-to-wall carpet to clean is super impractical.

Its also noteworthy to recognise that more home owners are towards the trend of alternative floor coverings. About 3/4 of their floors are covered with carpets and the remainder are such materials as laminates,ceramic tiles,stones and hardwood.

Even so, there’s still many room for carpet cleaning services to come in, especially those that are diversified and clean area rugs, upholstery and those alternative floor coverings.

Many carpet cleaning services started of as home-based business. As it grows, one may choose to shift into a commercial venue but many highly profitable carpet cleaners never move out of their houses.

“This carpet cleaning business is something that the average dude can really do without an big amount of education or spending.”, says Mike Blair, owner of A Prestige Carpet Care, a carpet and upholstery cleaning business in St.George, Utah. “It isn’t for everybody. Its a physically and emotionally demanding business. You do it all when you’re starting, you’re the chief cook and bottle washer. But it’s profitable enough.”

WHO’LL LOOK TO YOU FOR CLEANING SERVICES?

Every homeowner and business owner with installed carpeting and/or upholstered furniture is your prospective client. Targeting a residential market will mean less in thew way of startup costs and equipment since business typically require more than just having their carpets cleaned. You’ll need more equipments to service them.

However, due to the fact that wide range of commercial businesses use carpet and upholstery cleaning services, this is a lucrative market that is worth pursuing.

Commercial operations that use carpet and upholstery cleaners include apartment buildings and condos, offices, schools, banks, restaurants, hotels, churches, bowling alleys, transportation terminals, and more.

EQUIPMENTS

Wide range of choices when it comes to carpet cleaning and auxiliary equipment, and it could take you month to research them all. The following information should saves you some time on carpet cleaning:

It’s best to avoid the older type of rotry-brush cleaning machine. this is typically whats available for consumers to ren at retail stores. This type of cleaning machine is found in both consumer and commercial sizes but even the larger cleaning machines do an amateurish cleaning job. And therein lies the reason on-site carpet and upholstery cleaning businesses are prospering. If home owners and building superintendent are happy with poor results, they could hire any kid on he block to do their carpets and/or upholstery with a rented cleaning machine.

However, there’s a demand for quality cleaning work. and if you give it, you’ll have a client who will contact you repeatedly. But you can’t give a better cleaning result than customers can achieve themselves if you don’t use better cleaning equipment, and in most situations that means using commercial-grade cleaning machines.

Cleaning equipment manufacturers offer a wide range styles and features with an equally wide range of prices and payment terms.

Consider issues such as versatility is the cleaning machine multi-functional (can the cleaning machine do more than cleaning carpets?), and if so, what will you need in the way of cleaning accessories? What sort of warranties does the cleaning equipment manufacturer offer? What about service contracts, training and other support issues?

Also keep in mind that whether you choose truck-mounted or portable cleaning equipment, each of your service vehicles will need a carpet cleaning machine. Smart tip – keep your back in mind when shopping cleaning equipment. Look for cleaning tools and designs that cut the stress on your back so you can clean longer hours and be less tired at the end of the cleaning job.

INITIAL CLEANING EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

Carpet Cleaners Carpet Cleaning Machine (truck-mounted unit) Carrying Case for Accessories Emulsifiers Groomers Horsehair Brushes (for Upholstery) miscellaneous Pile Brushes Pre-spray and Fabric Protector Signage Spotting Brushes Utility Brushes Wall Cleaning Machine

Yours sincerely,

Alan Chow
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