Add on Service: Chandelier Cleaning
During that period where window cleaning is either slow or non existent, one service offering that can create revenue and can be performed indoors is chandelier cleaning in a commercial setting. Hotels, smaller auditorium venues, upscale restaurants and even some larger homes have large chandeliers of varying types that require cleaning that can be scheduled.
There are several approaches one could utilize to reach potential clients for chandelier work.
1.) Sending out mailers offering free estimates.
2.) Going out in person and finding the person responsible for the chandeliers and requesting a meeting.
3.) Having an internet presence where customers can find you when they are seeking chandelier cleaning.
Of course, having the knowledge of various types of chandeliers and the cleaning methods is mandatory prior to venturing out for potential business. Much of this knowledge can be learned by stopping at a local chandelier store for a few hours and reading online. There will be glass, crystal, brass chandeliers coming in various styles and shapes. Soft, clean moving pads for the ground below a cleaning is mandatory to help protect the floor and to help prevent breakage of falling pendants & pieces that may occur during cleaning.
Pricing can be offered many ways. Once you have cleaned enough chandeliers you can offer cleanings by giving pricing per chandelier and detailing in the written bid exactly what will be performed, i.e., hand washing, one mobilization of cleaning and what type of cleanser & rags/gloves you will be using.
Pricing can also be offered giving the customer a set man hour price per chandelier. In rare occasions a damage waiver may be wise to use when a chandelier is very old, brittle or in bad repair.
Chandelier Cleaning can be a profitable addition to a window cleaning operation whether you are a one man show or have several employees. The work is tedious but the profits can be great.