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Cleaning Franchises in NZ

Cleaning franchises are one of the most popular ways to get into business. They require only a low investment, and you can often operate a cleaning franchise part-time while you are getting it established.

Window cleanerCommercial cleaning franchises are especially popular as part-time franchises because most of the work is done out of normal working hours. Many immigrants like this option. Both commercial cleaning franchises and home cleaning franchises offer a variety of options – with some, most of the paperwork and invoicing is done for you, while in other cases you do all your own quoting. Some also let you employ others and build a sizeable business as a franchisee.

This means that when you’re looking for a cleaning franchise, it’s important to do more than ask ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘What experience do I need? Do your research – we recommend putting in an hour of research for every $1000 that you plan to invest. Apart from talking to the franchisor and asking them lots of questions,  it’s also a good idea to talk to cleaning franchisees who are already running the business to get all the information you need before you open your own business.

While there are many good cleaning franchise opportunities for sale, they are all different. Some offer work guarantees or income guarantees, but you need to be clear on what’s really guaranteed. Before making your decision, you should consult a lawyer specialising in franchises.  You’ll also want to know how much you can make from a cleaning business so consult a financial advisor or accountant experienced in franchising.  If you need finance, there are a number of banks which specialise in financing cleaning franchises

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Cleaning Franchises From Our Directory

Blink n Clean BlindsArrow

Blink n Clean Blinds is the new onsite service for blind cleaning. Technicians need to be energetic and have an eye for excellence. With an investment of $60,000 - $70,000 you will be heading towards a six figure income. Full training will be provided.

Cleancorp Arrow

Cleancorp offers home cleaning and commercial cleaning franchises. Seeking committed people to deliver great service.

Cookright Kitchen ServicesArrow

Cookright, the kitchen hero, saving kitchens time and money. Deepfryer, overhead filter and hood cleaning. Cooking oil filtering. Oil and kitchen consumables product sales.


If you are looking for a simple business opportunity with low risk and a high profit margin then Crest’s cleaning franchise opportunities tick every box. Join our family of over 500 franchises happily servicing more than 3000 customers Nationwide.

Grime Off NowArrow

Grime Off now provide residential and commercial washing and insect control. This unique opportunity will enable you to start a business with minimal overheads and quickly grow to build an established business. Easy to use software and support. One of the best value NZ franchises.

Jani-King (NZ) LtdArrow

Jani-King is known as the worlds number one commercial cleaning franchise company providing full operational sales administration support for franchisees. There has only been one name to turn to for quality and value in the commercial cleaning services - Jani-King, the king of clean.

Life Maid EasyArrow

Are you looking to secure a guaranteed income and grow with a vibrant company? This is your opportunity to run your own business and be part of one of New Zealand's fastest-growing residential cleaning companies. Visit our website for more information.

Paramount ServicesArrow

General commercial cleaning plus specialised franchises: car park scrubbing, carpet cleaning, decontamination, office equipment sanitising, pest control, window cleaning. Established in 1979, Paramount Services has 140 franchisees servicing 1,240 clients including 320 bank branches, retailers, shopping centres, ports, cinemas, rest-homes, student hostels and schools.

V.I.P. Home ServicesArrow

Professional home services franchise providing flexible, multi-serviced businesses. Work either indoors or outdoors. Exclusive territories with established customers. Providing a lifestyle choice for over 30 years.

Clean PlanetArrow

Clean Planet, environmentally better for you and your customers. No selling, no invoicing, we do it for you. Well-established and growing strongly throughout regional New Zealand. Now looking for master licensees and franchisees. Work for yourself with the support of our proven processes and systems.

Deck & Fence ProArrow

Professional home service franchise offering specialised restoration services to homeowners for decks, fences, garden furniture, garage doors and more. Oil, stain and paint restoration specialists.


A product sales-based business selling automatic insect control, odour control and fragrancing systems. Selling to both commercial and residential customers.

Jet Cleaning ServicesArrow

Jet Cleaning Services is one of New Zealand's leading cleaning companies with specialist commercial cleaning crews throughout the country. Jet Cleaning is looking for highly motivated franchise teams to operate at some of our prestigious customers’ sites across greater Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Queenstown.


Shaking up the cleaning industry with in-field apps, checklists, and communication. Rapidly growing in the Auckland and Wellington regions and expanding nationally very soon. Full training provided. Long standing satisfied clients. No sales, weekly payments and a team that wants to look after you.

Prestige Home GroomersArrow

Prestige Home Groomers is a New Zealand-owned company. We are a cleaning business with a difference. We predominately clean only new premises cutting out the dirty work. The worst mess you will have to deal with is sawdust shavings and dusty windows.

Property Service Franchise SystemsArrow

Commercial cleaning business. Wide range of property services. Waikato based business with opportunities in Hamilton city, Cambridge, Te Kuiti and Te Awamutu. Basic package starts at $16,500 +gst. Enquiries welcome.

Select Home ServicesArrow

Select Home Services (cleaning, lawn mowing and valet) offers you the opportunity to be your own boss but with the security of being part of this highly successful system. Full training and support. Initial customers provided so you have a group of customers you work with regularly. Award-winning system.



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