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ICAN/ATEX: What do I charge for post-construction cleanup?

October 4, 2012

Thursday’s Question:

There is a newly remodeled building that is completely empty. I need to sweep concrete floors, vacuum newly installed carpet, dust walls and clean glass counters and windows.Construction Cleanup

There are also two single-stall restrooms that are filthy from the construction workers.

There is approximately 12,000 total square feet 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-inch rotary... – Lynn Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor.

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