It also depends on the type of building you are cleaning. When I cleaned a 55,000 square foot Kohls here in NC, I charged 17.27 cents a sq ft (started at 18 cents but I bet their budget of $9,500) I did bill the contractors back for areas I had to do twice because of them making a mess again, and that was an additional $3,000. Make sure to get signed off when you complete an area so you can bill back other subcontractors. BUT.... The new Chuy's restaurant I start cleaning tomorrow, I was told to bid a lot more for 9,000 sq ft and placed the bid for 30 cents a sq ft. But the restaurants include kitchen equipment and several chandeliers, versus Kohls was just floors and a few windows and glass doors. Hope that helps.
If anyone has any tips on biding a different way, I am all ears. I have only been in business for 3 years and those are the only two post construction cleans I have placed bids on. I have never done a separate price for windows but neither one of these sites had many of them.
I have recently been asked to bid on a 160,000 sq ft Walmart being built and would LOVE some tips on what to charge them.
HERE IS THE SCOPE OF WORK:
Cleaning and maintenance of site premises. Related Requirements:
Section 01742 - Construction/Demolition Waste Management and Disposal:
non-hazardous construction and demolition waste.
Section 01743 - Hazardous/Universal Waste Management and Disposal: Disposal and removal of hazardous construction and demolition waste.
Codes and Standards: Comply with applicable Federal, State and Local codes and regulations relative to environmental safety regulations.
Hazards Controls: Store volatile waste in covered metal containers and remove from premises daily. Prevent accumulation of wastes which create hazardous conditions.
Do not burn or bury rubbish and waste materials on the project site.
Do not disposal of volatile fluid wastes (such as mineral spirits, oil or paint thinner) in storm or sanitary sewer systems or into streams or waterways.
Do not disposal of any toxic chemicals in storm or sanitary sewer systems. Comply with EPA requirements regarding disposal.
Use only cleaning materials recommended by manufacturer of surface to be cleaned.
Use cleaning materials only on surfaces recommended by cleaning material manufacturer.
Cleaning materials shall be clearly labeled and safely stored when not in use. Maintain control of cleaning materials while in use. Do not leave unattended. No flammable materials or liquids may be stored in the existing building or in the new addition.
SUMMARY Section Includes:
SECTION 01740 - CLEANING
Oversee cleaning and ensure that building and grounds are maintained free from accumulations of waste materials and rubbish.
In exterior work, sprinkle dusty debris with fine water mist to control accumulation of dust. Avoid puddling.
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Vacuum clean interior building areas when ready to receive finish painting and continue vacuum cleaning on an as-needed basis until building is ready for acceptance or occupancy.
Schedule cleaning operations so that dust and other contaminants resulting from cleaning process will not fall on wet, newly-painted surfaces.
Clean exterior premises daily. Do not let debris enter customer areas.
On a daily basis, clean work areas and access, and dispose of waste materials, rubbish and debris.
Disposal of non-hazardous demolished materials shall be at Contractor's expense as specified in Section 01742.
Disposal of hazardous materials shall be at Contractor's expense as specified in Section 01743.
Deposit waste materials, rubbish, and debris in waste containers as specified in Section 01742. Perform segregation of waste materials into the various classification and segregated materials.
Do not allow waste materials, rubbish and debris to accumulate and become an unsightly or hazardous condition. Keep streets and access to site free of rubbish and debris.
Execute final cleaning prior to final inspection as follows:
1. Clean Project site, yard, and grounds, in areas disturbed by construction activities, including landscape development areas, of rubbish, waste material, litter, and other foreign substances.
2. Sweep paved areas broom clean. Remove petrochemical spills, stains, and other foreign deposits.
3. Rake grounds that are neither planted nor paved to a smooth, even-textured surface.
4. Remove tools, construction equipment, machinery, and surplus material from Project site.
5. Clean exposed exterior and interior hard-surfaced finishes to a dirt-free condition, free of stains, films, and
similar foreign substances. Avoid disturbing natural weathering of exterior surfaces. Restore reflective
surfaces to their original condition.
6. Remove debris and surface dust from limited access spaces, including roofs, plenums, shafts, trenches,
equipment vaults, manholes, attics, and similar spaces.
7. Clean debris from roofs, gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems.
8. Vacuum carpet and similar soft surfaces, removing debris and excess nap; shampoo if visible soil or stains
9. V acuum clean all interior floor surfaces.
10. Clean transparent materials, including mirrors and glass in doors and windows. Remove glazing compounds
and other noticeable, vision-obscuring materials. Replace chipped or broken glass and other damaged
transparent materials. Polish mirrors and glass, taking care not to scratch surfaces.
11. Remove labels that are not permanent.
12. Touch up and otherwise repair and restore marred, exposed finishes and surfaces. Replace finishes and
surfaces that cannot be satisfactorily repaired or restored or that already show evidence of repair or
13. Wipe surfaces of mechanical and electrical equipment and similar equipment. Remove excess lubrication,
paint, and mortar droppings, and other foreign substances.
14. Clean plumbing fixtures to a sanitary condition, free of stains, including stains resulting from water exposure.
15. Replace disposable air filters and clean permanent air filters of equipment operated during construction.
Clean exposed surfaces of diffusers, registers, and grills.
16. Clean ducts, blowers, and coils if units were operated without filters during construction.
17. Clean light fixtures, lamps, globes, and reflectors to function with full efficiency. Replace burned-out bulbs,
and those noticeably dimmed by hours of use, and defective and noisy starters in fluorescent and mercury
18. Leave Project clean and ready for occupancy.
Cleaning of Toilets Prior to Possession:
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Immediately prior to possession, clean toilets thoroughly including each toilet fixture and accessory.
Clean entire wall and floor surfaces using cleaning solutions and wipe dry to prevent surface film or residue. Clean water closets and sinks with scrubbing cleansers to remove stains and deposits.
Clean and polish stainless steel accessories and toilet partitions to a spotless luster using soap, ammonia, or mild detergent and water. Apply with sponge or soft cloth, rinse with clear water, and wipe dry. As an alternate, use a commercial stainless steel cleaner and polish.
Clean mirror surfaces using glass cleaner.
Employ skilled workmen for final cleaning.
Prior to final completion or Owner possession, conduct an inspection of sight-exposed interior and exterior surfaces and all work areas with the Owner's Construction Manager to verify that entire Work is clean.
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