Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I have an opportunity to give an estimate to clean 5,250 square feet of commercial carpet in a day care center. This includes removal of tables, chairs, lockers, and toys. The occupants total 75 boys and 18 personnel. The work is scheduled for a week of during vacation. Methods and precautions are my choice. What price and how many hours should I use to calculate a price.
Moving the furniture can take an additional 30 percent in labor so be prepared for this job to take longer than most. Depending upon the color of the carpet, the soil load, and density of furniture, most competitive bids would range from 17-25 cents a square foot. The reason is that some daycares will have you back every 90 days. So a high repeat business qualifies for a definite discount. You will want to pre-spray with ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.
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