Surface Cleaning

How many sq feet per hour do you think is a reasonable amount that the average person could do?

Narrow it down a little. Give a specific machine and surface cleaner or the answers will vary greatly.

Way to many variables to take into consideration in my opinion. Machines,nozzles,surface cleaner brand, size, chemicals, surface texture, type/amount of grime buildup, drainage etc. Lol.
No help, I know.

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4.8 GPM, 20" Surface Cleaner, Average Sidewalk.

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Big guy 4tip single bar, or ground force 4tip single bar? I use 8gpm & 4gpm cold water machines. Mostly large residential. What your guys thoughts preferences? 24" sounds nice for 48" sidewalks though! But 28" is much faster
Currently started with Hammer Heads and been running a Classic for a few years. I also use a hydrotek Ant28 and like it but the new designs I don’t care for. I like the bristles in the Whisper washers etc.

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I did a concrete drive way last week that was 1750 sqft with my 8GPM 3000PSI cold water machine and a 4tip spray bar on my 20" Mosmatic in 45 mins. I just had my fab. Shop male me a wheel kit and am hoping to get 2000 sqft an hour on this commercial side walk job I have booked for Wednesday. Total will be 39,350 sq ft and will keep you posted on that

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I personally don’t like the 4tip spray bars, because that is two more tips you have to have and two more places a worker can mess up. I firmly believe in less is more, especially when you have people doing the work for you.

To each their own, I work alone for now and the extra tips make me faster and time is money! I rarely have to go back over areas anymore and I’m walking faster now. Buying spare tips for a couple bucks is a non issue for me and for what the spray bar cost ($100) I could have a spare with tips waiting in it if an issue came up.

Britton Emerson
Victoria BC Canada

@ 4.6 gpm, I could clean a 100 foot sidewalk in about 20 minutes, thats with rinsing. (I don’t include dwell time, because usually I would be doing something else while the soap sits).
So that’s about 400 sq ft per 20 minutes= 1200 sq feet an hour.

With my new machine @ 5.5 gpm deduct about 25% (5 minutes) off of a 100 foot sidewalk. I’m at about 1600 sq ft per hour. This is for residential cleaning, which includes cutting in all edges and rinsing. This is with a 2500 psi 5.5 gpm machine with a Classic SC.

On my 40,000 sq ft Side walk job I’m working on now I’m averaging 2200 Sq an hour that includes rinsing and not much for edging or detail work. My new wheel kit keeps the skirt up a little bit and the 25 deg. Spray tips get right to the edge of the building, I love that! So just detail behind garbage cans and inside corners.

Britton Emerson
Victoria BC Canada

We just bid on a major 21,000 sq foot surface cleaning job. But for future reference it is good to know so we can calculate how long it will take or how many people are needed if they have a deadline.

They gave me a 7 day window to have the 40 K done but I’m only able to work from 5am-10 am due to the houses that are close by (horrible housing development FAIL) so keep that in mind if they have time constraints. I would be ably to do this by myself in two 8 hour nights but they don’t allow it.

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