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Why any London cleaning service should be put through the ‘financial viability test"

Feb 26, 2013

Nobody works for nothing, so you need to be clear on where the money you’re paying for your London cleaning service is going.

Bear in mind that cleaning contractors generally pay their cleaning staff the minimum wage. Once they’ve paid the cleaning staff’s wages, holidays, NI, materials and equipment, will there be enough left over for all the other important aspects of a professional cleaning service in London?

As a rule of thumb, if you add £1.25 to the hourly rate the cleaner is getting, you’ll arrive at the hourly rate the London cleaning service needs to charge you just to cover its direct costs. This will involve getting the cleaner to your premises for the agreed amount of time, with the equipment and materials they need to do the job and giving them four weeks holiday a year.

From the information they’ve given you, will the London cleaning service have enough profit margin to pay for adequate supervision and customer visits, as well as overheads such as insurance, their office staff, and ongoing support when you need it?

If you’d like to find out more, just visit my website, www.qxservices.co.uk, where you’ll be able to download a free copy of my new guide, “The 10 most costly mistakes people make when choosing a cleaning contractor… and how to avoid them”.