In life with a master's degree at 24 years old, but Tugrul Cirakoglu, a Dutch guy chose a job that few people can imagine: He turned himself into a cleaning cleaner.
Leaving all his expertise in international business and administration, Cirakoglu went online, researching himself for each stain, what detergent and disinfectant should I use. How to use brushes, shovels, gloves, bibs, even specialized vacuum cleaners turns out to be available on the internet.
With $ 300 not even his, Cirakoglu set up a cleaning company, owning his own and working on his own. The initial contracts he won were simply tidying up the battlefield of home parties, sometimes cleaning the rooms of lazy students.
In life with a master's degree and still unemployed, he goes to the toilet to earn 7 billion a year
But surprisingly, the work was so developed that Cirakoglu began to crave dirty, even super-dirty missions. He moved to clean the piles of debris of people with hoarding syndrome, clean public toilets, crime scenes, or even the stinking corpses that had been abandoned for months inside the house.
On his Instagram account, Cirakoglu regularly posts introductory pictures as well as advertises his work. However, be warned in advance that these images should not be viewed while you are eating and drinking.
How did it all start?
For Cirakoglu, it all started in a very innocuous way. Five years ago, Cirakoglu graduated and earned a Master's degree in International Business Administration, though he still struggles to find a job.
At the same time, a startup fund gave him a small amount of money, less than $ 300 USD. But Cirakoglu thought "Why not set up a company of its own? ". So Frisse Kater was born.
Initially, Cirakoglu focused on providing services only "deep cleaning"for home parties. But gradually, Cirakoglu began to notice that the dirtier the jobs, the more money his company would make.
"The dirtier the thing [với chúng tôi] the more attractive", Cirakoglu said. And that almost became both his slogan and his business principles.
So from student rooms to house parties, Cirakoglu began to conquer new challenges. Frisse Kater is oriented to focus completely on extremely dirty cleaning jobs, beyond imagination with Cirakoglu's promise: To make everything return to its original state, "like nothing has ever happened".
Cirakoglu always promises customers will make everything back to normal, "as if nothing ever happened".
Every place that Cirakoglu visited contained hidden serious hygiene problems to shock. From the homes of people with hoarding syndrome to those who dig their own land, and their homes. There is rarely anything in the world that Cirakoglu has never seen.
Last May, a housing association called Cirakoglu to scoop 150 kilograms of human excrement from the toilet, as the surrounding residents complained about the stench emanating from it.
It was them, not everyone else who caused the problem. Although the public toilets have been clogged for a while, residents have continued to relieve their sadness until the floor covering the floor.
"In the end, these residents simply went to the bathroom door and stopped at the door step to clear the ", Cirakoglu shared. Each day a little more and a little fuller: 150 kg of human feces.
Every place that Cirakoglu visited contained hidden serious hygiene problems to shock.
Back in 2017, a batch of Cirakoglu was called to Eindhoven, the Netherlands to solve a dead body. The body lay there for years without anyone knowing it. It has decayed to a point where it can no longer be recognized. The stench was intense and when the house window was opened, the guests who were renting rooms in the opposite hotel were forced to leave.
Fluid and waste from the body spread and seeped over 10 square meters of floor for months. The house is in an unimaginable state, so its owner is willing to pay the first price Cirakoglu offers just to clean it thoroughly.
A working day for $ 4,000
In addition to the case of facing dead bodies by accident, Cirakoglu also often receives orders to clean up the crime scene, including deadly murders. He explained that some cases will need more cleaning than others.
So Cirakoglu divides his work into multiple valuation levels. The more "heavy"the higher the price. For example, cleaning 150 kg of human waste in an overflow toilet will be among the heaviest, costing about $ 4,000 a day.
And because of what Cirakoglu aims for, the lightest somewhere is priced at $ 2,000 a day. Revenue in 2018, Cirakoglu has earned nearly $ 300,000 (about 7 billion) and he thinks pushing the figure to $ 1 million per year is a feasible thing.
There is an enviable salary in an area that has never been trained – but the truth is that Cirakoglu taught himself. During the first 4 months, he simply reads everything he needs on the internet, even the hardest way of doing things.
The Internet has become a Cirakoglu curriculum that covers everything from cleaning up body fluids, which cleansers, disinfectants and degreasers should be used best in the environment? How to choose brushes, shovels, gloves, bibs … Cirakoglu learn all by himself.
An advantage in this area is that Cirakoglu does not need to undergo any type of examination or license, because this field is completely an "abandoned" area in the law. Cirakoglu himself must see "strange" because of that.
The only thing he needs is a medical waste transport permit, which cannot be disposed of in a regular garbage. In addition, there are no licenses or laws governing the operation of Cirakoglu, an individual, an entrepreneur, or a cleaner.
Toxic gas and blood
Not only the dirty environment, Cirakoglu's work is sometimes quite dangerous. He shared that when someone dies and is neglected for a considerable amount of time, his body begins to decompose and create a kind of dust.
Your task is to sweep or vacuum these debris, but once you do, they will be blown up. "If you breathe in them, you're basically breathing in parts of the dead. You can get all sorts of illnesses from there", Cirakoglu said.
He also warned that you need to be careful with blood – even if the blood of a dead person has been frozen for a while, it is still at risk of infection.
And for all these contracts, customers will have to pay extra premiums.
But safety is above all, every time Cirakoglu set out on duty, he equipped himself with all the necessary specialized equipment. For example, a special vacuum cleaner has bacterial filters that prevent them from being blown back into the air. The device is very expensive – up to $ 1,600.
But as Cirakoglu said, dirt, even danger is not the hardest thing he faces.
"I was not shocked when someone was murdered; That has been happening since the beginning of time. What surprises me is loneliness and mental health issues in the Netherlands", Cirakoglu said.
He could not explain why people were willing to use a clogged toilet for months. The image of a toilet full of human excrement from the doorstep is different from the beautiful images people often have of the Netherlands.
"And you'll have to wonder how a person can die in his house for five months without being noticed or cared for.", Cirakoglu said."Then you start to realize that the Netherlands is truly one of the most pragmatic individualist nations in the world.".