Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the industry "Best Practice" regarding when to inspect a building? Specifically - after the work or during the work? The building is cleaned in the evening between 5:30-10:00pm.
The purpose of cleaning is to remove unwanted substances from the objects and surfaces in a building. Cleaning operations are repeated because resoiling or blemish accretion begins to occur as soon as the cleaning is completed. This makes for job security, but it also causes a concern that if an inspection is not done quite soon after the operation is completed, the blemish accretion rate may be rapid enough to make it look as if nothing was done for a period of time, that the cleaning of that particular surface was skipped or incomplete.
Reasonably, the sooner an inspection takes place after the job is done...
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor