You will start to clean commercial buildings like offices, retail stores, or apartment buildings if your business is one of those traditional cleaning companies. Cleaning up several other medical clinics, office buildings, and even manufacturing facilities can also be added to your list of clients. But have you think about cleaning residential places in to your list of workloads? Maybe there are times that the people you see in those buildings that you clean would ask you if you could also clean residential places. Now this could be your chance to enter the residential market.
The idea of adding residential cleaning to your ongoing business is a way to increase your earnings even if you are doing fine in your cleaning business with clients who own commercial buildings. You can expand from cleaning commercial places to cleaning residential places since your business might have the necessary equipments and supplies. There are still those additional services that you need to be always prepared like in commercial cleaning like floor waxing and stripping, carpet cleaning, carpet spotting, and window washing.
There are so many benefits when it comes to residential cleaning.
1. It will be easier to look for employees since residential cleaning is usually done during the morning.
2. Your business will have a better flow on cash since it would be required for the client to pay after the cleaning will be made.
3. You will need an extra time to calculate and present a bid when it comes to commercial accounts since there would be a needed bidding with other competitors. But residential clients will not want to spend time waiting for the prices from the different cleaning companies.
4. Residential clients will always be sticking with a cleaning company because they will always look for a name that they can trust.
Now you must take note on the first thing that you should do if you want to convert from commercial to residential cleaning. First thing that you should do is to look into the market in your are and learn more about the other cleaning companies within the area. Does your area have a lot of residential cleaning companies? If yes, then you must make some calls to those residential companies and take a look at their rates, also ask them if they will accept new customers. You can still get a lot of business opportunities if the residential cleaning companies in your area are all booked in advance for a number of weeks.
Right after you get the details about the other residential cleaning companies in your area and have taken note on the rates of their services, you can start to look for your own residential cleaning customers. The best place to start looking is from your commercial accounts that you have made a good reputation.