A clean office leaves gives a good first impression to your clients and to keep it clean you need to find an office cleaning service which cares and has the experience to provide a good service. As business owners ourselves, we understand that paying for cleaning is a cost which a business bears that doesn’t yield any direct or measurable tangible benefit so most people do like to save money on it whenever they can.

In Australia, cleaning costs usually range from $30 to $37 per hour for a standard service which will include emptying the trash, dusting and vacuuming. However, this can increase to $40 to $45 per hour if it includes additional services such as cleaning bathrooms’ restocking paper products, sweeping floors and cleaning toilets. Cleaning costs for larger offices can vary and will depend on what needs to be done and the amount of staff you have working in the facility. Additional services like sweeping, scrubbing, waxing floors, cleaning kitchens, cleaning windows and more detailed vacuuming will increase the price.

This is the reason we work closely with our clients to establish a cleaning solution which fits their office needs and budget. We don’t believe there is a one size fits all when it comes to cleaning. There is many factors which go into pricing and tailoring a suitable cleaning package for a client and we’ve listed them in this article –

How big or small is your office?

The size of the area which needs to be cleaned is the main factor contributing to the cost of cleaning an office. Most of the time, a large office will cost more since you need more labour, cleaning materials and equipment to clean the space.

How long Does it Take to Clean Your Office?

The office cleaning price will also be largely dependent on the time it would take to clean the office. If you call a cleaning company to get cleaning service during office hours, the price will likely increase the price (even though most people assume afterhours cleaning is more expensive). During business hours, office cleaning is much harder to perform since your workers will still be around which prevents the cleaner from being as efficient when compared with if the office is empty.

How Many Staff Do You Have?

The number of staff you have and how messy they are is another contributing factor to the cost. If your office doesn’t have many staff and is well kept then the cost will be lower. On the other hand, if the office has a lot of people working and high foot traffic then the cost will be significantly higher. That’s why the service cost can be higher or lower depending on some of those factors.

How Often Will Your Office be Cleaned?

Do you need office cleaning service regularly? It can affect office cleaning prices. If you hire a professional office cleaning company regularly, you may get a discount per visit as opposed to getting your office cleaned just once a fortnight or monthly. In conclusion, the price charged is not always the reflection of the service you will get out of an office cleaning company since offices which are cleaned more regularly are often in better condition.

So How much does office cleaning cost?

As you can see, it really depends on a number of different factors. The following is a general guide

  • Offices under 400sqm costs which just needs a baseline clean consisting of emptying rubbish, rough vacuuming, mopping and dusting only will generally pay approximately $80-$120
  • Offices under 400sqm with over 10 staff which also needs additional services such as detailed vacuuming, kitchen and toilet cleaning should expect to pay $120 and up
  • Offices over 400sqm can expect to pay $0.30 to $0.50 per sqm for a baseline clean
  • Offices over 400sqm which require a more detailed clean can expect to pay over $0.70 per sqm

It’s really important for both the client and cleaning contractor to be realistic and honest about the expectations and budget when it comes to cleaning an office. Both need to work together to achieve the best outcome.