When I price a strip and wax job , I price it by the size of the room. When I price a carpet job , I measure out the carpet I am cleaning. I don't charge for where the bed or furniture sets if I don't move those. However I know that several charge by the room size. Perhaps thats why my cost is higher per foot. What are some of your ideas about how to measure and what to charge for when it comes to carpet in residential? I am thinking that to be honest with customer I could say we charge ?? per square foot of the room size or I could say we charge ?? per the square foot of the carpet we actually clean. What do you think is the best way?
We measure the open area. We do not charge for under a bed ; dresser ; tv stand or any area that is measurable amount such as 8 square feet or more. We charge a lot more than our competitors , but I am thinking that if I charged by room size I could lower my prices and still make my desired amount. I just feel like its a little misleading when some one calls and a carpet cleaner says they charge so much a foot and they do not tell the customer that that includes some of the carpet they don't clean.