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Forum: Construction Clean Up   07-09-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,538
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
It all depends

We've been doing construction cleaning for over 20 years and NEVER quote by the size of the area. The amount you charge really depends on the individual job and there are way too many variables.
Forum: Sales & Marketing   06-02-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
I've used a flyer delivery service and the...

I've used a flyer delivery service and the hardest thing is knowing whether they actually delivered.

I got a call one time from a resident of an apartment building advising they found a whole...
Forum: Construction Clean Up   04-01-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,155
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
We are located in Sydney Australia and do...

We are located in Sydney Australia and do construction cleaning for homes as large as the one you mention on a regular basis (around 1 per month). You just need to price it the same way you price any...
Forum: Featured Topics   04-01-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,655
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
We've actually spent a fair amount of money on...

We've actually spent a fair amount of money on social media campaigns (hundreds if not thousands) for our cleaning company. At this stage I'm not convinced that social media offers a good return on...
Forum: Residential Cleaning   11-23-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
Depending how often you clean this place, you may...

Depending how often you clean this place, you may want to look into using some enzyme products.
This is what we have been doing for a few large offices that are concerned with using bleach /...
Forum: Construction Clean Up   11-11-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
Builders clean

Check with the local authorities regarding the rules for disposal and they should be able to point you in the right direction. You don't want to dispose of it incorrectly since you could end up with...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   10-19-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
Flood damaged carpets

You can try get some of it out with a wet vac yourself but you should really be calling professional cleaners for the job which specialise in flood damage.
It could get expensive depending on the...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   10-12-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
marketing cleaning business

We've been getting our cleaners to do brochures close to offices we already do just every once in a while.
We pretty much get enough work from just referals these days, I find if you focus on...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   09-30-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,447
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
I'm currently subscribed to hipages and my...

I'm currently subscribed to hipages and my experiences so far has not been good. I end up having to pay $20 - $30 each lead and most of the time the guy using the service is just using you as a cost...
Forum: Business   09-30-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,215
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
Wages for cleaners

I pay my cleaners around $25 an hour here in Australia and pay them for the real amount hours they work including travel time.
The minimum wage here is around $21 an hour and that may sound high...
Forum: Construction Clean Up   09-28-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,241
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
Construction cleaning

The market is very competitive, just like many other niches in the cleaning industry. I always hear other cleaners say builders or construction cleaning is easy to get into and doesn't require any...
Forum: Tile and Grout Cleaning   09-28-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
Small Tile & Grout scrubber - Commercial cleaning equipment


Just wondering whether anyone can recommend a good small sized commercial tile and grout scrubber. Suction is not required.

We've already got a larger one, however we are taking on a lot...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   09-27-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,533
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
You have to be selling yourself and your cleaning...

You have to be selling yourself and your cleaning services 24/7. Friends, family, coworkers. Everybody!
Forum: Business   09-26-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,272
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
underpricing in cleaning business

This has always been the case in the cleaning business and probably every other industry I can think of.
As the reply above states, focus on providing quality to customers and you'll be fine....
Forum: Sales & Marketing   09-26-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 91,604
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
Do I need a website

In my opinion, it's always good to have a professionally designed website for your cleaning business. Even if all your accounts are commercial ones, people still like to research you before taking...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   09-26-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,019
Posted By Simpo Cleaning
hard to find one that is useful

SEO is the new snake oil. If you want to get someone else to do your SEO, just make sure you also learn the basics yourself so you can monitor their work and hold them accountable should they mess up...
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