How are janitorial services priced?

When gathering quotes you may see some prices that are quite a bit different from other quotes or the amount you are paying for janitorial services at the moment. When trying to understand why one price is different than others this guide will be helpful in understanding how the commercial cleaning company arrived at that price.

The first step is understanding the type of cleaning and frequency

For example: a medical office being cleaned five times a week would require different daily tasks than a small standard office only needing once a week cleaning. The time it takes a cleaner to provide quality service is called the cleaning speed. Cleaning speeds go up or down based on the size of your facility, the type of facility you need cleaned, how often you would like cleaning services, and a number of other factors.

If one quote seems much lower, that’s probably not a good thing

Sadly, too many companies and salespeople intentionally price low to win the business.  This tactic puts unfair burden on the people doing the actual cleaning, and it could leave them unhappy which could lead you to being unhappy.

Price is very important, but don’t just go with the cheapest option

While everyone wants to save money, cleaning takes time, so making sure the cleaners have enough time in your building is a big part of this process. Understanding your building and your specific cleaning needs is crucial to pricing janitorial services accurately, and you also want to consider how this price will hold up in the long run so you don’t have to change cleaning companies again in just a few months.

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