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Friday's Ask the Experts: Construction cleanup

March 23, 2012
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Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: In construction cleaning, what is the estimated square footage one person can clean doing a rough cleaning and final cleaning? And what is the going price for construction cleaning of 13,000 sq. ft versus 80,000? Can you please help?

The answer:

I wish I could help, but I can''t. I''m sure we can find a number to toss out to you, but whether it is meaningful for your operation is another matter. So, I''m going to recommend that you do some timing of your own people in a similar situation and put together some numbers that reflect your experience, tools, ability, management, and employees. Anything else will be misleading even if it is not intended to be so. All construction sites are different, and sometimes greatly so. Some will be left broom clean when you get there, and some will be littered and loaded with debris.
Some will cover everything carefully and even mask surfaces when they paint, and others will spray everything ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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