Someone contacted our office for an estimate for office cleaning service. He asked for the cost of weekly cleaning of an office about 3500 sqft in Lake Forest. When we asked about the type of business and quantity of employees that they have, he felt these questions are not relevant.
After that conversation, I thought it is helpful to explain how commercial cleaning companies estimate their fees for office cleaning. There are 7 main factors that commercial cleaning companies put into consideration before providing an estimate for office cleaning :
· The size of the office
· Quantity of restrooms
· Size of the employee’s kitchen and break rooms
· Quantity of glass doors and inner sliding doors
· Frequency of service
· Type of business
· Customer traffic
· Quantity of employees.
Of course, we all agree that cleaning larger offices takes more time than smaller ones. In addition, the number of restrooms and employee’s break rooms and kitchens, and the number of glass doors and glass surfaces impact the labor hours.
The frequency of the cleaning service is one of the main pricing factors as well. More frequency means a lower price per cleaning.
But, knowing the type of business is also important. The type of business not only changes the estimated labor for cleaning but it changes the type of cleaning products that are required for cleaning. For example, the cost of cleaning for a 1000 accounting office is different from the same size of a dental office or a dance studio.
Knowing the customer foot traffic of the business is also important for estimating the cleaning service. A dental office has more traffic compare to an accounting office.
At last quantity of employees is important for determinations of the cost of cleaning. For example, A 2000 sqft office with 10 employees takes a longer time to clean compared to the same size office with 2 employees.
Having a conversation with your selected commercial cleaning company at the beginning of the service will help both you and the cleaning company to avoid a lot of problems down the road.
To have a correct understanding of the nature of the business and client’s needs is extremely helpful for the commercial cleaning companies to determine the labor hours and the type of cleaning products that they need to use for your cleaning.
Simply Crystal Clean provides reliable commercial cleaning and office cleaning services in Orange County and Los Angeles County to any type of business.