Commercial cleaning services provide help for offices, restaurants, retail locations, medical facilities, schools, churches and more. Some customers hire professional cleaners for a one-time service, and others use a cleaning service multiple times a week on an ongoing basis. Pros will help clean small storefronts or offices under 1,000 square feet up to massive warehouse spaces or corporate offices over 10,000 square feet. Several factors affect the cost of commercial cleaning.
The larger the space to be cleaned, the higher the cost because the job will take more time, products and potentially people power. Here’s a hypothetical breakdown of commercial cleaning costs from The Answer Residential and Commercial Cleaning:
Standard, 1,000-square-foot doctor’s office: $105, including three bathrooms, eight rooms, a receptionist desk, waiting room, hallway and front windows—vacuum, sweep and mop for all. Three hours at $35 per hour.
Standard, two-floor, 10,000-square-foot business office: $210, including four bathrooms, two lunch areas or kitchens, a receptionist area, 10 offices, 10 windows, stairs and a sitting area— vacuum, sweep and mop for all. Six hours at $35 per hour.
- Standard 20,000-square-foot commercial business space: $420, including four bathrooms, an executive office, four offices, lunchroom, customer service area, show room, main entrance and front windows, with cleaning for all floors. Twelve hours at $35 per hour.
Windows and bathrooms
Windows, bathrooms and lunchrooms or kitchens generally take longer to clean and disinfect than hallways, offices or waiting rooms. The greater the number of windows to be washed and the more higher-traffic areas to be cleaned, the greater the total cleaning cost will be.
Some commercial cleaners charge a flat rate to clean a commercial space. Generally, they will do a site visit and walkthrough to determine about how many employees will be needed and how long the job will take. The Answer Residential and Commercial Cleaning in Bridgeport Connecticut assesses the square footage, number of rooms and type of rooms, and then breaks down the job by the hour to provide an estimate to clients.
Some commercial cleaning companies charge by the hour for their services. These companies may provide a free walkthrough assessment and an approximate total cost based on the number of hours they think it could take to clean a space. This cost estimate can vary after the job is complete, and the total cost for services and time it takes to clean the same space may vary from cleaning to cleaning. According to The Answer Residential and Commercial Cleaning, $30–$35 per worker per hour is a standard price range in Connecticut.