Is carpet cleaning seasonal?

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Is carpet cleaning seasonal?
If so what are the slow seasons?
Also what is a good way to target commercial jobs? Thanks in advance
 

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It can be, depending on where you are. Winter is often peoples slowest time of year.
Correct. Except for Florida where EVERYTHING is the opposite of the othe 49 states. Winter is the busy time of year for carpet cleaning.

In the colder states summer is the busy carpet cleaning season. But in the winter, that's the busy disaster/restoration season. Like puffbacks, fire damage, water damage from frozen pipe breaks, ice damming and so on.

Just know that the weather effects EVERY industry at some point and time.
 

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Thank you guys for the great comments. I’m located in Northern California. No snow and not much rain. It seams rain and tax season can slow it down for cc industry
 
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Slower times but not a slow season where I’m at atleast so far. When the kids go back to school that time period is usually slow for whatever reason every year.
 

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Thank you guys for the great comments. I’m located in Northern California. No snow and not much rain. It seams rain and tax season can slow it down for cc industry
Out here in the west where the whether is pretty much nice year round this business stays fairly consistent year round. April (tax time) is a little slower as is Christmas from mid December to mid January. Other than that I’m pretty much always busy.
 

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For my business in Tennessee, I was always very busy in spring and summer. A little slower when kids went back to school, but I did marketing with the parent teacher organizations and that helped. Holiday time and right afterward was busy for people preparing for guests or cleaning up from guests who had just left. This lasted from early November to mid-January. Winter slow for residential.

This is why it is good to have a mix of commercial work along with residential. It evens out the roller coaster ride. I like quarterly accounts that I could fit in during slow periods.
 

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Here in N Florida I'm wide open doing T&G cleaning & sealing / shower re-grouts.
I'm booked through 12/19 right now!
November was crazy too. I ran out of time for all the Thanksgiving requests.
Sept was super slow, kids back to school.
Real estate market is super hot down here, that helps.

Diversification is a good strategy.
Here some landscapers switch to pressure washing during the winter.
One irrigation company also does gutters and drainage, so they're pushing that right now.

As Scott said, some steady repeating commercial accounts can help when residential market ebbs & flows.
 
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Here in N Florida I'm wide open doing T&G cleaning & sealing / shower re-grouts.
I'm booked through 12/19 right now!
November was crazy too. I ran out of time for all the Thanksgiving requests.
Sept was super slow, kids back to school.
Real estate market is super hot down here, that helps.

Diversification is a good strategy.
Here some landscapers switch to pressure washing during the winter.
One irrigation company also does gutters and drainage, so they're pushing that right now.

As Scott said, some steady repeating commercial accounts can help when residential market ebbs & flows.
Being booked till 12/19 must be a great feeling!
Good advice on diversity. Doing housekeeping and carpets we stay pretty busy. We do more houses then carpet so far but I’m trying. The ones we are doing have really been paying well. Now Im getting into area rug, and wool rug washing. Just getting started there, but the added revenue is nice. I’m on a carpet job, and always ask now if the home owner wants me to take the rugs to clean off site. The interlink class with Scott Warrington helped a lot! I’m still studying every night Rug Cleaning since I’m only in the beginning stages.
 

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It can be. But its like the stock market it has its slow/low and its busy/high times. If you have never believed in God, Now is a good time to do so.
 
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Cleaning is certainly seasonal in those markets that experience all four seasons. Here, we typically have 7-8 months of cleaning opportunity out of 12 months. The other months are Winter and slow residentially. Heck, we are still waiting for the full on Spring rush coming off the last three months, March-April-May, of cold rainy days that never seem to end. It is sunny and pleasant for a couple of days then rainy and you need the furnace for a week. It's been crazy and it's mid May already.

If you can obtain some regularly scheduled commercial work, that helps your needed cash flow. Monthly or quarterly cleanings help in the off months.
 

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Of course it's seasonal if the geographical area is with all four seasons. Winter time is just enough to pay bills nothing more then that, take some time off and go to the beach and relax.