Cleaning - Public Area, Lounge & Corridor

Cleaning of public areas, lounges and corridors is a common cost service and happens "automatically" as part of routine custodial maintenance. The following services are performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:00 PM and 12:30 AM.

Description of Service Frequency
Sweep all entrances, steps, and exit areas. Daily (M-F)
Empty all wastebaskets and other trash receptacles. Remove trash to designated areas. Daily (M-F)
Dust all areas within hand-high reach - window sills, wall edges, chairs, desks, tables, file cabinets, etc. Daily (M-F)
Spot-clean glass on entrance doors and display cabinets, all doors, frames, and light switches. Daily (M-F)
Damp wipe table- and desktops. Daily (M-F)
Damp wipe floor spillages. Daily (M-F)
Thoroughly clean elevators, including floors, walls, and saddles. Daily (M-F)
Clean and disinfect public phone booths. Daily (M-F)
Clean and disinfect drinking fountains. Daily (M-F)
Remove chewing gum and other foreign matter from floor. Daily (M-F)
Spot vacuum high-traffic areas. Daily (M-F)
Sweep and damp mop corridors and stairwells. Weekly
Spot clean all vertical surfaces not done on a daily basis. Weekly
Remove scuff marks from kick-plates. Weekly
Thoroughly vacuum all carpeting and clean floors. Weekly
Wash entrance door glass. Weekly

If you have any questions or concerns about custodial service in public areas, lounges, and corridors, please let us know.

Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

Facilities Operations

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Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

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Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

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New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
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