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Facilities Management and Services

Custodial Services

The Custodial Services division is committed to maintaining, cleaning, and protecting the interior portions of the University's facilities. We focus on providing a safe, attractive, functional and comfortable environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors, which will contribute toward a positive learning experience and student success. Typical services include cleaning, sanitizing, floor care, stocking paper products, changing interior light bulbs, and collecting and disposing of refuse.

Frequency of Cleanings:

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  • Offices

    Daily Cleaning in Offices

    • Empty trash receptacles and replace plastic liners that are torn or obviously soiled
    • Replace light bulbs as needed
    • Check office floors for spills
    • Spot clean floors as needed

    Weekly Cleaning in Offices

    • Dust mop or sweep non-carpeted floors completely
    • Damp mop non-carpeted floors completely
    • Vacuum carpeted floors completely
    • Spot clean inside/outside of trash receptacles
    • Damp wipe and disinfect contact surfaces such as push plates, door handles, and hand rails
    Annual Cleaning in Offices (majority of work done during summer months)
    • All hard surface floors are stripped and waxed
    • Carpets are shampooed using the Hot Water Extraction (HWE) Method
  • Labs/Classrooms

    Daily Cleaning in Labs/Classrooms

    • Empty trash receptacles and replace plastic liners that are torn or obviously soiled
    • Dust mop and sweep non-carpet floors completely
    • Clean aisles and seating areas
    • Replace light bulbs as needed
    • Clean chalk board trays as needed
    • FMS does not clean chalkboards or whiteboards. FMS does not provide towels for departmental or lab use
    • Spot clean floors as needed
    • Spot vacuum carpet as needed

    Weekly Cleaning in Labs/Classrooms

    • Wet mop classroom completely
    • Spot clean inside/outside of trash receptacles
    • Vacuum entire carpeted classroom completely
    • Remove carpet stains
    • Wipe down desks, chairs, and tables
    • Damp wipe and disinfect contact surfaces such as push plates, door handles, and hand rails
    Annual Cleaning in Labs/Classrooms (majority of work done during summer months)
    • All hard surface floors are stripped and waxed
    • Carpets are shampooed using Hot Water Extraction (HWE) Method
  • Restrooms

    Daily Restroom Care

    • Flush toilets and urinals, check for stoppage
    • Remove trash, empty sanitary napkin receptacles and replace paper bags
    • Replenish supplies (soap, paper towels, toilet paper, and toilet seat covers)
    • Dust (with a damp cloth or sponge) tops of mirror frames, top edge of tiles, top of toilet stall partitions, all containers, lights, vents, and shelves
    • Spot clean doors, walls, partitions, and waste receptacles
    • Clean and disinfect sink basins, clean and polish chrome, clean mirrors
    • Clean toilets and urinals including underneath, sides, edges and urinal throats with a disinfectant solution. Use bowl cleaner only on the inside of toilet and urinals
    • Clean and disinfect tile around and behind sinks, toilets, and urinals
    • Check lights and change burned out lights as needed
    • Wet mop floor, remove all scuff marks, and clean in corners
    • At least three (3) times a week, pour at least one (1) gallon of clean water, not mop water, down the floor drain to prevent sewer gas odor
    Annual Cleaning in Restrooms (majority of work done during  summer months)
    • Generally, most hard surface floors are stripped and waxed
    • Carpets are shampooed using Hot Water Extraction (HWE) Method
  • Building/Common Areas

    Daily Cleaning of Building Common Areas

    • Mop floors in hallways and corridors. 
    • Vacuum all carpeted floors including lobby and entrance mats.
    • Clean inside entrance areas.
    • Clean all glass entry doors.
    • Clean restrooms. 
    • Clean elevator floors and tracks.
    • Disinfect interior elevator walls and control panel.
    • Clean conference rooms.
    • Clean kitchen area counters and sinks and sweep and mop floors.
    • Mop tile floors.
    • Clean drinking fountains and disinfect .

    Weekly Cleaning of Building Common Areas

    • High-speed buffing and burnishing of floors in the main thoroughfare hallways and corridors.
    • Clean the carpets in the main thoroughfare hallways and corridors.

    Semi-Monthly Cleaning of Building Common Areas

    • Sweep, mop, disinfect handrails, wipe down horizontal surfaces, and spot clean walls in stairwell areas.
    • Replace burned out bulbs and tubes in the stairwell areas.

    Annual Cleaning of Building Common Areas

    • Generally, most hard surface floors are stripped and waxed.
    • Carpets are shampooed using Hot Water Extraction (HWE) Method.