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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Commercial tile and grout

February 9, 2012

Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What should we be charging to clean commercial tile and grout; about 1000 sq. ft. with no sealer.

The answer:

I''ve seen a wide range in pricing depending on all the variables. For example, small kitchens with lots of equipment to move could go as high as $.75 per square foot using a truckmount and a hydro spinner. It''s not unusual for the moving of equipment to consume 25 percent of the labor. Larger kitchens or restrooms with little to move could go for $.30 and yet large vacant areas using an autoscrubber could go for $.12. In your case, you will want to establish ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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