Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Indoor Air Quality

May 12, 2010
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We will bid 4,950 sq. ft. at an airport. There are 7 terminals that will need some cleaning. Most of the floor is carpet; 700 sq. ft. is divided into concrete, terrazzo and tile. I think it would take about 4 hours to clean, but the walking to the terminals should take over an hour. They want green products used. Should I use zone cleaning or team cleaning? And how many people would I use? HELP WITH ANY INFORMATION. Due in 6 days.
The answer:
I am sure you can appreciate the impossibility of ICAN putting together any sort of meaningful proposal for you with so little time and information to work with.The best we can do is offer a few comments that may be helpful.
First, I wonder why you are anticipating cleaning at a rate of just over 1200 sq. ft. per hour. Is this just floor work or carpet cleaning? Normal janitorial work will usually allow for production rates of 2500 sq. ft. per hour and higher...
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
To read the rest of this response click here.