Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Our County Government is close to opening a new 100,000 square foot court house. Our present court house is about half the square footage. We will be hiring one more full time housekeeper bringing the total staff to 3.5 full time employees. What are the industry standards that one housekeeper can clean in eight hours?
If you are now cleaning a 50,000 square foot facility with 2.5 full time employees (FTEs) you are cleaning at a rate of 2,500 sqare feet per man-hour. 50K/2.5/8=2500. If you are planning to cover 100,000 sq.ft. of building with 3.5 FTEs, you will then be covering 3,571 square feet per man-hour. Obviously, the latter is the better as far as labor costs are concerned, but is it a realistic goal considering ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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