The University of Iowa

Elevator, Hallway, Lobby and Vending Space

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. 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 in during the day, however, quality walk off entrance matting will be present at the main entrance of each building.  Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable.  Elevators, hallways and lobbies will be at highest cleanliness level at 8 AM, with possible deteriorating conditions during the day.  The cleanliness level is based on the APPA Staffing Guidelines - Level 3.

Frequency Task
Daily Empty trash and recycling bins; remove large debris before dust-mopping or vacuuming floors; spot-clean minor stains; clean hard surface floors; clean elevator doors and spot-clean elevator interior, as needed; vacuum entrance mats; clean main lobby entry door windows, weather permitting; clean and disinfect drinking fountains; place furniture back into original positions; clean door handles and light switches. Vending machines are not cleaned or maintained by Facilities Management (FM).
Weekly Dust and clean doorframes; vacuum elevator tracks and thoroughly clean interior of elevators; dust and clean window ledges.
Monthly Dust empty horizontal surfaces such as windowsills, baseboards and fixtures.
Annually Scrub and refinish floors; extract carpet in high traffic areas, as needed or time allows; clean reachable light fixtures, as needed; dust high-level surfaces; deep clean entrance mats; spot clean walls as needed.