Did you know there are at least 55 types of cleaning services? When I began researching this topic, I had no idea how many cleaning business ideas I would find. It has been an unexpected adventure!
We’ve covered all the businesses you’d expect like home cleaning, commercial cleaning, power washing, laundromats, and car washes. Then, some are totally surprising like laser cleaning, hoarder cleanups, and sports facility cleaning. If you have a passion, there’s probably a cleaning job that focuses on it.
We’ll cover them all. Plus, we’ll provide you with a list of all the NAICS codes that involve cleaning, and a ton of resources to help you advance your career and business. Get ready to read one of the most intriguing blogs I have had the opportunity to write. I hope you enjoy it!
How many types of cleaning are there?
There are at least 55 different types of cleaning services that businesses can offer. Many are specialized cleaning types that you wouldn’t offer if you provide home cleaning services. The following sections share information on the type of cleaning services to offer.
1. Green cleaning services
There is a growing trend of providing green cleaning across all types of cleaning services. Green cleaning is focused on using:
- Environmentally friendly cleaning solution(s)
- Eco-friendly cleaning practices
- Reusable cleaning supplies (cloths instead of paper towels)
The U.S. Green Building Council is the leading authority on environmental stewardship in the building environment. As part of their LEED Certified Building credentials, they require a green cleaning business plan and documentation, or a commercial cleaning service contractor with certification from one of the following organizations:
- Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42)
- Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB)
Both of these are intensive and require SOPs, but they are worthwhile. The General Services Administration found that LEED buildings far outperformed comparable-sized non-LEED buildings with:
- 34% lower CO2 emissions
- 25% less energy consumption
- 11% less water consumption
- 80 million tons of waste diverted from landfills.
You can apply their standards to this whole list of cleaning services offered.
2. House cleaning services
House cleaners provide services to residential properties. Businesses offering house cleaning services may also offer a:
- Deep cleaning service
- Airbnb cleaning service
- Move-in and move-out cleaning service
- Apartment cleaning service
- Carpet cleaning service
- Window cleaning service
- Maid service
Check out our blog about Queen Bee Cleaning Service to learn more about how to start a house cleaning service.
3. Deep cleaning services
A deep cleaning service focuses on basic cleaning services and more detailed tasks that don’t have to be done as frequently. A deep clean will normally include:
- Cleaning windows, frames, curtains, and blinds
- Washing garbage bins
- Replacing air filters and noting the date you changed it
- Clean baseboards
- Washing door frames and knobs
- Wiping light switches
- Testing fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
- Clearing out clutter
- Carpet cleaning
- Standard house cleaning services like
These services normally charge more than standard house cleaning prices because they take longer.
4. Airbnb cleaning services
A cleaning service business might also want to offer cleaning for vacation rental properties hosted on Airbnb and Vrbo. This service is virtually identical to a house cleaning business, but benefits from:
- Higher rates than residential cleaning
- More frequent cleaning schedules than residential cleaning
- Additional revenue streams through cohosting
Find out how Christobal Mondragon makes nearly $2 million per year in our interview with him below.
5. Move-in cleaning services
These cleaning businesses focus on cleaning houses and apartments before the tenant or owner moves in. The previous owners will normally clean the property when they move out, but it’s still beneficial to get a house cleaned before moving in. People love moving into a clean home. This professional cleaning service will be identical to a deep clean, but there is less stuff in the way so you can perform a better cleaning job.
Keep reading for more types of cleaning services.
6. Move-out cleaning services
Apartment complexes are major clients for this type of cleaning business, but you can also offer move-out house cleaning to homeowners and renters when they move out. Like the move-in cleaning, this cleaning business would offer the same services as a deep cleaning service.
7. Apartment cleaning services
These cleaning businesses mostly offer services to apartment complex owners, but they can also offer professional cleaning to tenants. An apartment cleaning service can be a great way for someone without a car to start a business. For instance, within a 1-mile radius, there are over 1,000 apartments in some cities. That creates a great opportunity. For those with cars, cleaning multiple apartments in a complex reduces the cost of gas and increases your profit margins.
Keep reading for more types of cleaning services
8. Maid services
Traditionally, maids were responsible for keeping the house clean regularly. A cleaning company that offers a maid service will normally provide their services to the same customer or customers frequently. They will normally provide other cleaning services like:
- Doing laundry
- Making beds
- Cleaning up after pets
This term is often used interchangeably with other types of house cleaning services, but maid services can also be nannies or live-in services with a single client.
Want to learn more about cleaning businesses? Check out our free cleaning training with Christobal to learn how to make millions cleaning homes.
9. Carpet cleaning services
Cleaning carpets can be offered as a service of residential and commercial cleaning services, but many businesses clean carpets exclusively. This cleaning business can be combined with other types of cleaning like:
- Upholstery cleaning tasks
- Odor removal
- Mold remediation
- Janitorial cleaning
Check out our blog about starting a carpet cleaning business to learn more.
10. Business cleaning services
Professional cleaners offer different types of commercial cleaning services for businesses based on commercial properties’ cleaning needs. Commercial businesses need all the same types of cleaning as residential buildings, but there are unique offerings like:
Commercial buildings will often require different types of cleaners, most with specialized tools. Without the right equipment and cleaning products, a business could cause major damage to equipment.
11. Curtain cleaning services
A curtain cleaning service specifically focuses on cleaning fabric. This isn’t normally a stand-alone cleaning but is on the cleaning services list for a carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaner. The most basic types of clean curtains can be cleaned in a washer and dryer. Some fabrics may require a dry cleaner or another professional cleaner.
Keep reading for different types of cleaning services.
12. Duct cleaning services
Duct cleaning is focused on improving indoor air quality. The cleaning jobs require special cleaning supplies, training, and equipment. This is mostly a service sold for residential cleaning, but commercial buildings need it sometimes, too. If you want to offer this service, I strongly suggest you get hands-on training from NADCA. Without it, you can cause damage to customers’ heating and cooling systems.
13. HVAC coil cleaning services
If you run a duct cleaning company, you might also want to consider offering coil cleaning services. HVAC coils require special products to clean surfaces because aluminum and copper corrode easily. Don’t get the idea to use a power washer while cleaning coils because it will bend the fins and reduce the usefulness of the HVAC equipment.
14. Window cleaning services
Window cleaners can make a great living. They use power washing tools outside to make it fast and easy to wash windows. We interviewed Martin Skarra about his window washing business and found out he makes $90K revenue per month and has nearly doubled the revenue since buying it. Find out how in our interview below:
15. Kitchen cleaning services
Commercial cleaning services will offer kitchen cleaning to restaurants and other businesses with kitchens. Commercial kitchens have lots of specialized equipment that needs to be cleaned to maintain a healthy environment. You’ll be cleaning equipment like:
- Commercial fryers
- Vent hoods
- Exhaust fans
- Commercial grills
Be careful when working in this segment of the cleaning industry because some restaurants don’t take good care of their equipment. This could expose you to electric shock or grease burns.
Keep reading for more types of cleaning services you can offer to clients.
16. Spring cleaning services
Consider offering a spring cleaning service to your regular cleaning clients, so they know at least once a year they are getting an extra thorough cleaning job done. A spring clean is like a deep clean, but you may help them eliminate unwanted items that are creating clutter in their homes.
17. Wall cleaning services
You might want to offer wall cleaning if you are a cleaning company, smoke remediation expert, or pressure washing business. People who smoke indoors leave a residue all over their walls. Check out the picture below to see how it looks when a smoker takes pictures off their walls. Commercial kitchens, daycares, and industrial structures can also have walls that could use annual scrubbing.
In addition, the building exterior can get dirty. Check out the difference between the before and after pictures from NW Softwash.
18. Gutter cleaning services
Gutter cleaning is another service that a pressure washing company should consider offering. Gutters are crucial to protecting the roof, yard, and surrounding areas when it rains. If they are clogged, you’ll eventually see signs of damage. Check out our interview with Stephen from NW Softwash Below:
19. Medical cleaning services
The healthcare environment is unique and has special cleaning needs. You will probably want to get common OSHA certifications for healthcare including:
- OSHA #7200 – Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control (7 hours)
- OSHA #7205 – Health Hazard Awareness (6 hours)
- OSHA #7210 – Pandemic Illness Preparedness (5.5 hours)
See the full list of OSHA certifications.
20. Office cleaning services
Office spaces are high traffic buildings. Many cleaning businesses provide office cleaning services because they are high-frequency recurring services. These cleaning jobs may function during business operations or after hours on commercial property. Depending on the client, a cleaning services company may need to run background checks on employees.
21. Commercial cleaning services
We previously listed business cleaning services, but there is a slight difference between the commercial cleaning services list and business cleaning. Commercial cleaning includes both residential and commercial cleaning services. In other words, Airbnb owners and realtors would be in this category even though they are technically residential cleaning.
22. Dry cleaning services
Some materials cannot be washed with water because it destroys the fabric. Cleaning businesses will need to use high-end chemicals to treat the products that require this treatment. This is a specialized field, but you might offer it as an additional service if you run a laundromat, carpet cleaning service, or restoration business.
23. Upholstery cleaning services
Upholstery cleaning is focused on furniture cleaning. Most furniture needs periodic cleaning, but customers expect a skilled technician when they need it cleaned. The best cleaning service will be the one that understands how to work on materials like:
- Other synthetic materials
Keep reading for more cleaning services types.
24. Leather cleaning services
While searching for the most prolific writer on leather cleaning, I discovered Tips Bulletin, by Joan Clark. She’s written over 80 blogs about leather cleaning and is also one of the top 20 writers about cleaning according to Ahrefs.
Leather cleaning services help care for furniture, leather clothing, car interiors, and more. If you have a passion for leather, consider specializing in leather cleaning and restoration.
25. Hoarder cleaning services
Cleaning a house packed full of items that a person couldn’t bear to get rid of is one of the most challenging cleaning jobs a company can take. It involves going through everything, eliminating as much as possible, and hauling away the junk. Then, you can begin cleaning and decontaminating the space. The cleaning service description will need to be detailed. The good news is it can lead to a huge payday.
According to Palmetto Commercial Services pricing for a 1,000 square foot space includes:
- $50 to $125 per man hour: Deciding what to trash
- $2,250: $50 to $75 per cubic yard (27 cubic feet) for disposing of property
- $750 to $2,500: Cleaning and disinfecting
A two-person team could easily make $100K per year with as little as four jobs a year.
26. Sanitization services
Sanitization is a step above standard cleaning services. It is the process of reducing a virus or bacteria to a safe level within a space. If you offer this cleaning service, you are most likely using a combination of sanitizer and disinfectant from the EPA’s List N Tool. Use the disinfectant finder to identify approved products.
Cleaning companies can perform this task. Green Orchard Group recommends the following training to properly perform this work:
- Environmental Health & Safety Certification
- Biohazard Cleanup Certification (available at IJCSA)
- Pathogen Decontamination Certification
27. Portable sanitation services
Construction sites, events, and other businesses need porta potties and portable hand washing stations regularly. Some types of cleaning services specifically focus on cleaning and maintaining portable toilets and sinks.
28. Mold remediation services
If mold develops in a home or business, they need someone to help remove it. Cleaning companies can perform mold remediation, but the people working on it should be properly trained. Check out the EPA’s mold home page for more information about how to test and treat mold.
29. Smoke remediation services
Cleaning companies can offer smoke remediation services for properties with smoke damage. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification’s Master Fire and Smoke Restorer track covers what cleaning procedures to use.
30. Environmental cleanup services
There are specialized cleaning companies that focus on environmental cleanup and restoration after oil spills. Check the EPA Cleanup Programs for ones in your area and their requirements for contractors.
31. Pressure washing services
Pressure washing, power washing, and soft washing are all cleaning services that use a pressurized stream of water to clean the outside of buildings, driveways, and cars. Check out our interview with a pressure washing company below:
32. Hazmat cleanup services
Hazard cleaning services work in environments that may expose people to biological or chemical materials that can cause long-term health impacts or even death. If you are going to offer this service, make sure to review the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations page and get the proper certifications and training.
33. Junk removal services
Haul off people’s trash, appliances, and other items that garbage collectors won’t collect. If you offer this service, you can also make money by breaking down electronics and recycling them by the type of metal. It effectively gives you multiple streams of revenue from one service.
34. Laundry services
Housekeepers, laundromats, and dry cleaners should also consider offering laundry services to increase their revenue.
35. Pool cleaning services
Cleaning residential and commercial pools can be a great service to offer. You get to spend time outside, and the pool cleaning market is highly fractionalized. IBIS World considers the pool cleaning industry to be without market leaders. That means someone who does a great job and is looking to grow could do so easily.
36. Disaster cleaning services
There are companies with an entire business strategy designed to help clean up after natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes. This service can be highly profitable, but you’ll need to be skilled at working with government agencies like FEMA. You’ll probably also need one or more disaster cleanup certifications, but feel free to volunteer to develop some experience.
37. Janitorial services
Most large commercial buildings need a janitorial team and prefer to outsource the work. Offering janitorial services requires a larger team of cleaners working with the same client daily. If you get clients like this, you can negotiate a storage closet for your equipment because your employees will be there daily. Storing equipment on site will reduce the number of company vehicles you need compared to mobile cleaners with weekly clients.
38. Car cleaning services
Mobile car detailers, chip repair companies, and interior detailers are all cleaning companies that make a great living. You can start them for a low cost, and there are plenty of opportunities to market your business economically. Learn about how Slide In Mobile Detailing makes over $100K per year from a $500 investment:
39. Boat cleaning services
Powerwashing businesses can offer maritime cleaning if they live near an ocean or lake. Keeping a boat clean offers unique challenges; be sure to study up on the particulars before offering boat cleaning services. The International Detailing Association offers a boat cleaning business certification that provides online exams plus hands-on training.
40. Data center cleaning services
Cleaning data centers is a big business with specialized equipment. Stream Data Centers manage data centers for Fortune 500 companies and estimate that major data centers spend $10 million to $25 million per year in expenses. That means a single data center could be a $500K contract for a cleaning company.
41. Crime scene cleaning services
Cleaning up crime scenes is often contracted out to independent companies. It’s hard to find exact data on this segment, but forensic evidence collection and cleaning services are available. Less than 100 businesses are competing for crime scene forensic cleanups according to IBIS World Report OD4174. They split $815 million in revenue and $74.2 net income. That means the average company in this service makes nearly $750 thousand in profit annually.
42. Blind cleaning services
Just to be clear, this is cleaning window blinds, but there may be a market for cleaning blind people, too. This could be combined with basic cleaning services, window washing companies, or janitorial services. It’s mostly dusting, but you could also do installs and repainting.
43. School cleaning services
Public schools spend nearly $64 billion on operations and maintenance yearly. Only a portion of that is for cleaning services, but an energy.gov study found that cleaning can save $350K in energy costs per school. Just search “cleaning” in the report to read about the cleaning services that helped the most. Make sure to include them in your bids.
44. Restroom cleaning services
This type of service might be combined with a pool cleaning service that works with apartment complexes. If you rent and clean porta potties, you might be able to expand your offerings to clean restrooms in trailers and other buildings. Residential and commercial cleaning should also include this in basic cleaning. Restroom cleaning includes:
- Wipe down countertops
- Clean mirrors
- Clean dispensers for toilet paper and paper towels
- Refill paper towels and toilet paper
- Disinfect toilets
- Clean sinks
- Scrub showers
- Vacuum and mop floors
- Clean vacuum
- Take out the trash
45. Sports cleaning services
Stadiums and coliseums have unique needs that many places don’t. Cleaning them means cleaning:
- Sports equipment
- Specialized surfaces like astroturf, polished courts, or ice rinks
- Graffiti removal
- Escalator cleaning
- And anything else that a sports center might need
Palmetto Service has a great page describing all the unique needs for sporting venues.
46. Foreclosure cleaning services
A foreclosed home can be a disaster. People have often left everything behind. If you offer move-out services or work with realtors, you might want to add foreclosure cleaning to your services. You’ll need a box truck or a trailer to haul items and debris, but you can make substantial revenue from what has been left. Alternatively, you can partner with a company like Junk King to handle the removal of the junk.
Keep reading for more types of cleaning services.
47. Construction cleaning service
During new construction and building renovations, piles of debris and contaminants will harm breathing. Construction cleanup crews do the cleaning tasks and waste removal for construction sites. If you already work with contaminated spaces, you might consider offering a post-construction cleaning service.
48. Street cleaning services
Major roads and freeways need to be cleaned regularly. Street sweepers and snow plows are street cleaning services that can be a business of their own or as a side gig. In Big Rapids, Michigan, practically everyone with a truck supplements their income by cleaning the streets of snow during the winter months.
49. Food cleaning services
Rice and other foods must be cleaned after they are grown. Businesses that clean and polish rice are listed under NAICS code 311212. This is a separate business from most cleaning services. There is no overlap.
50. Cleaning services supplies vendor
If you create your own cleaning products, you can also create a supply company. That’s exactly what Austin Miller did when he expanded his local cleaning company to become a nationwide supplier of cleaning products online. He’s even started selling franchises. Check out our interview with him below:
51. Gun cleaning services
I can’t talk much about this service because Google tends to downrank pages that talk about it, but there are well over 100,000 searches for the kits, solvents, and services focused on this cleaning industry.
52. Metal descaling services
Have you ever wanted to include lasers in your description of cleaning services? Maybe you should start a metal descaling company. There are over 2,400 searches per month for each of the terms “cleaning laser(s),” “laser cleaning,” and ”laser cleaner.” They mostly involve removing impurities from a metal. I had to YouTube it!
53. Chimney sweeping
If you like getting dirty, chimney sweeping might be the cleaning job for you. Chimneys get soot on them when a fire burns. If they aren’t clean, the soot can combust and light the entire property on fire. Cleaning chimneys exposes you to lung irritants, so make sure to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment if you offer chimney sweeping.
54. Car washes
These businesses are starting to become more profitable. Most charge monthly memberships with multiple levels of service. It helps them increase lifetime customer values. You can have automated services or mobile car washing. Either way, it can be highly profitable.
55. Masonry cleaning and caulking services
Masonry gets dirty, too. Power washing companies might consider offering these services. Cleaning companies can also clean showers (e.g., public campgrounds, gyms, etc.) and recaulk them. Just make sure you know what you are doing before offering the service.
What is usually included in a cleaning service?
A cleaning service normally includes two cleaners and a full house cleaning with:
Some even include laundry and dishes in their normal cleaning.
What type of business is a cleaning service?
Cleaning businesses are classified by NAICS code. The NAICS code will vary by the type of cleaning business you operate. The most commonly used NAICS cleaning service businesses are:
- 561720: Janitorial Services (including residential housekeeping)
- 561740: Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
- 561790: Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings (including pressure washing)
- 811192: Car Washes (mobile car washing, too)
You can view all the NAICS codes for cleaning in the table below, which was compiled by searching washing on NAICS.com, then gathering the NAICS code, title, and description from the 2022 NAICS codes in the U.S. Census Bureau.
|NAICS Code||NAICS Title||Description from US Census Bureau|
|115114||Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning)||Crop harvesting and processing services including cleaning, shelling, curing, grading, cooling, sun drying, fumigating, sorting, and packing.|
|115210||Support Activities for Animal Production||Live stock and domestic animal breeding, breed documentation, boarding, herd improvements, (5) livestock spraying, and sheep dipping/shearing.|
|212114||Surface Coal Mining||Companies in developing, cleaning, sizing, and screening surface mining of coal. Does not include the actual mining of coal.|
|213112||Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations||Companies providing support services for oil and gas operations including exploration; excavating cellars and slush pits; well surveying; cutting, running, and pulling casings, rods, and tubes; cementing and shooting wells; perforating well casings; chemically treating and acidizing wells; and cleaning out, bailing, and swabbing wells.
Does not Include geophysical surveying and mapping, construction, site preparation, and transportation activities.
|238140||Masonry Contractors||Companies in masonry work, bricklaying, stone setting, and other stone work. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs.
Masonry pointing, cleaning, or caulking
Marble, granite, and slate, exterior, contractors
Concrete block laying
Foundation (e.g., brick, block, stone), building, contractors
|238220||Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors||Companies involved in the service, installation, maintenance, cleaning, and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Includes:
Cooling tower installation
Duct work (e.g., cooling, dust collection, exhaust, heating, ventilation) installation
Lawn and fire sprinkler system installation
Fireplace, natural gas, installation
Commercial, industrial, and scientific refrigeration system installation
Building connections and hookups to sewers.
|238290||Other Building Equipment Contractors||Building contractors except electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, or ventilation equipment. New work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs of building equipment including:
Automated and revolving door installation
Lightning rod installation
Boiler and pipe insulation installation
Commercial-type door installation
Conveyor system installation
Commercial or industrial revolving and overhead door installation
Dismantling large-scale machinery and equipment
Elevator or escalator installation
Satellite TV and internet dish installation for homes
Built-in vacuum system installation
Installation of gas pumps
|311212||Rice Milling||Companies that do any of the following: mill, clean, polish, and package rice.|
|325612||Polish and Other Sanitation Goods Manufacturing||Companies producing polish or other cleaning chemicals.|
|332813||Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring||Companies that perform the following on metal products: electroplating, plating, anodizing, coloring, buffing, polishing, cleaning, and sandblasting metals and metal products for trade work. Companies may also be in this category if they work on metal and other products.|
|332994||Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing||This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing guns (small arms), other ordnance, and/or ordnance accessories.|
|333111||Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing||Companies manufacturing agricultural, farming, turf, and ground care machinery or equipment. Includes planting, harvesting, and commercial grass mowing equipment.
Types of machines manufactured in this NAICS code:
Feed processing equipment for farms
Fertilizing machinery for farms
Planting machines for farms
Plows for farms
Poultry brooders, feeders, and waterers
Farm tractors and attachments
|333131||Mining Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing||Companies manufacturing:
Underground mining machinery and equipment, such as mining cars, coal breakers, core and rock drills, and coal cutters. Mineral beneficiating machinery and equipment used in surface or underground mines.
|333241||Food Product Machinery Manufacturing||Companies that manufacture machines used in food and beverage manufacturing including:
Dairy product machinery and equipment, like ice cream freezers, homogenizers, and pasteurizers Bakery machinery and equipment like bake ovens, dough mixers, and pastry rolling machinesMeat and poultry processing and preparation machinerySlicers, choppers, and mixers
|333310||Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing||Companies manufacturing commercial and service industry machinery including:
Optical instruments and lenses (except ophthalmic)
Photography and photocopying equipment
Commercial laundry and drycleaning machines
Car maintenance equipment (except mechanics’ handtools)
Commercial cooking equipment
|334510||Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing||Companies manufacturing:
Electromedical and electrotherapeutic devices
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs) equipment
Electromedical endoscopic equipment
|335210||Small Electrical Appliance Manufacturing||Companies manufacturing:
Small electric appliances and electric housewares
Household-type fans (except attic fans)
Household vacuum cleaners
Electric home floor care machines
Residential bath fan manufacturers
Home carpet and floor cleaning equipment manufacturers
Residential ceiling fan manufacturing
Curling irons manufacturing
Electric blankets manufacturing
Portable electric space heaters manufacturers
Electric portable hair dryer manufacturing
Household portable cooking appliances (except microwave, convection ovens) manufacturing
Portable humidification system manufacturing
Electric scissor manufacturing
Home ventilation and exhaust fan manufacturing
|335999||All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing||Companies manufacturing industrial and commercial electric apparatus and other equipment.
Examples of products include:
AC-to-DC and DC-AC converters
Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Appliance cords made from purchased insulated wire
Solid-state battery chargers
Electric door openers
Extension cords made from purchased insulated wire
Similar equipment for industrial-type and consumer-type equipment.
Does not include:
Communication and energy wires and cables
Industrial control Control systems
Carbon and graphite products
|339113||Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing||Companies manufacturing surgical appliances and supplies including:
Personal industrial safety devices (except protective eyewear)
Operating room tables.
|423810||Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers||Companies that are wholesale distributors of specialized machinery, equipment, and related parts generally used in construction, mining (except oil well), and logging activities including:
Excavation equipment wholesalers
Road maintenance and construction equipment wholesalers
Forestry equipment wholesalers
Mining crane wholesalers
|423820||Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers||Companies that are wholesale distributors of equipment parts used on farms, gardens, lawns, and agriculture including:
Animal feeder wholesalers
Milking equipment wholesalers
Harvesting equipment wholesalers
Planting machinery wholesalers
|423850||Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||Companies that are wholesale distributors of service company supplies and equipment including:
Amusement park equipment wholesalers
Beauty supply and equipment wholesalers
Car wash supply and equipment wholesalers
Drycleaning supply and equipment wholesalers
Voting machine wholesalers
Janitorial supply and equipment wholesalers
Undertakers’ supply and equipment wholesalers
Upholsterers’ supply and equipment wholesalers (excluding fabric)
Municipal water treatment equipment wholesalers
Does not include supplies and equipment used in:
hotels, offices, restaurants, stores, schools, photographic facilities, health and medical facilities, transportation, and construction activities.
|424690||Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers||Companies focused on the wholesale distribution of chemicals and allied products Including:
Industrial chemical wholesalers
Automotive chemical wholesalers (except grease and lubricating oil)
Industrial salt wholesalers
Explosives wholesalers (except fireworks and ammunition)
Excludes plastics materials, fireworks, paints and varnishes, agricultural and medicinal chemicals, and basic forms or shapes.
|488210||Support Activities for Rail Transportation||Companies providing specialized services for railroad transportation, including servicing, routine repairing (except factory conversion, overhaul, or rebuilding of rolling stock), and maintaining rail cars; loading and unloading rail cars; and operating independent terminals.
Cleaning rail cars and tracks
|488320||Marine Cargo Handling||Companies providing port-to-port transportation and other marine cargo handling services (except warehousing).
This may involve cleaning.
|488490||Other Support Activities for Road Transportation||Companies providing services (except towing) to road users including:
Bridge, tunnel, and highway operations
Pilot car services (i.e., wide load warning services)
Truck or weighing station operations
Driving services, independent (e.g., automobile, truck delivery)
|532490||Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing||Companies renting and leasing machinery and equipment Companies provide products such as:
Motion picture and theatrical equipment
Service industry machines
Furniture for public buildings
Automated agricultural equipment
Excludes heavy construction, transportation, mining, and forestry machinery and equipment without operators; and office machinery and equipment.
|561720||Janitorial Services||Companies that clean building and transportation spaces and/or windows. Most will fall into this category.
Service station cleaning and degreasing services
Washroom sanitation services
|561740||Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services||Companies that clean and dye used rugs, carpets, and upholstery.|
|561790||Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings||Companies providing services to buildings and dwellings including:
Building exterior cleaning services (except sandblasting, window cleaning)
Pool maintenance and cleaning
Chimney sweeping companies
Duct cleaning companies
Gutter cleaning services
Does not include exterminators, janitorial services, landscapers, or carpet and upholstery cleaning.
|562991||Septic Tank and Related Services||Companies renting, cleaning, or pumping porta potties, septic tanks, and cesspools.|
|562998||All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services||These companies provide waste management services including:
Sewer cleaning and rodding services
Beach cleaning and maintenance
Catch basin cleaning services
storm basin or sewer cleanout services
Catch basin cleaning services
Commercial or industrial tank cleaning and disposal services
This NAICS code does not include: remediation, waste collection, septic tank pumping and related services, waste disposal and treatment, operation of materials recovery facilities, and waste management consulting services.
|811192||Car Washes||These companies clean, wash, and/or wax cars, vans, trucks, and trailers. Some businesses in this section include:
Car detailing shops
Self-service car washes
Mobile car washers and detailers
|811310||Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance||These companies repair and maintain commercial and industrial machinery and equipment. The services include:
Sharpening and installing industrial or commercial machinery saws and blades
General and Automotive welding repair services
Agricultural equipment repair
Industrial heavy machinery and equipment on forklifts, commercial refrigeration, machine tools, construction equipment, mining machinery, and other heavy equipment.
|811490||Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance||Companies that repair and service personal or household-type goods without selling new goods normally include:
Clean and repair jewelry
Repair and clean musical instruments
Work on bicycles and motorcycles
Repair and maintain motorboats, canoes, sailboats, and other recreational boats.
This NAICS code does not include home and garden equipment, appliances, furniture, footwear, and leather goods.
|812320||Drycleaning and Laundry Services (except Coin-Operated)||These companies perform one or more of the following:
Provide drop-off and pick-up locations for laundry and dry cleaning services
Specialty cleaning services for clothing with special cleaning requirements
Textile cleaning such as wedding gowns, fur, hats. leather, draperies, suede, and pillows
These companies may provide service at customers locations, in a store, or outsource the work.
The following categories of laundry services are not in this category: uniform supply companies, coin-and-card-operated laundromats, carpet and upholstery cleaning companies.
What are the most profitable cleaning services?
All cleaning services can be highly profitable, but the businesses that offer biohazard cleanup and crime scene cleanup tend to get the most government jobs. These jobs tend to be high revenue generating options and have less competition due to the barriers to entry. Check out the Small Business Administration’s resources on government contracting to prepare for high-paying government contracts.
Which cleaning services do you offer?
I hope you found this list of cleaning offerings beneficial. There are some that you might not want, but most can be offered by standard home and office cleaning companies. Which cleaning services do you offer? Did you get inspiration for new services?