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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Calculating for consumables

October 21, 2009
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How do I calculate how much to quote for consumables such as paper towels, hand soap, liners, toilet paper, etc.? Isn''t there a quick way to do it by the square foot per building? I have been using $.0015 per square foot.
You might try the ISSA website at:
Most product suppliers should have access to similar calculators for different settings and they should be able to answer your questions. Check with your local product supplier to see what resources they have available.
Also, research some manufacturer’s sites ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor,
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