Carpet Cleaning – A Great Small Business For Londoners

Carpet manufacturers recommend you clean your carpets every six to twelve months. Most of us have several carpets in our home. Now think of all the houses in London, that’s a lot of carpets and a lot of potential cleaning jobs.

Most people don’t own professional carpet cleaning equipment. Some people have carpet cleaning machines meant for domestic home use, but they don’t perform like industrial carpet cleaners so people with these machines still need their carpets professionally cleaned every once in a while.

Of course you can rent a carpet cleaning machine, but in our busy world, it’s so much easier to pick up the phone and call in the professionals.  With so many carpets in London in need of a clean, one of those professionals could easily be you.

Of course you’ll need a carpet cleaning machine.  These start at around £600 but you can spend several thousand pounds on a good machine.  It’s worth investing in a decent machine if you can afford it, and if you’re serious about a job in carpet cleaning. In the long run it will save you time, and if you buy a cheaper machine you’ll only end up wanting to upgrade it sooner or later.

Remember too to put aside money for the cleaning fluids, advertising and other expenses associated with being self-employed. You’ll also need to think about how you are going to get to the jobs. Don’t buy a huge carpet cleaner then find you can’t fit it in your car!

If you’re still unsure as to whether a job cleaning carpets is for you, it might be a good idea to try and work for an existing carpet cleaning company for a while. You’ll get to know the job better, and you’ll also get an idea of how much business is out there before you commit your time and money to your own enterprise.

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