The office is one of the most important assets for the average business. If you don’t have an office then it will be hard for you to do business. Having a clean office give clients a great first impression and also keeps employees happy and healthy.
For most businesses, hiring an in-house cleaner or subcontractor directly is a hassle and many times it’s not worth the headache so outsource the job to an office cleaning service. However, it is hard to know whether you are getting what you are paying for and whether it is value for money especially since every office has different requirements when it comes to cleaning. Here, we look at some common office cleaning prices which will give you a good guide on whether you are getting a good deal –
What Does Office Cleaning Cost?
- The cost for commercial office cleaning can range from $30 per hour and run all the way up to $60 per Hour depending on what you need done and there will be a minimum of $80 per visit for most cleaning companies
- Small offices under 300sqm will usually cost between $80 to $110 per visit and this price will include the basics such as a rough vacuum, emptying rubbish, mopping and dusting
- For small offices, you can expect to pay up to $160 per visit if you need more detailed cleaning and if you also need bathrooms and kitchens cleaned
- Larger Offices usually get charged can expect to be charged commercial cleaning rates of 50c per square metre for basic cleans and up to 80c per sqm for detailed cleaning
How Big is Your Office
The size of the office is an important consideration. Office cleaning services are priced by the size of the office. Normally, a fee of $30 to $50 per hour would be common for a smaller office (one up to around 300sqm) with most cleaning companies charging a minimum of around $80- 120 per visit, and this service will include dusting, vacuuming, and emptying the trash. The office cleaning service will cost more if you want bathroom cleaning, restocking of paper products, cleaning the sinks and toilets, details vacuuming and other additional services. Expect to pay even more if you need more specialised services such as having the floors waxed, windows cleaned etc. The simpler the job, the less you can expect to pay. For large offices with a lot of people working inside them and high foot traffic can cost a lot more to keep clean.
How Long Will the Job Take?
If you call in a professional cleaning company to do the service at the same time as people are in the building during the day, this will make the cleaning service take a lot longer. Your employees will feel stressed, and the cleaners will feel disturbed as well. Meanwhile, if you call the company to come in after work hours, the job will be done more quickly. This can mean that the pricing differs dramatically depending on the time of day.
How Messy Does the Office Get?
Another important consideration is how dirty the office is. The cleaning company will want to see the office so that they can give you an estimate. A relatively clean and tidy place will not usually be expensive to clean. If the office gets very messy, however, then that will need to be taken into account in the quote. You can keep the cost low by asking people to try not to make too much mess on a day to day basis. Treating the building with respect will keep costs lower.
The Quality of Service
It is not uncommon for people to wonder whether they are getting good quality cleaning for their money. Many cleaning companies charge a lot but do not use good cleaning chemicals and are not very thorough. You will be better off if you find a company to work with that has good reviews and that takes as much pride in taking care of your office as you do. Additionally you should find a company which specialises in cleaning offices – check out this article to find out the Difference Between Commercial & Residential Cleaning
Using a Regular Service
Hiring a company to come in and clean your office regularly can be a good choice since they will have less work to do each time they come out. Look for a reputable cleaning company that will give you a discount if you book them regularly, and if the place is in good condition when they come out.
Take these things into account and you will be more likely to get a good deal.