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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Question

I am looking for benchmarking information and metrics for the cleaning of college and university housing.(Apartments and residence halls)


Answer

The ISSA has published a manual with more than 400 cleaning standards that can provide you with benchmark data for surfaces. I find that engineering the cleaning (documenting all surfaces that are cleaned, establishing cleaning frequencies, and using safe cleaning methods) is a reliable method for arriving at cleaning standards.
You might also want to contact APPA (Association of Physical Plant Administrators) for their publication on university/college cleaning. www.appa.org
Perry Shimanoff
MC2sancarlos@msn.com