Understanding how commercial cleaning pricing is calculated is vital for small business budgeting.
Commercial Cleaning Pricing Tools for Small Business Budgeting
Before listing some of the modern tools used to understand and budget for commercial cleaning services, it is relevant to discuss briefly two traditional methods.
- Ask for a referral from a business associate.
- Call around and ask for quotes.
Asking for Referrals
Asking business associates for recommendations is always a good place to start.
Referrals provide you with an experienced source of information and should provide you with an idea of how much you should expect to pay.
The issue with referral business is the difference in standards of quality, i.e., just because a service works well for a business under particular circumstances does not mean it will work well for your company.
Calling around and asking for quotes will get you pricing information and comparisons, but it doesn’t provide you with excellent information to make an informed decision.
Each business will send a representative out to estimate the size of the office to be cleaned and calculate any additional services requested.
If you don’t have any advanced information on how to calculate possible fees before scheduling appointments with various cleaning companies, you could end up wasting a lot of unnecessary time at your businesses expense.
Pricing Tools and Information
Ideally, you will want to arm yourself with some information about local pricing and get a feel for how often your budget can handle a regular cleaning schedule.
CostHelper Small Business
CostHelper has a decent explanation of how to estimate services, as well as where you may be able to negotiate prices.
Additionally, it has a list of comments from contributors regarding the services they use and how much they pay.
CostOwl, much like CostHelper, provides a competent overview of outsourced janitorial services pricing.
It also goes into, however briefly, estimated costs for special cleaning services.
Unlike CostHelper, CostOwl has a form at the bottom to request quotes for services from local service providers.
GreenAir Cleaning Systems
GreenAir Cleaning Systems has an authoritative post on pricing for green cleaning services.
Uniquely, it boasts a pricing table comparison chart at the bottom of the post, comparing the size of your building to the frequency of cleaning; cross-referencing an estimated price margin.
One of the best ways to estimate the cost of any service is to research how business owners and service providers are trained to price their services.
LoveToKnow has a great article that takes a bit of a generic, middle of the road approach to pricing; discussing pricing from the service providers perspective, while concluding with the premise of how much a business owner should expect to pay when requesting cleaning services for their office.
Home Biz Tools
Home Biz Tools posts responses to reader questions for all kinds of small and home business concerns.
Browsing through the related articles at the bottom of the page will provide you with a sound basis for understanding the basics of outsourced janitorial services pricing.
Cleaning Talk has a great, user-driven conversation that, while somewhat dated, is still heavily trafficked and considered somewhat of a wealth of information on advice to cleaning services business owners on how to price a bid.
Commercial green cleaning services are a safe, healthy, and cost-effective alternative to conventional cleaning methods.
Take the time to call around and price services, keeping the total cost of service delivery and quality at the forefront of your selection criteria.
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