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Clean Up With A Cleaning Franchise

Aug 17, 2007
First impressions are important. Having property and decor looking its best and at its most practical, is a top priority for many of America's millions of home-owners. Many entrepreneurs know this and have dedicated their businesses to a particular area which has shown excellent growth potential and profitability.

You cannot underestimate how strong the demand is for these services. With high-end remodelling leading U.S. renovation, homeowners and rental-property owners in the U.S. spent $176 billion and $57 billion, respectively, on remodelling and repair projects in 2003, according to a report released earlier this year by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

In total, that's $233 billion! If you're looking for a new challenge then why not consider running your own business in the industry sector that continues to grow and grow. Others have fulfilled their dreams and career aspirations through franchising, you can too!

There is market stability for franchisees in this sector as every business needs their workplaces and items to be cleaned regularly, so if a good relationship is built up with clients, these franchises can work with them for a number of years.

As well as general building cleaning franchises, there are bespoke products and services provided for items such as carpets, vehicles and machinery.

Residential cleaning has also taken off over the last two decades, with more than $11 billion per year now being spent on domestic help in the UK by around 2.7 million households.

Demand has increased fourfold over the past ten years and it is predicted to double again in three years alone, claims cleaning franchise Myhome.
This growth has been driven by a sharp increase in two-salary households, as there are many more cases of both partners working. This lifestyle means that increasing numbers of people have little inclination for housework and with the extra money they can afford a cleaning service.

Even mothers are bringing in cleaning firms to help them as more of them are working full-time or part-time, particularly single mothers of which there has been a large rise over the last 20 years. By the same token the number of single fathers has grown as well.

This has led to major growth for established cleaning service franchises. One of which is Molly Maid, set up in Canada in 1978. It currently operates across three continents and expects to clean more than two million homes this year.

Another factor has been improvements to cleaning technology. Firms can now get the job done in a much quicker time than even five years ago, reducing any inconvenience and provided they operate professionally, they will clean up additional dust and grime, making homes a more hygienic place in which to live.

Franchisers have achieved great success through these developments, including Chem-Dry, which provides franchisees with a "unique, patented, revolutionary carpet cleaning system". It says it is the fastest growing franchise starting from scratch in the UK.

With ever increasing demand for cleaning franchises, many more look set to achieve similar growth results over the next 20 years.
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