If you own a cleaning services company, you may be considering expanding your business. This may include expanding into green cleaning, corporate cleaning or simply expanding the business to accept more clients. Regardless of the expansion goals, the end result will likely be to get more clients. If this is the case, then there are a few must-have cleaning supplies you'll want to consider if you don't already have them.
You probably already have the typical floor equipment like a mop, broom and rolling bucket. One of the things you'll want to consider for your expansion are larger pieces of equipment like floor buffers, backpack vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors. These will allow you to handle much larger spaces, carpet cleaning, floor waxing and buffing.
This can help you expand to the larger businesses as well as offering a corporate servicing menu that you may not currently have. If the equipment is too expensive at the moment, you may want to consider starting a contract with an equipment hire company to fulfil for your needs until you are ready to take on the full payment yourself.
Combination Portable Washer and Dryer
You may be thinking that you already have a shop washer and dryer. The truth is a combination portable washer and dryer is designed to work in caravans and can benefit you greatly between jobs. Since the washing and drying is done in one unit, and that unit is designed for smaller spaces, you can equip your van and handle cleaning rags and mop heads between jobs. It also avoids having to use your standard washer and dryer for these tasks which could lead to damaging uniforms or other items you may need to wash in the same unit.
One of the tasks that you could add to corporate or even residential service menus is recycling. You can find portable recycling equipment that can hold and compact recycling for you to drop off at recycling centres yourself. This helps your clients by removing the recycling and gives you the benefit of having a new service on your menu. You can start off with can crushers or move up to commercial compactors that are located in your truck or van.
These are just a few must-have cleaning supply ideas to expand your cleaning service business. The first step is to decide how you want to expand and start there. Your local janitorial supply company can help with scheduling pick-up, hiring out equipment and pricing.