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ICAN/ATEX: How should I bid touchless cleaning?

November 12, 2013
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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.

Tuesday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

I am adding a new service such as touchless restroom cleaning and I don’t know how to price it.

I need help to get ideas about how to bid this service for existent customers and especially for a potential customer.

Tuesday’s Answer:

I would suggest calculating fixtures and floors separately.

Begin by measuring the square footage of the floors and then perform a fixture count.

Since I am guessing some of your prospects will come from neglected facilities, I would err on the high side for estimated labor.

More than likely, encrusted build up will require brush agitation to loosen and remove the soil.

Mineral and urine buildup will require initial acidic treatments.

Floors might require a hydro-spinner for initial cleanup. In this case, you would likely clean the fixtures at 4 min. each and the floors at 400 sq. ft. per hour.

Since I am one hour south of you in Colorado Springs, I would expect to see  ... Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corporation

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