Barbecue Cleaning Business

By Eric Hammer

Here's a fact: barbecue cleaning is a dirty business and few people want to be bothered with it; especially when the barbecue in question is old and encrusted with years of drippings and gunk. However, the fact that so many people don't find the idea of having to clean off the barbecue to be appealing is also an opportunity for you to make a good living running a barbecue cleaning business.

The way it works if that people bring their barbecue to you and you have special equipment designed to power blast away years of stuck on grease and gunk. Then, the customer walks away with a nice clean barbecue and you walk away with a paycheck for having done a job for them that they couldn't or wouldn't do for themselves.

There are actually a number of franchise opportunities in this business and it's a field which is continuing to experience growth as more and more people are turning to services such as this to help them do a dirty job.

How Much Can You Make?

The amount you can make, as with any business opportunity is really up to you. However, a typical professional cleaning goes for around $100-$150 each so you can do the math on how much you'll make after initial expenses are taken out.

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Of course while barbecue cleaning is one dirty job people don't like to do, another one is cleaning ovens and cleaning stove tops. Just as barbecue cleaning is popular, offering to clean other gunky appliances in the home can also be quite lucrative. The difference however is that you won't have clients taking their oven to you. You'll have to come to them to clean the oven for them.

Keep in mind as well that a barbecue cleaning business is by definition a seasonal business. It's one where you'll be working a lot during the spring and summer but not nearly as much in the winter (fall could see some business from people who are trying to be responsible and get their barbecue cleaning done before the winter).

Qualifications / Requirements

You'll need to be physically able to handle the equipment and you'll need the money to purchase your franchise, however beyond that there are no additional requirements involved in starting a barbecue cleaning business.

First Steps

Start by reading more about barbecue cleaning and how it works. Then, look at some franchise opportunities (several options are listed below). Contact them, ask to get more details and then decide if this is the right business for you.


Check out these helpful resources to learn more about starting a barbecue cleaning business:

The BBQ Cleaner - This is a franchise program for those interested in starting a barbecue cleaning business.

Oven Valeting Service - This is another franchise which offers both oven detailing and barbecue cleaning services.

Business Opportunities: The Business of Barbecue Cleaning - This is an article written by the owners of the BBQ Cleaner about the business of barbecue cleaning which should give you a little more insight into this business opportunity.

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