The Custodial Department provides cleaning services for approximately 1.5 million square feet of campus facilities. In addition to cleaning, the department’s special crew for hardwood floors has an annual responsibility of resurfacing all hardwood floors on campus. This consists of approximately 44,000 square feet. The majority of the custodial crew works the night shift from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, to provide services to all administrative and academic buildings. We also support the Housing Department’s emergency needs at residence halls. Seventeen of our employees work the day shift and keeps things manageable until the main force arrives for their night shift.
We have improved our cleaning methods by switching from “zone cleaning” to “team cleaning.” This change has proven to be more productive, easier to supervise, and requires less equipment. As some of the older pieces of equipment requires replacement, we have been purchasing state-of-the-art equipment such as “backpack vacuums”, with improved HEPA filtering systems, instead of the older “upright” units.
DFS Custodial Services is doing its part to promote a sustainable future by our commitment to the following efforts:
- Purchase green cleaning products and equipment
- Safely handle and store cleaning products and address hazardous spills
- Follow standard operating procedures
- Train custodial personnel on green cleaning
All buildings cleaned by the Division of Custodial Services staff members use green cleaning products and services. Our core cleaning chemicals are green seal approved. We have made a commitment to purchase green cleaning chemicals. These chemicals are less harmful to those applying the cleaner, building occupants, and the environment than comparable products. We have purchased a cleaning dispensing system that aids us in reducing packaging and ensure chemical portion control. We are committed to purchasing state of the art equipment that will decrease the amount of chemicals used to maintain our floors, and decrease strip out times.
For any custodial concerns, issues, or requests, please contact Adrianne McColllar at 912-478-5338 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Day Shift Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Evening Shift Hours: 6:00pm to 2:00am
Night Shift Hours: 11:00pm to 7:00am
Last updated: 2/14/2014