Cleaning and Custodial Services

Offices, Corridors, Restrooms, and Classrooms

Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, Custodial Services cleans select classrooms and select restrooms, based on location and usage. The main detail cleaning of offices, classrooms, and restrooms occurs Monday through Friday between 4 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

Custodial Services Routine Cleaning
Empty all trash receptacles, replace liners as necessary Daily (M-F)
Wash all chalkboards and chalk trays and restock chalk Daily (M-F)
Sweep or dry mop hard flooring Daily (M-F)
Sweep and damp mop hard flooring Weekly
Arrange classroom furniture in a neat and orderly fashion Daily (M-F)
Remove finger marks from switch plates, entrances, and doors Weekly
Dust windowsills, doors, railings, and other surfaces within hand-high reach Weekly
Dust all sills, partitions, ledges, and exposed piping Weekly
Damp wipe exterior of waste receptacles Monthly
Thoroughly vacuum all carpeted areas Weekly
Wipe clean and fill dispensing units with toilet tissue, paper towels, and soap Daily (M-F)
Wash all partitions, and clean all brightwork and dust exhaust vents Weekly


There is no cost for routine custodial work. However, a charge may be incurred for additional cleaning, such as more frequent carpet cleanings. For details, call the Facilities Customer Service Center at 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3.