Carpet Cleaning Services Red Bank

Professional Cleaning Services in Red Bank

One of the steadiest service businesses going is also one of the most invisible. If you work in a Red Bank office or store you’re probably used to coming in every morning and seeing clean carpets, empty ashtrays and freshly mopped woodwork. In fact, most Red Bank stores and offices would be pretty dreary places to work if you didn’t see them sparkling clean every day.

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The equipment you need to start this business is minimal: a good vacuum cleaner, mops, brooms, cleaning cloths, sponges, buckets and a few different types of detergents and grease-cutting fluids. If this list sounds familiar, it should. These are the same cleaning tools found in almost every household, and there’s no reason you can’t use what you already probably own – at least for starters.

There are several ways to acquire customers: small ads in your local Red Bank newspaper, a listing in the Yellow Pages (under “Janitor Service” and/or “House Cleaning”), printed circulars. But the most effective way to get customers is through personal solicitation. Always remember that you are offering a service, and that means servicing your Red Bank clients as well as their places of business.

One of the attractive features about starting this kind of cleaning business in Red Bank is that the work is done at night. You could do the whole thing yourself, without any employees, during the trial period, and still keep your day job. When you are ready to hire people in Red Bank, you have a rich source of employees from college students who want part-time work after classes, as well as men and women who want to supplement their incomes but can only work at night.

Carpet Cleaning

Red Bank Janitorial Services

It is very important to maintain the cleanliness of a home, an office and just about any place we thrive and use. Cleanliness is something that makes our lives and work much easier and worthwhile. Yet, due to some issues, the task of cleaning and organizing our spaces are set aside. No matter what stops you from cleaning your home or office space, you can always rely on professionals for help. Professional cleaning services can apply to both homes and commercial establishments. Below are some of the different cleaning services that you can avail.

General Housekeeping

This involves sweeping and mopping the floor. Kitchen counters and sinks will also be maintained. Furniture items will be buffed and arranged. There are also some domestic helpers that can do minor household repairs and cooking apart from general cleaning tasks. It is your choice whether to hire someone to do housekeeping on a regular basis or hire a stay-in helper who would live inside your home with you.

Swimming Pool Cleaning Service

Having a swimming pool at home can be a pride and joy, but not when it comes to tidying it up and scrubbing it to remove grimes. Good thing there are people whom you can call and hire to do this task for you. They could scrub the tiles and make sure the pool is clean, safe and hygienic again for your family to use.

Janitorial Services

These are usually required by commercial and industrial establishments. In offices, malls, hospitals, schools, etc. janitors and caretakers are often hired to help clean the facilities. They are needed for sweeping and mopping floors. They are hired also for emptying trash bins. They are also needed for maintaining the sanitation of toilets and comfort rooms.

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Cleaning Up the City

When you start thinking of a name, try not to use your own name. Like Joe's Window Cleaning, or Frank's Window Washing. It is a good idea to have the words window washing or window cleaning in your business name. I recommend using window cleaning instead of window washing as it seems to have a better search rating on Google.

One good way to start thinking about names is to look online at what window cleaners are already calling their business. An important note is that you can choose any name you want just as long as there is not another company using the same name in your area. If they are in another town then you should be fine. Unless of course it's a national franchise in which case you might run into complications. For example Fish Window Cleaning, this is a name that you can not use as it is a national company.

Once you have decided on your name and you have found it is available online as well then go to your county clerks office and see if it is available. This is called registering for a DBA or "Doing Business As." I suggest having one or two back up names or variations of your chosen name in case it is already taken. Once you purchase your name at the county clerks office you should then go purchase the domain online. If you purchase the domain first you might be wasting your money if it's not available at the county clerks office. The name will cost about $50 depending on where you live, and you will have to renew your name ever so many years. Be sure to save your paper work they send you as its your official claim on your name.

Commercial Cleaning Companies

Office Cleaners in Red Bank

You've bought all your cleaning supplies and equipment, told everyone you know that you have started a cleaning business and now you are ready to start bidding on jobs and getting down to work. So your next step is to meet with potential clients and put together a bid for their cleaning services. But how do you know what to charge for cleaning your potential client's building?

Start off by remembering that you are in business to make a profit and earn a living. Sometimes the tendency is to price our services low in order to get our foot in the door. Pricing your services too low may mean you will end up working for very little per hour. And more importantly, will have little left over to reinvest in the growth of your company. There are cleaning companies that charge more than others and have all the work they can handle and there are companies that have lower fees yet are struggling to find work! Don't sell yourself short or you will not be able to earn a living off your cleaning business.

The rates for commercial cleaning vary widely depending upon the area you live. Hourly rates are anywhere from $15 to $40 per hour depending on the type of services that you provide, whether or not you're doing the work yourself, and your company's overhead and expenses. Monthly square footage rates could run anywhere from $.05 to $.20 per square foot depending on the type of building you are cleaning and the frequency of cleaning. You'll be able to bid a higher square footage price for medical facilities versus office buildings due to more specialized cleaning needs. You'll likely bid a lower square footage price for large buildings versus small buildings. For example, you may bid $.08 per square foot for a 50,000 square foot building versus $.12 per square foot for an 8,000 square foot building.

* Determine your labor cost for cleaning the building one time.

* Determine your monthly labor cost to clean the building.

* Estimate a monthly cost for supplies. This will be a fairly low figure, perhaps 1 or 2% of monthly sales.

* Be sure to add in a profit margin!

Add up the figures and you will come up with your monthly cost. If you have access to a bidding calculator you will be able to put in a series of numbers and come up with a price. A bidding calculator will also show what profit you can expect to make. It is also advisable to add a first time cleaning charge. This is usually an hourly rate of perhaps $20 - $25 an hour. The first time you go through a building it will take longer and you may find the previous cleaning service may have left dirt in cracks and crevices that you will have to clean the first time through.

Once you have your price established, put your bid packet together. Your bid packet should specify what you are responsible for and what the client is responsible for (buying their own trash can liners, restrooms supplies, etc.). It should also include the monthly charge for cleaning services, how long the agreement is for, and the procedure to cancel the contract if either party is unhappy.

It is important to learn how to price your cleaning services so your customers know you are providing a professional service at a realistic price and so that you make a profit. After all, if you do not make a profit you won't stay in business very long!

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