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Need help finding ruff price to bid
Every day cleaning Monday through Friday in an office environment
One worker three hours a day
Duties are
Trash removed – light dusting – glass doors clean – mopping of the VCT – vacuuming carpet
No supplies only equipment to clean needed
 

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I charge 32.50 a man hour.
 

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With no supplies just the labor, I'd bid $30 - $40 per hour
For an every day job ?? Five days ?? Seems at $450-$600 / week they would hire a cleaner . If you're getting that I'm happy for you . Seems steep to me for that job is all .
All the Best , Ed
 
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For an every day job ?? Five days ?? Seems at $450-$600 / week they would hire a cleaner . If you're getting that I'm happy for you . Seems steep to me for that job is all .
All the Best , Ed
I have one similar that came with the company I bought Monday through Friday ruffly 3 hrs a day I get 2100 a month I just thought it was a little low didn't want to raise them cause was afraid to loss it
 
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For an every day job ?? Five days ?? Seems at $450-$600 / week they would hire a cleaner . If you're getting that I'm happy for you . Seems steep to me for that job is all .
All the Best , Ed
They are hiring a cleaner. Him. They could hire their own guy and do it in house but it wouldn't necessarily save them money (depending on what they pay him) and they would have the cost of training plus the liability and hassle of managing an employee who isn't there during normal hours. By hiring out they might pay more but they justify it because they are hiring a professional who should be able to provide them a higher quality service, less liability, less hassle.
 

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Depends on your area and your employee situation. Take your employee cost to you, add your time to manage and deal with paperwork, liability, etc, add profit for your business and you have your price. 30-40 an HR is the ballpark for my business in that situation. Sometimes a little more, depending on the quality of cleaning they want and employee.
 

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They are hiring a cleaner. Him. They could hire their own guy and do it in house but it wouldn't necessarily save them money (depending on what they pay him) and they would have the cost of training plus the liability and hassle of managing an employee who isn't there during normal hours. By hiring out they might pay more but they justify it because they are hiring a professional who should be able to provide them a higher quality service, less liability, less hassle.
True !! Around here it's common to hire someone for around $9-10 / hour . Add's in the paper all the time . Some are even lower . Actually , I was curious if the hourly rate went down with how frequently the place was cleaned . Guess everyone stays the same regardless . Interesting .
All the Best, Ed
 

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True !! Around here it's common to hire someone for around $9-10 / hour . Add's in the paper all the time . Some are even lower . Actually , I was curious if the hourly rate went down with how frequently the place was cleaned . Guess everyone stays the same regardless . Interesting .
All the Best, Ed
It can to a point. I have a location I clean once a week for an hour, I charge $80 a week. Scrub and buff the floors, clean the bathrooms. 45 minutes to an hour each week. If it was 3 hours once a week I'd probably charge about $150 a week.
 

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I did this last year for a commercial office and I charged $100/day. I spent about 2 hrs a night doing it. That is my job minimum to show up. If you run a biz make sure to pay urself for your time
 

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We don't get much commercial jobs because we specialize in residential home cleaning. however when we do I've found a book I purchased on this as all the info I need. It's called "Cleaning up For a Living" by Aslett Browning.

As for commercial cleaning, I've thought about getting into it. Very lucrative. However I'd need ot open a separate business because it's a different creature.
 

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if it actually takes 3 hours a day that tells me it has to be about 15000 sq.ft since around 5000 per hour is a pretty good ballpark cleaning time in office areas. A decent price for five day per week full service office cleaning is $1.40 per sq.ft. So you have $21,000.00 per year or $1750 a month. At $40 per hour x 3 hrs x 5 days x 4.3 weeks/ month you come out with $2580.00 a month , way too high, they will get someone else cheaper. You are more likely to build a business doing this at about $27-$30 per hour.
 
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if it actually takes 3 hours a day that tells me it has to be about 15000 sq.ft since around 5000 per hour is a pretty good ballpark cleaning time in office areas. A decent price for five day per week full service office cleaning is $1.40 per sq.ft. So you have $21,000.00 per year or $1750 a month. At $40 per hour x 3 hrs x 5 days x 4.3 weeks/ month you come out with $2580.00 a month , way too high, they will get someone else cheaper. You are more likely to build a business doing this at about $27-$30 per hour.
After reading the responses I decided to raise my prices this year . Went up five percent and they never blinked .
All the Best, Ed
 

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I have one similar that came with the company I bought Monday through Friday ruffly 3 hrs a day I get 2100 a month I just thought it was a little low didn't want to raise them cause was afraid to loss it
If you are paying your employee $15 per hour, $45 per day, your labor cost is $292 per week, or $1267 per month. That leaves you with $833 per month before supply costs, which is a 39% profit margin. That's not bad. I'll take those all day. If you can work in a set maintenance program for deep cleaning the carpeting and hard floors, that's a nice account.