Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page: I have been asked to bid on a 7,000-square-foot office building. I would be cleaning twice a week. Cleaning would include dusting, windows, floors, bathrooms, desks, a small kitchenette and baseboards. What would be a fair rate to bid?
We can''t honestly say. It all depends on how quickly you can do the work and what you wish to earn for your time.
If you can clean at a rate of 2,000 square feet per hour for the basic tasks, you will spend about 3.5 hours on the job.
If you wish to earn $30 per hour, your charge will be $105 per time or $210 per week. That figures out to $910 a month with a uniform billing.