Money Making Add Ons For Carpet Cleaners
If you are in the carpet cleaning business you know that it can some times be tough to make a profit. We often depend on add on services to make ends meet. They after all can really add up . Read this article to learn about the biggest add ons that you as a carpet cleaner can sell to help your bottom line.
The number one carpet cleaning add on is carpet protector. If you learn how to explain it well it almost sells itself. Choose a good brand like Teflon or Scotchgard as this will help you greatly. Do not underestimate the power of name recognition. Before trying to sell it you should be able to answer the question, “Why do I need this?” The answer is that protection forms a shield between your carpet and soil. I often compare it to waxing a car. When you wax a car, it will still get dirty but it takes longer for it to get dirty and the soil comes off much easier.
The number two carpet cleaning add on would have to be upholstery cleaning. If you do not know how to clean upholstery you should take a class. Do not just by an upholstery tool and think you can do it as this will get you in trouble and probably lead to you buying a few pieces. When you know how to do it though it will be easy for you to suggest to a customer that they clean that couch or chair while you are there. You can even discount the price as an add on and still make money since the carpet cleaning has already paid your job expenses.
Another popular add on is deodorizing. People love a fresh smelling home and will often pay a few extra dollars to get one that smells a little better. If they have pets this is even more lucrative. Just watch what you guarantee or you might end up making some free return trips to re-treat areas.
One final add on you can suggest is anti static treatments. These are popular especially in the winter when static electricity often becomes a problem. Ask your distributor for a good anti-stat treatment. It only takes a little time to spray this solution on and it can really help the bottom line and your customer.
So you see, there are many ways to help improve your job totals. Keep the above ones in mind the next time you are totaling an invoice for your customer.