Routine Custodial Services

Below is the frequency and specific cleaning services that our custodial staff attempts to perform on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis. As you will find, the tasks and timing of services vary depending on the type of space it is. Due to staffing limitations, these guidelines are not necessarily what occurs on a regular basis but what Facilities Management strives to meet.

Please note that Custodial Services does not provide care for personal items such as carpets, plants, lamps, etc. Due to staffing levels, we do not currently provide exterior window washing services.

 

Classrooms

Daily

  • Trash receptacles are emptied, recycle receptacles emptied as needed

  • Large debris is removed before the tile is dust-mopped or the carpets are vacuumed; minor stains are spot cleaned.

  • Tabletops are wiped down and debris is removed from chairs.

  • The instructor’s table and lectern are cleaned.

  • Chairs are placed back in position and counted.

  • Chalkboards and whiteboards are cleaned.

Weekly

  • Door frames & light switches are cleaned.

  • Recycling containers are checked and emptied or replaced

Monthly

  • All areas of the room are dusted: HVAC vents, window sills, baseboards and fixtures.

Yearly

  • Chalkboards and whiteboards are washed thoroughly.

  • Hard floors are refinished and carpets extracted

What to expect:

Carpet and tile is clean but may be worn in high traffic areas. Certain carpet and/or tile stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques. Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable.

 

Conference Rooms

Daily

  • Trash receptacles  are emptied

  • Large debris is removed before the tile is dust-mopped or the carpets are vacuumed; minor stains are spot cleaned

  • Tabletops are wiped down and debris is removed from chairs

  • Chairs are placed back in position and counted

  • Clean Chalkboards and whiteboards

Weekly

  • Door frames & light switches are cleaned

  • Recycling containers are checked and emptied or replaced

Monthly

  • All areas of the room are dusted: HVAC vents, window sills, baseboards and fixtures

Yearly

  • Chalkboards and whiteboards are washed thoroughly

  • Hard floors are refinished and carpets extracted as needed

What to expect:

Carpet and tile is clean but may be worn in high traffic areas. Certain carpet and/or tile stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques. Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable.

Halls & Lobbies

Daily

  • Trash receptacles are emptied

  • Large debris is removed before the tile is dust-mopped or the carpets are vacuumed; minor stains are spot cleaned

  • Tabletops are wiped down and debris is removed from chairs

  • Entry glass will be cleaned

  • Entry floor mopped or vacuumed

Weekly

  • Door frames & light switches are cleaned

  • Recycling containers are checked and emptied or replaced

Montly

  • All areas of the room are dusted: HVAC vents, window sills, baseboards and fixtures

Yearly

  • Floors are stripped and waxed once-a-year on main lobby floors only

What to expect:

Carpet and tile is clean but may be worn in high traffic areas. Certain carpet and/or tile stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques. Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable.

Restrooms

Daily

  • Trash receptacles are emptied

  • Dispensers are checked and filled as needed

  • All fixtures disinfected

  • Large debris is removed; tile is dust-mopped, sprayed with disinfectant, then mopped thoroughly

  • All surfaces are sprayed with disinfectant and scrubbed

What to expect:

All lights work. Soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, faucets, door and stall handles and other bathroom fixtures are cleaned. All supplies are stocked. Toilets, sinks and floors are cleaned and disinfected.

 

Laboratories

Daily

  • Trash receptacles are emptied; recycling receptacles are checked and emptied or replaced if necessary

  • The floors are dust-mopped and stains are spot cleaned with a wet mop

  • The furniture is returned to its proper position

  • Clean chalkboards and whiteboards

What to expect:

Floors are dusted, but stains that cannot be spot-cleaned will remain. Dirt build-up may be present around the floor boards and room corners. Occupants are responsible for cleaning their own desks and other surfaces.

 

Offices

Tuesday, Friday

  • Trash receptacles are emptied; recycling bins are checked and emptied or replaced if necessary

  • The floors are dust-mopped and stains are spot cleaned with a wet mop

  • The furniture is returned to its proper position

What to expect:

Offices receive little attention because they typically receive the least traffic. Occupants are responsible for cleaning their own desks and other surfaces. Floors are dusted, but stains that cannot be spot-cleaned will remain. Dirt build-up may be present around the floor boards and room corners.

Stairways

Daily

  • The main lobby stairs are dust-mopped if tile or vacuumed if carpet; minor stains are spot-cleaned

Weekly

  • Stairs separate from the main lobby are swept if tile or vacuumed if carpet; minor stains are spot-cleaned

  • All rails and other level surfaces are dusted

Monthly

  • All areas of the stairwell are dusted including HVAC vents, window sills, baseboards and fixtures

What to expect:

Carpet and tile is clean but may be worn in high traffic areas. Certain carpet and/or tile stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques. Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable.