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Old 02-18-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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Rough cleaning
Touch up cleaning
Final cleaning.
Does anyone have any helpful info on how to price each of these topics?

Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Rough cleaning
Touch up cleaning
Final cleaning.
Does anyone have any helpful info on how to price each of these topics?

Thanks!
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Scrub Brush - 7.99
Bucket of soapy water - .07
Bucket to put soap and water in - 7.99
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Rough cleaning
Touch up cleaning
Final cleaning.
Does anyone have any helpful info on how to price each of these topics?

Thanks!
You list "Post construction clean up" as your trade but you don't know what to charge?Hve you ever been paid to do it before or is this the first time?
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You list "Post construction clean up" as your trade but you don't know what to charge?Hve you ever been paid to do it before or is this the first time?
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Scrub Brush - 7.99
Bucket of soapy water - .07
Bucket to put soap and water in - 7.99
Clean construction worker - Priceless
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I pay .26 PSF, covers all but the touch up, the touch up is $50.00.
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I would like to say thank you to NC-SC, GC for an honest reply.
As we have all started out in the beginning and I would think that to help others who are just starting out also would be beneficial.
So here goes..........
I started in the cleaning business by hauling and have now ventured into construction cleanup due to the delight of area realtors. As my area is just now booming with new construction, the price ranges are varied for post construction cleanup. I was just trying to see what an average going rate would be. So any more helpful info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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I would like to say thank you to NC-SC, GC for an honest reply.
As we have all started out in the beginning and I would think that to help others who are just starting out also would be beneficial.
So here goes..........
I started in the cleaning business by hauling and have now ventured into construction cleanup due to the delight of area realtors. As my area is just now booming with new construction, the price ranges are varied for post construction cleanup. I was just trying to see what an average going rate would be. So any more helpful info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
I would try to work for an hourly rate until you can figure out how long stuff takes and how to categorize different tasks.

Once you have this basic information to work off of you can determine your costs per job task and price/bid accordingly.

framing debris
roofing debris
dumpster loading
windows. (this is a huge area that needs lots of detailed listing)
prepaint prep (dustless shells)
post painting
final
etc
etc
etc.

you need to do it yourself to determine what it takes. Then ask others what they charge. Never just "cut and paste" somebody elses rate schedule. that is like learning how to use a calculator before a pencil,paper and your mind.

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...I was just trying to see what an average going rate would be....
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My sister and brother-in-law used to do construction cleaning and talked about the tile grout stuck to the tub. Nothing beats having a look around before bidding.

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my wifes company is doing a real clean-up in this line. they even clean all the job trailers evey week
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Hi David,
I have just come across this site and judging by the dates I see posted, I’m just a little late to help you. But I imagine there are other people searching for the same information and will get here the same way I did, so here goes….
Construction site clean up projects can, and if structured correctly will, prove to be the most lucrative aspect of a commercial cleaning business. They can also prove to be the hardest work, the biggest headaches and a scheduling/staffing nightmare. It’s all about communication, documentation and accountability.
I notice you have had some pricing already posted in this thread and it sounds correct, but you have to be careful as pricing changes dramatically by location. Pricing also varies by the scope of work included under the generic terms: “rough, final, prep, punch, puff” etc. . You can find general scopes documented on our website, but it will always vary by contractor. It’s incredibly important to pay attention to having your work signed off as completed as quickly as possible and collect payment in a timely fashion. The cleaning guys are just about the last guys in the budget for the project and when money is running low… well you get the idea. We have learned that cleaning in phases turns the most profit and maintains cash flow.
Last a very important note. Although the general cleaning rates are profitable and attractive, the rates for construction cleanup floor care, carpet care, excessive height cleaning and high pressure washing are typically higher than the prices charged for existing structure work. That’s just the way their budget’s work. It doesn’t really make sense, because working with a new floor or carpet is quite a bit easier, so this is where the construction cleaning company should make their profit. Good luck with your business.
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Hey everyone... I am new to this site but have visited it many times. I also had the same question as David King. And the advice from Thomas Anthony was very helpful! As a newcomer to the post construction cleans, I have found that it is very difficult to determine what rate to bid per SF as well. It seems to be all over the place... from .15 to 1.25. This is why those of us new to the business are somewhat lost. It would be helpful to get a 2009 national average SF going rate. David was nice enought to say that he pays .26 PSF for all phases with the exception of touch up. That would not be enough for me to cover labor and operation costs. .26 PSF per each phase completed would seem more in line or am I off my rocker! Any one have any additional advise? Thanks!!
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Hey everyone... I am new to this site but have visited it many times. I also had the same question as David King. And the advice from Thomas Anthony was very helpful! As a newcomer to the post construction cleans, I have found that it is very difficult to determine what rate to bid per SF as well. It seems to be all over the place... from .15 to 1.25. This is why those of us new to the business are somewhat lost. It would be helpful to get a 2009 national average SF going rate. David was nice enought to say that he pays .26 PSF for all phases with the exception of touch up. That would not be enough for me to cover labor and operation costs. .26 PSF per each phase completed would seem more in line or am I off my rocker! Any one have any additional advise? Thanks!!
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Ok... JumboJack... that was probably the best confirmation I could have received and point well taken. I am off my rocker! Very good.
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What? no "Treefitty"!?

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One more joins the crowd. Makes a post in Feb 08, doesn't get a detailed answer to his silly questions, and dissapears from sight, never to be heard from again. When will they learn.
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You guys/gals pay people to clean up after you? You dirty slobs, you!

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