How Much Should You Pay For Janitorial Cleaning Services?

A clean office is essential for employee health and morale. When an office is neat and tidy, it also installs a degree of trust in your customers. That’s why many professional offices turn to a janitorial cleaning service to help. When hired, the commercial cleaning service will come in and handle the agreed upon jobs on a set schedule. They may do simple tasks like emptying trashcans and running a vacuum to deeper cleanings like bathrooms and break rooms.

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The amount you should pay depends largely on the janitorial cleaning service being offered. Typically, there isn’t a one size fits all pricing structure. Some companies charge a flat fee per visit, others will set a monthly contract price for a company. In a small office, you might pay anywhere from $50 - $200 for a light cleaning service per week. This can exceed $5,000 for large office buildings that need moderate daily attention.

Some companies will charge offices based on their square footage also. This is done to help reduce the cost the company experiences and creates a fair price for the commercial cleaning service. With this pricing structure, the average minimum is .05 per square foot for basic cleaning. Most cleaning companies will have a cap of .20 - .55 per square foot.

In this case, a 1,000 square foot office can expect to pay $50 on a contract. A medical office that requires hazardous waste disposal will need to pay more. The same 1,000 square foot price at .25 per square foot would have a contract in place at $250.

Each janitorial cleaning service has their own unique set of items they offer in the basic package. You’ll need to note the services included in your basic plan and ensure the following conditions are met:

  • Cleaning is always done after business hours.
  • Tras is removed from the property.
  • Vacuuming, dusting and mopping of common areas is included.
  • Bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected (if applicable)
  • Floors are vacuumed.

Before a company is able to give you an accurate quote, they will need to see your office. You’ll need to invite them in so they can take measurements and determine what services you’ll need. When a company makes an offer, be sure to get it in writing, including what is offered. This reduces the risk of prices being “introductory” or “labor not included” in the pricing.

While speaking with a provider, make sure you ask about discounts available. Some companies will provide discounts when several offices are included in a package. This is a great way to work with nearby businesses to save some money on a commercial cleaning service.

To get the best price for your janitorial cleaning service, try to obtain three quotes. Then choose the quote that offers the best service at a fair price. If you have a small business, try to find a company that will work for you around .05 - .10 per square foot. Larger offices should shoot for .05 - .15 per square foot. Medical offices tend to have a higher risk associated with them, because of biohazard waste and are typically priced in the .15 - .55 range. Keeping this in mind, you should be able to find a price that works for you.

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