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ICAN/ATEX: How do I charge for post construction cleanup in a newly remodeled building?

September 27, 2012
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Thursdays's Question:

construction cleanupNewly remodeled building. Completely empty.

I need to sweep concrete floors, vacuum newly installed carpet, dust walls, and clean glass counters and windows.

There are also 2 single stool restrooms that are filthy from the construction workers.

Approximately 12,000 sq. feet total of carpet and concrete.

How do I charge?

Thursday's Answer:

Apply your basic square foot pricing. If you need only to vacuum the carpet in an empty space, you can set a rate such as $.12 per square foot and multiply by the total area that is carpeted. Same with the other operations.

I have no idea whether you are on your hands and knees with a scrub pad or if you have a 16" rotary with a … — Lynn Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor.

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