Whether you’re just starting a new commercial carpet cleaning business or you’re looking to upgrade your existing range of services for the New Year, investing in the right carpet cleaning equipment is absolutely essential.
Cleaning carpets requires a range of different equipment from carpet extractors to carpet cleaners, chemicals and accessories. While you can just go for the cheapest option out there, cutting corners on cost often leads to more time spent getting a great result.
Here are five of our suggestions to help you choose the right carpet cleaning equipment for your business:
- Determine what services you’re going to offer.
Are you going to stick with carpets and rugs or do you also want to clean hard floors? The type of carpet cleaning work you plan to do will have a direct impact on the equipment you choose.
- Decide how much time you want to spend on cleaning and maintenance
You will need to clean and maintain your carpet cleaning equipment if you want to keep it performing at its best. Equipment that is noticeably old or in poor condition will reflect poorly on your business. Before you commit to a purchase it’s a good idea to think about how much time and effort you are prepared to put into cleaning and maintaining your carpet cleaning equipment and choose a model accordingly.
- Will it fit into your vehicle?
You’re going to be transporting your carpet cleaner wherever you go so it’s essential that it fits into your vehicle. Carpet cleaners come in all different shapes and sizes, and if space is limited it’s a good idea to make sure that your vehicle is appropriate to allow this to fit.
Many carpet cleaning business fail in adequately having the right vehicle to carry the required tools they need to allow them to do the right job.
- Choose cleaning equipment that is easy to manoeuvre
Depending on the type of clients you have, your employees may need to carry your carpet cleaning equipment up multiple sets of stairs and down lengthy hallways. If this is likely, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s lightweight enough to be easily manoeuvrable and your carpet cleaner’s hose is long enough that it can get into hard to reach places without too much difficulty.
- Determine your budget
While cost shouldn’t be your first consideration, you do want to make sure that you are getting good value for money – there’s no point breaking the budget. Sometimes spending a bit more can lead to savings in terms of productivity and results. Do your research and add up all the risks and benefits associated with different models before you make a final decision.
Your choice of carpet cleaner can make or break your business reputation, so make the most of our five buying tips to find the best carpet cleaning equipment to suit your needs.