The University of Iowa

Teaching Laboratory 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. 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 teaching labs during the day. Between weekly and/or monthly surface cleanings, dust build-up and fingerprints will be noticeable. Teaching labs will be at highest cleanliness level at 8:00 AM, with possible deteriorating conditions during the day. Some teaching labs s are used all day into the evening with few breaks in the schedule. The cleanliness level is based on the APPA Staffing Guidelines - Level 3.

Frequency Task
Daily Empty trash bins; remove large debris before dust mopping or vacuuming the floor; spot clean floor, as needed; thoroughly clean chalkboards and whiteboards unless “do not erase or save” is written on the board.
Weekly Clean door handles and light switches; check carpet for stains and spot-extract, as needed.
Monthly Dust empty horizontal surfaces such as windowsills, baseboards and fixtures.
Annually Scrub and burnish floors; scrub and refinish floors, as needed; extract carpets; clean light fixtures, as needed.