Facilities

Housekeeping Schedule & Activities

The information on this page provides an overview of the housekeeping services provided at Butler. To request additional services or to report issues, visit the Request Center.

Please note: This information does not apply to Hinkle Fieldhouse or Clowes Memorial Hall, custodians do not dust or clean technology equipment, and Dining Services (Aramark) is responsible for cleaning all food service areas including Starbucks and outdoor patios around Atherton.

Housekeeping Hours ~ Show

Housekeeping is generally available Mon.-Fri. with limited service on weekends. On weekends, contact BUPD dispatch at 317-940-9396 for emergency housekeeping needs.

  • Office & public areas Mon.-Fri. 3:30 p.m. - Midnight
  • Restrooms, public areas, classrooms, and laboratories Mon.-Fri. 10 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
  • Residential areas Mon.-Fri. 5 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Window Cleaning ~ Show

Windows in selected public areas of the following buildings are cleaned annually by a contractor: Gallahue Hall, Gallahue bridge, Holcomb Building, Pharmacy Building, Lilly Hall, Robertson Hall, Fairbanks Center, Atherton Union, Starbucks, Jordan Hall, Health & Recreation Center and the Schrott Center for Performing Arts. All other window cleaning (unless outlined below) must be funded by the requesting department. 

Floor Refinishing ~ Show

Classroom, lab, public area and corridor carpeted and hard floors are refinished as needed according to priority. All other floor refinishing must be funded by the requesting department.

 

CLASSROOM/STUDY ROOM
Daily Spot vacuum/dust mop/spot wet mop
Daily Clean chalkboard/white board
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Daily Empty pencil sharpeners
Daily Spot dust/wet mop/vacuum entire room
Weekly Clean glass on entrance doors
First week of classes Re-set furniture
As needed Wipe down desks, tables and chairs
As needed Two erasers, black markers and/or chalk for general inventory classrooms
Semi-annually Spot wash walls from height of six feet down
Semi-annually Feather dust blinds
Annually High dust with extension pole
Annually Clean window door transoms
Annually Prioritized summer deep clean of classroom spaces
DANCE STUDIO
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Daily Dust mop & spot mop as necessary
Weekly Clean mirrors
As needed Treat Marley dance floors with Slip-No-More product
Semi-annually Spot wash walls from height of six feet down
Annually High dust with extension pole
CORRIDOR
Daily Vacuum/dust mop/spot wet mop
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Daily Water fountain cleaning
Daily Clean glass on public entrance doors
Mondays & Thursdays Pick-up Recycling
As needed Spot wash walls from height of six feet down
Annually High dust with extension pole
STAIRWELL
Weekly Vacuum/dust mop/spot wet mop
Daily Wipe hand rails and spot clean as needed
Semi-annually Spot wash walls - from height of six feet down
Annually High Dusting with extension pole
LABORATORY/CLINIC
Daily Spot dust & wet mop
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Weekly Dust/wet mop/vacuum entire room
As needed Remove and replace "glass" container boxes as needed
Semi-annually Spot wash walls from height of six feet down
Semi-annually Feather dust blinds
Annually High dust with extension pole
Annually Strip & wax floors - priority determined as needed
Annually Prioritized summer deep clean of classroom spaces
OFFICE
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Daily Spot clean floors
Mondays & Thursdays Pick up recycling
Weekly Vacuum Carpets
Scheduled upon request Dusting. Work will be scheduled after personal items are removed
Semi-Annually Spot wash walls from height of six feet down
Semi-Annually Feather dust blinds
CONFERENCE ROOM
Daily Spot vacuum/dust mop/spot wet mop
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Weekly Complete vacuum/dust mop/wet mop
Weekly Spot clean walls/high dust
Semi-annually Wipe down tables and chairs
Semi-annually Spot wash walls from height of six feet down
Semi-annually Feather dust blinds
BUILDING ENTRY/LOBBY/ATRIUM
Daily Vacuum/dust mop/wet mop
Daily Vacuum interior mats
Daily Empty interior waste cans and reline
Daily Sweep trash & cigarette butts 20' perimeter from entrance
Mondays & Thursdays Pick up recycling
Weekly Clean entry glass
Semi-annually Spot clean walls from height of six feet down
RESTROOM*
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Daily High dust horizontal ledges
Daily Sanitize sinks and mirrors
Daily Sanitize toilet and urinals
Daily Sanitize tub and shower
Daily Refill paper supplies
Daily Refill soap dispensers
Daily Sanitize stall partitions
Daily Dry mop and wet mop
Daily Stock feminine products (academic & administrative areas only) and empty receptacles
As needed Scrub floor
As needed Wash walls
ELEVATOR
Daily Spot vacuum/dust mop/wet mop
Daily Polish stainless steel
Daily Spot clean walls
Monthly Vacuum elevator tracks
WAITING ROOM/LOUNGE/BREAK ROOM
Daily Spot vacuum/dust mop/spot wet mop
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Weekly Complete vacuum/dust mop/wet mop
Mondays & Thursdays Pick up recycling
Monthly Spot wash walls from height of six feet down
Semi-annually Feather dust blinds
WORK ROOM/WORK AREA
Daily Spot vacuum/dust mop/spot wet mop
Daily Empty waste cans and reline
Mondays & Thursdays Pick up recycling
Semi-annually Spot wash walls from height of six foot down
Annually High dust with extension pole
RESIDENTIAL AREA
Daily Clean lobby areas
Daily Vacuum, clean & mop hallway, entrance and lobby floors
Daily Clean restrooms (does not include apartment or suite bathrooms)
Weekly Clean & mop stairwells
Daily Empty trash and reline
Mondays & Thursdays Pick up recycling
As needed Spot wash walls from height of six foot down
As requested Clean duplex apartments between occupancies
Annually Summer residence hall room, apartment & suite deep cleaning