Unlocking the Potential of Dumpster Pad Cleaning for Business Growth
Hello and welcome back to our channel! In this post, we delve into the lucrative world of dumpster pad cleaning, a key service for any aspiring pressure washing business. This guide is a snippet from a comprehensive video I did with my colleague, Mike, covering every aspect of starting a dumpster pad cleaning business. For the full video, check out the links in the comments and description.
Step-by-Step Process for Cleaning Dumpster Pads
Initial Cleanup: Start by picking up loose trash around the dumpster pad. Use a broom or blower for this task and a shovel for larger debris. All waste goes straight into the dumpster.
Chemical Application: Spray the chosen cleaning detergent or degreaser on the pad. If working on a military base, you might be required to use eco-friendly options like Simple Green. Allow the chemical to react and break down grime.
Cleaning Technique: For heavily soiled pads, use a Surface Cleaner or a turbo tip with a pressure washer. Don't worry about being too harsh; dumpster pads are typically sturdy and not pedestrian zones.
Rinsing and Additional Services: After cleaning, thoroughly rinse the area. Consider upselling services like fence cleaning or washing the dumpster itself, as clients often appreciate a completely clean area.
Setting Client Expectations and Time Management
Realistic Outcomes: Communicate with clients that while perfection isn't always achievable, significant improvements in appearance and odor are guaranteed.
Warranty and Service Agreement: Include a warranty clause for client reassurance. If any issues are raised post-cleaning, be ready to address them promptly.
Efficiency in Operations: Instruct your team to allocate a specific amount of time per job to maintain efficiency without compromising quality.
Upselling and Expanding Services
Understanding Client Needs: If a client expresses interest in additional services like cleaning the dumpster itself, negotiate this separately.
Pricing Strategy: Charge an additional fee for extra services. For example, cleaning a dumpster could be an added $10 to $30, depending on its size and condition.
Dumpster pad cleaning is a straightforward yet highly profitable aspect of the pressure washing business. By following these steps and tips, you can effectively clean dumpster pads, ensuring a better environment for your clients while growing your business.