The effect of building planning on later cleaning services
Construction planning – some facts
Building planning is governed mainly by functional and aesthetic factors. However, the cleaning-friendliness of a building is often not taken into account during planning. If you consider the total operating costs of a building, you will discover that cleaning costs usually make up the largest item. Depending on the use and design of a building, the expense of building cleaning is about 40-50% of ongoing variable operating costs. As a rule, aesthetics and functionality of the building can very easily be combined with design that takes into account cleaning and the selection of surface materials that are easy to clean and maintain. But it is important for cleaning to be taken into account as early as a building’s planning phase. Experience shows that involving cleaning specialists in the planning phase can significantly reduce cleaning costs and lead to positive financial and ecological effects.