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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Mopping and buffing

January 17, 2012

Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What do I charge to mop and buff 16,000 square ft. of tile floor?

The answer:

If you are using a 24 oz. mop head and damp mopping, you can cover about 5,000 sq. ft. an hour. At that rate, you will need about 2.25 hours to cover that space. If you are dry buffing with a 17 inch rotary, you can do a 1000 sq. ft. in 30 minutes and therefore you will need about 5.5 hours to do that floor. If you charge $40 a hour for your work ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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