Office Cleaning

Average Costs

Average Costs ¢.05 - ¢.25 Per Square Foot

The majority of professional services price office jobs by square footage. This will include the basic services that will be performed each time the company is on site.

Daily office cleaning rates in urban areas may cost approximately ¢.10 per square foot for every hour the professionals are on site. If you own a 10,000 square foot office building you can expect to pay several thousand dollars a month for daily services.

Some cleaning companies give clients a flat rate. If you require bathroom cleaning and trash pickup two times per week the amount will be significantly lower.

Small businesses can get great services with fixed rate prices. If you own or operate a small office you may be able to find a cleaning service for $300-$500 per month.


Hourly Rate - Most companies charge by the hour.

Flat Rate Per Job -  Some companies charge a flat rate for the work they do.

Recognize that there are several variables in developing the price. These include: 

  • Time that it takes to complete the cleaning.
  • How many technicians are working on your project.
  • Was it an after hours emergency
  • With many more aspects that may add to the cost

Remember, the company quoting a low rate may not necessarily be the right  company for you. Some  companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional "fees" to complete the job. 

You may also need to consider that most  companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls.

The best rule of hand is to get an itemized estimate so you know exactly what is expected from the local company.

Factors In Determining The Price

How often will the cleaning crew clean?

Time Frame 
When will the facility will be cleaned? It may cost more for after hours work.

Emptying trash, vacuuming,  dusting, etc.

Cleaning Products
Do you have specific demands on the types of cleaning products used.

Who must provide and restock the paper supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, etc)

Basic Information

Some Services Offered By An Office Cleaning Company

  • Cleaning entrances, foyers, reception areas, and hallways.
  • Floor strip and wax.
  • Cleaning stairs and elevators.
  • Vacuuming carpets and mopping wood, tile, and linoleum floors.
  • Dusting furniture, electronic equipment, door frames, blinds, mirrors and picture frames.
  • Cleaning heating and air conditioning vents.
  • Sanitizing telephones, doorknobs and handrails.
  • Cleaning baseboards and light fixtures.
  • Washing windows.
  • Cleaning kitchens and lounges, including sinks, countertops, microwaves and refrigerators.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms.
  • Removing trash.

Schedule Programs

You can have your office cleaning scheduled to best fit your business needs. Most companies offer all these programs

  • After Hours
  • Daily Basis
  • Weekly Basis
  • Every 2 Weeks
  • Every 3 Weeks
  • Every 4 Weeks
  • As Needed
  • One-Time
  • On Call 24 Hours
  • 7 Days a Week
  • Emergency Service

Finding The Right Office Cleaning Service

When it comes to hiring a office cleaning professional, it’s amazing how hard it sometimes is to find the right company. Have you noticed how long it takes for some office cleaners to get back to you when you leave a message - if they ever bother calling you back at all? If they do not call back in a reasonable amount of time move on to the next company. 

Once an office cleaning professional is found, make sure you insist on a background check and criminal history investigation of all the workers that they will employ at your business! These  are more difficult for private business to undertake than for companies who have developed and utilize a systematic screening process in connection with their hiring practices. But these office cleaning professionals will be in your place of business and working among your employees so it's well worth it to know who they are.

Hiring a reliable office cleaning company (instead of trying to find an individual cleaner), which in turn bears the burden of finding, training and managing its help, and can relieve you of all the investigative inquiries.

Who Is Doing The Work
Will the company employees perform the work or will they hire subcontractors? This should be your first question.

Define The Job
When interviewing a potential cleaning service, it’s important that both you and your cleaner clearly agree on what will be included for the quoted fee. 

Paying A Fair Price
You know that old saying "you get what you pay for". There are many factors that go into calculating a fair price for professional cleaning, so keep an open mind and remember that cheaper is not always better.

Good  Value?
Since you’re paying for a professional cleaning service, You expect a good professional cleaning job done. Your expectations relative to what was agreed upon at the beginning of your relationship with your office cleaning service should be fulfilled. 

Communication Makes Everyone's Life Easier
A major cause of misunderstandings that lead to dissatisfaction in the relationship between client and professional office cleaner is a lack of communication. Communication is a two-way street, and since you may not be in the office on most occasions when your cleaning team visits, "written" communication is important.

Cleaning Schedule
Obviously, office cleaning must be done on an agreed upon schedule to ensure there is no disruption to the business. 

Green Office Cleaning
Green cleaning involves the use of chemicals and other products to minimize harm to public health and the environment inside the office. Yet such environmentally friendly services include more than just the selection of cleaning products. Green cleaning also makes use of cleaning methods that are efficient and reduce energy use and waste. 

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