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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Question

The building is 25,000 sq. ft. to be cleaned 3 times per week. My intent is to staff with 4 people with a cleaning time of 3 hrs each day. Your thoughts???


Answer

Sure.
4 cleaners working for 3 hours amounts to 12 person-hours a day. Divide 25,000 sq. ft. by 12 and you have a production rate of 2083 sq. ft. per hour.
If this is an office building with normal normal usage and population, the figure seems low.
If it is a medical facility with sanitation demands that take time, it may be about right or even high.
You might want to find a workloading program that considers variables such as JanBid Estimating (check cmmonline.com) for use in preparing staffing proposals such as this.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com