Cleaning is fun for me. It always has been, but it’s tough to pay the bills sometimes when the work isn’t steady. Cleaning jobs are great because I can help customers make everything in their home nice and tidy whether they are prepping for an event or just want to walk into a nice, clean, neat place that feels like home. It’s like the feeling you get when Mom’s around. But, again, dishwashing jobs and kitchen cleaning service work doesn’t always come in steadily, so I’ve been thinking about becoming a restaurant hood cleaner. I’m currently going through all the training and getting my licensing set up. There’s a lot to study, but I think it’ll be worthwhile. Hood cleaners make a few hundred bucks for an inspection and that’s without having to replace anything. If anything’s broken, kitchen equipment can be very pricey. If you’ve never heard of it before, hood cleaners basically wash and scrub a restaurant or commercial kitchen’s cooking equipment so it’s sparkling. There aren’t a ton of companies that do it, so it’s a relatively low visibility market, but there’s a lot of money to be made in it.
The other issue I’m, having is trying to figure out where to go. We’re based in New York City, but I could really move anywhere. Dishwashing and cleaning doesn’t hold me to a particular location. I could just as easily pick up and move to another state and start there. I don’t have any internet presence, so it’s as easy as getting there and starting fresh. I’ve been researching different states and I don’t think I want to stay in NY, so I’m going to head west; I just don’t know how far. I know there are some reputable Nashville hood cleaners that are hiring, so I’ll apply. It’s all up in the air at this point, but I’ll make sure to post whatever happens. There are an unlimited supply of restaurants in every state, so I’m not too worried. Also, if I’ve done any cleaning work for you in the past, please do refer me to anyone you know.