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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Newly remodeled building. Completely empty. I need to sweep concrete floors, vacuum newly installed carpet, dust walls, and clean glass counters and windows. There are also 2 single stool restrooms that are filthy from the construction workers. Approximately 12,000 sq. feet total of carpet and concrete. How do I charge?


Apply your basic sq. ft. pricing. If you need only to vacuum the carpet in an empty space, you can set a rate such as $.12 per sq. ft. and multiply by the total area that is carpeted. Same with the other operations.
I have no idea whether you are on your hands and knees with a scrub pad or if you have a 16" rotary with a wet vac for pick up. What you use to do the work will determine your time spent.
Figure a heavy scrub for the restroom floors and make up a flat rate charge if you wish.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor