As companies begin planning for 2024 budgets, they need to look at all their expenses. This includes cleaning expenses. Whether a company chooses to maintain its own cleaning staff or pay for business cleaning services, cleaning requires budgetary resources. And as we head into the new year, a company’s cleaning budget may have to increase to accommodate the fact that everything from cleaning supplies to labor costs are going up.
With all that in mind, have you ever wondered what actually goes into determining how much a company like hours charges for commercial cleaning services? We need to look at the same things you do. We must consider all the same costs. Here are some of the chief things that can influence total cleaning costs:
A chief factor in determining total cleaning costs for the year is the amount of space a company occupies. In essence, you need to consider square footage. It obviously costs more to clean a 10,000 square-foot warehouse as compared to a 1,000 square-foot office. Will it cost 10 times as much? That depends on other factors.
Some cleaning companies charge based on the square foot. Others charged by the hour. Still others charge a flat fee based on the types of services a client wants. When square footage is the determining factor, it is necessary to figure out exactly which spaces will be cleaned and how often. That takes us to the next point.
Next up is cleaning frequency. Different spaces in the same building may very well be on different cleaning schedules. For example, restrooms and break rooms are typically cleaned daily. A warehouse might only get a good cleaning every few days.
Frequency matters from a financial standpoint because it equates to labor. The more time spent cleaning a particular space, the more labor involved. Cleaning services need to schedule crews based on building square footage and cleaning frequency. Greater frequency means a higher bill.
The Services Rendered
The types of cleaning services a company renders also impact on the final price. In an office environment, for instance, cleaning is pretty straightforward. There is no need for specialized solutions, employee training, or equipment. Not so in an industrial environment. Industrial environments tend to require advanced equipment and processes. That means highly trained personnel who know what they are doing.
There are also the different spaces within a building. You have offices and storage rooms. You have common areas, restrooms, and individual employee workspaces. Each type of space needs its own cleaning schedule. Each space has its own cleaning tasks. It all influences total cleaning costs.
Special Cleaning Needs
Finally, cleaning costs are affected by any special needs a client has. If your company cleans in-house, some areas of the property may require specialized cleaning you are not able to handle on your own. The thing to remember is that special cleaning needs tend to be a bit more expensive.
We obviously have no way of knowing the cleaning requirements of your particular building. But with decades of experience in commercial, industrial, and business cleaning, we have done it all. We are confident we can come up with a cleaning plan and schedule that will keep your property in tip-top shape.
Keep us in mind as you prepare your cleaning budget for 2024. Do not be afraid to contact us for more information or a no-obligation quote. Cleaning is both our business and passion. If we can help you maintain a cleaner and more organized work environment, we would be more than happy to do so.