Start Your Cleaning Franchise

Cost to Start a Cleaning Business


I see opportunities everywhere and plan to open up more locations in different parts of the country.

Jesse ZookMaidPro FranchiseeCollegeville, PA

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You’ve decided to take your passion for cleaning to the next level and start your own cleaning business. As a smart entrepreneur, one of the first things you’ll want to research is the cost to start a cleaning business. Marketing, office lease, supplies—these are a few of the factors you’ll want to consider. It may seem a bit overwhelming, but making smart decisions will help you reduce costs while maximizing profits.

You’ll next want to compare costs of starting a house cleaning business franchise versus starting out on your own as an independent business. As an independent business owner, you’ll save costs by not investing in franchise fees. Instead, you’ll be looking at other costs, including purchasing supplies, gaining clients through marketing, and establishing office space. The downside is that when it comes to making these financial decisions, you’re, well, on your own. Many people turn to franchising for help. The cost to start a MaidPro house cleaning business varies depending on your location and how many zip codes you are looking to service. To get a more accurate sense for cost, please fill out our free estimate form here. Comparatively, the cost to start a house cleaning business is much lower than other types of businesses. And while the franchise house cleaning business model may be more expensive upfront, you’ll be supplied with tried-and-true business solutions—something most franchisees say is worth every penny. A good franchisor will provide assistance and suggestions on everything from marketing strategies to the most efficient way to get a job done. Without the gamble of wasting money on ineffective business plans, you’ll be saving yourself money and headaches down the road.

There’s no denying that starting a new business requires an initial investment. If you take the franchise route, you’ll want to consider money to your franchisor, as well as directly into your new business. Let’s start with money paid to the franchisor. Franchise fees are the upfront cost to join the team, and royalties are an ongoing fee typically paid as a percentage of income. As the franchisee, you’ll be looking to minimize both of these costs. When comparing across several industries, you’ll consistently find that the franchise and royalty fees (as well as the overall cost) to start a house cleaning business to be much lower.

Cleaning businesses are fairly unique. Unlike most other industries, you’ll be travelling to your clients. With no expensive commercial property build out’s or equipment to purchase, you’ll be saving big! As an added bonus, you’ll be off and running with very little wait time. While other business owners wait for their restaurants and storefronts to be built, you’ll be busy building relationships with clients.

Not all cleaning franchises are created equal however. At MaidPro, we see our franchisees like family members—and we would never gouge family! Our franchise costs are some of the lowest around. And with our royalty fees up to half of other cleaning franchises, you’ll save down the road too. We’re here to help you get the most out of your dollar. While most franchises will pocket most of your initial franchise investment, we would never dream of doing that. In fact, more than 60% of the cost to start a cleaning business with MaidPro goes right into your new business. We know that everyone has different ideas of what their business should be. Small, medium or large—you decide how big you want to go, and we’ll help you get there. Our customized plans will help you keep the costs as low as possible.


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Mark Kushinsky, CEO & Richard Sparacio, President
MaidPro Founders

It’s time to start a business that’s right for you

We’re here to answer all your questions and show you the fantastic benefits of a MaidPro franchise.