If you try to monitor and track every squirt of chemical it will drive you insane. Figure a fair price for the average job that will allow you to include spot removal at your set price. There are a few specialty stains I do charge extra for, mostly because they are time and labor intensive. The stains I’ll charge extra for are:Old thread but I’ll try..
After spending time with an accountant to set up my books it seems creating items or price lists to include in estimates so I know my cost would be beneficial. But to me there is so much that varies from job to job; ie. how much spotter did I use, or how much pre spray was used, or how much urine solution.
Is there a decent way you’ve found to track your cost each job in a systemized way?
Hopefully I’m just overthinking it all now and it becomes clear after thinking about it all. Feeling intimidated.
Red stains - $10 per stain or $10 per square foot for large stains.
Gum removal - $5 per piece. If there’s just a piece or two I’ll remove them at no charge but when there’s 15 pieces of gum in the room I’m charging extra for the time spent.
Paint removal - $150 per hour spent. (So 15 minutes of paint removal would be $37)
Urine treatments vary depending on severity and what the customer is willing to pay for. Urine treatment starts at $20 per room for a topical treatment (no water claw or pad extraction)
Level 2 urine treatment (using a water claw) starts at $50 for the first spot and $25 per spot after that.
Level 3 urine treatment which includes new padding and sealing the sub surface is priced per job. No set prices here.
Most other stains I don’t charge extra for. Honestly my annual chemical cost comes in between 2% - 3% of my gross sales so chemical cost is not a real issue. Most stains I’m charging extra for is because of the added time that is required.