Dirt, bacteria, germs are almost everywhere, and for all the mess it creates, homes and businesses are willing to pay for a cleaner and safer carpets. This offers an opportunity to start your own carpet cleaning business.
But starting a carpet cleaning and upholstery business calls for strategic equipment investments and profit management. With a solid grasp of the financials, you can help your venture prosper.
DryMaster Systems has been helping aspiring business owners get into the carpet and upholstery cleaning business for over 27 Years. By signing up as a DryMaster™ Affiliate, you’ll have exclusive access to our superior equipment technology, training and coaching, marketing and advertising methods, and personalized technical support at each and every step of the way.
Most importantly, we’ll teach you the ropes so you won’t have to worry about how much it costs to start a carpet cleaning business.
Carpet Cleaning Industry & Opportunities
Carpet cleaning is a lucrative business venture.
The North American Industry Classification System reports that there are over 40,000 carpet cleaning businesses in the country, raking in $5 billion of revenue in 2018.
Allied Market Research predicts that the global cleaning & sanitizing services market will grow at an annual compound growth rate of more than 6 percent, reaching $74 billion by 2022.
Becoming a DryMaster Affiliate is an even more lucrative proposition than starting out on your own. According to our internal analytics, 97% of satisfied DryMaster customers provide repeat business, and 91% of our customer leads come from referrals provided by satisfied customers.
With all that said, keep in mind, carpets are an essential part of residential properties and commercial buildings. As carpets become a staple for interior floors, it calls for a higher demand for maintenance. And as a prospective carpet cleaning business owner, this can ensure a steady flow of customers and high earnings.
But where do you start?
Starting A Carpet Cleaning Franchise
Starting a carpet cleaning franchise provides exclusive access to your parent company’s business model and contracts. But this comes with many strings attached such as work territory restrictions, ridiculous start up costs ($50,000-150,00), yearly franchise license fees, royalties fees, profit share and following protocol established by your franchisor.
DryMasters Systems has years of experience helping new business owners jump start their careers in the carpet cleaning industry. Thinking of starting your business all on your own? Diving in head-first without experience is risky, difficult, and leaves you without a lot of resources. DryMasters Systems has designed a free carpet cleaning business guide to give you the resources to get started and make your business thrive without any strings attached, work territory restrictions or annoying monthly fees. DryMasters affiliates have constant support for business and technology questions. If you are considering operating your own business, DryMasters is ready to help you jump start and help you along every step of the way.
In our exclusive business guide, you can learn:
- How DryMaster Affiliates earn up to $14,000 per month.
- The profit margins you can expect when you hire employees to expand your carpet cleaning business.
- The benefits of running your DryMaster business by yourself.
- How a single gallon of DryMaster carpet cleaning fluid can cover over 8,000 square feet of carpet.
- How our free marketing materials will help you get the word out and increase your profits.
Carpet Cleaning Equipment Costs
The equipment you buy will depend on the cleaning method you will use. The most common type of cleaning methods are hot water extraction (HWE) and low moisture carpet cleaning.
- HWE Cleaning Equipment – If you opt for HWE equipment, you can start with a portable “extractor” package, which costs between $2,000 – $4,000. The price can vary, depending on the machine’s pump pressure rating. Those who follow the steam cleaning method will recommend models with higher ratings because of their strong soil-removing properties. Truck-mounted carpet cleaning equipment follows the hot water extraction method, and you can obtain a basic mechanical unit for $20,000 – $30,000.
- Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning – Low moisture carpet cleaning equipment are relatively cheaper than their HWE alternatives. It is a cost-effective carpet cleaning method that uses significantly less water than extraction and speeds up the carpet drying process. You can obtain the equipment for about $3,000 – $8,000.
For more information on the carpet cleaning equipment packages you’ll gain access to as a DryMaster Affiliate, send a request to download our free business guide. In this guide, you’ll learn all about the free accessories and marketing materials that will be incorporated into your all-inclusive equipment package.
Low Moisture Cleaning Solvent Costs
As one of the least expensive items, you can get a spot and stain removal kit for about $130. Rug cleaning solvents, on the other hand, cost about $25 per gallon. And if you rely on steam cleaning methods, you can pay less for the cost of detergent.
Haul your cleaning equipment from your location to your customer’s area with ease. For good measure, choose a van or truck with a camper shell to protect your equipment from theft. Depending on the model, year, and condition of the van, you can get a used truck or van for about $15,000.
Keep in mind that your carpet cleaning vehicle will provide passive returns by serving as a huge advertisement for your business. With magnetic door signs featuring your business details and contact information, your commercial vehicle will help you get the word out and mitigate some of the transportation costs.
License and Insurance Costs
Carpet Cleaners don’t need special cleaning license or certifications.
You can work out of your home with no need for costly office space and unnecessary overhead costs.
General insurance liability is optional and cost vary from $200 – $500 a year.
Let DryMaster Systems help you achieve financial freedom. As a full-fledged carpet cleaning business owner, you can be your own boss and make an impact by keeping homes and establishments clean.
DryMasters affiliates enjoy the best carpet cleaning equipment in the market, superior cleaning products, marketing and advertising support, top notch training and ongoing coaching and have access to constant online and telephone support to answer all of your business and technology questions. DryMasters is ready to help you start your own successful business.
DryMaster Affiliates can save big on licensing compared to entrepreneurs who start carpet cleaning businesses with big franchises. Some carpet cleaning franchises charge initial licensing fees that are as high as $19,500, and in some cases, franchisees will continue paying more than $4,000 per month just for the privilege of remaining part of the franchise company.
With DryMaster, there is no initial licensing fee, and we do not charge you a monthly fee. The only cost you’ll need to pay is the price of your equipment plus any additional materials you might need on the job. We even provide comprehensive marketing materials free of charge.
Marketing a carpet cleaning business isn’t easy. In some cases, franchising companies will charge franchisees up to $15,500 just to market their businesses. If you decide to start a carpet cleaning company on your own, it’s likely that you’ll pay at least that much as you launch a website, print flyers, and perform other tasks that are necessary to let your community know about your business.
At DryMaster, however, we provide you with all of the marketing materials you need to get started free of charge. In addition to a customized, SEO-friendly website with a built-in appointment scheduler, we’ll also provide you with social media resources and a mobile-friendly booking system.
In terms of print marketing, you’ll receive 1,000 full-color business cards as well as 500 magnetic business cards. Plus, we’ll equip you with 250 thank you cards, 500 branded invoices, 500 display cards, and 2500 door hangers that you can use to let your community know you’re open for business.
All of these print and online marketing materials are included with your DryMaster equipment package free of charge. Marketing a carpet cleaning business is always expensive except when you choose DryMaster.
Let DryMaster Systems help you achieve financial freedom. As a full-fledged carpet cleaning business owner, you can be your own boss and make an impact by keeping homes and establishments clean. DryMasters affiliates not only have access to DryMasters’ premiere machines and technology, they have access to constant online and telephone support to answer all of your business and technology questions. DryMasters is ready to help your business succeed. Contact us today.