Is there a market for home carpet cleaning?

Is there a market for a carpet cleaning franchise? YES! 

Did you know that the general recommendation is to get your carpets cleaned once a year? This could be more if you are a smoker, have pets or children.

Carpets receive an incredible amount of wear and tear, particularly in high traffic areas like a hall way or landing space and as such, begin to look dirty as even if your shoes are off, feet, socks and even paws, are incredibly dirty too. Whilst vacuuming can lift some dirt and dust, much of it becomes ground in to the carpet making it dirty, requiring a clean.

Yes there are home solutions that you can purchase or rent, but there is no greater feeling for a customer than leaving the professionals to do it and coming back to clean and fresh carpets a short time later.

You can be the solution to a customers needs.

But why should they choose you rather than doing it themselves? Join us and you’ll see.

  • You are trained – We train you with professional products and equipment to achieve the best results
  • You use professional products and equipment – Tried and tested for years
  • You can do it, so they don’t have to – Saving the customer time, effort and eliminating the risk of them damaging their own carpet
  • Reputable and reliable – You are part of a world-renowned brand, dedicated to delivering the best service

Turning up to a customers home in your yellow van, unpacking your professional equipment and products and knocking on the door in your branded uniform certainly goes a long way in demonstrating to the customer the difference between a professional carpet clean and a DIY one.

Our data suggests that the average customer spend so far in 2021 is £140, if you were to see just 1 customer per working day all year, this would be a turnover of £36,680 (based on 252 working days).  Most franchise owners, depending on the size of the customer job will see up to 3 customers per day, that could return over £100,000 based on our average customer value!

Sound of interest?

If you’d like more information on a Servicemaster Clean Residential franchise, contact us today on 0116 275 9005 / for further information

One brand, three opportunities

So you want to be a part of a brand with over 60 years reputation of professional cleaning in the UK. But are unsure which opportunity is best suited to you? Read on!

We offer three different, but all money-making business opportunities for individuals who are looking to get in to business for themselves, not by themselves.

Contract Services Regular commercial building and office cleaning for all sectors including healthcare, retail, hospitality, education, manufacturing and more. Management B2B None required
Commercial Services One off and regular cleaning of carpet, hard floors and upholstery for in commercial settings including healthcare, retail, hospitality, education, manufacturing and more. Owner operated B2B None required
Residential Services Carpet, upholstery, rug, curtain, blind and hard floor cleaning within the home. Owner operated B2C None required

Management type is important as it’s the role you take in the business. 

Management style franchises won’t see you picking up a vacuum, but will see you managing a team to get the job done.

Owner operated style franchises will mean you are actively involved in delivering the services, initially, until you grow yourself out of the set up.

Customer type dictates the way your services are sold and transaction size. 

B2B will see you selling your services in to businesses, you will need a pipeline of prospects to promote your services to and consequently reach out to them or engage them enough to reach out to you. Contracts are generally regular are much larger in size compared to B2C. However, they can be harder to obtain.

B2C will see you marketing your services to encourage your customers to reach out to you, for you to convert them. Transactions tend to be one off and smaller in size, but more opportunities to gain more of them.

Your decision should be helped along by the above points. We can help with the wraparound information of our brand.

If you’d like to learn about each franchise opportunity in more detail, available territories and next training dates, contact us today on 0116 275 9005 /

Exclusive interview with ServiceMaster MD by Elite Franchise

Alan Lewin, ServiceMaster UK Managing Director of 15 years speaks exclusively with Elite Franchise Magazine on the journey and future of ServiceMaster Brands in the United Kingdom.

Read in more detail about our MD Alan Lewin, our brands, opportunities, challenges, successes and innovations.

This is the first interview of its kind for ServiceMaster Brands UK and it is a real privilege to be able to share the finished article.

You can read the article in full HERE.

Credit to Martin Morris, Writer at Elite Franchise Magazine.

For any questions surrounding our brands and franchise opportunities, you can speak to our franchise department on 0116 275 9005.

Celebrating 30 years of success!

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia franchise was an obvious investment choice for Simon Taplin. The decision was inspired by a desire to work for himself but with the support of a franchisor, following many years of employment in multi-national corporations.

From the outset, Simon believed that the ServiceMaster Clean business format was well thought out, well tested, and offered a clear path to success.

Joining a growing and successful franchise meant that thorough training was provided from the outset with ongoing training and support from ServiceMaster. This made a valuable contribution to the growth and success of the business.

By following the ServiceMaster system, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia have been able offer a complete package of commercial cleaning services. Their comprehensive range of cleaning services enables them to gain contracts with many large and well know organisations at both local and national level.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia now employ 140 staff, including Management, Warehouse, Administration and a Telesales team. Testament to their strong focus on employee engagement, the company still employs one of the original staff members, 30 years on!

With the company not only expanding in terms of client numbers but also geographical coverage, their vehicle fleet and premises too have grown. They currently operate a fleet of 8 ServiceMaster vehicles, making sure the business can continue to provide a first-class cleaning service to their clients wherever they are located.

In terms of premises, the business was originally based in Simon’s house, as the way many small businesses start out.  Following continued growth, in 2002, the operation moved to a purpose industrial unit. Fast forward 8 years and with expanding employee numbers, the business had again out-grown it’s site, prompting the business to relocate to their current location, just outside the beautiful cathedral city of Ely.

Following the success of the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia business, Malcolm’s plans to expand the business further. In early 2021 the decision was made, to invest in another ServiceMaster Clean territory, with the purchase of the Norfolk territory. The investment in the new territory seemed a fitting way to celebrate 30 successful years to date. The team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia and Norfolk very much look forward to continuing their provision of first-rate cleaning services, working with more clients and achieving further success.

If you’d like to build a successful contract cleaning business with the guidance, support, brand and proven business model of a world-renowned brand, contact our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 or 

ServiceMaster Clean franchise business featured in The Parliamentary Review

ServiceMaster Clean Newbury is celebrating its 30th Year in Business and the exciting prospect of moving to an Employee Ownership Trust. Nick Dee Shapland reflects on the companies history, it’s business philosophy and it’s future, in an article: Highlighting best practice published in:

“The Parliamentary Review”

You can read and download the article here (PDF)

Nick owns several ServiceMaster Clean businesses in residential, commercial and office cleaning, as well as disaster restoration.

We hope you enjoy the read!

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