If you are one of the people who owns a cleaning business, then you will be starting to clean apartment buildings, commercial buildings, offices, or retail stores. You can also have additional customers that own medical clinics, office buildings, or even those who own manufacturing facilities. But have you think about cleaning residential places in to your list of workloads? Perhaps you might be asked by the people that you see on those building that you clean if you could also clean residential places. Now you could take this as a chance to break into the residential market.
Even if your business is already doing fine with the current list of client that you have, you should think about expanding your cleaning business into including residential places in order to have more profits and earnings. Your business might have all the equipments and supplies that you need to expand from commercial to residential places. You should always be prepared for some additional services like the ones you get from commercial cleaning like floor stripping and waxing, window washing, carpet cleaning, and carpet spotting.
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. There will be an improvement on the flow of cash for your business since it is required to get payment after performing the cleaning.
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 be spending time in order to wait for the prices to be submitted by different cleaning companies.
4. Residential clients will always look for a name that they can trust and will definitely stick with that cleaning company.
Now you should know the first step in expanding 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. Is your current location drenched with 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 get a lot of opportunities if the current residential cleaning companies in your area already have a booking for a lot of weeks in advance.
You can start to look for customers right after you have taken note on the prices and the details about the other residential cleaning companies in your area. The best place to start looking is from your commercial accounts that you have made a good reputation.