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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Equipment recommendations

October 19, 2011

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What type of equipment is needed to clean a 45,000 sq. ft. building? How many machines to buff and vacuum and strip, etc.

The answer:

There are too many unknown variables to give you an exact answer. For example, will it be day cleaning or night, full-time or part-time crews, team or zone cleaning, and do you know the estimated production rate as related to the cleaning specifications. Will the dusting and detail work along with wall-to-wall vacuuming be required daily, every other day, or weekly? If you hired part-time workers and they cleaned ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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