How do you price cleaning steps?

henryHalliday

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I tend to compare it to another area I'm cleaning, if I think it will take as long to clean as say 2 bedrooms then I price it the same as I would that area.

I never seem to clean stairs by themselves so will just tell the customer...... "it will be x amount to clean the living area" then say "the stairs will take the same amount of time so that will be the same"
 
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I just increased my price to $50/stairway (15-20 steps). It takes the same amount of time to clean a large bedroom with twice the backpain. It it's over 20steps...I increase it to $75.

I started charging $2step, then increased to $3 step, then increased to $50/stairway. I regret not starting out that way.

If it's just a few steps, I'll just charge 10-20 bucks. When there's just 3-5 steps, I don't even change wands on those, so it doesn't take much more time to do those.
 
Do you charge per step? $50 up to 10 steps? $50 regardless of how many steps? etc, etc, etc
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I price them according to each step anywhere from two to four dollars each(extra long ones). Normally between two and three and four to six dollars for landings. That's how I've always priced them and have never had any resistance or issues because I'm fair. I won't charge 4 dollars for short steps, If it's just one or two steps leading to a room I won't even charge I just include it in the room charge.
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$2 step plus $5 for landings. If it's larger I'll go up to $4 a step. More detail work is required in my opinion.
 

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Or you could clean the nose with one of these. View attachment 28633
I just don't see a need for one of those. That's just another tool that you have to disconnect, reconnect to get the job done. If you hold the trigger on your stair tool while doing the riser and the step a little farther than the bull nose, it will use enough water for you to hold the vacuum and do a dry sweep over the bull nose, which will do just as good a job as that tool will do.