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Thursday, September 03, 2015


I have my cleaning company, but I'm still "green" when it comes to bidding and estimating a job. I'm about to give a quote to a restaurant in MA. It has to be cleaned 7 days a week, floors swept and mopped, 2 restrooms, kitchen floors swept and mopped, high dusting 1x month, 11 windows (60x60) cleaned 2x month inside and out. How much should I charge?


We can't tell you with any degree of accuracy what to charge for this job. Your pricing will be dependent upon the time you need to do the work and the supplies you will have to purchase. You must figure those costs and your hourly rate to make this work for you.
May I suggest going to the ATEX archives and looking through the Bidding & Estimating portion to find information that will help you. Go to

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor