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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Question

What should we be charging to clean commercial tile and grout; about 1000 sq. ft. with no sealer.


Answer

I've seen a wide range in pricing depending on all the variables. For example, small kitchens with lots of equipment to move could go as high as $.75 per square foot using a truckmount and a hydro spinner. It's not unusual for the moving of equipment to consume 25% of the labor.
Larger kitchens or restrooms with little to move could go for $.30 and yet large vacant areas using an autoscrubber could go for $.12. In your case, you will want to establish a sliding scale depending upon size, difficulty, equipment to move, and productivity of the equipment you have available. When possible, do a test area to determine the finished product you will be able to deliver showing the resultant color of the grout.

Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean Corp.
(719) 598-5112
www.nationalproclean.com