$150 a day - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By raelyn
  • 1 Post By raelyn
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of Old 07-16-2018, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 56
$150 a day

Hi!!
Giving my first bid today for commercial cleaning.
They provide all supplies, toiletries, and the scrubber time scrub hallways.

This is a salvation army that had 10 offices, bathrooms and activity classrooms.

Need to be done 5 times a week.

Basic vacuuming of office floors, dusting and trash. Hallways will need the scrubber.
There are 2 stalls yo all bathrooms, 8 bathrooms.

Customer needs a quote today and wants us to start tomorrow. Right now I am thinking $150 a day with a team of 2.

Is this too much condidering they will provide chemicals and toiletries??? We will use our backpac vac time sweep and maybe our mop dir the smaller areas.

Please, tell me what you think???? All the doors to the classrooms a offices ha e alittle window to clean too.
Thank you so much.
SNC likes this.
raelyn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 07-16-2018, 04:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 686
I am not a commercial cleaner so cannot be sure I am right or not. I think you have to consider how much time you think this job will take, and decide on what you should charge PER HOUR and go from there. It may be better to go a bit higher than you estimate, because (as you know quite well-) you wont truly know how grubby the place is until you first clean it!
Let me know how this goes, please. It is an interesting question.
missannienow is offline  
post #3 of Old 07-16-2018, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 56
Yes, that's how I do houses. This is first commercial facility this large. I'm not exactly sure how long it would take a team of 2. I'm afraid I am way off but I am not sure.
SNC likes this.
raelyn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of Old 07-16-2018, 05:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 686
Maybe there is a way you could work things out so that the price is finally decided on AFTER you clean it the first time???? Perhaps if you carefully explain that while you have a lot of experience cleaning houses, you are fairly new to cleaning offices/facilities. Encourage them to read your good reviews, so they know you are telling the truth. I always try to be honest with customers. It pays off in the end.

Wish some of my customers had that attitude!!! LOL!
missannienow is offline  
post #5 of Old 07-16-2018, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 56
Lol
Thank you
raelyn is offline  
post #6 of Old 07-16-2018, 06:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 686
There is a lot to laugh about when you clean for a living! I still do not know how some people can live the way they do. UGH!
missannienow is offline  
post #7 of Old 07-16-2018, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 56
Yes, nothing surprises me anymore. I just prepare for the worst and go in and get it done.
raelyn is offline  
post #8 of Old 07-17-2018, 07:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 686
Me, too. Except I still am surprised at what I find.

Bathrooms that have not been well cleaned in a long time always gross me out. The thick coating of dust, hairs, spider webs and whatever else is truly yucky. It isnt hard to clean, but still.....I know some people dont SEE this sort of thing, maybe because they dont see things as a pro cleaner does.

And kitchens, too, that have not been well cleaned. Dirty dishes all over the place, trash, crumbs, spills, etc. It is amazing that these people stay alive in such a mess!

Like you, I go to it, and get it all done, and the entire time I am trying to plan ahead on how to do it better next time.
missannienow is offline  
post #9 of Old 07-19-2018, 09:39 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Craigieburn VIC
Posts: 8
It really depends on how many hours do you think cleaners would be cleaning every day.

Simply multiple that with the rate that you charge your customers for your cleaners e.g. $30/hour, $35/hour etc
carpetcleaningcraigieburn is offline  
post #10 of Old 07-20-2018, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 56
Thank you.
raelyn is offline  
post #11 of Old 07-26-2018, 09:14 PM
SNC
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Tampa,Fl
Posts: 10
We do both commercial and residential at the moment, but we are pretty new.

For commercial we have been been pricing our estimates for sq ft.

For example:
3,000 sq ft x .15 cent
4,000 sq ft x .14 cent

And so forth, now we also factor in the condition of the building how much foot traffic, time and so on.

This is how we manage, again we are new but it seems to have been working out for us thus far.

Hope this helps.
SNC is offline  
post #12 of Old 07-27-2018, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 56
So, I have given 3 commercial quotes by multiplying hours and at the most $30 hour and each time I am told I am too high. These quote are with 2 team members.

I feel like this area doesn't pay much for office cleaning unless one strips floors.
raelyn is offline  
post #13 of Old 07-27-2018, 08:44 PM
SNC
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Tampa,Fl
Posts: 10
Definitely can be the case, although I feel like that sometimes when we give quotes.

People want something for nothing, we usually give a price after doing the walk through and many sign the contract but most do not.

But we do not agree with low balling ourselves, many cleaners giving the lowest bids possible just to get an account, we do not, when they contact us they need a cleaning service, and its usually because the cleaners they had did not keep up.

But we give a quote and we are too high, the clients have to decide what to sacrifice in my opinion. I think if you keep at it you will land many accounts. Good luck.
SNC is offline  
post #14 of Old 07-27-2018, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 56
Thank you
raelyn is offline  
post #15 of Old 08-04-2018, 12:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: WI
Posts: 62
I would do what a lot of people have mentioned. How I do residential initials is say we (there's only 2 of us) charge $30.00 per hour/per person and the same with the 2nd cleaning. Whatever that comes out to is the set price. (I've done commercial and charged the same when I know it should be a bit higher.)

Last edited by gayelynn; 08-13-2018 at 02:53 PM. Reason: correct word
gayelynn is offline  
post #16 of Old 08-04-2018, 03:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 686
I envy you people who can charge that much. I live in Vero Beach, FL and many house cleaners only get $9-12 per hour! I usually charge $15 - but sometimes $20 if, say, they live over 15 miles from me. I wish it were different here - but it isnt. Florida tends to be a lower paying state, which is exactly why I left Nursing. If I still lived in Mass, I would probably be making somewhere around $50 per hour.

I stay in cleaning because I truly enjoy my work. I like seeing results. I like setting goals for myself, and figuring out what is the best method to clean any home. You have to take into consideration the floor plan, and plan each area to do it the most efficiently. House cleaning is both mental and physical, much like Nursing is.
missannienow is offline  
post #17 of Old 08-06-2018, 11:52 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 21
I would suggest trying to find someone in the area you can reach out to. Prices can vary dramatically by state and region.
Peter123 is offline  
post #18 of Old 08-18-2018, 09:54 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 24
Heck no! You are providing a valuable service. Don't underestimate yourself. I guess ultimately you got to ask yourself, is it worth it to do it any cheaper. When I started cleaning carpets I was somewhat "desperate" and did a lot of cleaning for money that just wasn't worth it.
donaldC is offline  
post #19 of Old 08-21-2018, 06:37 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 24
I think that is a very reasonable amount to charge for two people to do that much cleaning. It is a big job and to have it done 5 times a week I think is a great price. I would also figure out how much you want to get payed an hour and then tell them this is how long it will take.
donaldC is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any need a Cobra C-150 groutkleen Equipment Swap 0 08-06-2014 11:59 AM
Plans for V-Day (Valentine's Day) steam-n-dry Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 0 02-13-2013 01:49 AM
Hello and G'Day laverda New Member Introductions 4 07-12-2006 04:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome