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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Question

I'm bidding floor cleaning only for offices in and around a manufacturing plant. How long will it take to vacuum 24,000 sq. ft. per night? How long will it take to damp mop 25,000 sq. ft. of hard surface per night?


Answer

It all depends on what you are using to do the work.
A back pack vac with a 14" tool can cover that in about 3.25 hours. It will take longer using a 14" upright - 8.75 hours.
Use a 24 oz. head and a single bucket setup and the mopping will take about 5 hours. If it could be used, a 24" autoscrubber can drop that to 2.25 or less.
Obviously, you will want to adopt the method that will give the highest production rate possible to save time and cut costs.

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