Office, Conference Room, Staff Lounge Cleaning Frequency

Office, conference room, hallway and staff lounge areas receive service once a week. The custodial staff empty only trash receptacles. The emptying of containers with the recycling logo is the responsibility of the office occupant.

Twice Weekly

  • Stairways dust mopped and spot mopped
  • Sweep inside and outside steps of entries leading to office areas
  • Spot clean entry doors as well as one panel of glass to either side of the door of entries leading to office areas
  • Dust mop or vacuum public hallways

Weekly

  • Empty regular trash
  • Vacuum traffic areas and visible soil and spot clean carpet
  • Dust mop and spot mop hard surface floors
  • Clean conference room chalkboard/marker board upon request

Every Other Week

  • Damp mop hard surface floors and spot clean baseboards
  • Wipe light switch and door knob as needed

Every Other Month

  • Vacuum and edge complete carpeted area and spot clean baseboards
  • Dust ceiling vents

Once A Year

  • Clean trash receptacles
  • Clean inside glass (Non-structural)
  • Clean ceiling vents
  • Clean doors, jambs, kick plates and hardware

Restrooms Cleaning Frequency

Restrooms in student and public use areas receive service five days per week. Restrooms in non-public and non-student space receive service two days per week.

Daily

  • Empty trash and spot clean receptacle
  • Dust mop floor
  • Wet mop floor and baseboards with a disinfectant
  • Replace sanitary napkin sacks
  • De-scale and disinfect stools and urinals
  • Disinfect and rinse toilet seats
  • Spot clean partitions and toilet paper holders with a disinfectant
  • Fill empty toilet paper dispensers
  • Disinfect lavatories
  • Spot clean walls and paper towel dispenser with a disinfectant
  • Restock paper towel dispensers
  • Clean and fill soap dispensers
  • Clean and shine mirrors
  • Damp wipe bookshelves
  • Dust and disinfect door push plate, jambs, kick plates and door hardware
  • Report items requiring repair to the Facilities Management & Planning Service Desk at 402-472-1550
  • Close and lock windows and turn off lights

Weekly

  • Clean and disinfect partitions, pipes, registers, sills, ledges, bookshelves, furniture, trash receptacles and their containers
  • Pour disinfectant down floor drain

Monthly

  • Clean vents, doors and jambs

Quarterly

  • Clean walls
  • Empty, clean and refill certain soap dispensers
  • Machine scrub floors

Non-Classroom Laboratories Cleaning Frequency

Laboratories that are designated as non-classroom laboratories are cleaned four times per week.

The desire of Custodial Services is to maintain the integrity of any experiment/research occurring on campus. We also strive to provide the custodian with a safe environment to work in. Because of the unique nature of laboratories there are some tasks that custodial staff refrain from performing. All dusting in laboratory area is to be performed only by laboratory occupants. Scrubbing, stripping and refinishing of hard surface floors are done at times of the year that are the least intrusive to the occupants of the laboratory, which may result in a frequency schedule more closely related to the laboratory usage. Chalkboards or marker boards are cleaned only upon request so as not to remove data essential for any on going experiments. Custodial staff does not clean laboratory sinks, service laboratory paper towel dispensers or soap dispensers.

Daily (Four times a week)

  • Empty regular trash
  • Clean chalkboard/marker board on request
  • Vacuum traffic area, visible soils and clean carpet spots
  • Dust mop and spot mop hard surface floors
  • Report items requiring repair to the Facilities Management & Planning Service Desk at 402-472-1550

Weekly

  • Damp mop hard surface floors
  • Spot clean doors, jambs, kick plates and door hardware
  • Spot clean light switches

Monthly

  • Vacuum and edge carpet
  • Spot clean baseboards
  • Clean trash receptacles

Every Six Months

  • Clean doors, jambs and hardware
  • Clean accessible ceiling vents
  • Clean inside glass (Non structural)

Classroom, Laboratory, Public Hallway, Library, Student and Public Lounge, Public Stairway, Public Entry

Student and public use areas consist of classrooms, classroom laboratories, and library areas (other than library office), student and public lounges, stairways and entries leading to student or public use areas. These areas are cleaned five days per week (except for stairways which are cleaned two days per week).

Daily

  • Empty trash and spot clean container
  • Clean chalkboard or marker board along with its tray
  • Restock chalk and markers as needed
  • Spot clean and arrange desks (work stations) and tables
  • Vacuum carpet traffic areas and spot clean as needed
  • Dust mop hard surface floors
  • Spot mop as needed
  • Report items requiring repair to the Facilities Management & Planning Service Desk at 402-472-1550
  • Close and lock windows and turn off lights
  • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains
  • Spot clean entry doors as wells as one panel of glass to either side of the door
  • Spot clean chairs and disinfect lounge tabletops

Twice Weekly

  • Sweep inside steps
  • Spot mop inside steps as needed

Weekly

  • Clean surface edges of chalkboards and marker boards
  • Dust horizontal ledge surfaces
  • Vacuum carpeted area
  • Damp mop hard surface floor
  • Spot clean doors, jambs, kick plates, hardware and light switch plates
  • Clean desks and tables
  • Dust open portions of library bookshelves

Monthly

  • Dust ceiling vents, chairs and classroom equipment
  • Spot clean baseboard
  • Edge carpet
  • Wash trash receptacles

Every Six Months

  • Clean desks tables, doors, jamb, hardware and ceiling vents
  • Clean inside glass (Non-structural)
  • Vacuum upholstered chairs
  • Vacuum or dust blinds

Periodic Floor Care Schedule

Weekly:

  • Burnish or buff hard surface floors in public hallways

Every Six Months:

  • Scrub and refinish hard surface floors
    Soil extract or spin pad carpets

Once A Year:

  • Soil extract carpets

As Needed:

  • Strip and refinish hard surface floors

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Mission

Our mission is to provide an environment for learning and discovery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We will fulfill our mission while using environmentally responsible cleaning products, equipment, and sustainable processes.

Vision

It is Custodial Services vision that Facilities Management & Planning will be recognized for providing effective, economical and innovative facilities services and solutions through people and systems, which are accessible, friendly and responsive.