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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Question

I just got offered a contract to clean a 6 unit two-story office building. The offices are pretty big with 4 small restrooms. There is a front entryway that will be mopped; the rest is pretty much carpeted. Lots of windows that they want cleaned, blinds, lots of details. Not sure what charge for 6500 square ft. I have never done office, only residential. Located in IL.


Answer

As with any contract project, the charge depends on the time necessary to do the work and the cost of the labor spending that time.
We have no idea of your production rates. 3000 sq. ft. per hour would get the job done in about 2 1/4 hours for the daily work, but this can fluctuate depending on the occupancy, traffic, and a host of other factors contributing to the resoiling rates.
Windows are not nightly cleaning tasks, but the description of "lots of windows" is too vague to be of much use in recommending times for that work.
My best recommendation is to time yourself doing some of the work and get some idea of the time involved. Then, you can price your work for the larger scale project you are facing.

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