The University of Iowa

Auditorium, Classroom and Computer Lab Space

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What to Expect:  Tile is clean but may be worn in high traffic areas. Tile stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques. Traffic patterns may appear in carpet, certain carpet stains will remain if we are not able to remove them with spot cleaning techniques.  Near the end of a semester, floor finish may be dull or scratched, depending on weather and use.  During the winter, foot traffic will bring moisture and dirt into the classrooms and computer labs during the day.  Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable.  High lighting replacement is scheduled during school breaks with other maintenance to the room.  Classrooms will be at highest cleanliness level at 8 AM, with possible deteriorating conditions during the day.  Many classrooms are used all day into the evening with few breaks in the schedule.   If possible, daytime custodial support staff will take advantage of any schedule breaks to spot clean as needed.  The cleanliness level is based on the APPA Staffing Guidelines - Level 3.
Frequency Task
Daily Empty trash and recycle bins, if present; remove large debris from floor before dust mopping or vacuuming; mop or spot clean floors, as needed; clean major spills from floors, as needed; reposition chairs to original position and lower tablet arms; replace chalk and erasers in General Assignment Classrooms, as needed; thoroughly clean chalkboards and whiteboards unless “do not erase or save” is written on the board; discard colored chalk due to extreme ghosting on the chalkboards; report damaged seating; clean door handles, frames and light switches.
Weekly Wipe down tables or desktops and remove debris from chairs; spot extract carpet stains, as needed; clean instructor tables and lecterns (not electronics or equipment).
Monthly Dust empty horizontal surfaces such as windowsills, baseboards and fixtures.
Annually Scrub and refinish floors, as needed; extract carpet, as needed; clean reachable light fixtures, as needed; clean walls, as needed; inspect all classroom seating in preparation for the start of school.