Uncertain financial trends may influence home and business owners'
decisions to make cutbacks in some regular services. However, carpet
cleaning is seldom cut back. Concerned homeowners as well as smart business
managers build carpet cleaning directly into the budget for many reasons.
First, because quality carpeting costs a sizable fee, owners must have it
regularly cleaned in order to protect the value of their investment. Another
concern for business owners is keeping up appearances. Far from superficial,
the 'first impression' or appearance of any business serves a greater
purpose. Dirty, unkempt flooring contributes to a general feeling of
deterioration, and signals potential customers that business standards may
be shoddy as well.
Homeowners hoping to benefit from their real estate investment know
first-hand that due to the large amount of visual space their carpet
occupies, keeping it clean and fresh creates added value to the overall
impression of the home. Starting a carpet cleaning business can offer yet
another benefit to home and business owners.
In addition to protecting their initial investment and keeping up
appearances, more and more people are making it a high priority to maintain
quality indoor air and health standards. It is no secret that unclean carpet
harbors harmful bacteria, which creates an unhealthy environment. Kids, the
elderly, people with autoimmune deficiencies, and pets especially may suffer
needlessly from constant exposure to the molds and spores that can hide deep
inside carpet fibers.
All of this indicates job security during a recession, as well as
significant financial payoff for entrepreneurs who want to clean up the
profits. Additional benefits of starting a carpet cleaning business include
big demand and low overhead, little experience required, relatively simple
to start, and unlimited earning potential.
Suzanne Arthur, of the Suze & Ev Cleaning Business Methods, has been
researching and writing about start-up methods for small business owners and
healthy cleaning since 2003. Learn more about starting a carpet cleaning