PFD Miami


Building Services Cleaning Standards and Frequencies for all rooms except restrooms, outside buildings, and laboratories.

All rooms except restrooms and laboratories includes entrance ways, lobbies, offices, conference rooms, libraries, reading and open stack areas, trafficked storage areas, mimeograph rooms, stairways, corridors, classrooms, seminar rooms, passenger elevators, vending lounge and snack areas.

Daily

1. Empty trash receptacles. If the plastic liner is torn or contains liquid, discard and germicidal clean the inside and outside of the trash receptacle and replace liner.
2. Dust mop and spot mop all non-carpeted floors.
3. Dust mop hallways, vacuum walk off mats, and sweep stairwells.
4. Vacuum all trafficked carpeted areas.
5. Inspect and spot clean all carpeted areas.
6. Replace burned out lights and date the bulbs.
7. Spot clean all doors and glass to remove hand prints, smudges or other visible soil.
8. Rearrange furniture to its normal position.
9. Sanitize all water fountains and polish metal surfaces.
10. Clean blackboards, chalk trays, erasers, replenish chalk and empty pencil sharpeners.
11. Spot clean tablet chair tops in classrooms.
12. Any other tasks that may be required due to specific needs of a given area.

Weekly/div>

1. Dust sills, ledges and other horizontal building and furniture surfaces to remove obvious soil.
2. Spot clean all walls, door facings, columns, and other furniture and building surfaces to remove hand prints, smudges and other obvious soil.
3. Vacuum all carpet thoroughly.
4. Dust mop and wet mop all non-carpeted floors thoroughly.
5. Dust mop and wet mop stairs.
6. Vacuum, sweep or dust all exposed corners, and crevices, and any carpeted areas which are inaccessible to an upright vacuum or normal daily dusting.
7. Any other tasks that may be required due to specific needs of a given area.

Periodic

1. Spray-buff floors with high speed machines to restore floor finish which has been worn away, remove as many marks and scuffs as possible and improve the general appearance of the floors (minimum twice per year.)
2. On stairs, clean the risers to remove scuff marks and other visible soil (twice per year.)
3. Wash exterior windows (once per year.)
4. Refinish floors (once per year.)
5. Clean carpet areas using extractor and/or Bonnet method (at least once per year.)
6. Clean light covers as light bulbs are replaced.
7. Clean recycling bins.
8. Inspect and clean vents on a weekly basis.
9. Any other tasks that may be required due to specific needs of a given area.

Restrooms - all wet cleaning will be done using a germicidal disinfectant cleaning solution.

Daily

1. Collect and remove litter.
2. Empty trash receptacles by removing liner. Damp wipe the inside and outside of the trash receptacles and replace liner as needed. Sanitize lid when applicable.
3. Damp wipe towel and soap dispensers.
4. Clean mirror.
5. Clean ALL basins inside and out including fixtures and all exposed pipes underneath the sink. Dry hardware to prevent spotting.
6. Clean wall area beside and between basins.
7. Clean ALL urinals inside and out including flush handle, underneath and all exposed pipes. Dry hardware to prevent spotting.
8. Clean wall area beside and between urinals.
9. Clean ALL commodes inside and outside including both sides of seat, flush handle, underneath and all exposed pipes. Dry hardware to prevent spotting.
10. Clean wall area beside commodes.
11. Spot clean partitions and door of all stalls.
12. Damp wipe sills, ledges and other horizontal building and furniture surfaces.
13. Spot clean all walls, doors, door facings, columns and other building and furniture surfaces to remove hand prints, smudges and other soil.
14. Spot clean glass to remove hand prints, smudges and other soil.
15. Replace burned out lights.
16. Replenish all paper products and soap dispenser.
17. Damp mop floor
18. Flush floor drain with germicidal solution
19. Rearrange furniture to its normal position.
20. Any other tasks that may be required due to specific needs of a given area.

Periodic

1. Thoroughly clean all walls and partitions (4 times per year.)
2. Scrub and clean floor to remove imbedded soil that daily mopping does not remove (4 times per year.)
3. Dust and damp wipe light fixtures and vents (weekly.)
4. Scrub and clean trash receptacles (4 times per year.)
5. Vacuum all crevices, vents, gratings and other areas which are difficult to reach with cloth or sponge (weekly.)

Outside building - minimum of 15 feet

Daily

1. Collect and remove litter within 15 feet of all entrance ways, and around trash dumpsters.
2. Empty and clean urns and outside trash receptacles.
3. Inspect all entrances, outside stairways, walks, loading dock areas, driveways and handicap ramps and sweep as needed.
4. Replace burned out lights.
5. Keep snow removed from all stairs, walks, loading dock areas and handicap ramps adjacent to the building (minimum of 15 feet or to the nearest main sidewalk, whichever is greater.)
6. Any other tasks that may be required due to specific needs of a given area.

Periodic

1. Clean area surrounding trash dumpsites as needed.
2. Inspect window wells and drains weekly and clean as needed.
3. Wash stairs, walks, loading dock areas, driveways, and handicap ramps (minimum of 15 feet from building) as needed.
4. Clean outside windows (annually.)

Laboratories

What should be cleaned

1. Dusting window ledges, desks, and all flat surfaces considered to be non-research areas. The frequency of this should be determined by your supervisor.
2. Spot cleaning of non-research areas.
3. Sweep and spot mop.
4. Empty trash containers.
5. Replace glass disposal boxes as they get full. Dispose of all glass boxes in the dumpster provided outside the buildings.

What should not be cleaned or done in the laboratories

1. Counters where chemicals or experiments are located.
2. Sinks in laboratories.
3. Laboratory fume hoods.
4. Autoclaves, used to render waste non-infectious.