razdaz13 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #1 Aug 28, 2010, 07:49 AM
How much should I charge to clean new construction home 1200 sq ft./ final clean
I'm bidding to clean a new construction home 1200 sq ft for final clean-up. How much do I charge? I did a walk through the house and there is tape on the edges of carpet as well as clear plastic cover which seals the top of carpet to be removed, labels on windows, appliances, bathtubs, and toilets. Dust from construction- paint from painting company left behind to be picked up and was told to place the items in garage. I don't want to overbid but want to know an honest amount to charge for the work involved.
 vibrolux54 Posts: 4, Reputation: 2 New Member #2 Oct 5, 2010, 05:10 AM
Make a guess as to how many hours it will take you to do the work, then multiply that by the hourly wage you want. Then add any overhead (materials, chemicals, etc) and profit (10% minimum) to your price. So if you think you can clean it yourself in 3 days and want to make \$20 per hour, figure on 24 hours (8 hours a day x 3 days) x \$20 = \$480 for labor. For overhead add the cost of your mops, brooms, cleaning materials, etc (maybe \$100?) and the time for your paperwork, billing, picking up materials, trash disposal, etc (maybe another \$50?). Now your total cost is \$680. Then add a reasonable profit (10% would be \$68) and your bid price would be \$698.
If you get the job, keep track of your time and material costs to see if you need to make adjustments on the next bid.
 tracygafgen Posts: 2, Reputation: 1 New Member #3 Jun 11, 2012, 08:09 AM
.10 cent a sq. foot plus \$7- \$10. Per window
 tracygafgen Posts: 2, Reputation: 1 New Member #4 Jun 11, 2012, 08:15 AM
Originally Posted by vibrolux54
Make a guess as to how many hours it will take you to do the work, then multiply that by the hourly wage you want. Then add any overhead (materials, chemicals, etc) and profit (10% minimum) to your price. So if you think you can clean it yourself in 3 days and want to make \$20 per hour, figure on 24 hours (8 hours a day x 3 days) x \$20 = \$480 for labor. For overhead add the cost of your mops, brooms, cleaning materials, etc (maybe \$100?) and the time for your paperwork, billing, picking up materials, trash disposal, etc (maybe another \$50?). Now your total cost is \$680. Then add a reasonable profit (10% would be \$68) and your bid price would be \$698.
If you get the job, keep track of your time and material costs to see if you need to make adjustments on the next bid.
wow!! what state is that price good in? I need to move there. Basically our price of .10cent sq.ft. =\$120.00 plus windows. Shouldn't come out over \$300. Or you'll lose that house and it shouldn't take 3 days . A good 10 - 15 hours. Also make sure you have bar keepers friend for the rust in the tubs and razors for the paint and windows.they will want the mud removed and stickers . Also some goof off for the paint on the counters.
 carefl1 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #5 Jul 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
Wo I justed stared my cleaning business and it is not a easy task.Im learning as I go.I could use your help.
 megankerrigan Posts: 2, Reputation: 1 New Member #6 Sep 13, 2012, 08:38 PM
Okay I am helpping a friend work on her pricing on her new construction cleaning she is adding on to her business and we seem to be losing money. What is the average cost for clenaing out a new construct in Idaho and do you do the windows and charge extra for them? Or should they be inclused in the per sq ft price?
 Handyman2007 Posts: 988, Reputation: 73 Senior Member #7 Jun 29, 2013, 03:09 PM
Originally Posted by vibrolux54
Make a guess as to how many hours it will take you to do the work, then multiply that by the hourly wage you want. Then add any overhead (materials, chemicals, etc) and profit (10% minimum) to your price. So if you think you can clean it yourself in 3 days and want to make \$20 per hour, figure on 24 hours (8 hours a day x 3 days) x \$20 = \$480 for labor. For overhead add the cost of your mops, brooms, cleaning materials, etc (maybe \$100?) and the time for your paperwork, billing, picking up materials, trash disposal, etc (maybe another \$50?). Now your total cost is \$680. Then add a reasonable profit (10% would be \$68) and your bid price would be \$698.
If you get the job, keep track of your time and material costs to see if you need to make adjustments on the next bid.

"Reasonable profit"? Your labor IS profit after expenses.
 Handyman2007 Posts: 988, Reputation: 73 Senior Member #8 Jun 29, 2013, 03:10 PM
I would call a cleaning service and act as a homeowner that needs their house cleaned after renovations and get an idea what they would charge.

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