One of the businesses that you can start which has a greater chance of success than others is a janitorial business. This type of business is available in almost every area but if you’re willing to work hard and do a good job for the companies where you are working, you would be surprised with how many jobs you’re able to obtain. In the course of this article, we are going to discuss some of the things that need to be considered when starting a commercial cleaning business. This type of business differs from a home cleaning business in numerous ways, which is why we are focusing on one over the other.
The first thing that you need to consider is the fact that you are often going to need to provide a commercial business with additional products and services when you compare it to what you would provide for an individual homeowner. As an example, industrial air fresheners may become necessary in larger commercial jobs and it may be your responsibility to provide those air fresheners on a regular basis. You might also be surprised with the other items which are required by the commercial businesses where you work. Some of them may want you to provide food service supplies or other janitorial supplies that are going to be used through the week while you are not working.
There is going to be an additional startup cost when it comes to a commercial cleaning business that you will not likely have with a home cleaning business. One of the reasons why that is the case is because you are going to be responsible for maintaining floors in the commercial location that is above and beyond what you would have to do at an individual’s home. Waxing floors is going to take some specialty equipment and you may need to have both a scrubber and a buffer to make sure that the floors are maintained properly. You may also need to purchase carpet cleaning or window cleaning supplies in order to keep your customers happy.
Although there are some downsides to running a commercial cleaning business, there are also a variety of positive things that should be considered. For example, if you have several commercial cleaning contracts, that is usually work that you are going to be able to count on, week after week. You will also be more likely to receive a check on a regular basis from those businesses as well. Although it may tie you down to a certain extent because of the need to do a lot of your work on the weekends, that is going to be well worth it when you consider the amount of free time that you have during the week.
One other choice that you should make when starting a commercial cleaning business is if you are going to join a franchise or if you are going to have an independent operation. If you live in a small town, it is typically better if you work on your own name but if you have a lot of competition, a franchise can help you to get your foot in the door.