7 Steps to Starting a Commercial Cleaning Business with Jani-King

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There are few things more rewarding than running your own business. Being the business owner puts you in charge and creates opportunities that can’t be matched. Imagine having the freedom to manage your own time, utilize your skills, and benefit from your hard work to secure your financial future.

Commercial buildings such as offices, hotels, hospitals, stadiums, fitness centers, car dealerships, places of worship, movie theaters and the list goes on, need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly. We’re talking about cleaning services that are needed day after day, month after month, year after year. That’s certainly an opportunity for scalable revenue for your new cleaning business.

How Do You Start a Commercial Cleaning Business with Jani-King?

Step 1: Contact

Contact your local regional Jani-King office or fill out a franchise form on our website at  https://www.janiking.com/cleaning-franchise-opportunities/

Step 2: Schedule

Schedule and attend a commercial cleaning franchise disclosure presentation. This is an information-sharing session where the program will be presented, and you can ask questions. We want to make sure you have a thorough understanding of the Jani-King franchise opportunity so that you can determine if this is the right investment for you.

Step 3: Register

Once you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll need to register as a new business with the state.  Before being able to purchase a franchise, you will need to create a corporation or limited partnership (LLC). 

Step 4: Sign

Sign the franchise agreement. Once all the other requirements have been met you will be eligible to sign a Jani-King franchise agreement and become the newest authorized Jani-King franchisee.

Step 5: Training

Jani-King’s initial training will prepare you how to clean properly and utilize the most up-to-date tools and equipment for peak performance and efficiency. You will also learn how to perform periodic services like carpet cleaning, floor refinishing, window washing, etc. In addition, time is spent training on how to perform inspections of your cleaned facilities, communicate with customers, and best practices on how to run your commercial cleaning business.

Step 6: Tools

Get cleaning supplies and equipment.  Depending on the size of the franchise you purchase, there will be some start-up supplies and equipment that you will need to have on hand before cleaning accounts can be assigned to you.  There is no obligation to purchase these items from Jani-King.  The minimum items needed are listed in detail in the attachments included in your franchise disclosure document.

Step 7: Start

In the last step, you’ll be offered accounts to service. Once you have successfully completed training and acquired the necessary tools and supplies, you are eligible to start servicing accounts in the regional territory.


We understand that there are many commercial cleaning franchise companies to choose from, but they’re not all the same. Jani-King is a global company that has been in business since 1969 and has continued to establish itself as the leader with more than 120 regional support offices in 10 countries.

 What does that mean to you as a local franchise owner? Our franchisees have been cleaning buildings for decades and we know how to build our brand, sign new customers, and deliver business systems that help our franchisees grow.

We have also built partnerships with professional sports teams and leagues to further make the Jani-King name well-known. Currently, Jani-King has more than 40 professional partnerships, and our franchisees can be found serving stadiums, arenas, ballparks, and college athletic facilities as part of those partnerships.

Quite simply, our experience and reputation set Jani-King apart from other commercial cleaning franchise companies. Contact Jani-King today to get started.