What Equipment Do I Need To Start My Commercial Cleaning Company?
It’s exciting to embark on the journey of starting and running your own business. Obviously as a cleaning supply company, Alpha Cleaning Supplies is passionate about cleaning and hygiene, and we love helping new cleaning business find the tools and equipment they need to become efficient professionals in the industry.
So what do you need to get cleaning like a pro? Alpha Cleaning Supplies has the equipment you need. Below we’ll outline the key tools in the commercial cleaner’s toolbox.
While some specialist equipment is needed for commercial cleaning, the overwhelming majority of cleaning supplies are the same as what we’d use at home, just in different strengths and quantities. Commercial cleaning companies need: cloths, rags, brooms, dusters, brushes, mops and buckets. And of course the same variety of cleaning agents: kitchen cleaners, floor cleaners, glass and tile cleaners, creams/gel based solvents. It helps to also have on hand more heavy-duty products for the more stubborn stains or grime. But what you need most in terms of basics is good old fashioned elbow grease!
Most office spaces are fitted with carpeting to muffle sound in large spaces and give comfort to an otherwise sterile environment, However dirt is easily tracked into carpet and a rugged vacuum cleaner is needed to keep large area of carpet and hard flooring free of dirt. Depending on the nature of the business you find yourself servicing, you may need to consider the strength of the vacuum cleaner, and its filtering capacity. In a workshop environment, you will want a stronger vacuum cleaner that can tolerate larger particles through its workings. You may also consider a wet and dry model. However if you are cleaning homes, offices or shops, you may want to consider a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, that has the capacity filter out much finer particles and limit the presence of allergens. This will depend on what service you plan to offer.
Safety should be your number one priority throughout your work. And this is one way in which cleaning in a professional environment is different to cleaning in a home environment: you need to specify to others that an area may be wet or hazardous. One of the key ways to avoid an accident in your working environment is to directly signal the presence of a hazard with appropriate signage, so don’t forget to invest in a few different types of signage regarding wet floors or people at work.
Carpet Cleaners and Floor Polishers
Carpet cleaning and floor polishing are more specialized services that a cleaning company can offer to homes and business to demonstrate a comprehensive cleaning capacity. Alpha cleaning supplies offers a range of both carpet cleaners and floor polishers and buffers, and we are happy to advise our clientele on how best to achieve their business goals with the right equipment. Come in and see us to learn more about how to put the right shine on your cleaning!
Once your have established the basics of your cleaning company’s toolbox, you will start work and learn which tools work the best for the way you work. Your own personal methods will begin to form, and you will become your own expert in what works! But while you’re getting there, Alpha Cleaning Supplies is here to help!