Most commercial buildings, from office complexes to restaurants, take advantage of the professional service of a commercial cleaning provider to give their spaces the deep clean they deserve. So much more than a way of keeping up appearances and making lasting first impressions, this type of thorough cleaning gives teams a safe, healthy and welcoming place to work and gives customers a great experience and end product or service they can count on.
Once most businesses recognize the need for regular cleaning schedules, high-quality cleaning materials and professional help, their next question is often about the cost. What can you expect to set aside each month or each year for a top-tier cleaning team who gets the job done right? How much does an experienced service provider charge? Here’s an idea of the numbers you may be working with when you talk to the professionals.
Commercial Cleaning Calculator
Are you looking for more specific numbers to work with as you size up your prospective cleaning service provider? Use this table to get a better idea of the price per square foot that many businesses pay today and how many man hours are typically required to perform the job. Price ranges are based on programs that clean a space three times per week.
|Square Feet||Cleaning Cost/Hours|
|0–1,000 sq. ft||$200–$400|
|1,000–5,000 sq. ft||$400–$550|
|5,000–10,000 sq. ft||$575–$675|
|10,000–20,000 sq. ft||$700–$1,150|
|20,000–40,000 sq. ft||$1,250–$1,650|
|0–1,000 sq. ft||1 hour|
|1,000–5,000 sq. ft||1–2 hours|
|5,000–10,000 sq. ft||2–3 hours|
|10,000–20,000 sq. ft||3–5 hours|
|20,000–40,000 sq. ft||5–9 hours|
If you’re looking for a better idea of how much services themselves cost, use the table below to view ranges for a few popular services offered by commercial cleaning companies.
|Tile & Concrete Scrubbing||$0.12–$0.25 per sq. ft|
|Floor Waxing & Polishing||$0.20–$0.50 per sq. ft|
|Marble & Terrazzo Refinishing||$1.50–$4.00 per sq. ft|
|Carpet Shampooing & Extraction||$0.08–$0.20 per sq. ft|
|Window Cleaning||$4.00–$8.00 per piece|
How much does a commercial cleaning service cost?
A cleaning service can cost anywhere from $200–$400 per month for small spaces that require light cleaning and upkeep to $2,000+ per month for large spaces that must have daily cleaning needs met. You can also expect to see costs ranging from $0.07 per square foot to $0.19 per square foot. These ranges really depend on the specific cleaning services provided, the type, size and location of the space served, the time of day served and the frequency of the services. Cleaning services can be offered as ongoing work or a one-time clean and can be set hourly or through a flat fee that’s typically determined after a walkthrough of a facility.
Other factors that can affect pricing, especially if services are provided on a one-time basis, may include:
- The number of team members required to clean a space
- The length of time it takes to complete the job
- The total number of rooms served in a space
- The total number of windows present
- The special tools and skills required to perform the job
If rooms include bathrooms and kitchens or kitchenettes, the type and number of these rooms will also affect the cost of servicing them. Offices with cubicles will require more effort and time to clean than those without cubicles. A space that is occupied heavily will need deeper cleaning than a space of equal size that’s not frequented or occupied by as many people. If there will be people moving around in an active space that needs cleaning, this also demands greater skill and different cleaning techniques to get the job done without interrupting operations or the flow of traffic. Unique spaces like schools have special considerations as well, often requiring deep cleaning and green cleaning methods that are safer for students and faculty.
Special tools or skills come into play when the space has more rigorous cleaning needs and standards to follow, such as a lab or clean room environment, or it has areas that are particularly difficult to clean, such as a manufacturing plant that contains hard-to-reach surfaces or an active, high-traffic floor filled with workers that cannot be disrupted by a cleaning team. Using advanced tools like electrostatic spray technology may also impact total costs.
Types of Commercial Cleaning Services
- Janitorial Cleaning Services
- Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services
- Floor Care Services
- Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Services
- Commercial Window Cleaning Services
- Handyman Services
- Electrostatic Disinfection Services
- Specialized Services
Types of Spaces Served
- Corporate Cleaning Services
- Medical & Healthcare Facilities
- K-12 Schools & Universities
- Commercial Kitchens
- Houses of Worship
- Clean Rooms and R&D Facilities
- Construction Clean-Up
- Industrial Cleaning Services
Interested in obtaining a commercial cleaning service cost estimate for your facility? Get in touch with Commercial Cleaning Corporation for more details about our wide range of services and a better idea of how much it would cost to maintain your facility with help from the experts. Businesses have trusted us since 1927 to help their space make a lasting first impression. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our team.