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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Question

What is the best procedure for cleaning an indoor rubber gym flooring and how much should I charge per square feet?


Answer

As with any project work, the pricing depends on the operations to be performed and the time it takes to do them. This, in turn, depends on the equipment you are using, and, to a degree, your experience in doing that sort of work.
Your first step is to learn from the tile manufacturer what the recommended procedure is. Talk to the building owner and get names and contact numbers for the installer, supplier, or manufacturer. Use the Internet.
This job may be as simple as running a wide dust mop and damp mopping. You may need to use an auto scrubber to give a competitive price. There may be a finish involved and you are really cleaning the finish, probably in such away as to avoid removing it.
No matter what you intend to do, you need to attach a price for your efforts. However, only you can answer the questions raised by the above information, so I can offer nothing more exact than to say that you need to price the work high enough to do a correct cleaning, whatever that involves on this floor. Don't lowball to get the work and then face loss, either of reputation or money.

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