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Question DetailsAsked on 10/1/2016

How much should I charge a contractor to clean a new 8,000 sq ft home just built in Omaha ne

New construction 8,000 sq ft home full basement , additional mother In law suite 1,000 sq ft and 6 car garage in Omaha, ne

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Obviously, the charge should be based on your estimate of manhours and materials needed, your overheads, etc - any response you get here could be high (losing you the job) or low (cxausing you to lose money) depending on the specifics of your operation and the house.

For instance - visualize an ultra-modern house with lots of stainless tellthat needs cleanign and polishing, and 20+ foot ceilings with glass curtain walls around the outside walls needing LOTS of detailed washing - or even worse, ditto with total venetian blind coverage to clean as well. Add in some asian or persian rugs that need custom cleaning rather than normal carpet cleaner, a few fabric wall coverings or gloss/eggshell painted walls, travertine flooring, custom built-in hardwood shelving with lots of cubbies and odd-shaped bins and shelves with construction dust embedded in the wax finish, exotic wood strip flooring with tracked-in plaster or cement dust, tgubs or showers with grouting haze on the tile and the base - you could easily be into twice or more the range given below.

Commonly, a new build final indoor-only (be sure to check if outside pickup and bare gravel/dirt raking is included too - fairly commonly is) cleanup runs $500-1200 for a normal 2000-2500SF range home depending on how dirty the area is, especially if pieces of drywall and utility cutoffs and such are laying around, whether or not the surfaces are painted yet or not (so need wipe-down rather than just the leaf-blower cleaning bare studs get), whether any floors are finished (i.e need mopping or carpet cleaning or such), whether there is debris in the ducts that needs to be removed/vacuumed out, whether it includes cleaning windows inside and out, etc. High ceilings, inside of raised skylights, high light fixtures, detailed chandeliers (especially if crystal that has to be washed piece by piece) and such add to the cost.

Generally, about $0.35-0.60/SF would be a normal cost for a "grande finale" cleaning of a finish house (SF based on actual house SF as would be measured for real estate purposes, EXCEPT garage and concreted but unfinished basement would be included if being cleaned even though in some areas one or both would NOT be included in "real estate square footage"). Preliminary cleaning after close-in and drywalling and utilities for instance (bare drywall and subflooring) preparatory to cabinet, flooring, painting subs commonly runs more like $0.20-0.35/SF - measured same way.

I have seen final cleanups on higher-end homes in your size project range that cost $2500-5000 for final cleanup (inside and outside) that took a several person team several days and worth every dime in how the house looked - total surface cleaning, pledge on all finished hardwood on walls and ceilings, total fixture cleaning, carpet shampoo, bare concrete scrubbing inside and out, hard floor surface damp mopping and waxing, spotless windows, all shelves wiped, driveway cleaned (sometimes with hard surface floor brush cleaner), etc. Course, that level of detail is only done for a high-end cleanup just before showing, or for a high-end client just before move-in.

In your case, sounds like 9000SF, plus another 50-60 x 22-28 feet for the garage = 1100-=1700SF additional for the garage - so quite a bit above the normal $500-1000 range just on square footage alone.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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