Custodial Services

Building Service Workers (BSWs) work in shifts around the clock to keep campus buildings clean.

UPDATED (3/10/2020) steps in order to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses on campus:

  • All Building Service Workers will wear disposable gloves while engaged in cleaning activities. 
  • Deep Night shift will begin disinfecting "high touch" surfaces daily in public areas (e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches, hand rails, desks) during the low occupancy, overnight hours.
  • Early Day and Day shift employees will redirect from routine cleaning to disinfecting activities from 9:30–11:30 a.m.
  • Another round of disinfecting activities will occur in the afternoon, approximately 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The focus will be cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection as a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings. For campus-wide efforts and action plans, visit covid19.illinois.edu.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Questions/Feedback
Building Services has established covid19cleaning@illinois.edu to receive campus questions and feedback regarding cleaning and disinfecting activities. Departmental staff will respond as soon as practical after reviewing each inquiry.

Services

  • Cleaning restrooms and educational, research, private, and public areas
  • Emptying trash and recycling containers
  • Mopping floors
  • Restocking soap and towel dispensers
  • Erasing chalkboards and replenishing chalk
  • Dusting wood trim, window ledges, baseboards, radiators, and conduits
  • Cleaning university-installed and approved carpeting
  • Locking and unlocking doors
BSWs remove snow from steps and walkways leading to buildings. They also perform special services such as emergency clean-ups in the event of flooding or plumbing leaks. The movers in this group help move items including furniture, file cabinets, books, lab equipment, and supplies.

Frequency of Services             

Once Per Week

Five Times Per Week

Labs Entrances and Hallways
Private Offices
Vending Areas
Administrative Offices
Elevators
Reception Areas
Water Fountains (1st floor)
Restrooms (1st floor)

Three Times Per Week

Twice Monthly

Classrooms
Wall-to-Wall Vacuuming
Lounges, Conference Rooms, Kitchens           
(university-installed and approved carpeting)
Stairways  
Water Fountains (upper floors)
 
Restrooms (upper floors)