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ICAN/ATEX: Are there guidelines for the number of hours required to complete residential cleaning?

January 31, 2013

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Are you able to provide any guidelines for the number of hours required per week to complete usual residential cleaning?

Duties required would include all cleaning (windows, bathrooms, floors, etc), routine kitchen cleaning (but not cleaning out the fridge or the oven), garbage removal, changing bed linens and doing laundry

Guidelines based on number of rooms, square footage, or certain duties would all be helpful.

We are a company of therapists who often recommend home making services for our injured/disabled clients.

Thursday’s Answer:

residentialSince all residences differ in layout, room size, furnishings, daily usage, and a numerous other aspects, it is difficult to give solid figures can be assigned to cover all situations.

Other factors that impact how long the work will take include, skill of the cleaner, soil conditions, and the equipment used.

Since you are in the position of recommending the service, but not actually supervising its delivery, why not consult with several prospective service companies in your area  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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