You will start to clean commercial buildings like offices, retail stores, or apartment buildings if your business is one of those traditional cleaning companies. You can also add some more clients who own medical clinics, office buildings, and even those who own several manufacturing facilities. But have you think about cleaning residential places in to your list of workloads? Maybe there are times that the people you see in those buildings that you clean would ask you if you could also clean residential places. Now this can be a great opportunity for you to enter the residential market.
You will really enjoy having an increase in your sales and earnings if you will include cleaning residential places into your list of clients even if your business is already doing fine with the current clients that you have. Your business might have all the equipments and supplies that you need to expand from commercial to residential places. There are still those additional services that you need to be always prepared like in commercial cleaning like floor waxing and stripping, carpet cleaning, carpet spotting, and window washing.
There are so many benefits from residential cleaning that you will enjoy.
1. Residential cleaning is usually done during the day so it would be easier to look for employees.
2. You will have a better cash flow on your business since the client will be required to pay as soon as the cleaning will be performed.
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 want to spend time waiting for the prices from the different cleaning companies.
4. Residential clients will always be sticking with a cleaning company because they will always look for a name that they can trust.
Now you must take note on the first thing that you should do if you want to convert from commercial to residential cleaning. Taking a look into the market in your location as well as learning more about the other cleaning companies are the first steps that you should do. Does your area have a lot of residential cleaning companies? If yes, then you should make some calls to those residential cleaning companies and know about their rates and if they will accept new customers. You might still get a lot of opportunities especially if the residential cleaning companies in your area are already booked in advance for several of weeks.
Right after you get the details about the other residential cleaning companies in your area and have taken note on the rates of their services, you can start to look for your own residential cleaning customers. The best place to start looking is from your commercial accounts that you have made a good reputation.