In a foreclosure cleanup business, the services you offer can be wide and varied. As a new business owner, you can offer everything from debris removal, cleaning, lawn junk pickup sacramento maintenance, cleaning gutters, pressure washing, interior cleanup, painting, winterizing, boarding windows and doors, changing locks, property inspections, and more.
Much of your work will consist of trashouts — removing interior and exterior debris from a home. You will need to know how to charge for debris removal services to make a profit. Many trashout and debris removal jobs can be priced using the pickup truck capacity rule. The pickup capacity rule means you’ll be pricing the by truckload.
Find Out What Your Competitors Charge Per Load
If you call around, you can find out what your competitors are charging per load, but make sure you’re getting the size of their “truck” when you get the price per load. Is one load for your competitor based on a 4’x6′ compact pickup truck or is it based on a 5’x8′ full size bed? Call a few places and see what they say. The larger junk removers tend to charge by the load.
You can use the pricing formulas of companies like the large well-known junk haulers as a “starting point” to set your company’s prices; or call other competitors in your area, and then, set your prices competitively.
Sample Pricing from a Large Junk Hauler
Here’s sample pricing from a larger junk hauler:
Truckload Size — Price
Minimum Charge: $100
1/8 — $134
1/6 — $174
1/4 — $204
1/3 — $234
3/8 — $269
1/2 — $299
5/8 — $334
2/3 — $374
3/4 — $408
5/6 — $443
7/8 — $473
Full — $498