Cleaning up: An expanding client base will lead to renewed demand for the industry's services

IBISWorld’s Building Exterior Cleaners market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising incomes and business numbers will expand demand for specialty cleaning services
  • Favorable weather conditions bolstered demand for snowplowing, salting and deicing services
  • Improving economic conditions and rising corporate profit levels will lead to business expansion

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Demand for services in the Building Exterior Cleaners industry improved in each of the past five years, as growth in household formation rates expanded the available client base for industry operators and rising per capita disposable income enabled consumers to purchase cleaning services they put off during the recession. As the economy improved and small-business lending increased, the number of industry operators steadily expanded. As a result, industry competition is extremely high, leading profit to only improve marginally over the period, despite noticeably improved economic conditions. Rising business formation rates are expected to expand the industry's client base and boost revenue over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    In the five years to 2016, revenue in the Building Exterior Cleaners industry is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 4.9% to $10.4 billion. This industry provides staple cleaning and maintenance services, including pool cleaning, snow removal, chimney and ventilation sweeping as well as outside property washing, repair and restoration services.

    According to IBISWorld estimates, the industry derives the majority of its demand from the residential market. Thus, demand for exterior cleaning services is primarily linked to trends in per capita disposable income, consumer spending and the number of US households. From 2011 onward, these drivers started to improve, as rising employment and incomes led to greater consumer discretionary spending. Wit..

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    Additional Insights for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Provision of related services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Households earning more than $100,000 in the Building Exterior Cleaners industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry?

    This industry provides exterior cleaning services for residential and commercial buildings. Industry services include power washing and other cleaning services for windows, driveways, swimming pools, gutters and ventilation ducts. Operators also offer lighting maintenance and snow plowing services.

    Industry Products
    Swimming pool cleaning & maintenance
    Parking lot sweeping
    Drain & gutter cleaning
    Snow removal services
    Ventilation and duct cleaning
    Chimney sweep services
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Window washing
    Drain, duct and gutter cleaning
    Pool maintenance
    Parking lot and driveway washing
    Chimney sweep services
    Providing other outdoor maintenance services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Number of businesses
  • Office rental vacancy
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Key services expand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Cleaning up: greater demand from the commercial residential sector
  • Industry set to expand
  • Table: Building Exterior Cleaners Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Building Exterior Cleaners Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Public Administration
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Swimming pool cleaning & maintenance
  • Other services
  • Parking lot sweeping
  • Snow removal services
  • Ventilation and duct cleaning
  • Drain & gutter cleaning
  • Chimney sweep services
  • Chart: Building Exterior Cleaners Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Single-unit households
  • Businesses
  • Government and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Building Exterior Cleaners

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Architectural Glass
  • A transparent glazing material used in buildings, including windows in the external walls.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • Homeowners or building management companies that clean building exteriors themselves with rented equipment rather than employing tradespeople to perform the work.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Siding
  • Products for surfacing or cladding the exterior walls of buildings (e.g. timber, vinyl sheeting or shingles).
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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