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post #1 of Old 04-10-2012, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Open Ceiling Construction Clean-Up

I am trying to put in a bid for this 20k sq. ft. office and showroom, but the one thing that bothers me is the open ceiling. They have I-beams, girders, conduits, ducts, cables, etc, running across the open ceiling about 16 feet up, all painted black.

It's a post-remodel cleanup job, but due to the difficulty of cleaning the ceiling, I think it is going to cost far more than a standard 20 or 25 cents per sq. ft. It has white dust all over it from the remodel, and the lighting fixtures are basically hanging on cables suspended from the ceiling.

I told the owner that it is far more complex than I'm equipped to handle, but he says I can just walk around and blow the dust off the ceiling. This doesn't sound right.

Is blowing the dust off a viable option? I'm afraid that if the paint was tacky while dust was in the air, that the dust may not be able to be simply blown off anyway. What would someone charge for this?

What do I need? Scaffolding and vacuums, or just really long dusting brushes? If people have to use scaffolds and vacuums, this could take a LOT of people and time. How do people normally clean high ceilings like this?
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post #2 of Old 04-11-2013, 11:31 AM
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I am in a similar position. I am bidding on a quarterly deep clean for 9 health clubs in the Denver area and they have 25' open ceilings with girders, ducts, vents, and fans that need to be wiped/dusted - some of which are over the pool. I am not sure how to calculate this task into my bid because I don't know what the best approach to performing this task is.

I'm assuming my and the original poster's problem can be solved the same way, so does anyone have any advice for us?

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