The quality of your commercial cleaning equipment is a key factor in the success of your business. While quality equipment requires an initial outlay, it can ultimately help you to make money.
Here’s how, and a few considerations for deciding on which tools will be right for your business.
The benefits of quality equipment
Often, start-up cleaning businesses try to save costs by compromising on the quality of their equipment. This might be due to budget considerations or just a lack of experience. Many new business owners are not aware of the difference that the right tools can make, or they might not be thinking of the long-term impact of their purchase.
But the right commercial cleaning supplies and equipment can improve your efficiency and productivity, giving you scope to take on more customers or focus more on your marketing efforts.
It can also reduce the chances of a costly injury or accident occurring.
Tips for deciding on tools for your business
There’s a lot of cleaning equipment available on the market. Here are just a few of the factors you might want to consider when deciding on what to buy for your business.
- How much use will we get out of it? If it’s something you’re going to use on a regular basis, it’s worth going for a high quality, reliable piece of equipment over a cheaper version that may require regular repairs or replacing after a short period of time.
- Will it pay for itself? When trying to decide whether an investment in a piece of cleaning equipment will be worthwhile, think about how efficient the tool will be. If it means you will be able to work faster and therefore get the job finished quicker, chances are it’s a good investment as it is likely to pay for itself over the long term.
- How much does it cost to run? This is something that people often forget to think about when deciding on a new piece of cleaning equipment. If the running costs are more than the amount of money your new gadget will bring in, it may not be worth your while. Running costs can include storage costs for large items, maintenance and servicing, and any consumables required to run it.
Getting help from the professionals
If you are just getting started or you are considering a large investment for your cleaning business, it’s always a good idea to get expert advice.
An accountant will be able to advise you on the tax implications of your purchase, and also help you set a realistic and achievable budget for tools.
At ASE, we specialise in commercial cleaning equipment and supplies. We can provide advice to help you make the right choice for your business, and training to get the most out of your investment over the long term.