House Cleaning Business Services to Provide
As a cleaning service there are many different types of cleaning that you may wish to provide or that a client may ask you about. Your prior knowledge, working styles and abilities can help you determine what is right for you. I would only clean small offices, because I worked by myself. I also preferred carpeted offices, because mopping large floors is exhausting. I also turned down customers that wanted you to clean their office in the middle of the night or on the weekends.
- One time, monthly, biweekly, weekly house or office cleanings
- Move out cleanings
- Spring cleanings
- New construction cleanings
- Carpet cleaning
I have done all of these things at one time or another except for outside window cleaning. My insurance would not cover climbing up on any ladder except a step ladder without changing my business classification and raising my rates. Not to mention, I am afraid of heights.
My favorite and the easiest jobs are the regular weekly or biweekly cleanings of houses and small offices. The second time that I owned my own cleaning business; I did not offer new construction cleanings. The one that I did do a few years ago was very difficult and hard on my equipment and back.
If you are going to do new construction cleanings, be sure to inspect the property prior to agreeing to do it. Sometimes household cleaning equipment is insufficient for large and filthy jobs. If you plan to do move-out cleanings or spring cleanings, also be sure to do an in person estimate. Both types of cleanings can take many hours, extra equipment and extra supplies in order to accomplish. After learning the hard way, I only did move-out cleanings with my husband’s help.
The only carpet cleanings I did were for regular customers with a carpet shampooer. I did not own a commercial carpet cleaning machine. I have cleaned inside windows and dusted but not washed blinds.
Evaluate your experience, equipment and abilities prior to offering larger or harder cleaning services.