How to Start a Commercial Cleaning Services Business

Here’s a guide on how to start a commercial cleaning services business that we put together.

Starting a Commercial Cleaning Business 

Starting a commercial cleaning business is a little more difficult than starting a residential cleaning business.

For starters, the start-up costs will be higher as you will need to buy some equipment specialized for commercial businesses.

This equipment includes an industrial vacuum cleaner, a floor polisher, a sweeping machine and equipment trolleys.
You will also need to buy a van to transport your equipment to and from your clients’ locations. You may also need to hire employees.

As you will be dealing with corporate clients, billing and keeping track of accounts is even more important.

There will also be additional administrative work to be done so it may be a good idea to hire someone to deal with this.

Other Considerations for Starting a Commercial Cleaning Business

A commercial cleaning business may also be subject to more regulatory requirements than a domestic cleaning service.

Additionally, you may also have to use industrial cleaning solutions which may be hazardous to your health. Training on the use of these products can be obtained from their sellers.

Before starting a commercial cleaning business, you will definitely need to do your research.  In this research you will need to determine the following:

  • Determine if getting into the commercial cleaning business is a good fit for you
  • Figure out what types of commercial spaces you will clean (offices or large buildings)
  • Figure out what types of commercial cleaning services you will offer

Commercial cleaning contracts can be very profitable but very hard to land at first.

However, with a lot of tenacity and determination, a proven track record of great work and time, you will be on your way to landing a commercial client.


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