This is a rapidly growing industry with low entry barriers. If you are positive and have the right attitude, there are many opportunities.
You need the right equipment. You might think your business needs are limited to basic cleaning supplies such as sponges or disinfectants. Cleaning business is still a business. You’ll need to provide the office end.
What are the essential cleaning products and business items for a cleaning company?
Essential Professional House Cleaning Products
The following categories can be used to organize your cleaning supplies list:
- Tools and appliances
- Personal protection
- Cleaning products that are common
These are some of the most common cleaning tools. Some of these items you may not even think about until you actually need them. Be prepared.
Tools and appliances
Your business’s tools are key. You need to ensure that you have everything covered and that your tools are of high quality.
Different flooring types require different equipment. These are your primary tools for flooring:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Hand-held vacuum that can be used to quickly clean carpeted stairs
- Hand broom
- Brush for floor scrubbing
We’re talking about kitchens, bathrooms, sinks, and toilets. You should have:
- Abrasive scrubbers
- Disposable sponges
- Disposable rags
- Use paper towels
- Disposable toilet brushes
These are the items you will use every day.
- A dust cloth or duster
- Spray bottles
- You will need a caddy to transport your supplies
- Glass cleaning cloths
- Small and large trash bags
- Use disinfecting wipes
Common Cleaning Products
Now that you have the tools, it is time to find the right cleaning products. These are essential tools to have on hand.
- Glass cleaners
- Abrasive cleaners
- Shower cleaners (for grime and mold, lime, mildew, and limescale)
- Toilet cleaning solution
- Floor cleaner
- Furniture polish
- Oven cleaner
- Cleaner for stainless steel
- Solution for heavy-duty degreasing
- Dishwashing liquid
- Scaling solution
- Air freshener
- Carpet cleaner
- Laundry detergent
- Stain Remover
For all kinds of cleaning, you don’t need to rely on chemical products made by commercial companies. You can create your own cleaning products for many purposes. This can help you save money and attract customers who prefer a natural, safe approach to cleaning.
Cleaning products can cause skin and eye irritations, as well as damage to the lungs. Essential protective equipment is essential for any cleaning supplies list. This includes:
- Gloves made of latex, rubber or nitrile
- Dust mask
- Shoes covers
- Antibacterial handwash
Marketing and office supplies
The basic cleaning supplies list is only the beginning. Marketing is essential if you want to grow your business. Marketing, whether you like it or not will require some office work and some specialized supplies.
A computer is “a must”
You don’t need a powerful or fancy computer to run your business. You will still need to have an internet connection and customers will be able to contact you via multiple ways. It is easier to reach clients if you can make it easy for them to contact you. It will be easier to maintain good relationships with clients if you communicate well.
A computer is also necessary to run your software business. We’ll get to it later.
Create a web presence
Your business website can be a great way to help people find you. You can also make it easy for people to find out about your services. WordPress and Wix can help you get your website online quickly and inexpensively. Set up a business email account and make sure you keep it up.
You can link your business with directory services like YellowPages.com and Yelp. These sites are often the first place people look when searching for local services.