Professional Cleaning Services in Beachwood
One of the steadiest service businesses going is also one of the most invisible. If you work in a Beachwood 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 Beachwood stores and offices would be pretty dreary places to work if you didn’t see them sparkling clean every day.
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 Beachwood 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 Beachwood clients as well as their places of business.
One of the attractive features about starting this kind of cleaning business in Beachwood 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 Beachwood, 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.
Beachwood Janitorial Services
Window Cleaning is not rocket science. For the most part it requires only the most basic of planning skills to complete a job. Now granted, the level of planning and thought needed to under taken before starting a job increases exponentially as the height from the ground increases.
But even then, it is more a look at safety, how to be efficient, and the window cleaning equipment you will need to complete the job.
That being said, many window cleaners have a tendency to overcomplicate the window cleaning job, which results in hassles, inefficiency, and lost profit on the job.
The other day I saw a picture on the internet of a classic example of overcomplicated window cleaning.
If the building is over four stories tall or some of the windows couldn't be reached with a water fed pole system, the best method would be to rent an appropriately sized boom lift just long enough to clean all the windows above the 3rd floor and then use a water fed pole to clean the remaining lower stories windows.
In conclusion, when you go out to bid your window cleaning jobs, take an extra minute or two to see if there is a more efficient way to clean the windows than you originally thought or if the method you've chosen to use could be simplified or streamlined. Doing this will save you time, money, frustration and keep your customers happy.
Tips on Professional Carpet Cleaning
Running a busy office, especially a big one with hundreds of staff requires professional cleaning services from cleaning companies that specialize in this industry. With every employee catching up with busy schedules and trying to beat deadlines, a professional cleaning would be necessary to maintain every facility and equipment in good condition.
Workplace hygiene is one of the most important aspects to maintain a healthy working environment. Computers, telephones, printers, scanners and other office equipment are the most used by a huge number of employees, making them ideal breeding ground for bacteria and all kinds of germs. All these office equipment need regular cleaning and disinfecting, and professional cleaning companies can do the job best.
As soon as you have found a professional cleaning company to keep your offices cleans, try to maintain that company instead of hopping from one cleaning company to the next so you will be spared from having to conduct an orientation each time a new company comes in to clean your offices. With a reliable professional cleaning service crew on hand, you will never have to worry about little but significant details like finding the tissue dispenser at the restrooms empty or rings forming in the toilet bowls. It pays to delegate cleaning services to a reliable company. you can rely on coming to a clean and healthy work place every day.
Office Cleaners in Beachwood
Probably one of the greatest mysteries for the new self-employed window cleaner is knowing what to charge for your window cleaning services. First you must remember that you are becoming a business and as such, your earnings go towards the cost of running a business as well as putting food on your kitchen table and a roof over your head. Now I've made mention on the home page about window cleaners earning $50/hr and up but you may be wondering how one prices actual jobs so that you can earn this kind of money from them.
Target Earning Goal
I usually tell beginners to set an earning goal of around 50$/hr for their first few months (up to a year) in the biz. If a new window cleaner can achieve this consistently, then they are well on their way to earning $60-$70/hr by their second year. Here's why. Even after you've calculated what to charge per window/job in order for you to achieve the return of $50/hr, you will be earning this as an unskilled window cleaner. That's right, until you've been cleaning windows for a while; technically you're still unskilled. But after you've acquired the skills to clean windows more professionally and quickly, your hourly return rate will increase.
I tell a story on my window cleaning tutorial DVD of when I first started out window cleaning and priced out a job where I ended up only making around $35/hr. The following year I returned to do a repeat clean at the same bid price but because of the improvements in my technique, my earnings on that job increased to $70/hr. Simply because I was now cleaning more windows per hour.
Is Your Pricing Too Low/High?
A window cleaner who had been in the business for many years once told me that you should aim for landing around 70% of your bids. If you consistently win more bids than that then your prices are probably too low. Likewise, if you consistently land fewer bids than 70% then your prices may be too high. I would say this is very true when it comes to residential jobs and larger commercial jobs. The only time one should ignore this rule is when bidding storefront. Storefront is the most competitive area in window cleaning and many small businesses are price shoppers so be prepared to hear a lot of "no's" while canvassing for clients. Homeowners can be price shoppers too but don't feel bad if you lower your price to land some jobs in the early stages of your business. You gotta eat right? Plus, you can chalk everything up to experience in the long run.
Don't be afraid to network with other local window cleaning companies. The good ones won't be afraid to share information with you and will encourage a healthy marketplace for everyone. But stay clear of those competitors that offer rock bottom prices. They may appear to be constantly busy but what's the point if they're not profitable, right?