Start a House Cleaning Business with the Right Vacuum
When I started my house cleaning business, I had a business plan and goals. One
of those goals was to be known as a professional service with top paying clients.
Establishing a business plan helped me define who these top paying clients were
and how I would win them as my clients.
At the time I started this house cleaning business, the upright vacuums with the
tools-on-board were relatively new. When I saw my first bright orange German-
made machine at the supply company, I fell in love and knew this was one way to
stand out from the other cleaning services.
my clients were so impressed they would always ask if I would bring the orange vacuum
Imagine my glee as I looked over this sleek machine with the HEPA filter, dual
motor and furniture arm that would allow me to complete a room without the
additional time and energy needed to interrupt my routine and retrieve the canister.
This was a huge investment for me at the time, but I knew I could offset the
cost with reduced cleaning time and acquire more customers by telling my
prospects about this unique vacuum.
These features were important to prospects as so many people in my city had
allergies and asthma and were concerned about the additional dust floating
through their home by the usual vacuum cleaners.
With the dual motor, this vacuum turned off the beater bar automatically when it
was placed in an upright position, allowing me to use the on-board tools without
having to press a button. This is an important feature because it is so easy to
forget to turn the beater bar off and this could wear the carpet while standing
in one position and in some instances, even cause a burn.
One feature of this commercial brand vacuum that I was looking forward to was
the 50ft cord that would allow me to vacuum whole sections of the house before
having to re-plug. You know what I'm talking about; you just have a small
section left to vacuum by the back window and the cord will not reach. This is
so frustrating that sometimes you end up not completing that section just
because you do not want to take the time to re-plug for that little area. I knew
this would be a problem when I started hiring employees.
This great vacuum lays flat to vacuum under beds and tables; what a time saver!
Soon after I started using the vacuum in client homes, I realized another
benefit. Those darn paper clips, rubber bands and other small objects that
normally rattle around in other vacuums are sucked right in and immediately
deposited in the vacuum bag. No more broken fan blades and no more stopping to
get the vacuum head working again.
And my clients loved this machine. They were so impressed they told their referrals
who then called to schedule an appointment and would always ask if I would bring
the orange vacuum. This machine more than paid for itself many times over.
This orange machine has evolved over the years and the stability issue they
originally had has been resolved. Many new brands have been introduced to the