When it comes to changing your career, becoming a carpet cleaner might just be the perfect opportunity for you. As an always in-demand professional, you will be working with different clients, and to different specifics, on a daily basis. So, if working in this busy, challenging and demanding sector sounds like the right opportunity for you, here’s everything you need to know.
Some industries have come out of the pandemic swinging, and the carpet cleaning industry is absolutely one of them. With everyone spending so much more time at home, a lot of us are looking to make our houses far more of a home than ever before. So much so, that even in the already challenging working environment, the UK carpet cleaning sector is still set to achieve a growth rate of 6% every year until 2024 [Seekers Time].
As this is an industry in very good shape, lots of homeowners are looking to take on the services of a carpet cleaning professional. But how exactly do you become a carpet cleaning professional?
>> Read more:
What does a carpet cleaner do?
Depending on what franchise you are working as part of, carpet cleaners typically work across a range of commercial and public customers, providing carpet cleaning and maintenance services on an almost daily basis. As a carpet cleaning franchise, you can expect to:
- Work face-to-face with customers: Regardless of who your customers are, you’ll need to be capable of meeting their requirements every time.
- Coordinate with your team members: You’ll have a range of cleaning professionals working closely with you, so you will need to check in semi-regularly to ensure everything is going as planned.
- Attend meetings: Whether with key stakeholders or new commercial clients, you’ll need to attend meetings to find out the kinds of specific needs your customers have.
- Test and trial new products: Your franchise will always have a wide number of products designed to be tested on a whole range of different surfaces. You will be on the front line, testing these new products to see their best usage.
How to become a carpet cleaner
Once you’ve decided that becoming a carpet cleaner is the right thing to do, you will then need to take a number of key steps to get you set up as a carpet cleaning franchisee.
1. Find a specialism
You’ll need to figure out if your business would be better tailored to commercial or household clients. You may well want to work across both sectors, but the key point here is to decide what kind of franchise business you would be best suited to.
If you’d prefer to be a commercial cleaner, you may find yourself carrying out larger contracts on a more regular basis. Whereas as a household cleaner, it may be the case that you’ll be working on a smaller scale, possibly with some more familiar customers.
2. Decide your working practices
Cleaning services aren’t just static industries. For a long time, many cleaners used harmful chemicals in their cleaners that caused long-term damage to both the environment and often the products themselves.
Today, more and more franchises are looking to integrate more environmentally friendly practices into their working processes, so if you’re looking for working practices like these, it’s definitely worth enquiring with a franchise.
People in the UK are now focusing on green cleaning practices that involve the use of products & services that don’t leave any adverse impact on the environment, as well as human health. It is a major factor responsible for the booming growth & expansion in this market.
- Raymund Puckett, Seekers Time
3. Choose a franchise
Running a business never comes without a challenge, but starting your business as a franchisee brings a lot of advantages. Whereas many independent businesses won’t be able to overcome these challenges without some major problems, you will have a whole network of support to help you to get where you want to be.
As part of a franchise, you will enjoy:
- Extensive training and support
- Detailed marketing strategies
- A pre-existing brand and customer reputation
- Help with premises and storefront locations
Franchising opportunities in the carpet cleaning sector
Going it alone can be difficult, but if working with a franchise and having all the additional support sounds like the right opportunity for you, you may want to consider opening a business with the following franchises.
1. Zero Dry Time
Zero Dry Time provides environmentally friendly cleaning services and non-toxic treatments for houses, flats, and commercial properties. If working for an environmentally friendly and innovative cleaner sounds like the right opportunity for you, this could be a great option.
- How to become a Zero Dry Time franchisee: To become a franchisee, you will need to be ambitious, driven and have the desire to develop this business opportunity.
- How much do you need to invest: You will need to make a minimum investment of £24,950 to become a franchisee.
- What you get for your investment: In return for your investment, you’ll receive support on everything from back office support to marketing support, so you can expect a lot of return for your investment.
>> Read more:
- Q&A: Does Safeclean Franchise in the UK?
- 7 Advantages of Opening a Commercial Cleaning Franchise
- Is It Your Time to Shine With a Cleaning Services Franchise?
- Professional Cleaning Services Franchise: From Rags to Riches
- Techclean: What's Involved in Starting a Franchise?
- Discover the My Window Cleaner Franchise Opportunity
- How to Start Your Own Window Cleaning Business
Cleanhome was founded in 2007, with over 30 years of experience in the management of domestic cleaning businesses.
- How to become a Cleanhome franchise: You’ll need to be a people person, be keen to learn, be passionate, be a good listener and - finally - be a team player.
- How much you need to invest: You will need to make a minimum investment of £9,995 + VAT. There are also franchising fees of £300. After two years, you can expect to earn a revenue of around £70,000.
- What you get for your investment: Cleanhome has an award-winning training programme that will make sure you’re fully capable of starting your business and making a success of it.
3. Become a carpet cleaner today
Becoming a carpet cleaner could be a hugely profitable opportunity for the right franchisee. If you’re looking to be your own boss, have a huge amount of training and support, and reap all the rewards of this exciting industry, becoming a carpet cleaner could be perfect for you.
If this isn’t quite the right opportunity, you can have a look at the UK franchise directory to see a full range of opportunities.
Elliott Fudge, Point Franchise ©