No matter if you’re working in cleaning, janitorial, maid, or maintenance services, here are over 30 of the best cleaning associations to join and help pick up more work.
At Workiz we feel that there’s truly something for all of our North American cleaning industry friends – from international to national and more local/regional cleaning, janitorial, maid, and maintenance associations.
The benefits of joining a professional association are numerous…so read on, find out what they are, and take your cleaning business to the next level by joining one of these stellar associations.
The benefits of joining cleaning associations
There are so many benefits of joining cleaning associations, janitorial associations, maintenance associations, and maid associations.
Here are just a few:
1 Develop professionally
One of the main reasons to join is to find out the newest advances and best business practices in your field. This could mean additional classes, receiving additional certifications as well as resources to level up your knowledge base, like forms, manuals, and handbooks that professional cleaning associations in the USA often provide.
2. Demonstrate trust in the public
When it comes time to attract new business, putting the logos of trusted janitorial and maid associations can show customers that you operate on a high professional level and that you’re striving to be the best in your field.
This can give you the added edge and level of trust when it’s time for a new customer to book a service from your website, Yelp listing, or your social media page.
3. Grow your network and make valuable industry connections
The great thing about joining faculty maintenance associations and cleaning restoration associations is the opportunities to network.
No matter if you’re a business owner, you’re looking to buy a business or you’re looking for your next job opportunity, you can leverage new opportunities by making personal connections when you join professional associations.
Cleaning associations often host social gatherings as well as professional seminars, so there’s always a chance to meet someone new in the field who can possibly open a new career door for you or introduce you to someone important.
4. Get more business, customers and profit
There are many ways to get more new business by joining cleaning restoration associations and building maintenance associations. Professional associations often list their members (i.e. your cleaning company) on their site, which customers can easily find.
They also give you the opportunity to get more business from tools of membership, like professional webinars, training sessions, marketing sessions and expert advice, and more.
5. Take advantage of exclusive discounts
One of the perks of belonging to a janitorial association of America or one of the various cleaning associations is fringe benefits. Some professional associations give you discounts to Home Depot, vendor services, or even supplier discounts.
Ask before joining and they’ll be happy to break down all of the places where your dollars will stretch further, after becoming a member.
Top North American cleaning associations and maid associations
- AACP: American Association of Cleaning Professionals
- ACI: American Cleaning Institute
- AHCA: American House Cleaner’s Association
- ARCSI: The Association of Residential Cleaning Services
- BOMA: Building Owners and Managers Association International
- BSCAI: Building Service Contractors Association International
- CIRI: Cleaning Industry Research Institute
- CONNEX: Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management
- CRA: Cleaning and Restoration Association
- Green Seal
- ICRA: International Cleaning and Restoration Association
- IEHA: National Executive Housekeepers Association
- IICRC: Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
- IJCSA Canada: Canada Cleaning Association
- INCPA: International Network of Cleaning Product Association
- ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
- ISSA Canada: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association of Canada
- MCRA: Midwest Cleaning and Restoration Association
- MSPCA MD: Mid-South Professional Cleaners Association
- NCA: National Cleaners Association
- PACR: Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration
- PACR Rocky Mountains: Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration – Rocky Mountain Regional Association
- PDCA: Pennsylvania and Delaware Cleaners Association
- SCRT: The Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians
- TRSCA: Tri-State Restorers and Specialty Cleaners Association
Top janitorial trade associations
- Connex: Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management
- IJCA: International Janitorial Contractors Association
- IJCSA: International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association
Top building maintenance associations
- AFE: Association for Facilities Engineering
- IMA: International Maintenance Association
- SMRP: Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
Other ways to grow your cleaning business
Joining a cleaning restoration association is a great, first step to growing your cleaning business and attracting new customers. Now, what about your cleaning website?