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Facilities Management

East Tennessee State University


Our goal is to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for students, faculty and staff. The following is a tentative schedule of custodial duties. The frequency may vary due to athletic events, graduation, or inclement weather. If you have questions about a specific building, contact the Custodial office at 439-7769.

Custodial Cleaning Frequency By Building

Daily Custodial Services

  • Unlock buildings in mornings
  • Secure buildings at night
  • Clean water fountains
  • Sweep, dust mop, or vacuum floors in hallways
  • Empty trash in halls
  • Clean and restock restrooms
  • Change light bulbs
  • Empty trash in classrooms
  • Sweep, dust mop, or clean floors in classrooms
  • Clean entrances

Alternate Days

  • Pick up trash fifteen feet around building
  • Sweep/dust mop stairs and landings
  • Empty trash in offices
  • Dust flat surfaces in classrooms

Weekly Services

  • Dust flat surfaces in hallways, stairwells, and offices
  • Mop stairs and landings
  • Spot clean carpets in offices
  • Vacuum carpets in offices
  • Clean elevators


  • Auto-scrub floors in hallways
  • Spot clean walls and doors in hallways, stairwells, and offices
  • Spray buff/burnish floors in hallways
  • Clean vents
  • Clean light fixtures in hallways, stairwells, classrooms, and offices
  • Dust blinds in classrooms


  • Clean trash containers
  • Perform interim floor care
  • Dust blinds in offices


  • Strip and refinish floors

Palmer, Stephen D. - Associate Director of Custodial Services
Phone: (423) 439-7738

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