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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Charging rates

March 29, 2012
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Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What would you charge to clean an 8200 sq. foot doctor''s office, 5 days per week and two Saturdays per month?

The answer:

Without seeing the office and doing a written survey of the rooms and floor coverings, I can''t even guess at what I would charge. You need to start by doing the survey. Next, figure your performance rates to do each task in each area. Add everything up and come to a production rate for this structure. This will be something such as 2000 sq. ft. per man-hour, to use an example. Following that, you can see that each time you clean you will need to spend 4.1 man-hours. Using 4 hrs. as your number... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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