Learning to Clean Like The Pro's

A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!

3 Tips To Help You Understand Professional Cleaning Bids


Professional cleaning services are among the most important for any business owner. Maintaining a clean office helps reduce illness, improve aesthetics, and promote a healthy work environment.

Most office managers don't have the time or resources to clean themselves, so it's easier to outsource janitorial services to a professional company. You will need to be able to understand the bids you receive in order to compare costs and find the cleaning company best suited to meet your company's cleaning needs.

1. Cleanable Square Footage

When you receive your bid from various cleaning companies, you will see that the bids are probably calculated using a measurement labeled as cleanable square footage. This measurement is the amount of space within your office building that will need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

Be sure that you are familiar with the square footage of the areas you want a professional to clean. This will allow you to determine if the cleanable square footage listed on your bids is accurate.

2. Cleaning Supplies

Another factor that can affect the cost of your cleaning bid is the availability of cleaning supplies. If you have specialized equipment or your company is dedicated to using only environmentally friendly cleaning products, then you will probably want to provide your own cleaning supplies and have a professional supply only the labor.

If you don't have special cleaning needs, you can opt to have your cleaning company provide solvents, toilet paper, paper towels, and other supplies needed to maintain a clean office environment. Consider the pros and cons of both options, then determine which is best for you.

Ensure that there is no additional cost for cleaning supplies on each bid if you will be providing your own. If the amount quoted for cleaning supplies seems high, compare this amount with the cost of providing supplies yourself to determine which option will be more affordable.

3. Scope of Work

You will be asked about the cleaning tasks that you want performed each week when a professional cleaning company walks through your office in preparation for a bid submission.

The scope of work you desire will have a direct impact on the amount of money each professional bid lists. The more work you need done weekly, the more you should plan on spending for professional cleaning services.

You can save money by having critical tasks (like vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, and dusting) completed weekly, then having deep cleaning tasks (like carpet cleaning, wall washing, and floor budding) completed on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.


10 August 2019