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Monday's Ask the Experts: Restaurants

January 09, 2012
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Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I’m bidding for the cleaning of a restaurant - 6500 sq. ft. - 7 days a week. It is mostly vacuuming the dining rooms, cleaning 4 restrooms and the kitchen. They want to have the kitchen rubber mats removed from the kitchen and sprayed down every night. There’re about 12 of those. Then, sweep and mop kitchen. I’m kind of unaware of how much to bid especially when it comes to the removal of all the rubber mats. Could anybody give me some words of wisdom?

The answer:

It might take 3-4 hours for the regular cleaning and another hour just to clean the mats. So, if your hourly rate was $18 an hour, that would run $72 a day or $2,200 a month minimum. To pinpoint your bid rate, you could use ISSA cleaning times to calculate your nightly labor. Next, you need to know ... — ICAN representative

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