31+ Unique Cleaning Business Ideas

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Interested in starting a cleaning business but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own cleaning business, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable cleaning business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start an equipment cleaning repair business

Examples of a successful equipment cleaning repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a equipment cleaning repair business:

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2. Start an exterior home cleaning service ($240K/year)

Nicholas Ciano from Walnut Creek, California, USA started Go Green Cleaning & Maintenance Services about 4 years ago, a exterior home cleaning service.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Walnut Creek, California, USA

I graduated from Chico State University, studying Business Finance, and jumped around from job to job looking for my ideal career. I struggled to find something I was passionate about and found myself lacking drive and ambition.

Be patient and enjoy the process. NO company started perfectly and it does take trial and error to learn what works for your industry.

It was not until I got a kick in the butt by my now wife that I decided to take life into my own hands and start something for myself, for us. I had worked construction jobs and other trade work before I realized I did not like the way they ran their workers and their business.

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Nicholas Ciano, on starting Go Green Cleaning & Maintenance Services ($20,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a pool cleaning business

Examples of a successful pool cleaning business:

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4. Start an online courses business ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success almost 8 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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Lidiya Kesarovska, on starting Let's Reach Success ($5,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a boat cleaning service

Examples of a successful boat cleaning service:

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6. Start a junk removal business ($300/year)

Sam Evans from Pennsylvania, USA started You Call We Haul Junk Removal over 4 years ago, a junk removal business.

  • Revenue: $25/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Pennsylvania, USA

When I was ending my freshman year of college, I was sitting in my dorm room one day when I got a call from my cousin. Both of us had been flipping items on eBay since we were 14 and always loved to find ways to make some extra money. He told me about a book called Effortless Entrepreneur, written by the founders of College Hunks Hauling Junk which is currently the world’s second-largest junk removal franchise.

I ordered the book on eBay for $4 and as soon as it came to my dorm, I immediately started reading. About 20 pages into it, I called my Dad who is a used car salesman. I told him that I was going to start a junk removal company and that I needed his help finding a truck. After nearly a week of calling him telling him every reason I could come up with as to why I needed to start this company, he was finally in. He helped me find a $1,000 truck on Craigslist, a 1991 Ford F-150.

I bought the truck, printed out some flyers at my school’s library, ordered a few hundred horrible business cards, and was officially in business.

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Sam Evans, on starting You Call We Haul Junk Removal ($25/month) full story ➜

7. Start a crime scene cleanup business ($33.6M/year)

Nick-Anthony Zamucen from Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA started Bio-One almost 13 years ago, a crime scene cleanup business.

  • Revenue: $2,800,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA

I started Bio-One Inc. over two decades ago.

Bio-One is the nation's leader in Crime & Trauma Scene Cleaning with over 90 franchised to date and growing. Bio-One isn’t like any other business you get into, it’s not all about profit.

Let me explain a bit more. When a suicide, homicide or an undiscovered dead body is found, there are many people who get called to the incident. The police, coroner/medical examiner, fire department, detectives and the last responders are companies like mine, Bio-One the crime scene cleaners. Not all scenes we clean are crimes, but the term crime scene cleaner gives some mental picture of what gets done. We clean and remediate what is commonly left behind from EMT’s, police, fire departments and coroners to name a few.

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Nick-Anthony Zamucen, on starting Bio-One ($2,800,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start an apartment cleaning business ($1.08M/year)

Examples of a successful apartment cleaning business:

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9. Start a dry cleaners business

Examples of a successful dry cleaners business:

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10. Start a cleaning products business ($511K/year)

David Zamarin from Boston, Massachusetts, USA started DetraPel over 7 years ago, a cleaning products business.

  • Revenue: $42,600/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The DetraPel idea started for me when I was in high school, but I had my entrepreneurial itch even earlier than that.

After just 4 months I was given an offer to sell for $150,000. The decision was easy. I sold my first business and invested all of the money into starting DetraPel.

Growing up in Philadelphia with divorced immigrant parents taught me a lot of what I needed to know to get to where I am today. I grew up watching my mother hustling daily to provide me with the best possible life.

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David Zamarin, on starting DetraPel ($42,600/month) full story ➜

11. Start a hospital cleaning business

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12. Start a waste disposal business

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13. Start an air duct cleaning business

Examples of a successful air duct cleaning business:

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14. Start an aviation cleaning service

Examples of a successful aviation cleaning service:

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15. Start a carpet cleaning service

Examples of a successful carpet cleaning service:

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16. Start an oven cleaning business

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17. Start a road cleaning business

Examples of a successful road cleaning business:

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18. Start a vehicle cleaning service

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19. Start a school janitorial service

Examples of a successful school janitorial service:

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20. Start an airport cleaning business

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21. Start a professional organizing business

Examples of a successful professional organizing business:

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22. Start a window cleaning business

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23. Start a pressure washing business

Examples of a successful pressure washing business:

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24. Start a steam cleaning business

Examples of a successful steam cleaning business:

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25. Start a snow removal service

Examples of a successful snow removal service:

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26. Start a laptop cleaning business

Examples of a successful laptop cleaning business:

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27. Start a chimeny cleaning service

Examples of a successful chimeny cleaning service:

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28. Start a garden cleaning business

Examples of a successful garden cleaning business:

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29. Start a carpet cleaner rental business

Examples of a successful carpet cleaner rental business:

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30. Become an attic room organizer

Examples of a successful attic room organizer:

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31. Start a garage organizer business

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