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Your House Cleaning Business - Additional Services to Offer For More Profit


If you own a house cleaning business, then you know that the low start up cost is an attractive feature of the particular business. That being the case, you may have some competition in your local area for house cleaning business. If you have been in business for a while or are looking to attract new customers, then you might consider offering additional services to your current house cleaning menu of services. This may work well if your clients have been working with you for a while and trust you with their home.

* Pet-sitting
If your clients own pets, then you might consider offering a pet-sitting service for when they go on long vacations and need someone to make sure their little friend is fed and given water. This can especially easy for your clients, because you likely already have a key to their home and are familiar with their pet. If you would like to offer this service, then you should do some research on a questionnaire that you develop to answer any pertinent questions regarding the care of each particular pet. This will make your job of pet sitting much easier and your clients will feel more secure about having you take care of their pet.

Often pet sitting services charge per visit or per pet, so consider how you are planning to charge for your pet sitting services and create a price sheet that your clients can consider when the opportunity comes up. This may be an especially profitable niche to offer during the holidays, but remember, if you often travel and go on vacation, then offering a pet sitting service may not work with your own schedule.

* Specialty Cleaning
Cleaning residential houses typically involves vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, and other household chores. If you want to expand your services, then you may want to offer specialty cleaning - such as steam cleaning or rug cleaning. These specialty services often require special tools and learned skills. So before offering your clients additional services, you should do some research on what types of equipment you may need to obtain and what types of skills you need to acquire before offering the services.

* House Sitting
House sitting is a great and easy service to offer. House sitting involves watering the plants and lawn, taking in the mail, and other small tasks that need to be done when someone is on vacation. House sitting gives a home the 'lived-in' look and deters house burglaries because would-be thieves will think that the resident is home. Because you have a key, this should be a relatively easy service to offer, especially if you work in the local area and do not have to drive out of your way to make a stop at the empty house.

* Pool Maintenance
Many homeowners who have a pool hire a pool maintenance company to come in and clean their pool. If you had the right equipment, then pool cleaning service can be another type of service that you can offer to your clients. Make sure to do your research because the equipment might be expensive and difficult to carry around if you do not have a large vehicle.

If a full-service pool cleaning option seems a little beyond the scope of services that you can offer, then you may just offer light cleaning to your clients' pools. Light cleaning may require simply skimming the pool. By offering light cleaning services, your clients may not have to have their pool company come in as often to take care of their pool - making it a win-win situation for you and your client.

 


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