As you know, I’m a huge fan of speed cleaning as a process. But I get a lot of questions around how speed cleaning fits in with the desire to provide high quality cleaning. I’d like to offer you some thoughts about speed cleaning and clear up some of the confusion around implementing the speed cleaning system.
To grow and scale your business, you need to be able to speed up your staff so that you can have the lowest cost possible for labor (time spent cleaning a home) without sacrificing quality.
Speed cleaning is not the opposite of quality cleaning. Slow cleaning does not ensure quality. Maybe you know this already because you have an employees who spends too long cleaning a house and they still do a crummy job. Speed doesn’t mean quality goes downhill and slow does not guarantee a great clean.
Speed cleaning is a method developed by Jeff Campbell. Follow it step by step to clean and you will achieve speed by following the process. You do not achieve speed by rushing around, hurrying, missing and breaking stuff. Speed comes when you use repetition and the right tools, like the apron to speed you up and not waste time. Speed comes when you’re following the 13 rules of speed cleaning to help you clean faster without sacrificing quality. Speed cleaning doesn’t mean to hurry and rush.
You can save thousands of dollars in payroll when your staff is able to clean a house in 3 hours that used to take them 4 hours. And you’ll gain additional income from all the jobs you used to turn down because you couldn’t fit them into your schedule.
If you’re worried about quality, taking more time to clean won’t guarantee it. Don’t confuse quality with speed.
Another note—speed cleaning is not a marketing term. I never tell a customer that we teach our staff “speed cleaning” but instead mention that we do “perfect maintenance cleaning.” Speed cleaning is an internal term, an internal system and process that you use with your staff to make sure they are properly trained to be thorough and efficient. It’s more likely that your employees will be consistent with their quality if they are using the speed cleaning system.
If you need help implementing speed cleaning processes in your business, here are a few tools that can help:
- Seminar DVDs – this set of 10 DVDs will walk you through exactly how to get your business on track for success.
- Perfect Maintenance Cleaning book – everything you need to achieve efficient maintenance cleaning.
- Speed cleaning DVD – this 90-minute video will teach you the basics of speed cleaning
This is just a sample of the kind of help I can offer in my Cleaning Business Fundamentals course.
Also, spots are filling up fast for my June 23 & 24 Speed Cleaning for the Pros session. Reserve your spot today!
Known as The Maid Coach, Debbie Sardone is America’s top cleaning business consultant. Debbie helps owners of residential cleaning companies build a 7-figure dream business, with a 6-figure income and the freedom in their lives that they deserve.