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Six of the Best Cleaning Franchises for 2019


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Jesse ZookMaidPro FranchiseeCollegeville, PA

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To give you an idea of the diverse cleaning franchise options available to you, here are six of the best cleaning franchise opportunities for 2019, each with a different cleaning niche.

1 – ServiceMaster Clean – This franchise brand is the oldest on our list. It was started in the 1950s by ServiceMaster which had been around since the 1920s, and it specializes in restoring homes and businesses following disasters like flooding. As owner of a ServiceMaster Clean franchise, you’re required to participate in the business, but it can be run from your home. According to the brand’s website, the initial cost to purchase a franchise business is $81,500 and a portion of that can be financed.

2 – MaidPro – MaidPro has earned a great reputation as a low-cost, “no-nonsense” home cleaning franchise and is unique in several ways. First, it gives franchisees a great deal of flexibility in how they do their jobs. Also, unlike some other cleaning brands, it doesn’t require that franchisees purchase a specific brand of cleaning supplies. MaidPro also doesn’t require that a specific amount of money be spent on marketing and don’t have to pay weekly royalty fees. MaidPro is a smaller franchisor that is very highly rated by its franchisees and has been recognized with many different awards for being a low-cost franchise. In 2019, for example, it was named the #1 Low-Cost Franchise in the Cleaning & Maintenance category and #3 Top Franchise to Own overall by Franchise Business Review. The initial investment for purchasing a MaidPro franchise is $74,560.

3 – Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning – This brand focuses on cleaning carpets, draperies and upholstery and has a worldwide presence. It has more than 2,500 franchise locations in the U.S. and 1,600 in other countries. Another advantage is that the business can be run from the franchisee’s home. The initial investment to purchase a Chem-Dry franchise ranges from $34,050 to $162,457, according to the company’s website.

4 – JAN-PRO – JAN-PRO specializes in commercial cleaning, rather than residential, and identifies itself as being “the #1 commercial cleaning franchise in the world.” It offers cleaning services to a wide range of institutions and businesses, ranging from manufacturing facilities to hospitals and day care centers. It offers three different franchise levels: home-based, master, and international.

5 – College Hunks Hauling JunkSmall Business Trends reminds us that de-cluttering can sometimes be a necessary step in the cleaning process. It recognizes this junk removal business in its list of “20 Cleaning Franchises to Help You Make a Tidy Profit.” Based on the College Hunks website, it is the “fastest-growing junk hauling and moving franchise in America.” The website says the estimated initial investment of opening one of its franchises is between $89,300 and $208,200, but that includes a half-year of operating expenses.

6 – Renew Crew – This might be a good franchise option if you like spending a lot of time in the great outdoors. This brand has developed a niche cleaning, sealing and protecting outside surfaces. According to its website, it uses a proprietary three-step process and environmentally friendly products to clean and protect outdoor living spaces at homes and businesses. The company has been around since the early 1990s. The initial investment for purchasing a franchise is between $33,050 and $83,025.

Want to Learn More About Why You Should Consider Cleaning Franchise Opportunities in 2019?

Maybe we’re biased, but of all the cleaning franchise options we’ve covered, we still think home cleaning franchises have more to offer because of their affordability and the lifestyles they allow franchisees to have. To learn more about how home cleaning franchise stack up when compared to other types of franchise opportunities, click here.

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