Residential cleaning services can be an excellent choice for a new business. Once you have made the decision to start your own cleaning business, you need to devise pricing options which will allow you to be competitive, yet also ensure that your business sees profits. The tips below will help you understand how to price your services so that your business can survive.

Do Your Research
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Visit the websites of several other cleaning services to determine what they charge for certain rooms and services. This will enable you to gain a better understanding of what you will need to charge.

Visit Potential Customers
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While it might be easier to provide quotes over the phone, you should never offer quotations before visiting the home. The price to clean an average home may vary greatly, depending on the amount of cleaning required.

Set Your Rates
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Once you have seen the residence, you will need to determine how long it will take you to clean the entire home. Once this is established, you can provide the best pricing for the customer.

Charge For Extras
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If you notice any areas which will require extensive cleaning, you will want to charge a bit more for cleaning those areas. This will add to the time spent in the home, so you will need to be compensated.

Customer Demands
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Some customers may have very specific demands on how things should be in the home when you are completed. If the customer adds any unusual requests which will add to the time spent in the home, make sure to charge accordingly.

Supplies
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While some customers will provide their own cleaning supplies, others will not. If you are required to use your own materials to clean the home, you will need to account for those added expenses as well. Make sure to keep your pricing reasonable so you are not overcharging for your services.