| Thinking of starting your own carpet cleaning business? |
You just need 4 things to succeed!
The right attitude
The right training
The right equipment
The right marketing
How we can help?
It’s absolutely essential to get the right training before you start out. There’s a lot that can go wrong if you don’t know what to look for! Only with the proper training can we clean safely and get the professional results our customers expect. So which training is best?
Types of training available
NCCA (National Carpet Cleaner's Association)
The NCCA is the only Nationally recognised trade association dedicated to the cleaning of carpets and soft furnishings. The NCCA provide a very good 2 day course which costs £299.63 including VAT
IICRC (Institue of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)
The IICRC is a world recognised certifying who provide various training courses for the cleaning and restoration industry. IICRC courses are among the most in-depth courses available.
Various manufacturers also provide training courses – many of which are excellent. Be aware that, unlike the above training courses, manufacturers training is likely to be product specific.
Training available from Cleansmart
One day carpet technician course
We run a popular one day carpet cleaning course that may be more useful for new start businesses (the IICRC and NCCA courses are very good, but it can be a lot to take in if you don't have any experience). Our course trainer is Derek Bolton, former Technical Director of the National Carpet Cleaners association, and possibly the most knowlegeable and helpful person in the industry.
Our one day carpet technician course will teach you everything you need to know to get started. Class sizes are small (maximum 12 delegates), and there’s a more hands-on approach. It’s also great preparation for attending an NCCA or IICRC course. This course costs just £85 + VAT. Click here for more info
One day upholstery cleaning technician course
Carpet and upholstery cleaning go hand in hand. As a professional carpet cleaner, you will inevitably be asked to clean upholstery. Our one day upholstery course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to get started in upholstery cleaning. Again, there is always an opportunity for you to see how it's done and have a go yourself. Click here for more info.
Other more advanced courses we run regularly:
Advanced spot and stain removal
Advanced carpet and upholstery cleaning
Advanced fibre identification course
Free training with every machine purchase
Purchase any machine over £1000 from Cleansmart, and we’ll throw in a free training course to help you get started. You can choose from any of the courses we run.
It’s very important to start out with the right equipment. You’ll be depending on your machine every day. But with so many machines to choose from, how do you know which equipment will best suit your needs?
Cleansmart can supply over 50 carpet cleaning machine models from the various different manufacturers. Because we’re not tied to recommending one line of products, we really are free to offer you impartial advice.
We can't stock everything, so instead we aim to stock the best machines, equipment and chemicals from the best ranges. For example, over 170 carpet cleaners help us choose our range of chemicals by taking part in a recent on-line survey.
If you do need any advise, please don’t hesitate to give us a call - we are happy to recommend a package to suit your needs and budget.
Carpet cleaning can be very lucrative. But far too many new carpet cleaning firms fail in the first year. Why?
In a word - marketing!
Normal advertising doesn’t work!
Marketing a carpet cleaning business is different.
The Yellow Pages will get you some work, but not nearly enough to fill the timetable. You may only break-even on a newspaper advert! And finding out what does work can be a very expensive business.
At Cleansmart, we want our customers to do well. After all, the more successful you become, the more successful we become! That’s why you receive our 'Guerrila Marketing for Carpet Cleaners' folder free with your machine. Make no mistake, the information you will read can pay for your machine many times over.
The ‘Guerrilla Marketing for Carpet Cleaners Starter Pack’
Inside this simple folder, you can read about real life marketing strategies proven to catapult profits from carpet cleaning. The simple techniques in this folder have the power to make all the difference to your new business.
The insiders guide to producing leaflets that work
3 ways to generate enquiries for less than a pound
The most profitable work there is – and how to get more of it without advertising
How to get customers to go out of their way to recommend you
How to turn one job into two, three or even more
How to double the growth of your business with a simple A4 sheet of paper
How to get other businesses to publicly recommend you in print
What’s the most important part of any ad? - 15 proven headline formulas that work
How to build towards a lucrative by-referral only business
How to fill next years timetable with thousands of pounds work now
How to easily raise your average order value – without losing any work
Testimonials – how to get them, who to ask and how to use them
How to fill the timetable during quieter periods
What pictures work best on carpet cleaning ads?
Guerrilla leaflet delivery techniques – how to get them delivered reliably
How to avoid competing with other carpet cleaners
How to easily up-sell to lucrative stain protection - without any high pressure selling
And that’s not all!
At Cleansmart, we produce a new money-making marketing report every month - this comes free every time you order chemicals or equipment from our range. The bigger your folder grows, the bigger your profits grow too!
Remember: This is real nuts and bolts marketing that is proven to work in the real world.
Every strategy is proven to grow profits from carpet cleaning
To see what to expect, click ‘free marketing for carpet cleaners’ and download a free sample report now. Inside you will find a very simple and low cost method of generating new leads.
Everything you need to succeed
At Cleansmart, we do our best to provide you with everything you need. You get the right training, the best equipment, and free marketing strategies that could make all the difference. Of course, you'll want to adapt the basic strategies to make them your own. But knowing what strategies other successful carpet cleaners are using could be worth it's weight in gold.
Free with every machine over £1000 -
A free IICRC or ‘hands on’ training course
A free marketing folder to help you make a profitable start
A free 12 month care plan with every machine
Free impartial advice and technical support
Choose from one of the largest selection of professional carpet cleaning equipment in the UK
For more information, please call now on freephone 0845 862 0209