Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How can I find out what the going rates are for contract cleaning in Philadelphia? Rates for cleaning buildings, hard floors, carpet, etc.The answer:
You can certainly ask around. Some companies may be willing to share prices with you, but they will not necessarily apply to your operation and, as we have counseled many times before, your price structure must reflect your business expenses and profit goals, not those of others.
Take a few minutes and review the many entries at www.icanatex.com/Index.asp, especially under Bidding and Estimating, for ideas about how to develop rates that apply to your business ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ATEX/ICAN editor