Maintenance and Cleaning Practices

Title Abstract Publication Date
Custodial Methods and Procedures Manual. This manual discusses school facility cleaning and maintenance from the expanded perspective of work management, physical assets management, and resource management. Work management encompasses the... 12/31/1999
Custodial Operations: Green & Sustainable. Describes the green and sustainable custodial operations in place at Carleton College. The article reviews the college's sustainable efforts on biodegradables, packaging, carpeting, waste,... 04/30/2008
Custodial Procedures. These procedures describe the following: plant operations and maintenance policy; safety in school operations; supplies; basic office cleaning; restroom cleaning and sanitation; hard surface floor... 12/31/2003
Custodial Prowess. Describes steps to improve custodial services, including site safety inspections, back-screen criteria, cleaning standards, replacement of hazardous chemicals with safer ones, chemical dispensers and... 09/30/2005
Custodial Standards. The Brevard County School Board has issued this document detailing maintenance and custodial standards district wide for its schools. Guidelines first address the general procedures and maintenance... 12/31/2003
Custodial Standards. Presents the custodial standards for Florida's Brevard Public Schools. The guidelines first address the general procedures and maintenance for the school, including universal precautions for the... 12/31/2008
Custodial Training Makes Sense and Saves Dollars. Explains that due to the complexity of today's custodial work, extensive education and training is required. This includes basic commercial/industrial cleaning techniques; hygiene procedures;... 06/30/2002
Cutting Costs and Improving Outcomes for Janitorial Services. Janitorial services account for nearly 30 percent of facility budgets. Innovative approaches are being introduced that efficiently manages university janitorial services by utilizing measurable... 08/31/2011
Day to Day. Discusses the virtues of daytime school cleaning, including reduced security and energy costs, and increased productivity and communications between occupants and cleaning staff. The particular... 08/31/2006
Daylight Cleaning: Are You Willing to Make the Move? Discusses the value of daytime cleaning to custodial job satisfaction, interaction with building occupants, reduced energy consumption, nighttime light pollution and hazards to birds. Advice on... 10/31/2009
Decisions, Decisions, Decisons. Discusses selection of janitorial products, emphasizing green products, reduction of vendors to reduce deliveries, cost-effectiveness, and involvement of the janitorial staff. 01/31/2009
Deck the Walls. Describes three options for covering interior walls: paint, panels, and industrial coatings. 10/31/2004
Defeating the Drips. Discusses a holistic approach to preventing moisture penetration of exterior walls in modular school buildings, emphasizing the related topics of roof leaks and roof waterproofing, condensation, and... 02/29/2000
Defining Quality in Your Cleaning Operation. Discusses a step-by-step process for building a cleaning services mission statement that can help guarantee the service performance meets an organization's expectations and needs. The importance... 06/30/1999
Department Procedures for Custodial Services. Clarifies for school administrators and custodians the extent of their duties and responsibilities. Sections of the document outline duties for the principal, school custodian, resident custodian,... 04/30/1993
Department Reengineering Improves Service at Miami-Dade Community College. Details the process of reengineering Miami-Dade Community College's maintenance department to lower costs while increasing services. Changes included work flow, communications, purchasing,... 06/30/2002
Designing with Maintenance in Mind. When planning for a new facility, consideration of maintenance needs is crucial to successful design. Designing for maintenance needs involves considering such factors as the durability of materials... 11/30/2002
Developing a Drain Odor Control Program. Discusses control of odors due to floor drains. Cleaning and ensuring that floor drains always contain water to block odors are also covered. 04/30/2007
Diagnostic Technology: A Closer Look. Reviews the benefits of portable diagnostic technology for monitoring indoor air quality, and for temperature and power quality monitoring within equipment, systems, and motors. 11/30/2008
Digging Deep Through School Trash: A Waste Composition Analysis of Trash, Recycling and Organic Material Discarded at Public Schools in Minnesota. Presents an analysis of all garbage, recycling, and organic material discarded by six Minneapolis area schools over a two-day period. Two days'worth of refuse from six schools (two elementary,... 08/31/2010
Doing More with Less. Reviews floor cleaning and finishing considerations that lower maintenance time and costs. Ten tips for floor stripping and refinishing are included, as is a brief discussion of green floor care. 06/30/2007
Down and Dirty. Offers 10 tips that can help school and university custodial staffs maintain a healthy physical environment. Suggestions include ideas for carpet cleaning, maintenance planning, and trapping outside... 09/30/2001
Drain Cleaning: Keeping the Lines Open. Describes the often-neglected issue of drains, including their use and mis-use. Discarded items and grease can create significant problems. New equipment is available but risks inattention by those... 01/31/2011
Drain Cleaning: Putting Technology to Work. Reviews recent drain cleaning technology, including lightweight augers that are kink- and tangle-resistant, video inspection devices, heavy-duty rodders, and water jetters. Incorporation of drain... 11/30/2008
Drain Cleaning: Tools for Success. Reviews drain cleaning considerations, including specification of equipment that matches the diameter and length of pipes, as well as the type of clog. Safety procedures and inspection cameras are... 03/31/2009