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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Question

What is the average cost per square foot to clean a hospital? Also, what cleaning production rates are accomplishable for this type of business?


Answer

This is, once again, a question without a sound answer, given the lack of information about what is to be done and where.
In 2008, Gary Clipperton offered this observation. Perhaps it will prove helpful.

In healthcare, as elsewhere, the answer to that will depend on what is being cleaned and how it is being done.
I have seen cleaning times from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet per hour for an entire medical campus. Occupancy level and ER admissions affect production rates. ER and ICU may clean about three times slower than administration, and corridors will clean three times faster than patient rooms. So, the mix of room categories also has an affect on production rates. Is there a disinfection step being added to the cleaning? That will add to the time for application and dwell time.
Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean Corp.
(719) 598-5112
www.nationalproclean.com