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Creating a custodial cleaning plan

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September 10, 2018

When considering a custodial workload balance, it's easy to feel frustrated by a lack of information during the planning process and not knowing where to start. The main culprit in workload balancing issues comes down to uneven work assignments: staffing work solely based on square footage instead of calculating in a number of other important factors in your facilities, according to an article on the FacilitiesNet website.

Because of this, when teams are actually in the field cleaning, two zones of similar size could require vastly different amounts of time to clean properly. This often leads your team to feel overwhelmed, underutilized or spread too thin. The good news is that there is a simple formula (and a handy guide) to calculating a custodial cleaning plan yourself.

Five things to consider for a custodial cleaning plan are:

1. Know the square footage

2. Know the floor types

3. Know the room types

4. Know the fixtures

5. Know the equipment

Read the article.

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