Cost of Starting a Cleaning Company in Nairobi

Machines and Equipment Required to Start a Middle-Size Cleaning Company

Starting a middle-size cleaning company requires various machines and equipment to ensure efficient and high-quality service. Below is a list of essential items along with their estimated prices in Kenyan Shillings (Ksh).

1. Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners are necessary for cleaning carpets, rugs, and floors.

  • Commercial Vacuum Cleaner: Ksh 30,000 – 50,000
  • Upright Vacuum Cleaner: Ksh 20,000 – 35,000
  • Handheld Vacuum Cleaner: Ksh 5,000 – 10,000

2. Floor Scrubbers and Polishers

Floor scrubbers and polishers help clean and polish hard floors.

  • Automatic Floor Scrubber: Ksh 150,000 – 250,000
  • Single Disc Floor Polisher: Ksh 50,000 – 100,000

3. Pressure Washers

Pressure washers are used for cleaning outdoor areas, walls, and tough stains.

  • Electric Pressure Washer: Ksh 20,000 – 40,000
  • Petrol Pressure Washer: Ksh 40,000 – 80,000

4. Carpet Cleaning Machines

Carpet cleaning machines are important for deep cleaning carpets and upholstery.

  • Carpet Extractor: Ksh 50,000 – 150,000
  • Steam Cleaner: Ksh 30,000 – 70,000

5. Mops and Buckets

Mops and buckets are basic but essential for regular floor cleaning.

  • Commercial Mop and Bucket: Ksh 5,000 – 15,000 per set

6. Cleaning Chemicals

Cleaning chemicals include detergents, disinfectants, and polishes.

  • Multipurpose Cleaner: Ksh 500 – 2,000 per liter
  • Disinfectant: Ksh 500 – 1,500 per liter
  • Floor Polish: Ksh 1,000 – 3,000 per liter

7. Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths are used for dusting and wiping surfaces.

  • Pack of 10 Microfiber Cloths: Ksh 1,000 – 2,500

8. Trash Bins and Bags

Trash bins and bags are needed for waste management.

  • Trash Bins: Ksh 1,500 – 5,000 each
  • Trash Bags: Ksh 500 – 1,500 per roll

9. Safety Equipment

Safety equipment is crucial to protect workers from hazards.

  • Gloves: Ksh 200 – 1,000 per pair
  • Face Masks: Ksh 100 – 500 per mask
  • Safety Goggles: Ksh 500 – 2,000 per pair

10. Miscellaneous Tools

Various tools and equipment are also needed for specific cleaning tasks.

  • Window Squeegees: Ksh 500 – 1,500 each
  • Dust Pans: Ksh 300 – 800 each
  • Brooms: Ksh 500 – 1,500 each

Total Estimated Cost

The total estimated cost to start a middle-size cleaning company can vary widely based on the specific needs and scale of operations. However, a rough estimate is around Ksh 500,000 to 1,000,000.

Starting a cleaning company involves an investment in quality machines and equipment to ensure efficiency and customer satisfaction. By budgeting properly and choosing the right tools, you can build a successful and reliable cleaning business

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