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ICAN/ATEX: How long should it take to auto scrub/propane buff/dust mop 40,000 square feet?

October 17, 2013

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How long should it take to auto scrub/propane buff/dust mop a 40,000 sq. ft. food market?

Thursday’s Answer:

Using the handy and famous ISSA 540 Cleaning Times booklet, now available in electronic format, (see www.issa.com/?id=540_calculator&lg=), you get the following:

1) dust mop with 36" head - 3.2 hours
2) propane buff with 24" rotary - 2.1 hours
3) auto scrub with 32" machine - 2.8 hours.

Total time - 8.1 hours plus make ready and clean-up.

I did the math for you, and you need ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICANATEX editor

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