3 super smart reasons to invest in a cleaning franchise

By Sarah Stowe | 18 Mar 2020 View comments

Hygiene and cleanliness are on everyone’s minds right now. A sanitary environment has become more important than ever.

The good news is that it is easy and inexpensive to invest in a business that’s helping to keep Australia clean.

3 reasons to invest in a cleaning franchise

1. Low level investment

When you’re considering purchasing your own business, it’s reassuring to know it won’t cost you dearly. There will be a cleaning franchise priced to your budget. Urban Clean has more than 100 franchisees who have paid about $20,000 to buy their own commercial cleaning business. And that includes an initial line-up of commercial clients already sourced for you.

You could choose to become a cleaning specialist in a particular area, such as oven or barbecue cleaning; pay just $25,000 to join Ovenu or Oven Valets.

If you want a bit of an outdoor life while building your business then pool cleaning is a popular option. It costs about $45,000 to get into a Swimart mobile franchise, and up to $250,000 to secure a retail site.

Poolwerx franchisees can expect to pay $150,000 plus to buy into the business, which includes mobile, retail and retail hub options.

2. Be your own boss

Perhaps you want to operate as a one-person business, out on the road, servicing clients, developing your own business. Perhaps you have ambitions to own multiple units or territories.

Whether you want to downscale and keep it personal, or create a high-profile business that builds a big future for your family, buying a cleaning franchise allows you to be your own boss.

3. Provide an essential service

Cleaning is a fundamental part of our daily lives, and as we see now, particularly important in health crises.

Cleaning and maintenance is not a niche industry – this is a sector that will never go out of fashion. According to IBISWorld, the commercial cleaning services industry grew steadily at about 3 per cent for the past five years.  The sector is worth about $12.8 billion.

There’s a trend for businesses to outsource non-core activities to allow them to focus on revenue-raising initiatives.

Australian households too are echoing this preference for cost-efficiencies. With an increasing number of dual-income families, and seniors less able or willing to undertake cleaning chores, there’s a place for the local cleaning franchise.