I am looking for some feedback on what to charge for emptying apartments.
So I have recently been asked to clean out apartments and haul everything off.
These apartments are trashed. And full of junk and garbage, they basically are up and adanded.
If we decide to do this sort of thing we will use wheelbarrows and dump trailers to simply haul it all straight to the dump.
I expect it would take 3 folks 4-8 hours to complete with a 16 ft dump trailer and truck.
The end product would be a empty faculty that has been swept, vacuumed and completely empty.
I am looking for feed back from folks that have hired this done by a service before.
@Adam Rogers I would do an estimate for them based on your best guess and tell them you will invoice them with the actual cost to haul it away plus the hours needed. Give them your hourly rate up front. I have done similar jobs to this and there is always something that makes the job take longer or cost more than anticipated.
With experience you will be able to estimate this closer based on volume, weight and what the tipping fees are at your dump site. What you would be competing against is someone getting a 30 yard roll off dumpster and filling that. Around here it would cost about $400 for a dumpster like that to be dropped and picked up. (includes dumping fees). So you may not "save" much by using your own trailer depending... So how long would it take for your crew to empty the house?
Carl, John, Thanks for the advise guys.
When we do excavation work we have a mobilizing cost then its by the hour, sounds like maybe that would work with this as well.
We have access to large dumpsters, from what we have messed with so far they have not been needed, we were able to get away with dump trailers and able to get the project completed in less than a day. But defiantly can get larger dumpsters when needed. Its 22 a ton here. Not sure about Kansas City, I am outside of town.
For example a small excavating job has a 1200 dollar mob cost and we go from there. This keeps us from moving equipment to a location for a 400 dollar job.
Right now I am thinking along the lines of 300 for mobilizing and 65 a hour for 3 labors. That would be in the ball park of 820 for a 8 hour day. That includes hauling it off, however transfer station fees will also be charged to the facility.
Is it worth it to the owners? I am just not sure, they can always hire some odd balls and knock it out that away cheaper, however the crews I run are very fast and organized. So its done quick.
For the folks that have ever had to had this sort of work done in the past would this price range work for you?
@Adam Rogers Charge according to what you see in the building . Now think of what you could possible be moving . Furniture and mattresses with bed bugs . Urine and feces soaked carpet , used needles , rotten food . It can get rather gross .
I had a friend whose brother had issues and never took out the trash , had no water since he didnt pay the bill . He was living in the parents house after they died . She asked me how much to clean out the house ? i walked in the door and puked within 5 minutes and got out . I told her I would tear it down for $40K . THAT BAD .