In 2004 I received advice on how to start my own carpet cleaning business, and it is the best thing i have ever done .
If you want to know anything then ask in the comments and I will answer the questions , anything from what machinery to advertising, stain removal .
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The first thing you need to decide is how much you have to set up, probably between £1000 to £3000 or higher if you start with a Truckmount which can be upto £30,000 .
A large hatchback is adequate to start with if you are on a low budget, as you gain experience and a client group you will then move onto a van which we give you confidence and display a professional look to your customers, this can also be sign written and bring in a steady stream of work.
This will be determined by your budget but as a minimum I would purchase
Heres whats in My Barnsley and wakefield carpet cleaning Van
- A twin vac portable with at least 100 psi pump with a wand and 50 ft of hose,so and a hand tool for upholstery work.
- Slow speed rotary machine less than 200 rpm
- Pump up sprayer for your chemicals
- Carpet brush, upholstery brush
- High PH and wool safe carpet and upholstery cleaning solutions , various spotting solutions wool solutions
- 2 buckets, a pile of terry towels
- A commercial hoover
All this will cost us about £1000 to £3000 depending if you buy new or second hand
I would recommend going on a Solutions basic carpet and upholstery cleaning course about £200 to £300
Links to Machine and chemical suppliers
Next try and contact a carpet cleaner at least 50 miles from you and ask them if you can spend the day with them.
When you find a carpet cleaner make sure you get on with them as the are a invaluable resource for advice.
Here’s a list of ways I have used
- Newspaper ads
- Do friends for free to get some practise
- Door knocking
- wordpress blog
- Sign written vans , cars
- Letters to commercial firms,then follow up with a visit
- Free listings
- Join carpet cleaning forums
Here is a update on New training dates
Training Courses – October 12th, 13th 14th and 15th 2015
It can’t be difficult. It’s only cleaning…
These are words we’ve heard so often, from both the public and from many new entrants to our own industry.
Carpet and upholstery cleaning is fraught with very expensive pitfalls for the unwary. Without the right training, recognising the issues of cleaning, for example, a woven, wool pile Axminster as opposed to a tufted polypropylene carpet could turn out to be a very expensive example of ignorance and neglect.
Our industry is forever changing. What was once Best Practice may not now be compatible with many more recent developments in dye and fibre technology, cleaning solution chemistry or carpet and fabric construction.
Whether a seasoned, experienced technician or a new entrant to our specialised sector of textile cleaning, knowledge, understanding and skills are vital tools for the true professional.
On the Solution Carpet, Upholstery and Specialist Spot And Stain Removal Training Courses, not only do we teach you the theoretical side of carpet, fabrics and cleaning technologies, we also schedule into each and every day hours of hands-on-the-tools practical experience, a vital element missing from many of our competitors’ training programmes.
Although our courses are structured in a way to make learning easy and enjoyable, it is inevitable that, for some, there will be aspects that require a little extra clarification.
Places are strictly limited to make sure courses are not too full and that we can spend the correct amount of time with each delegate. So if you would like to book a place do it now to avoid disappointment.
For more information and to book a place please call 01209 204343the Jaguar machines, and the new I-Xtreme first hand. For those attending all three courses discounts are available plus the addition if required of an Free open workshop on the Friday morning.
The courses will feature both technical and hands on training and will be presented by the well respected Ken Wainwright and Nick Robertson-Vousden.
All courses feature the following:
- Practical demo’s from beginning to end
- Solution cleaning chemicals and solutions
- Carpet types
- Fibre identification
- Chemical types
- Product application techniques
- And much more…
To read more on each course:
Register as self employed
for help and advice ring me (Neil) on 01226891577
Carpet cleaning companies
Links to carpet cleaners I recommend
Based in Wimbeldon and covers all south london for carpet and upholstery cleaning
Citrussteam is a Truck-mounted business that offers Carpet cleaning as well as upholstery ,rugs and Tile and grout cleaning .
Alan also provides a commercial cleaning service for any doctors surgeries ,offices call centres pubs any large or small commercial buildings that have carpets or hard floors .