Last updated: 6th Feb 2019
Building clean ups cost $35.50/hr on average. Rates can go up to as high as $41/hr depending on the specific tasks involved.
Building clean up prices from real customers
She hired cleaners to do post-construction cleaning for her newly built home in Schofields.
TOTAL COST: $650
She needed her commercial building in Albion washed.
TOTAL COST: $695.50
He paid for cleaners to remove piles of sand, concrete, and other rubbish from his vacant lot in Fremantle. The job also involved dismantling and disposing of four metres of fencing.
TOTAL COST: $1,000
Costs of common building clean up jobs
|Building Clean Up Task||Typical Quoted Prices|
|After builders cleaning||$600|
|Clean up a newly constructed commercial space||$460|
|General site cleaning||$275|
|Annual building maintenance||$200|
What affects the cost of building clean ups?
Professional cleaners consider a variety of factors when giving a quote. Here are some of the things that can influence the total cost of your cleaning job.
The size of the structure usually has an impact on the price of a job. For residential homes, cleaning costs partly depend on the number of rooms in the property. For commercial spaces or office buildings, the number of floors to be cleaned is typically taken into account.
This usually depends on the specific areas that need to be cleaned. For building clean ups, it usually involves clearing piles of leftover concrete, timber, or any other material that were used or not used in the construction. You can expect your costs to increase if additional labour or equipment is needed to dispose of certain materials like steel, which is quite heavy.
Cleaners may charge separate fees for cleaning the interior and exterior spaces, or they can offer a service package that takes care of both areas. It’s always a good idea to clarify this with your chosen business.
Some services do not cover areas like exterior windows on higher floors, pressure washing of driveways or pavement, and cleaning fixtures such as lights. Make sure that you get the best possible value for your money by asking prospective cleaners if they have packages available that include all the services you require.
Rates vary from state to state
In Victoria, building clean ups cost around $35/hr. Meanwhile, residents of New South Wales pay more for the same service at about $40/hr. Professional cleaners in Western Australia charge approximately $37.50/hr.
To ensure quality and thorough work, make sure to hire only qualified and professional cleaners to do your building clean up. You can find many local businesses on ServiceSeeking.com.au.
Pricing information correct as at March 2018.
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