If you own a pressure washing business, janitorial service or truck washing business you owe it to yourself to look into the cleaning of air cargo containers. The cleaning of air-cargo containers is a necessity and it is a consistent business. These containers must be cleaned off to protect the contents inside. In our company we have established an industrial division from our car and truck washing business, The Car Wash Guys, which specializes in unique type cleaning. The Car Wash Guys industrial division specializes in steam cleaning of air cargo containers, ground equipment and loading docks. If you wish to get into this lucrative line of cleaning there are some things you will need. We maintain excessive insurance liability coverage to work on airports, excessive worker's compensation insurance, business licenses and state and county wastewater permits.
Although this sounds like a lot of paperwork it is not as difficult as it sounds and due to all these requirements it means these barriers to entry deter competition. Luckily for some businesses the government's intense bureaucracy helps you beat your competitors. Of course, we know that "price is king". Unless we have the lowest price or a very fair price, all the credentials in the world are meaningless. So here are some suggestions on cleaning prices for Cargo Containers:
Small ? On maintenance program $2.00 each
Small ? Very dirty $5.00 each
Large ? On maintenance program $5.00 each
Large ? With corrosion and dirty $10.00 each
Loading Docks Steam Cleaning is also a great business in that in a given industrial area there may be over 500 loading bays available for cleaning. We suggest a low cost high volume pricing strategy:
One Stall $10.00 each
Multiple Stalls $8.00 each
Ground Equipment at airports is parked all over the ramp, many pieces of equipment and if you charge by the unit you may find yourself cleaning hundreds of pieces of equipment in a single visit.
Small Units $3.00 each
Pick-ups/Vans $ 8.00 each
Bobtails/Scissor Trucks $15.00 to $25.00 each
Yes, those are low prices, but that's how you secure large accounts, which will lead to more work around industrial areas and airports. Before your pressure washing company or cleaning service will be chosen to do such accounts you must convince your potential customer that you believe in:
Strict adherence to scheduling
Consistency of quality
Image of equipment and crew
These are nearly as important as price. We really believe that because in the service business you either give good service or perish. So for twenty years that's what we've done. I hope you'll take this advice and follow it, as it uplifts the industry the more professional companies there are out there and together we also add a safety net to the new Homeland Security paradigm. Think on this.
"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs