It’s easy to make mistakes while starting a new carpet cleaning business. After all, no brand but DryMaster provides you with the equipment, training, and coaching necessary to succeed on the job.
With DryMaster, starting a carpet cleaning company is easy with online and offline support materials and access to expert coaching every day of the week and after hours. Take a look at the most common mistakes you can make when starting a carpet and upholstery cleaning service and how to avoid them by choosing DryMaster.
1. Choosing the wrong company
Too many of our competitors are only in it for the equipment sales, and they abandon their franchisees the moment the transaction goes through.
DryMaster is different. First of all, we aren’t a franchising company, and we have Affiliates, not franchisees. That means no franchising fees and no recurring fees—you know exactly what you’re paying for with DryMaster, and it’s our job to help our Affiliates thrive.
From day one, you’ll be provided with dedicated support & training from a DryMaster coach who is an experienced affiliate in the form of training and ongoing coaching. Plus, we provide you with tons of both print and online marketing materials to help you promote your business.
We want to motivate you to succeed by providing you with a support network that understands your struggles and helps you exactly when you need it on the job. That’s why choosing a company other than DryMaster is at the top of our list of common mistakes when starting a new carpet cleaning business.
2. Getting the wrong equipment
How much does it cost to start a business that offers carpet and upholstery cleaning services? A lot more if you choose the wrong equipment. It wouldn’t be so bad that our competitors try to push their equipment on you with no support network if the equipment was actually worth the money, but sadly, some bad apples out there know they can make more money offering carpet cleaning equipment that’s constantly in need of repair.
At DryMaster, we’ve worked diligently to assemble the best dry carpet cleaning tools on the market. While basic repairs and part replacements are to be expected when you’re using a piece of equipment every day, we don’t know the meaning of “planned obsolescence” at DryMaster, so your carpet cleaning equipment is built to last and come with a 5 year warranty for labor and parts.
We have multiple equipment packages available to suit your needs as you gain customers and start cleaning carpets, and that’s not the end of the equipment that DryMaster has to offer. As you get started with your new business, you’ll find that your customers will often ask for services above and beyond simply cleaning carpet and upholstery. Whether you want to clean air ducts, tile and grout, or even mattresses, we provide top-tier tools for getting the job done.
Choosing the wrong equipment could set you back thousands of dollars and leave you completely discouraged. At DryMaster, we want to uplift you and show you the joys of being a business owner, and high-quality equipment is the first step.
3. Not getting enough training
It’s natural if you aren’t a carpet cleaning expert the moment you decide to start your own business. It takes time and experience to gain the expertise you need to succeed, but all too often, some of our competitors leave their franchisees high and dry. That’s part and parcel of operating a franchise—as long as you receive your monthly fees, you don’t have to care about how well your franchisees are doing or whether they’ll succeed.
Let us just say once again that DryMaster is not a franchise business. We simply lend you our name and logo to help you succeed, and we provide you with professional-grade equipment packages that you wouldn’t be able to find otherwise. Even though we don’t operate franchises, however, we provide more training than most franchise companies.
From the moment you purchase your DryMaster equipment package, you’ll gain access to written training materials that will help you familiarize yourself with what the job entails and how to grow your new business. From there, it would be easy to throw you into a Zoom call with 20 other new business owners and a single coach. With DryMaster, however, you are provided with in-depth one-on-one training from the first day onward.
4. Not receiving proper coaching
The DryMaster system is proven to work. All it takes is effort and dedication, but even our most successful Affiliates needed some help to get where they are today. Providing you with the support you need to succeed is built into the DryMaster experience—whenever you need a helping hand completing a job or growing your business, our expert coaches will be there to help.
Our coaches aren’t a bunch of stuffed shirts holed away in offices somewhere. On the contrary, they’re DryMaster Affiliates just like you—but with a little bit more experience. There’s no better way to understand the unique demands of the carpet cleaning profession than by working in the industry day-in and day-out, which means your DryMaster coach will provide you with hands-on, practical information that you can instantly transform into growth and profit.
Some of our competitors only make coaching available on certain days or during specific hours. As a DryMaster Affiliate, however, you’ll have access to coaching seven days a week as well as after hours. We take pride in how far our brand has come, but we understand that it could all come crashing down if our reputation deteriorated, which is why it’s so important to us that we provide our Affiliates with everything they need to succeed.
5. Not taking advantage of support materials
At DryMaster, we provide you with everything you need to take your business to the next level. It’s your job to take advantage of the comprehensive support materials we provide online and in print form, but if you do, you’ll avoid committing one of the most critical mistakes that new carpet cleaning business owners make.
Each DryMaster equipment package comes with a wealth of print marketing materials including flyers, coupons, and other printed materials you can hand out to customers or spread around town. You also receive a free polo with the DryMaster logo, and we provide you with a magnetic sign for your car door that allows you to advertise your business wherever you go.
What’s more, on certain packages, you receive your own free website as a DryMaster Affiliate, and we even provide you with resources you can use to craft compelling social media posts that promote your business. With all these marketing resources at your disposal, it won’t be long before you’ve crafted a business that draws customers in without even trying.
Seize success with your new DryMaster business
As long as you receive proper training and coaching while using the marketing materials you’re provided, your carpet cleaning business is bound to succeed. It’s all for nothing, however, if you don’t choose to partner with DryMaster.
We’re the only ones who provide everything new carpet cleaning businesses need to succeed because we’re the only ones who have actually been there. Our brand is supported by Affiliates just like you who have found success with our proven business model.
What’s the biggest mistake you can make when starting a new carpet cleaning business? Missing out on the crucial free training, coaching, and marketing materials that have made DryMaster the most successful carpet cleaning brand in history. Download our free carpet cleaning business guide to get started!