If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, there could be great opportunities for janitorial services for new homes. You’ll need a business license and cleaning equipment before you can start, but in many places that may be all. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 13 percent growth rate in the construction industry from 2014 through 2024. Once those homes are built, contractors will be looking for someone to clean and prepare them for new home buyers.
Write a Contract
Develop a contract template and prices for your services. Your contract should be written to protect your business interests and should detail all of the cleaning tasks you’ll be performing. If necessary, customise the contract for each client. Because you’ll be doing the same type of cleaning services for each new home, it’s appropriate to develop pricing based on the square footage of each home. Research pricing to ensure your business is competitive.
Get Registered and Licensed
Register your business with the state government and find out if you need an exclusive license in your state or community to run a janitorial service. Even if the law in your area doesn’t require that your business is bonded, this may be something to do anyway, as it can help assure new clients and it protects your business from accusations of theft and possible damage to the properties you’ll be cleaning. You may also wish to purchase janitorial insurance if you plan on hiring employees. Some clients may require janitorial insurance, but in many cases, bonding is sufficient for this type of service.
Get Your Equipment Ready
Purchase the appropriate equipment and supplies. This type of business will involve cleaning after construction work. Along with standard cleaning supplies and equipment, purchase items such as a shop vacuum, window squeegee and dusting tools to clean high areas of each new home. These items will assist you in completing the cleaning tasks more quickly and efficiently.
Get the Word Out
Promote your business. Contact construction companies, real estate offices and other professionals who work in new home construction and real estate. Send fliers or letters about your services to these types of organisations. One client often leads to a substantial amount of business. Selling your business will lead to getting started quickly and profitably.