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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Burnishing rates

April 12, 2012

Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the going rate for High Speed Burnishing? We apply the solution with a mop and than burnish the floor with a electric burnisher. Let''s say an open area of about 3,000 sq. ft.

The answer:

If you read this feature very often, you will have seen me write over and over again that we cannot supply "going rates" that will work for every one and that most of the time we aren''t given enough information to even offer a guess. Here we are again. A 20" electric rotary @ 1000+ rpm will cover 1000 sq. ft. in about 7 minutes. 3000 sq.ft. will take about 21 minutes. What is your ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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