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How much does it cost to clean an office?

Trying to figure out cleaning service costs is step one when looking at janitorial solutions. While the cost to clean an office can be calculated by the square footage of your building, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Even the location of the space needing work can affect a price quote, as janitorial services in metro areas tend to be more expensive than rural areas.

If we estimate for an office in a major metro area, basic janitorial work can cost 9 cents to 14 cents per square foot per month for over 300,000 square feet. Some small cities may be as low as 4 cents to 6 cents, and small offices can cost as little as $200 per month to clean.

Top factors affecting your cleaning estimate:

  • type of cleaning

  • size of the office

  • frequency of cleaning

But keep in mind there is no accurate average cost per square foot or production rate per hour as every building cleaning situation will be different. Factors that impact the cost to clean an office include the size and type of building, the specifications and everything in between. Often, the price per square foot goes down as the square footage goes up. Once you consider all the variables, there are a lot of exceptions.

We will ask about the type and frequency of cleaning, analyze your requirements and give you a proposal based on your needs. This may include sweeping, mopping, emptying trash, cleaning the blinds, vacuuming, disinfecting the bathroom, dusting and other chores.

Then, there are additional costs to clean an office. For example, they can include time spent driving to and from each client location, gas, cleaning supplies,  equipment rental, salary for employees, and time spent on each job. We try to pay a high living wage to keep happy, productive employees, even if it might cut into our profit! We can help define the scope of work for you.

A cleaning company also has indirect costs, that go beyond the job site cleaning costs. For example, we have to consider business liability insurance, marketing, website maintenance, office rent, administrative fees, and taxes. These costs allow us to stay in business and grow, while continuing to provide excellent customer service. These indirect costs are calculated monthly. They help determine how much mark-up to charge per square foot, beyond the supplies and time to do the job.

The best way to calculate your total cost will be based on our current operations and the facilities we already service. We have vast experience in different types of buildings from airports, schools and medical facilities to your standard administrative office building.

It is also possible to charge at an hourly rate instead of by the square foot. It is a different calculation, but the variables are similar to the square foot calculation. Contact us today to discuss your needs and learn how we can tailor a cleaning plan just for you.