How Commercial Cleaning Services are Priced
Pricing for Commercial Cleaning Services is straight-forward, when calculated by an experienced, knowledgeable consultant. Our pricing model is based on industry standards provided by ISSA,, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, as well as internal productivity and effectiveness studies done by Coverall. Services are competitively priced on behalf of our Coverall franchisees and include a cleaning schedule that is customized to your requirements.
In general pricing depends on four key factors:
- Your cleaning needs and expectations
- The size, design and layout of your facility
- How often your facility will be cleaned
- The level of health risk in your facility
Your Cleaning Needs and Expectations
One-size-fits-all does not work when it comes to cleaning. A trained Coverall consultant will talk with you to understand your expectations for “clean,” and then walk through your facility to see and understand exactly what needs to be done. This level of personal attention and detail allows Coverall to provide you with a customized cleaning schedule that meets your needs and budget.
In general a “regular service” cleaning will include dusting/wiping, vacuuming/mopping, restrooms and trash removal. Depending on your needs and expectations, you may require other services such as cleaning microwave ovens, dusting high ceilings and vents, or cleaning glass/windows. Your Coverall consultant will discuss the options with you so that you can decide on the best cleaning services for your facility.
The Size, Design and Layout of your Facility
Beware of janitorial companies that ask you for the square footage of your building and then give you a price. It is not that simple. Coverall will send an experienced consultant to your facility to determine how much square footage needs to be cleaned, and how it should be cleaned. If your facility is older, then it may require different kind of cleaning than a newer facility. Also, unused workspace or areas that are infrequently used will not need to be cleaned regularly. It’s important that your consultant considers the layout and usage of your facility when calculating your price.
The type of business or facility also makes a difference in determining your cleaning schedule and price. Some companies – such as daycares, medical facilities, fitness centers, restaurants, car dealerships, and others – require specialized cleaning procedures. Your Coverall consultant is fully trained in the unique cleaning requirements for various types of businesses and can advise you on the best way to clean your facility.
How Often Your Facility will be Cleaned
“Frequency” is a commercial cleaning service term that refers to how often your facility will be cleaned. For example, smaller businesses may only need to be cleaned once or twice a week. Larger businesses are often cleaned every week night, and some are cleaned nightly, including weekends. Also, areas that get dirty often or are “high-touch” points may need to be cleaned more frequently. Your cleaning frequency will be clearly stated in your Service Agreement.
The Level of Health Risk in your Facility
Your facility may be at a higher health risk for a variety of reasons. For example, schools and daycare facilities are very aware of illness prevention. Fitness centers are mindful of MRSA and other infections that can affect members. Medical facilities must adhere to strict procedures and guidelines to maintain their infection prevention plans. And let’s face it: All businesses want to avoid an outbreak of the flu. Coverall can help you evaluate the high risk areas in your facility by identifying critical control points and create a cleaning program that not only addresses appearance, but also has a measurable impact on reducing the risk of germ transmission.