Automotive janitorial services is a profitable market that any cleaning service should seek to expand into.
Automotive dealers desire sparkling showrooms to dazzle customers and tidy work areas to create a professional impression of quality customer service.
It is essential that these companies employ highly skilled professionals to manage the demands of keeping highly trafficked floors gleaming, waiting areas and offices tidy, and showrooms immaculate.
There is more to automotive janitorial services than polishing floors, dusting desks, and emptying waste bins.
A varied inventory of specialized cleansers is necessary for the grease and grime that naturally occur in any automotive industry related environment.
Professional training on the proper methods to tackle these specific cleaning tasks must not go overlooked.
Advanced cleaning products, such as high-filtration vacuums, can mean the difference between a professional job worthy of repeat business and referrals or an average result not even worthy of a second glance.
Benefits of Automotive Janitorial Services
After a professional cleaning service at an automotive dealer, the following results should be self-evident:
- Tidy common areas
- Dazzling showroom floors
- Streak-free windows, including display windows and office divider windows
- Scrub-clean, grease-free floors in all service areas
- Disinfected surfaces within offices such as desks, phones, computers, counters, etc.
- Freshly vacuumed and/or shampooed carpets
- Restock of commonly used lavatory supplies
- Dust free surfaces and displays
- Clean upholstery of chairs and sofas
- Swept and/or power-washed parking areas
Once a janitorial service is up to the professional challenge of meeting these base standards, it is time to embark on reaching the market and gaining a client.
The first thing to consider is the square footage of a building and the type of cleaning it will require.
Rather than pitch for the opportunity to clean the entire automotive dealership, bid on one or two key buildings.
This allows prospective clients to evaluate the quality of service and, if pleased, expand a cleaning contract to eventually include the entire dealership.
Contracts for janitorial services provided to automotive dealerships are highly profitable but that is because they are also demanding.
An average office and waiting area could encompass as much as 5,000 square feet with a service building or showroom well over 10,000 square feet.
Consider that waiting, office and showroom areas will need to be swept and mopped daily.
There may be employee common areas such as a kitchen, break room and restrooms separate from a snack area and restrooms for the public.
An automotive janitorial service agreement could entail cleaning as many as four large bathrooms.
The majority of automotive dealership janitorial services are window cleaning intensive.
Often, the glass spans well over ten feet in height. Proper safety equipment, tools, and safety procedures are all a part of properly cleaning dealership windows.
The work areas of mechanics require daily cleaning that is specialized.
This can often mean special training is needed to manage the proper removal and disposal of hazardous waste products.
These areas also have specialty products that will require replenishment: industrial quality paper towels, hand cleansers formulated to remove grease and grime, etc.
Formulate A Bid
After determining the areas of service to include in a bid for an automotive janitorial service contract, calculate necessary expenses of supplies and the hours it will take to do the job appropriately and professionally.
Once a bottom line figure is arrived at, consider that the bid will most likely be a process of negotiation.
Take into consideration that after submitting the first proposal, the dealership may respond with a rejection of the bid, expecting a lower price.
In other words, allow for room to negotiate with the first bid that will allow you to drop the price but still maintain reasonable profitability.
For more information on developing expertise in the area of automotive dealer cleaning services, please contact us.
With over a quarter of a century of experience, our experts can offer guidance on how to create the best quality of service in the area of automotive janitorial services.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of quality janitorial services for your automotive business, contact us today for a free quote!
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