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May 4, 2014

Starting a Cleaning Business

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and enjoy being your own boss then there are many types of cleaning services available which include:

*      Home / Domestic Services

*      Contract Cleaning eg. Offices, Pubs, Gyms etc

*      Serviced Apartments / Hotels / Motels etc

*      Window Cleaning

*      External House Cleaning

*      Car and Upholstery Cleaning

*      Carpet Cleaning

 You don't need any formal qualifications to set up cleaning businesses but professionalism through presentation, business planning, customer service and being trustworthy will definitely be an advantage. The government offers various courses in alternative states such as Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Courses.

Domestic Cleaning

Domestic Cleaning is a service offered to clean households. With minimal outlay and start up costs, it's a great way to create your own job and you can be flexible with your hours you offer to your customers. 

Tasks may involve:

*      Vacuuming

*      Dusting

*      Cleaning of Kitchen / Sinks / Ovens

*      Cleaning of Toilets / Showers and Bathrooms

*      Wiping Walls

*      Mopping

&  also depending of level of service, window cleaning / carpet cleaning & spring cleaning

Other Options: Bond Cleaning / Builders Cleans / Contract Cleaning

 

Starter Kits 

 

The following Kit Includes Janitorial, Vacuuming, Basic Window Gear and Chemicals for the Professional Cleaner valued at over $1280:

 

CODE

DESCRIPTION

QTY

Janitorial

   

OATB-40001

Dust Pan & Brush Set Oates Soft Grip

1

OATB-10704

Dairy Scrub Oates B-10704

1

OATB-10402

Indoor Broom 30cm Superior Oates

1

OATB-11501

Oates Handle B-11501 1.35m x 22mm

1

OATB-11514-12

Plain Handle 1.5 x 25mm Oates

2

OATB-11583B

Contractor Oates Mop Handle Alu B-11583B

1

OATB-12310

Toilet Brush Radial B-12310 Oates

1

OATB-17008

8 tie Millet Broom B-17008

1

OATB-19503

Millet Broom 8-TIE Oates B-17008

1

PMGBGLBGL3

Pallmall Glitter Bug C/W 3 pads

1

OATIW-008B

Blue Mop Bucket Oates Duraclean MKII

1

OATIW-051

38cm Oates Window Bucket

2

OATMH-DC-01B

Blue Mop Head Oates Duraclean 400g

2

OATPV-EF-16-1

Oates Perforated Single Chamois

1

OATSC-001

Stainless Steel Scourer Oates SC-001 50g

2

OATSC-100

Scour Pad 15x10cm SC-100 Oates

2

OATSC-210

Sponge Scourer White and Yellow SC-210

10

OATWD-004

Lambswool Extension WD-004

1

PMSR04

Unger Ergotec Scraper Blade

1

PMFG05

Unger Gel FG05 500ml for Window Cleaning

1

INCETTKITS

Ettore Super System Window Kit including T-BAR, Squeegee and DVD for Training

1

OATMF-020B

Microfibre Cloth Contractor Oates MF-020 BLUE

6

OATMF-020R

Microfibre Cloth Contractor Oates MF-020 RED

2

OATMF-020G

Microfibre Cloth Contractor Oates MF-020 GREEN

2

Safety

   

PAMSDSFOLDER

A4 MSDS Folder Containing MSDS Sheets

1

PC3600

Pro Choice Clear Goggles

1

PCRNU22M

Nitrile HD Gloves Medium

1

PCDVNM

Vinyl Gloves Box of 100 in Medium

1

PC321

Dust Mask Box of 12 PC321

1

Vacuums & Accessories

   

INTRSV130

Backpack Vacuum Cleaner Ruc Sac RSV130

1

INTNVM1C

Packet of Vacuum Bags NVM1C to suit (10)

1

GCTGROOVACREVICE

Groova Crevice Tool with Brush

1

INTNVA24B

Numatic Vacuum Turbo Head NVA24B RED

1

Chemicals and Bottles

   

PMFURNPOLISH

Furniture Polish Aerosole Can

1

TBBLUELAZER5

Washroom Cleaning True Blue Blue Lazer 5L

1

TBBOTTLEBLUELAZER

Screen Printed Blue Lazer Bottle

1

COSFLIPTOP

Flipseal Fliptop 28ml White suit Bottle

1

TBB&NWINDOW5

Window Cleaning True Blue B&N 5L

1

TBBOTTLEB&N

Screen Printed B & N Bottle

1

SABTRIGGERCANYON

Canyon Quality Trigger for Spraying

1

TBSOC5

Oven Cleaner True Blue SOC 5L

1

TBBOTTLESOC

Screen Printed SOC Bottle

1

COSFLIPTOP

Flipseal Fliptop 28ml White suit Bottle

1

TBUSEALL5

All Purpose Cleaner and Floors True Blue Useall 5L

1

TBBOTTLEUSEALL

Screen Printed Useall Bottle

1

SABTRIGGERCANYON

Canyon Quality Trigger for Spraying

1

TBKLORIDE5L

Bleach 4% 5L for Washrooms

1

SABBOTTLEHANDLE

500ml Bottle with Long Neck

1

COSFLIPTOP

Flipseal Fliptop 28ml White suit Bottle

1

ESNILIUMRED.946

Odor Control Nilium Red Clover Tea .946

1

SABBOTTLEHANDLE

500ml Bottle with Long Neck

1

SABTRIGGERCANYON

Canyon Quality Trigger for Spraying

1

 

Note:

Chemicals are listed, then the preferred dispensing system with trigger or flip top.

Additional Expenses:

There are various costs to consider including initial outlay and monthly costs, these include:

*      Initial Set-up

*      Business Registrations

*      Vehicle for Transport

*      Signwriting

*      PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

*      Advertising (online, yellow pages, leaflet drop)

*      Insurance &/or Personal Income Protection

*      Workers Compensation if Staff Involved

*      Book Keeping / Accounting Program

*      Telephones

Tensens Start Up Cleaning Kits:

At Tensens we have done the hard work for you and put together kits for all budgets and all cleaning services.

At Tensens Cleaning Supplies, we WANT your set-up and return business and truly appreciate you as a customer. We have come up with a list of custom packages for initial set-ups which will then enable you to get a life-time of continuous discounts from our already discounted pricing!     

We will set you up with a Material Safety Data Sheet folder with all you chemical charts.

We will also put you through basic chemical safety training online so your aware of the dangers, which you can also make it compulsory for all your staff.

If you?re a contractor in a large business, we can also set you up with a concentrated chemical system with Wall Charts and Training.

Spend over $1000 on your set-up and get a 5% lifetime discount on all your supplies

Spend over $6000 on your set-up and get a 10% lifetime discount on all your supplies

Other Cleaning Business Options are:

Kits Available soon

Contract Cleaning

Contract Cleaning is mostly done after hours when the staff have left and the business is closed, which is great if you don't mind working late nights / early mornings or have a family where the other partner works 9am-5pm and you have kids.

Tasks may involve:

*      Vacuuming

*      Dusting

*      Cleaning of Kitchen Area / Washrooms

*      Emptying Bins

*      Mopping

*      Refilling of Toilet Paper / Hand Towel / Sanitary Bins

 

Other Options: Stripping and Sealing Floors, Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning

 

Serviced Apartments / Hotels / Motels

When cleaning serviced apartments or hotel rooms, your hours can vary depending on the hotel but normally done within business hours. With fast turn around times needed, it can be a high pressure job with high expectations from customers and head housekeepers. You may need to work weekends and Public Holidays and depending on the capacity of the hotel, may have peak times during the year.

Tasks may involve:

*      Vacuuming

*      Dusting

*      Cleaning of Kitchen Area / Washrooms

*      Emptying Bins

*      Refilling Portion Controls

*      Windows

*      Spay Cleaning / Sanitizing

*      Bed Making / Linen

*      Mopping

 

Other Options: Body Corporate Cleaning, Laundry, Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery & Tile Cleaning.

Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning can be offered to households or businesses. With minimal initial outlay, once a customer base is established, you will see return customers and can run the business from your home and don't necessarily need to drive a van.

Tasks may involve:

*      Window Washing

*      Cobwebbing

*      Vacuuming Window Tracks

 

Other Options: Driveway Concrete Cleaning and Roof Cleaning

External House Cleaning

External House Cleaning usually incorporate Window Cleaning and can be offered to households or businesses. A Professional Pressure Washer and Telescopic Poles is necessary, therefore a vehicle that is able to transport the equipment is a must. Driveway Cleaning is also an option and an added service to your customer.

Tasks may involve:

*      Window Washing

*      Pressure Cleaning External Windows

*      Cobwebbing

*      Driveway Cleaning

Car and Upholstery Cleaning

With drive thrus as your major competitor and peoples large investment in their vehicles, if you enjoy car cleaning, then this would be suitable.  The business can be run from a station wagon or larger vehicle as you will need to carry a Shampooer and Sign Writing will assist in advertising and professionalism.

Tasks may involve:

*      Vacuuming

*      Polishing

*      Extraction / Shampooing

*      Detailing of Vehicle

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning is the most expensive initial set-up but if done correctly can create a profitable business. You will need a Van and Carpet Extraction Machine which can range from a Portable Carpet Extraction Machine or Truckmount. When coupled with Pest Control and a savy operator, 

Tasks may involve:

*      Chemical Prespray

*      Extraction with Machine

*      Spot Stain Removals

*      Pre-Vacuuming

Other Options: Leather Cleaning, Tile Cleaning, Leather Cleaning



Please feel free to e-mail your details if you would like more information to: sales@tensens.com.au