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ICAN/ATEX: How should I bid on floor cleaning services only?

October 15, 2012

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Monday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

I'm bidding floor cleaning only for offices in and around a manufacturing plant.

How long will it take to vacuum 24,000 square feet per night?

How long will it take to damp mop 25,000 square feet of hard surface per night?

Monday’s Answer:

It all depends on what you are using to do the work.

A backpack vac with a 14-inch tool can cover that in about 3.25 hours.

It will take longer using a 14-inch upright, about 8.75 hours.

Use a 24-ounce head and a single bucket setup and the mopping will take about five hours. If it could be  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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