Janitorial Maintenance Checklist for Your Facilities

Home/Janitorial Services/Janitorial Maintenance Checklist for Your Facilities

Janitorial Maintenance Checklist for Your Facilities

In the janitorial cleaning business, we encounter many different types of buildings and facilities with specific cleaning needs. However, most of these spaces share a few of the same areas that always need cleaning. Here is a basic checklist of janitorial maintenance for the most common areas we come across.

Bathrooms

  • Toilets and urinals: Apply the appropriate cleanser, follow any cleanser manufacturer instructions for wait time, and wipe or swab the insides thoroughly. Apply cleanser or disinfectant to outside surfaces and wipe thoroughly, including all metal parts.
  • Sinks: If sink has debris, remove before cleaning. Apply cleanser and wipe thoroughly with a cloth or sponge, including all metal parts and outsides of the sinks. Follow cleanser manufacturer’s instructions for wait time before rinsing. Also apply cleanser to any counter-top space, clean, and rinse.
  • Walls and partitions: Do not neglect the walls, partitions, and doors of the bathrooms. Apply cleanser and clean thoroughly. Remove any graffiti or scuff marks.
  • Dispensers: Restock all soap, paper towel, and toilet paper dispensers. Wipe down dispensers with cleanser. Test each dispenser for functionality and report and defects or broken pieces.
  • Trash receptacles: Empty all trash receptacles, including sanitary boxes inside stalls, and replace the appropriate bags. Apply cleanser and disinfectant to insides and outsides of each, then wipe clean.
  • Floors: Floors should be the last to be cleaned in the bathroom, so that everything that may have fallen or splashed onto the floor in the cleaning process can be cleaned up. The floors should first be swept with a dry mop, then a wet mop can be applied. Mop in broad, overlapping stripes to assure the entire area is cleaned. Place a wet floor sign during wet mopping and leave there until floor is dry.

Office

  • Windows: Ensure all windows are closed. Wash all reachable windows with the appropriate cleanser using a cloth or sponge. Squeegee any excess cleanser/water. Thoroughly dry to avoid leaving streaks or spots.
  • Trash receptacles: Empty all trash receptacles, and replace bags if necessary. Replacing bags is not necessary if food and/or drink is not among the trash. Apply cleanser inside and outside of the receptacle and wipe dry.
  • Ceiling and light fixtures: Use an extendable dust wand to thoroughly dust ceiling areas, particularly the corners where dust and cobwebs tend to accumulate. Dust light fixtures and replace and dead or flickering light bulbs.
  • Doors and horizontal surfaces: Apply cleanser to tables and counter-tops, clean, and dry. Disinfect any door handles or cabinet handles. Remove any graffiti or smudges.
  • Carpeted floors: Move any furniture necessary, or simply vacuum underneath it if it can be reached. Vacuum carpeted area thoroughly with overlapping stripes to ensure entire area is covered. Report any new stains or spots in the carpet.
  • Tile floors: Sweep floor with a dry mop before using a wet mop. Wet mop with overlapping stripes to ensure all areas are cleaned. Place wet floor signs down and leave them until floor is dry.

Hallways and Elevators

  • Elevators: Apply cleanser to elevator doors, inside and outside, and wipe clean. Do the same to panels inside elevator. Remove any graffiti or smudges on doors and panels.
  • Drinking fountains: Remove any debris from drinking fountains. Apply cleanser to inside and outside of fountains and wipe clean. Remove any graffiti or smudges. Ensure fountains are working properly.
  • Trash receptacles: Empty all trash receptacles, and replace bags if necessary. Replacing bags is not necessary if food and/or drink is not among the trash. Apply cleanser inside and outside of the receptacle and wipe dry.
  • Carpeted floors: Move any furniture necessary, or simply vacuum underneath it if it can be reached. Vacuum carpeted area thoroughly with overlapping stripes to ensure entire area is covered. Report any new stains or spots in the carpet.
  • Tile floors: Sweep floor with a dry mop before using a wet mop. Wet mop with overlapping stripes to ensure all areas are cleaned. Place wet floor signs down and leave them until floor is dry.
By | 2016-11-03T13:50:30+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Janitorial Services|0 Comments

About the Author:

Hi! My name is Jaime and I am the owner of FAB Maintenance - a professional janitorial cleaning company from Norwalk CT. My cleaning company offers a full range of professional janitorial cleaning services in Norwalk CT and the Fairfield County Area.

Leave A Comment