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When bidding a cleaning account, labor is always the biggest expense. In order to determine your labor expense for a cleaning account you’ll need to figure out how many hours it will take to get the job done.
In order to determine the number of hours it will take, you’ll need to break the job down into production rates by task. Using a cleaning rates production chart will be helpful in figuring this out. A cleaning production rate is not foolproof, but it will give you an average time per task under normal circumstances.
No situation is ever really “normal”, so it’s helpful to understand different circumstances that could affect a “normal” cleaning production rate.
Square Footage. Perhaps the account you’re bidding on has 2500 square feet of vinyl flooring that needs to be mopped. The standard production rate for mopping is 5000 square feet per hour, so that 2500 square feet of floor should …