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Cleaning Frequency Summary

Custodial tasks and frequency vary based on area type, usage and budget considerations. Tasks and frequency are directly linked to our authorized staffing levels and areas are based in industry standards outlined by APPA. Please note that small changes in frequency can have significant impact on staffing levels and cleanliness standards. At Purdue our overall goal is to maintain the buildings at an APPA level 3 or higher, focus on customer service and operate in line with campus priorities. Outlined below are general cleaning frequency levels that we currently follow, specific cleaning frequencies by area type are available upon request.

General Cleaning Frequencies

Facility

FacilityMinimum Frequency 

Auditoriums 

Floors

3x/Week

Empty Recycling

As Needed

Empty Trash

Daily

Break rooms /Kitchenettes

Sweep/Dust Mop Floors

2x/Week

Spot Mop Floors

As Needed

Damp Mop Floors

2X/Week

Empty Recycle

As Needed

Empty Trash

Daily

Sinks, counters, cabinets, tables, refrigerators, and microwaves.  Restocking towels and hand soap.

Customer Responsibility

Childcare Facilities 

Spot Clean Carpets

As Needed

Vacuum Carpet

Daily

Dust Mop Floors

Daily

Spot Mop Floors

Daily

Spot Clean Walls/Doors

Weekly

Dust Flat Surfaces

Weekly

Dust Vents

Bi-weekly

Empty Recycling

As Needed

Empty Trash

Daily

Class Labs / Clinical Facilities

Vacuum/Dust Mop Floors

3x/Week

Large Debris Pick Up

Daily

Spot Mop Floors

Daily

Dust Flat Surfaces

Weekly

Damp Mop Floors

Weekly

Spot Clean Furniture

As Needed

Dust Vents

Weekly

Spot Clean Walls & Doors

Weekly

Empty Recycling

As Needed

Empty Trash

Daily

 

Classrooms/Lecture Halls

Vacuum/Dust Mop Floors

3x/Week

Chalkboards/Trays/Whiteboards

3x/Week

Clean Erasers

3x/Week

Large Debris Pick Up

Daily

Empty Pencil Sharpeners

3x/Week

Spot Mop Floors

Dailey

Dust Flat Surfaces

Weekly

Damp Mop Floors

Weekly

Spot Clean Furniture

As Needed

Dust Vents

Bi-weekly

Spot Clean Walls & Doors

Weekly

Empty Recycling

As Needed

Empty Trash

Daily

 

Conference Rooms

Spot Clean Carpets

As Needed

Spot Mop Floors

As Needed

Vacuum Carpet/Dust Mop Floors

Weekly

Damp Mop

Bi-weekly

Clean Doors/Door Glass

Weekly

Spot Clean Walls & Doors

Weekly

Dust Flat Surfaces

Weekly

Empty Recycle

As Needed

Empty Trash

Daily

Chalkboards/Trays/Whiteboards

Weekly

 

Elevators 

Floors

Daily

Walls

Weekly

Dust Vents/Fans

Weekly

Clean Doors/Buttons

Daily

 

Entrances 

Vacuum Mats

Daily

Sweep/Dust Mop Floors

3x/Week

Damp Mop Floors

Weekly

Spot Mop Floors

Daily

Clean Glass

Daily

Steps & Landings

Daily

Porticos

Daily

Sweep Outside Wall/Ramp

Monthly

Clean Entryway, Inside and Outside

As Needed

 

Floors

Strip & Refinish Hard Surface Floors

Every 2 Years

Deep Clean/Extract Carpet

Every 18 Months

 

Hallways & Lobbies

Sweep/Dust Mop Floors (entry level)

Daily

Sweep/Dust Mop Floors (all others)

3x/Week

Spot Mop Floors

Daily

Auto Scrub Floors

Weekly

Clean Water Fountains

Daily

Empty Trash

Daily

Empty Recycle

As Needed

 

Libraries 

Empty Pencil Sharpeners

Weekly

Spot Clean Carpet

As Needed

Clean Water Fountains

Daily

Vacuum Carpet

2xWeek

Dust Mop Floors

2xWeek

Dust Flat Surfaces

Weekly

Large Debris Pick-up

Daily

Empty Recycle

As Needed

Clean Doors, Door Glass

3x/Week

Clean Study Rooms

Daily

Empty Recycle

As Needed

Empty Trash

Daily

 

 

Lighting

Bulbs & Tubes (lower than 8')

As Needed

 

Locker Rooms/Showers 

Clean/Disinfect Shower Areas

Daily

 

Offices / Cubicles  (Enter twice a week)

Spot Clean Carpets

As Needed

Spot Mop Floors

As Needed

Vacuum Carpet/Dust Mop Floors

Weekly

Damp Mop

Monthly

Clean Doors/Door Glass

Weekly

Spot Clean Walls

Bi-weekly

Dust Flat Surfaces

Bi-weekly

Empty Recycle

2x/Week

 

Parking Garages 

Stairs and Entrances

3x/Week

Debris Pick Up

Daily

 

Research Labs 

Dust Mop Floors

2x/Week

Damp Mop Floors

Weekly

Empty Trash

3x/Week

Spot Clean Walls & Doors

Weekly

 

Restrooms 

Clean Urinals

Daily

Clean Toilet Bowls

Daily

Clean Wash Bowls

Daily

Clean Mirrors

Daily

Restock Supplies

Daily

Sweep/Dust Mop Floors

Daily

Damp Mop Floors w/ Disinfectant

Daily

Empty Trash

Daily

Clean Partitions/Doors

Weekly

Spot Clean Walls/Doors

Daily

Dust Flat Surfaces

Weekly

Clean Trash Containers

Monthly

Dust Vents

Monthly

Restock Machines

Bi-Weekly

 

Stairwells 

Sweep/Dust Mop

3x/Week

Damp Mop Floors

Weekly

Spot Clean Walls/Doors

Weekly

Clean Glass

Weekly

Dust Flat Surfaces/ Handrails

Weekly

 

Window Blinds

Clean Blinds

Every 18 months

Repair Blinds

As Needed

Windows

 

Clean Exterior Windows

Bi-annually

 

*Customer Responsibility*

Computers and AV equipment

 

Office Desks and Personal Items

 

Award Cases or Artistic Pieces

 

Overhead Mechanical Systems

 

Industrial or Machining Areas