What's your most profitable service?

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  1. Presidential Cleaning

    Presidential Cleaning Well-Known Member

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    What makes you the most money? Also do you have a niche service?
     
  2. emeraldclean

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    Furnace and duct cleaning. We do residential mostly with a little bit of light commercial. Average home takes 2.5 - 3 hours and price is around the $380-$420.
     
  3. rob allen

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    Pest control by a good margin followed by water damage. Tile is third. Carpet cleaning is king of cash flow though.
     
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  4. ACP

    ACP Well-Known Member

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    do you service the pest control customers with the carpet cleaning vans or do you show up in a different truck more marketed towards the service?
     
  5. shane deubell

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    Commercial encap by far for profit margin.
     
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  6. ebarnett

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    VCT strip & wax. Limited competition in my area so it's pretty easy to get $.35 to $.50 per sq. ft. Thought it is not easy work, by the end of the day it's payout is best for me.
     
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  7. Sterling

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    Eavestrough cleaning can be the most profitable service for me. I can make $100 in 10 minutes minus my gas to get there and $0.25 of gas in the leaf blower. On average it takes about 45 minutes.
     
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  8. rob allen

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    Yes. I certify all my techs under my applicators license.
     
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  9. Prosteam-sonomacounty

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    There are a few services that make really good money to time ratio but since residential carpet cleaning is the largest part of my business by far, it stands to reason that it's my most profitable.
    Yea, it ain't like making $300 per hour cleaning showers but cleaning carpet is my bread and butter.
     
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  10. Jpais

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    Concrete Staining is the most profitable margin wise. I prefer tile over carpet but both make a good chunk of change. Up sell wise granite countertops are really good
     
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  11. Cleaning Concierge

    Cleaning Concierge Well-Known Member

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    Commercial encap in terms of profit.
     
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  12. mikkel99

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    im gonna get into pest control next year
     
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  13. suncarpet

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    My most profitable is tile and grout and natural stone. However like previously mentioned by the rest of the guys in this , carpet cleaning is my bread-and-butter.
     
  14. mikkel99

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    Water damage restoration is the most profitable
     
  15. 1ST CHOICE CLEANING

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    How many water jobs are you doing a month?
     
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  16. mikkel99

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    I do maybe one every other month
     
  17. mikkel99

    mikkel99 Member

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    But I don't market the service
     
  18. 1ST CHOICE CLEANING

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    It's not profitable until you have paid off your equipment a few times.
     
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  19. Nomad74

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    Encap is the best for me. I don't do it much, but when I do I have a smile on my face because I'm not burning diesel and unleaded.
     
  20. mikkel99

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    i dont own i rent
     
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