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Westland MI 48185
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Helpful Hints - General Information

Cleaning Time Estimator Cleaning Chemicals Description And Usage
Equipment Selection Guide HEPA Filters FAQ
ISSA Terms Standard Cleaning Terms
Standard Dilutions Time Value Chart
USDA Classifications Caring For Mops, Buckets And Pads

Cleaning Time Estimator

These cleaning time estimates represent average cleaning times.  Layout, obstacles, maintenance level desired, environmental conditions, ect., will effect cleaning time.  

Cleaning Time Estimator - Floor Operations
Sweeping 1000 sq. ft.
Halls & Corridors 10 min.
General Rooms 20 min.
Mopping 1000 sq. ft.
Dust mop (unobstructed) 5 min.
Dust mop (obstructed) 10 min.
Damp mop (unobstructed) 16 min.
Damp mop (obstructed) 30 min.
Wet mop & rinse
(Unobstructed) 35 min.
Wet mop & rinse (obstructed) 50 min.
Scrubbing 1000 sq. ft.
Hand scrub 12” brush 300 min.
Deck scrub 100 min.
Machine Scrubbing 1000 sq. ft.
Machine scrub 12” dia. 48 min.
Machine scrub 14” dia. 40 min.
Machine scrub 16” dia. 36 min.
Machine scrub 18” dia. 31½min.
Machine scrub 19” dia. 30 min.
Machine scrub 21” dia. 27 min.
Machine scrub 23” dia. 25 min.
Machine scrub 24” dia. 24 min.
Machine scrub 32” dia. 18 min.
Machine scrub 36” dia. 16 min.
Auto. Scrub Machine (24”) 6 min.
Rectangular Machine (48” plt) 6.3 min.

 

Vacuuming 1000 sq. ft.
Vacuum pick up
(Unobstructed) 20 min.
Vacuum pick up
(Obstructed) 30 min.
Wax 1000 sq. ft.
Wax 30 min.
Machine polish (19” mach.) 15 min.
Rectangular Machine (48” plt) 3.5 min.
Buff with steel wool 20 min.
Strip and rewax (1 man) 150 min.
Dry strip and rewax (1 man) 120 min.
Spray Buffing 1000 sq. ft.
Spray buffing
(Unobstructed) 30 min.
Spray buffing
(Obstructed) 45 min.
Carpeting 1000 sq. ft.
Vacuuming (unobstructed) 20 min.
Vacuuming (obstructed) 30 min.
Spot vacuuming 16 min.
Shampoo (dry-foam) 60 min.
Pile Lift 30 min.

 


Cleaning Time Estimator - Furniture & Fixtures
Dusting
Air conditioners .30 min.
Ash trays (desk) .25 min.
Book cases (3-tier sec.) .30 min.
Chairs .40 min.
Cigarette stands .40 min.
Couch .25 min.
Desks .80 min.
Desk trays .15 min.
File cabinets (4drawer) .40 min.
Lockers .20 min.
Radiators .30 min.
Tables (medium) .50 min.
Telephones .15 min.
Towel Dispensers .12 min.
Towel disposal cans .40 min.
Typewriter & stand .50 min.
Wash basin (office) .60 min.
Wastebasket .50 min.
Window sill .20 min.
Venetian blinds std. Size 3.50 min.

 

WASHROOMS
Cleaning
Cleaning commode 3.83 min.
Door (spot wash both sides) .83 min.
Mirrors .66 min.
Sanitary napkin dispenser .16 min.
Urinals 3.00 min.
Wash basin/soap dispenser 3.00 min.
General Washroom Cleaning
General cleaning per
1000 sq. ft. 120.00 min.

 


Cleaning Time Estimator - Miscellaneous Operations
Wall Washing 1000 sq. ft.
Painted walls (manual) 240 min.
Painted walls (machine) 150 min.
Marble walls (manual) 92 min.
Ceiling Washing 1000 sq. ft.
Ceiling washing (manual) 300 min.
Ceiling washing (machine) 180 min.
Window Washing 1000 sq. ft.
Single pane 125 min.
Multi pane 170 min.
Frosted single pane 190 min.
Opaque glass 50 min.
Plate glass 35 min.
Office partitions (glass) 110 min.
Dusting Lamps & Light Fixtures
1000 sq. ft.
Wall fluorescent fixtures 13 min.
Desk fluorescent Lamp .30 min.
Table lamp & shade .58 min.
Floor lamp & shade .58 min.

 

Washing Fluorescent
Light Fixtures
1000 sq. ft.
Ceiling fixture  (egg crate)
4’ ea. 9 min.
Ceiling fixture  (egg crate)
8’ ea. 12 min.
Fabric Upholstery
Cleaning
1000 sq. ft.
Whisk or vacuum armless chair .50 min.
Whisk or vacuum armchair 1 min.
Whisk or vacuum couch 2 min.
Shampooing armless chair 1 min.
Shampooing armchair 7 min.
Shampooing couch 20 min.
Stairway cleaning 1000 sq. ft.
Sweep and dust 1 flight
15 steps 6 min.
Damp mop 1 flight 15 steps 5 min.
Scrubbing (hand) 20 min.