Start A Cleaning Company In Zimbabwe

Cleaning: Dirty Business That Pays

Have you considered investing in or starting a cleaning company in Zimbabwe?

This article will show you how to go about setting up your new business and give you a few ideas on how to make it successful.

It’s ‘dirty business’ but it’s got great potential for decent returns from a small investment and the cash flow can be very attractive as many clients require the service on a regularly reoccurring basis.

Listen, for as long as there are people in Zimbabwe, there will be dirt, and for as long as there is dirt, there will be need for cleaners. Few industries in Zimbabwe are as easy to get into and present as many overlooked opportunities as the professional cleaning business.

The cleaning industry in Zimbabwe is made up primarily of two main target markets: Commercial and Consumer.

The Consumer market consists mainly of Maid services, carpet cleaners, window cleaners and a variety of other minor services but all usually on a less frequent basis than you’ll find on the commercial front.

The commercial market in Zimbabwe also includes carpet and window cleaners, but is also characterized by janitorial services, floor cleaners and even waste disposal to a degree. If you’re going to start a cleaning business in Zimbabwe it’s important to determine which market you’ll be targeting primarily (or exclusively).

However even once you’ve chosen between the consumer and commercial markets, there are other specialized niches that can narrow your choice down even further.

Types of cleaning businesses you can start in Zimbabwe

  • Carpet cleaners
  • Floor cleaners
  • Pool Cleaners
  • Window cleaners
  • Car cleaners
  • Dry cleaning (clothes)
  • Janitorial services
  • Maid services

As with any service business credibility and customer service is all important. Often a cleaner will be left in a home or office unmonitored, so it’s important that customers can trust you and your staff to not steal or damage any valuables.

Two good ways to quickly gain some credibility while you wait to develop a good brand name are to have a properly registered company and to invest in effective marketing material.

Do you have experience or thoughts about the cleaning business? Please leave a comment.

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76 Replies to “Start A Cleaning Company In Zimbabwe”

  1. I currently run a cleaning business in Scotland, i have been in the business since 2008.

    The business requires some savy out of of the box marketing technics. The best thing to start from is to be flexible with your areas of cleaning. You need to be mobile, preferably with a small van which would greatly aid your advertising and brand awareness if you put posters or your logo and contacts on the side, killing two birds with one stone.

    You need hard working and honest staff, i know in Zimbabwe getting a police record for your employees can be quite strainious but its worthwhile in the long run. You also need to get references that you actually follow up.

    We interview our staff in their homes, the added advantage is that you get to see how they keep their own house!

    My business website is , drop me a line if you need further info.

    1. Thanx for sharing your info about cleaning. I have zero zero capital to start this business, is it possible
      to hire some equipment eg a vacuum or polisher.

      Another point, is how do I price the cleaning of a,house.

    2. Nice one. I have been running a cleaning company in Nigeria since 2002 till date. it’s been rewarding. we offer general cleaning services, dry cleaning and janitorial. The dry cleaning section is negatively affected by lack of power. it cost us so much to run it by alternative power (generators) other departments like the home/office cleaning is okay. we hope to expand to southern africa region in 2019. ORITS KLEEN!

  2. I want to open a cleaning and maid services in Zimbabwe. So what are the equipments needed to start?

    1. Doreen I will advice you work with a cleaning company for about one year to gain experience. normally house pricing depends on the size of building and the condition of the house. is it newly renovated or an old house? these are thing to be considered. I ve been in this for about 17 years.

    2. Yes good business but you need some experience. I ve been in this for 17 years

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  6. It sounds like a good business opportunity but i wonder how much at least is needed as capital to start the business ?

  7. this is quite an eye-opener! what about property-clearing, cleaning , grasscutting, popcorn and candy stall, mind is rushing crazy! anyone who can give more info on what one can do with US$5000, to start a small business.

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  9. jus bumped into this article & its awsome.Im running a cleaning company in bulawayo and im looking forward to learning more from you

    1. Hello how is your business in cleaning in Bulawayo what are your challenges how did you start

  10. Dont know were to start really interested in having a cleaning company

  11. This is incredible, where have you been all my life! I am in UK but I am looking to invest in my country and I was thinking of starting a cleaning business with my main emphasis being on window and carpet cleaning!

    1. Am interested in your cleaning supplies. Please send procing and usage information. Eg 1000 sq meteres needs 10 litres of cleaning dtergent etc

    2. Hi I’m starting a cleaning business and cleaning chemical manufacturing in Bulawayo, l need a vibrant partner who can invest in it

  12. Hi, am actually looking for those with the cleaning business already would like to supply them with cleaning material

    1. i am into cleaning business, i need cleaning business and material. please contact me

    2. how best can you market a cleaning services company besides the cliche fliers and posters???

      1. Tenders and supplier registrations
        door to door

  13. Hie…am really young an lack exposure but i really want to go through with the business,i already have a little in place but am looking for imvestors.please help me if you can thank you in advance

  14. Wonderful article! That is the kind of information that are supposed to be shared across the web.
    Shame on Google for now not positioning this post higher!
    Come on over and talk over with my site . Thank you =)

  15. I am working as a marketing manager for an upcoming sanitary and cleaning services company and I think I can help all those whom aspire to join the trade in zimbabwe

    1. I have registered to do the cleaning services business, can you help.

    2. hi Tapiwa. Can you please share your email so that l can contact you.

    3. Hie Tapiwa, can we chat… my number is 0773034802… I am Nyasha want to start a cleaning firm

    1. Hello Charles, if you’re looking for more details, email is probably the easiest my friend. Are you interested in starting a cleaning business? and if so, how far have you gone so far if you’ve started?

      Kind regards


  16. Hi Max my name is Eulla, I am currently in a business of manufacturing and distribution of Afro hair care products. I am in partnership and the industry has really been hit hard by cheap imports and because of cash flow challenges in Zim we are really struggling. Am looking for ideas on how one can grow the business or help it generate more income. Please help with ideas. Am currently relying on the Zim market only

  17. hi Max and friends
    This is the most encouraging site so far that is so inspiring and absolutely educative.Im thinking of starting this cleaning service in Zimbabwe before the end this year.I have already went through company registration processes and successfully registered.I signed a contract with a local bus company for the provision of the cleaning services.Now the thing is help me come up with my company structure that is applicable to 100 Buses and what other cleaning materials are needed for a proffessional business?

  18. thanks for your site very interesting planning on moving to zimbabwe soon and this is the kind of information i needed thanks.

  19. I am looking for a supplier for cleaning equipment especially from uk and maybe SA with reasonable prices

    1. Hie
      I can supply you with cleaning materials from the uk. Let me have your contact details.

  20. Hi. im looking for a marketing executive who is willing to work on commission …i have a cleaning company.Also who knows the scope of work call or watsaap 0774116955

    1. Nice one Batsirai. what area of cleaning is your company into? is it general home and office cleaning or dry cleaning? Thanks

  21. thank you very much for such an infomation. i have succesfully regestered my cleaning company but so far i have not yet got any tenders and profile or busines plan. help me. whatsapp 0776259500 or email….

  22. This site is helpful.any one with an idea about the prices of a dry cleaning machine even a second hand one in Zimbabwe Contact or WhatsApp me at 0779821378

  23. Hie all,
    I do supply a variety of cleaning detergents and materials

  24. Hie I supply good quality cleaning materials and catering materials at affordable prices from the UK. For more information contact me via what’s up on 07846385518 or via e mail.

  25. Hi
    I’m starting a cleaning business and cleaning chemical manufacturing in Bulawayo, and I need a vibrant partner who can invest in it

  26. I also want to start a cleaning business and Im looking for something unique

  27. Thanks guys. I also want to venture into cleaning business. Open a company. Investors and suppliers watsup me00260967976470

  28. Thankyou for info. I want to start a window cleaning business , & have zero capital, & no vehicle. After registering my company, what must l do?

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