Commercial & Office Cleaning Business Startup Ideas

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have placed a renewed priority on reducing the risks of contracting and spreading illnesses. From doctor offices and hospitals to fitness centers and more, there is a high demand for commercial cleaning. For those with an entrepreneurial mindset, this presents a unique opportunity.

The pressing need for cleaning services is largely fueled by compliance regulations and federal guidelines. With that said, commercial cleaning is no longer a “luxury” for businesses, it’s an absolute necessity to keep their doors open. If you’re ready to get your hands dirty, here are five commercial and office cleaning business startup ideas to explore.

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As of Q1 2022, when measured by revenue, janitorial cleaning services has an enormous market size of $97.6 billion. This is expected to increase by 6.6% over the course of the year with much of this gain still fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the five years between 2017 and 2022, the market growth was 6.7%. In other words, in 2022, the industry grew as much as it had over the past five previous years combined.

Office Cleaning

In 2020, the office cleaning industry was valued at almost $56 million. By 2030, that number is expected to double to a whopping $112 million. Much of this growth is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after which office managers of every sector had to devote renewed time, energy, resources, and money to properly and thoroughly clean every surface. Almost three years after the onset of the pandemic, that dedication remains strong, which means the profit potential of the office cleaning business market also remains robust.

Medical Facility Cleaning

Medical Facility Cleaning Business

Medical facility cleaning is a small business franchise option with enormous potential. In 2021, this market had a value of $19.5 billion, and it’s on track to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 10.5% from now until 2030!

More specifically, the medical devices cleaning market size was $1.7 billion in 2020. In just eight short years, it’s expected to more than double in size to $3.1 billion by 2028 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6%. If you want a sure-fire market that is in demand more than ever, medical facility cleaning may very well be it.

School Cleaning

Across the country, school cleaning has moved up the priority ladder in educational facilities, and it isn’t slowing down. School cleaning makes up a huge portion of the commercial cleaning market with over $5 billion a year earned in the U.S. in carpet and floor cleaning alone. It’s estimated by industry analysts that this market could grow at a CAGR of more than 5% through 2024.

Gym Cleaners

When isolation protocols demanded the closing of many public destinations, the physical fitness industry took one of the hardest hits. Those gyms that survived and weathered the storm have shown a renewed dedication to sanitization and cleaning.

With over 50% of consumers taking better care of their health since the pandemic, you can bet that much of that includes heading to the gym more frequently; this translates to increasing demands for fitness center cleaning in gyms across the country.

Explore the Commercial and Office Cleaning Industry Today

We hope this guide has helped you imagine the many ways to get your hands dirty in the commercial cleaning industry. But keep in mind that the above list is only the beginning. You can also find more opportunities in niche markets including gutter cleaning, pressure washing, carpet cleaning, and more.

And, while you’ll always have the “opportunity” to start your own commercial cleaning business, sometimes, it makes more sense to invest in an existing opportunity that offers the recognition of a well-established brand and a proven track record of success. They are called “Franchise Opportunities,” and our team has handpicked a few commercial cleaning options for you to explore below. If anything catches your interest, remember to download the free Small Business Startup app to keep all these options at your fingertips—available for both Apple and Android!

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Like UBER for car cleaning This disruptive franchise is revolutionizing the future of car washing with its proprietary, on-demand, eco-friendly, waterless car-cleaning service. This franchise opportunity is getting ready to explode in the USA Franchisees can get in early on this revolutionary brand with a low initial investment

$100,000 Min Cash Required

All Dry - Restoration and Cleanup

One of the FASTEST GROWING FRANCHISES IN AMERICA is rapidly opening new territories with under 100k in startup fees, a fast break-even, and over 2.9M in revenue All Dry Services delivers fast and reliable water mitigation and mold remediation services through high-tech processes, intuitive software, proprietary training, and exceptional customer experiences.

$100,000 Min Cash Required

Restoration 1

Own a Restoration 1 Franchise. One of the fastest growing home restoration franchises is poised to become the nation's first household name for restoration services While the national chains are either rapidly running out of available territory or are sold out entirely, Restoration 1 has become one of the nation's fastest growing restoration franchise. Restoration 1 is a complete residential and commercial residential services due to water, fire, smoke or mold damage. It's an easy to own, easy to scale low start-up costs recession resistant business.

$50,000 Min Cash Required

Casey's Cleaning

Create a lifestyle you want with a proven business model. Casey's Cleaning helps you start your own cleaning company with little startup costs, complete support, and ultimately, financial freedom. Learn more about the costs, benefits, and available locations today

$20,000 Min Cash Required

Two Maids & A Mop

The secret to our success is available to motivated individuals actively seeking to build a successful and profitable business. The companys innovative lead generation strategy, unique lead conversion process and nearly 20 years of operating success serves as a true differentiator in the residential house cleaning industry. Learn more on how Two Maids & A Mop is disrupting the industry.

$51,000 Min Cash Required

Mr. Electric

Mr. Electric has built tested and effective systems for business success over the past 20 years. In addition to a solid foundation for success, Mr. Electric franchisees also benefit from research and expertise in new and growing areas of the electrical industry, such as solar, electrical vehicle charging, and lighting retrofit.

$50,000 Min Cash Required

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