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I own a cleaning business in central Florida and recently landed a junk removal job in a foreclosed home with mold.
The house is about 1700 sq ft. and has a LOT of physical trash inside. Sofa, TVs, mattresses, cabinets, furniture, etc. all of which needs to be thrown out. My question is how should I price this job.
The dumpster will cost me about $500 for one dumpster dropped off and then hauled off. My problem is pricing my labor. The job will be done by myself and one other person.
I am estimating the clean up will take 6-10 hours. We will be wearing filtered masks, gloves, goggles, and protective suit due to extreme mold. How should I price this job?
Thursday’s Answer:If your total labor is 10 hours (20 man-hours is there are two of you), charge what you need to cover all of your costs and make a decent hourly wage for this type of difficult work.
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