How to start a carpet cleaning business
Why Start A Carpet Cleaning Business?
of all you have to ask yourself why do you want to start your own
business? Many people start businesses because of circumstances such as
when they have been made redundant. Other people just get to the stage
in their lives where they want a change from what they have been doing
for years. Some people like the idea of being their own boss and in
control of the business. Now that you have made your decision you have
to decide on the type of business you are planning to tackle. In this
article we are going to discuss the starting up of a carpet cleaning
business so you can become an expert carpet cleaner.
with most businesses you will have to acknowledge what your budget will
be. You can use your redundancy money if you are lucky to have any or
you can go to the bank for a business loan. with your budget determined
you can now go shopping.
Choosing the right carpet cleaning equipment
are many carpet cleaning types of machinery out on the market but the
one common piece of equipment you will need is a van to carry
everything. A small van will normally suffice. You can purchase a carpet
cleaner for a few hundred euros but as we all know, you get what you
pay for. Carpet cleaners can range from a small wet and dry vacuum
suction cleaner to a specialised water extraction push or pull unit.
There is also an option of a truck mounted unit which could set you back
€20,000 or €30,000. You also have consider your market when buying a
carpet cleaner. If you are only going to be attending household carpets a
big industrial cleaner won't suit but if you are going commercial an
industrial cleaner is a must. When you think you have the selected the
right carpet cleaner Google is great for finding a review of the cleaner
so you know what you are getting. Your choice of cleaner could be the
difference between a successful business and a failed one.
thinks that carpet cleaning is just a matter of obtaining the correct
equipment and going at it. Think again. I would recommend attending a
carpet cleaning course if there is one in your area. You won't believe
how intricate it is when you get in to it. This training will also show
you how to clean upholstery and also rugs and mats.
are made from various materials which can range from man made plastic
materials to pure natural materials such as wool. Some carpets are a
mixture of both. In saying that before you attempt to clean a carpet you
need this information but after a while you will be able to make an
intelligent guess. If you get it wrong the consequences could be huge.
Imagine cleaning a pure wool carpet with the wrong solution and a
customer informing you that the whole carpet has shrunk!!!! There are
many companies out there that will supply you with the information you
Go and do it
Now you have all of
the equipment and the training all you need now are customers. You can
have a website built or you can just distribute flyers or advertise
locally. But most of all when you are called to clean a carpet do it
right first time. A business such as carpet cleaning will have a lot of
word of mouth and people do talk. If you are a bad carpet cleaner your
business will suffer. We have successfully cleaning carpets for over 10yrs.