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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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I have an opportunity to provide janitorial service for an existing customer on a weekly basis in another building. The space is over 6000 sq. ft., has 6 beds, 6 baths and multiple living spaces on 3 floors. Lots of hardwood floors and detailed woodwork to be dusted. There is one person residing there now and several others on occasion. They will provide all supplies etc.. What price per sq ft should I charge? The other building I clean for them is priced @ .05 per sq. ft. and is used daily by several people.


Answer

This is another "I don't know" answer.
If you are making money on the first account, why not stay with the pricing you are using?
From here, I'm not certain what you are charging. Is it $.05 per sq. ft. each time you clean? That would work out to $100 an hour for the new building at a rate of 2500 sq. ft. per hour. ($300/3=$100)
If, however, you are talking about that price for a month of weekly cleanings, you are making $23 an hour (4.3 weeks x 3 hrs/wk=13hrs. $300/13= $23.)
That will work, but I can't be sure of what you are doing.
Run some numbers to see what you are making per hour now, and apply that to the new job if they are similar.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com