It can be frustrating to go with a company that does floor stripping & waxing because a friend of yours told you how reasonable the cost was for their business location only to get a higher quote from them for yours. The thing to realize, however, is that you have to compare apples to apples. In other words, there can be many differences between your situation and theirs. Even two buildings with the same square footage won’t cost the same for floor stripping & waxing, as there are many factors that go into a quote. Here are some situations that could increase the quote you receive for floor stripping & waxing.
- You have far more items stuck to your floors- If you have more stickers, tape, gum, and other things that need to be removed than your friend did, your quote will be higher to cover the extra labor costs involved.
- You have several small rooms to be done- If your friend has a wide-open space while you have separate rooms, it would have been quicker and easier to do his floor stripping & waxing versus what is involved with yours.
- Your flooring is all VCT without carpeted areas- Floor stripping & waxing involves moving furniture out of the way. This goes quicker when it can be moved to areas that won’t be done rather than having to shuffle around several times to be able to do all the stripping and waxing.
- You have multiple items that cannot be moved- It can be tedious to work around items rather than be able to move them out of the way. Again, more labor time means a higher quote.
- The condition of the flooring is problematic- If there are excessive layers of an old finish or the previous work was done poorly, it takes more time, effort, and expertise to get the job done right.
- You request limited time access- If you want the floor stripping & waxing done faster, leaving the company needing to bring in an extra team or do the work in two different visits, that represents more expense on their part, which will be reflected in your quote.
These are just a few of the factors that can result in your quote for floor stripping & waxing being different than someone else’s. It is possible yours could even be less if your friend’s situation was more involved than yours. The best way to know for sure is to call for a quote. At Triad Cleaning Crew, we are happy to provide one for your business in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area. Call today to schedule an appointment.