I received a call today for a window cleaning quote inside and out and also “plantation shutters”. I have never done these before but want to do them for the customer. I need info on how to clean them(rags and pledge?), how much to charge, and how long should it take? I appreciate any and all help!
We have those all over the place here. We have cleaned them for a few customers. Yes, pledge will work. 2-5 mins per shutter (depending on size). I think we charged a straight $5/shutter and felt good about it.
We swung them out from the window…pushed the flaps all one way and wiped the frames and slats, then flipped the slats the other way and repeated. Price it depending on how big they are. If its a regular window with a set of small shutters, price should be different than a set of large shutters covering 2-3 regular windows.
… Charge what you can get. I get 5-10 per hinged unit, depending on size. If you can get 20, awesome. Takes a couple of minutes with a lightly dampened microfiber cloth. No soap needed if not too dirty. Sometimes though they are real gunked up and you have to do each slat and use soap. Then I charge more.
Well I landed the job and did it on Monday! I got about $6 a shutter and it was about appropriate for my targeted hourly rate. In the future I would charge a little more due to the pain and probably vacuum them before wiping them down. Good experience overall.