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Monday, October 20, 2014

Question

How much should I charge to clean this 16,000 sq ft warehouse? There is 8 employees. I will not be providing supplies such as soap, trash liners etc. It will be a once per week clean. I have to give an estimate by tonight. Thank you so much!


Answer

Today is Saturday the 30th and this is too late to be of help. However, without knowing your capabilities and what they want you to do, we couldn't be of any help anyway!
How many years have we been telling those who ask for pricing help that they need to know far more information than just the overall sq. footage of a facility?
If you have to sweep by hand it will take far longer than if you have a ride-on battery powered sweeper. And how long it take you will determine the labor cost. And the labor cost will largely determine the charge to the customer.
Last minute pricing based on nothing but a sq. ft. measurement will be a guesstimate and almost worthless unless you have solid numbers from a similar facility you are cleaning.

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