Budgeting for Commercial Cleaning Services

May 23, 2019

Budgeting for Commercial Cleaning Services

Operating costs are obviously at the forefront of any business owner’s mind.  Whatever you spend on running the business is money coming out of the business, so you want to spend wisely.  So, when it comes to budgeting for commercial cleaning services, a lot of managers and owners are looking for ways to cut costs while maintaining cleanliness.  At the end of the day, what’s right for you and your business is the best way to develop a budget for any services; and yet, without knowing the typical costs said services, it can be very difficult to budget appropriately.  With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what you can expect when budgeting for commercial cleaning services.

One Size Fits All?

The most important thing you need to remember about commercial cleaning services is that there is not a one size fits all solution for cleaning costs that applies to every business.  Depending on the type of business you are running, the size of your commercial space, the equipment and furniture in that space, and other aspects of your day-to-day operations, commercial cleaning services costs can vary widely.  Always reach out to potential commercial cleaning companies and get quotes that are based on your specific cleaning needs.  By comparing the quotes of various companies, you should be able to get a good idea of what costs are reasonable in your geographic region.

But What Does It Cost?

Alright, alright…you want to know what commercial cleaning is going to cost, and we want to give you answers.  But first, you need to ask yourself a few questions.  First, how frequently do you need your commercial space cleaned?  Do you require weekly cleaning, monthly cleaning, or more frequent?  For example, a day care or doctor’s office will need to be cleaned more frequently, and this is obviously going to impact cleaning costs.  Likewise, your total square footage will have an impact on costs.  Even the number of bathrooms in your facility or areas that see a lot of traffic (such as kitchens and reception) will impact cleaning frequency and cost.  Nevertheless, a good estimate for budgeting commercial cleaning services would be somewhere in the vicinity of $2 per square foot per year.

Still, remember that the size of your company, your number of employees, whether you provide cleaning supplies and equipment, and even the types of surfaces that require regular cleaning are going to impact your commercial cleaning budget.  The only way to get a definitive estimate of your budget for commercial cleaning services is to first identify your explicit cleaning needs and then get a quote (or quotes) from potential commercial cleaning companies in your area.

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