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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Contract Cleaning

June 15, 2010
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Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How many hours/employees are needed to clean a building that is 177,000 sq. ft.? Basic general cleaning, i.e. dusting, trash pickup, floors, and restrooms.
The answer:
One of our correspondents says, “Most large schools clean in the neighborhood of 3,600 sq. ft per hour. Of course, exact specifications and conditions require a plus or minus 20% variation.”
Using those figures with your dimensions, we have 6.146 employees working full speed for a full 8 hour shift. In reality, that won’t happen. It is hard to keep up that pace for that long.
Why not see where you are now? Take the number of people you employ in this building...
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor
lekrafft@juno.com
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