FOD Cleaning

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FOD Cleaning

Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) is responsible for cleaning and custodial services in most academic, research, and administrative buildings located on the Columbus campus. Select facilities, including those managed by the Office of Student Life and the Wexner Medical Center, are outside FOD’s scope.

FOD follows protocols based on best practices for higher education institutions. Custodial, maintenance or general service requests should be made by contacting Service2Facilities online, or by calling 614-292-HELP (4357).

FOD works hard to keep your costs low through our base service levels. We also want to be responsive to your needs, so if a department requires additional service levels, please contact your zone leader.

View a vacuuming schedule. For additional information, please contact your zone leader.

Cleaning Frequencies 

Classrooms and Teaching Labs

TASKFREQUENCY
Clean / Wipe Down Desks and Common Use SurfacesDaily
Empty Trash Cans / Replenish LinersDaily
Re-Supply chalk / ErasersDaily
Sweep / Dust Mop Floors or VacuumDaily
Dust Flat Surfaces / FurnitureMonthly (2x)
Clean Boards / Trays / ErasersDaily
Empty Pencil SharpenersMonthly
Damp Mop FloorsWeekly
Clean Trash CansAnnually (2x)
Spot Clean Walls / Doors / framesQuarterly
Scrub / Recoat Floor / Shampoo CarpetSemi-Annually
Dust VentsQuarterly
Strip / Wax FloorsAnnually

 

Conference Rooms/Libraries/Lounges

TASKFREQUENCY
Sweep / Dust-Damp Mop or VacuumWeekly (2x)
Spot Clean CarpetMonthly
Empty Trash / Replenish LinersDaily
Dust Furniture / Flat SurfacesMonthly (2x)
Spot Clean Walls / Doors / PartitionsQuarterly
Clean Trash CansAnnually
Shampoo Carpets / Strip / RefinishAnnually

 

Entranceways

 

TASKFREQUENCY
Open/Secure DoorsDaily
Sweep/Dust Mop FloorsDaily
Vacuum ALL Carpet / Roll-Up Walk-Off MatsDaily
Sweep Outside Ramp/LandingDaily
Empty Waste ContainersDaily
Clean Window / Door GlassDaily
Damp Mop FloorWeekly (2x)
Spot Clean Walls / DoorsMonthly
Scrub / Recoat Floors Note: To be completed during winter break and spring breakSemi-annually
Clean / Extract Walk-Off MatsQuarterly
Strip/Refinish FloorsAnnually

 

Hallways/Lobbies

TASKFREQUENCY
Empty Trash Cans / Replenish LinersDaily
Clean Water FountainsDaily
Sweep / Dust Mop FloorsDaily
Clean ElevatorWeekly
Empty RecyclingAs Needed
Wet Mop Floors (Auto scrub)Weekly
Dust Flat SurfacesMonthly
Burnish  / Restore FloorsMonthly
Clean Trash CansQuarterly
Dust VentsQuarterly
Scrub / Recoat Floors or CarpetSemi-Annually
Strip / Refinish FloorsAnnually

 

Offices

TASKFREQUENCY
Sweep / Dust-Damp Mop or VacuumMonthly*
Spot Clean CarpetMonthly*
Sweep / Dust-Damp Mop or Vacuum (circulation space in office suite)Weekly
Spot Clean Walls / Doors / PartitionsMonthly
Clean Trash CansAnnually
Shampoo Carpets / Strip / RefinishAnnually

*In private offices and cubes only

*Only centralized trash/recycle containers will be serviced

Research Labs

TASKFREQUENCY
Empty Trash Cans and Replenish Black LinersDaily
Empty Recycle Containers and Replenish Clear Liner except in desk-side recycling binsDaily
Re-Supply Chalk and ErasersDaily
Sweep and Dust Mop Floors or VacuumDaily
Dust Flat Surfaces and FurnitureMonthly (2x)
Clean Boards, Trays, and ErasersDaily
Empty Pencil SharpenersMonthly
Damp Mop FloorsWeekly
Clean Trash CansAnnually (2x)
Spot Clean Walls, Doors, and FramesQuarterly
Dust VentsQuarterly
Strip/Wax FloorsAnnually
Lab Benches and Sinks (Responsibility of Lab)Not cleaned by Custodial
Scrub and recoat floorsAnnually
Dust ledges, horizontal surfaces, and furnitureMonthly (2x)
Clean and disinfect door knobs, lever handles, push plates, pull bars and handlesWeekly

 

Restrooms

TASKFREQUENCY
Restock DispensersDaily
Empty Trash / Replenish LinersDaily
Clean / Disinfect Toilets/Sinks/UrinalsDaily
Clean MirrorsDaily
Sweep/Damp Mop FloorsDaily
Clean Partitions / DoorsWeekly
Dust Flat SurfacesMonthly (2x)
Spot Clean Walls / DoorsWeekly
KaiVac Detail Wall and FloorsMonthly
Clean Waste ContainersQuarterly
Dust VentsMonthly (2x)

 

Stairwells

TASKFREQUENCY
Sweep Stairs / LandingsWeekly (2x)
Damp Mop Stairs / LandingsWeekly (2x)
High / Low Dusting / Clean RailsMonthly
Spot Wash Walls / DoorsQuarterly
Scrub / Recoat Landings / Shampoo CarpetSemi-Annually
Strip / Refinish FloorsAnnually

 

Sterile, Surgical and Clinical Areas

TASKFREQUENCY
Between BaseNot Performed
TerminalDaily
Disinfection of room, cycle cleaningDaily