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ICAN/ATEX: How many hours are needed per square foot?

May 30, 2013

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The question I have is regarding the event facilities in the hotel I manage.

It is 11,642 square feet. How many working hours do I need daily to clean this space.

What should I charge?

Thursday’s Answer:

This is, as with many such recently, an unanswerable inquiry.

I have no idea of what the facility is going to be used for, and I suspect you cannot be certain either, until it is booked.

Events differ in size, nature, and attendance and that is why the cleaning needs will vary.

If this is open space, you will want to use a wide-area vacuum for carpeted sections and an autoscrubber for tile. What equipment you have available will dramatically affect the man-hours.

Charges depend on your labor rates  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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