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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Question

I am looking for the industry average cleaning production rate for a large fitness / health club. My gut feeling is about 3200 sq. ft. per hr., but I need to be more accurate than that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer

I am not aware of any nationwide data on production rates. Besides, each facility will be different. What do you have to do and what is done by their employees?
For example, one facility that I cleaned several years ago was 40,000 sq. ft. The track and halls were easy to clean. The restaurant, childcare, and shower/locker rooms were more labor intensive. The customer wanted the walls of 14 racket ball courts cleaned quarterly and spot cleaned every night. That took 3 hours. Their employees took care of the pools, workout equipment, tennis courts and backend of the restaurant so our nightly production time ran 3,333 sq. ft. per hour. A facility that is smaller would probably clean at a slower rate.
Obviously, if you have to disinfect all exercise equipment nightly, your time will be greater. To be more accurate than this, you will have to perform and time some of the needed services using your people, procedures, and supplies.
Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean Corp.
(719) 598-5112
www.nationalproclean.com