Additional Equipment That You May Need
When you move from being just a carpet cleaning company into more of a full-fledged cleaning company, you will likely need to purchase additional cleaning equipment.
Additional items that you should ideally purchase will include the following:
- Mop and bucket
- Day mop
- Paper towels and rags
- Toilet bowl cleaner and toilet brush
- Dust pan and brush
- Window cleaner
- Disinfectant cleaner
- Furniture polish
- Soft scrub for sinks
- SOS pads
- Feather duster
In addition, you will also want to keep a large supply of rubber or latex gloves with you at all times.
This will help to provide your hands with a shield from dirt or germs that may be present on your jobs.
For carrying and transporting your equipment from job to job, it is likely that you already have a large vehicle such as a truck, van, or SUV for transporting your carpet cleaning materials.
Should You Hire Employees ?
As you increase the number of services that your company provides, you may need to start hiring additional help.
There are a couple of ways that you can go about this – although there are advantages and drawbacks to each.
One way is to simply hire independent contractors on an as needed basis. Because these contractors will only work when you have specific jobs for them, you will not be required to pay them for “down time” or non-billable hours.
This can save your company a great deal of money.
On the downside, however, because independent contractors typically don’t have the same amount of training as a regular full-time employee would have, they may not be able to complete the jobs as completely or as thoroughly.
The other option is to hire full-time or part-time employees. While you will need to pay these employees for the hours they have worked, they may turn out to be better trained, as they will be with your company on a more consistent basis that an independent contractor.