Carpet cleaning holds a substantial share of the UK’s £6bn property cleaning sector. Contract cleaning in particular is a buoyant market, including commercial deals to regularly clean carpets in office blocks, hotels and housing developments.
This is an industry than lends itself particularly well to small, localised business startups. A good illustration of this is the fact that over 70% of cleaning firms employ ten or less staff. The UK’s growing awareness of just what can lurk in flooring – and the health concerns caused by increases in asthma and other allergies – has also stimulated greater devotion to keeping carpets spotless. Childhood health is a massive issue, but it is believed that around 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy too.
This gives ambitious entrepreneurs a chance to soak up new interest in floor cleaning services. The opportunities include either general service ventures, or specialist areas, such as in cleaning and repair, fire and flood restoration or carpet cleaning ventures that also offer upholstery and curtain services. The abundant opportunities - and growing market for both domestic and commercial cleaners - mean that franchise businesses are particularly in demand. One of the leading carpet cleaning franchisers in the UK is Chemdry, which also offers upholstery services. Zero Dry Time is looking for new local business partnerships, as are Servicemaster Clean and Express Carpet Cleaning.
The Total Clean franchise model focuses on cleaning of commercial premises. This, like many other franchises from this sector, can be easily run as a work from home opportunity.
Why franchise rather than develop a stand alone carpet cleaning business? The reasons are many, but can be summed up by the fact you are applying a successful business model in your location, benefiting from brand awareness and business management support. The liveried vehicles and marketing kudos can take you a long way.
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