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.
Opportunities in The Carpet Cleaning Industry
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.
Carpets are an essential part of residential properties and commercial complexes. 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?
Going Solo or 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.
DryMaster Systems 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.
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.
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 premiere and best 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.