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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning for Health & Safety

July 06, 2010
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Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How can I make ANY profit when business owners charge so little for accounts? To compete, the cost BARELY covers overhead and a livable wage to the worker; let alone myself! Is there a sq. ft. amount to look at?
The answer:
It''s perplexing to see how some contractors bid so low and still stay in business. I suspect if they really knew in advance how little they would net, they might reconsider.
So, here is a tip. If you know the price is way below where it should be, suggest a partial clean several nights a week. A partial clean omits dusting, spray-and-wipe, and detailed vacuuming. Generally, this can reduce the price 25 percent-35percent on a given night. There is...
Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean Corp.
(719) 598-5112
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