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Custodial Procedure Manual

SnoqualmieValleySchoolDistrict#410
CarlLarson,PlantOperationsSupervisor 10/12/2009

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CustodialProcedure Manual

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TableofContents
Page 3..TableofContents 5.MissionStatement 7.Introduction 9.Safety 11..FireProtection 12..RequiredResponsibilities 14..Procedures 15..Goals 16..Chemicals 17..CustodialEquipment 21..CustodialRoom 23..CleaningProcedures 23..Dusting 24..Restrooms/Showers/DrinkingFountains 26..Windows 28..Walls 29..Kitchen 30..FloorCare 30..HardFloors 34..CarpetCare 38..Stain/SpotRemoval 40..ProcedureforcleaningupBodyFluidsandPotentiallyinfectiousMaterials 41.EmergencyProcedures

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43.CustodialShiftTimes 44.SuggestedCleaningStandards 46.Schedules 48.Mapping 74.References

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CustodianMissionStatement SnoqualmieValleyCustodiansare:

Supporting Education Through ASafe,CleanAnd Healthy Environment


forourstudents,staffandcommunity

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EVERY JOB IS A SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE PERSON WHO PERFORMED THE WORK. AUTOGRAPH YOUR PERFORMANCE WITH EXCELLENCE
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INTRODUCTION
ThelittleRedSchoolHousewhereoneteacherwasallthingstoallstudentshaslongsincebeen replacedbytheeducationalteam.Teachersnowareabletoperformbetteratteachingdueto theresourcesavailabletothemsuchas,schoolnurses,psychologist,instructionassistants, secretaries,busdrivers,cooks,maintenance,grounds,andCUSTODIANS. Inadditiontocreatinggoodwillfortheschoolthroughpreparationofthebuilding,the custodianmustattendtoallsituationsastheyariseandmustusediplomacyinthehandlingof teachers,students,andthegeneralpublic.Custodiansmustnotonlypossessknowledgeofthe schoolfacility,butalsoobtaingeneralknowledgeoftheoperationoftheschoolprogramso thattheymaybeabletogivesensibleanswerstothepublic. Custodiansshouldneverdiscusswiththepublic,whatgoesonaroundtheschool,never criticizefellowworkers,teachers,theprincipalsortheadministrativestaff.Theprimaryeffort inpublicrelationsbythecustodianmustbecarriedoutwiththepublicitself. Cooperationwiththeprincipalandteachingstaffismostimportant.Thecustodianisincontact withthesepeopleeveryday,andmanythingsmustbedonewiththemduringthecourseofthe dayswork.Byfarthemostcontactwillbemadewithstudents.Ifthecustodiandoesnothavea goodrelationshipwithstudents,theycanusuallylookforwardtoagoodmanyheadaches whichwillincludealotofextrawork.Custodiansshouldtrytogaintheconfidenceofthe students,attimesgoalongwiththeiranticsandhelpthemwithsmallthingswhichtheywill appreciate. Ithasbeensaidthatinanyschoolthebestpublicrelationsrespectingthecustodialstaffisan attractiveandwellkeptbuilding,andoftenisakeycriteriaincreatingprideinaschoolsystem. Acleanattractiveandwellkeptschoolgivesthecommunity,staffandstudentsafeelingof confidence. Thevastmajorityofcustodiansfailuresresultinginterminationofemploymentcanbetraced tofailuresinhumanrelations.Becauseofthehighpercentageinthisarea,everycustodian shoulddevotetimeperiodicallytoseekbetterwaysofgettingalongwithpeople.Theareaof gettingalongwithpeopleisacomplexaslifeitself.Therearesomanydifferencesinpeople thatitwouldbedifficulttocompilealistofdifferences.Onecouldalmostsaythatthereareno twopeoplealike.

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Custodiansintheirwork,comeincontactwithmanykindsofpeople.Itissaidthatthe custodianshouldgivethoughtandpreparationinmakinganefforttowardsestablishinggood workingrelationswiththeirpeers,staff,andcommunity. Custodianshaveaneedforrecognitionandacceptance.Recognitionforwhattheydoand acceptancefortheirtrueworthintheparttheyplaytowardsthefunctiontobeperformedin helpingtomakethetotaloperationasuccess.Acceptanceisanutmostimportanceasa worthwhilecontributingmemberoftheschool. ThroughC.O.I.(ContinuousQualityImprovement),thecustodianincreasestheirskilland performance,providingWorldClassCustodialService.Withthiscomesthesatisfactionof accomplishmentandofmakingarealcontribution. Theschoolismerelythephysicalspacewheretheeducationalprogramishoused.Ithasno reasontoexistexcepttohousethisprogram.Theschoolisdividedintopartstoprovidethe variousservicesneeded.Standardsofcleanlinessaboutthebuildingandgroundsbecomean educationaltoolfortheteachertouseinteachinggoodhousekeepinghabits.Clean,pleasant surroundingsarecontributingforcesforschoolpride.Thecustodiansaremembersofthe educationalteamandaremajorcontributorstotheeducationalsystem. Aswemoveforward,custodianswillbechallengedasneverbeforeasthedemandon educationalbudgetsincrease.Custodianswillbeexpectedtodomore,asstaffingdecreases andcompetitionforeducationaldollarsbecomesincreasinglymoredifficult.Thechallenges aheadaretokeepexpectationshighwhichwillrequirecustodianstoworksmarternotharder. Custodiansdutieswillneedtobefocusedmoreonsanitarycleaningandlessoncosmetic.To achievehighlevelsofcleannessdaycustodianswillneedtoconcentrateoncleaningmore duringthedaytohelpassistthenightcustodiansintheirseeminglyimpossibletasks. Custodiansareanimportantpartintheoveralloperationoftheschoolandtheeducational process.Itisourobligationtoprovidetheservicesneededtokeepourschoolsasafeand healthyenvironmentforourstudentsandstafftolearnworkin.

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SAFETY

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Safety
Safetymustremaintobeournumberoneresponsibilitytoourselves,administrators,teachers, supportstaff,andstudents.Constantattentionmustbepaidtoallaspectsofthebuildingsand theequipmentcontainedbothinandaroundtheeachfacility.Everyonemusthaveadeep senseofconcernthatmakesthemsearchoutanypotentiallyunsafecondition. Ofparticularconcernisforcustodiansafetywhileonthejob.Thefollowingcommonsensedos anddontsarelistedforyourconsideration: Reportallnecessaryrepairs;turninaworkorderrequestifneeded. Knowwhoyoursafetycommitteerepresentativeis. Whenlifting,useyourlegsnotyourbackorlocatedequipmenttoaidinthelift. Whenusingastepladder,donotusethetoptworungs,ifneededgetatallerladderor turninarequestforamanlift. Alwaysreadandfollowthedirectionsonproductslabels.Nevermixtwoormore productstogether,especiallybowlcleanerwithanythingelse.Foradditional information,refertotheMSDS(materialsafetydatasheet)forthatparticularproduct. Neverhaveelectricalcordsstrungacrosstrafficareasorleavelivecordsorequipment unattended.Unplugelectricalcordsattheoutletimmediatelyaftercompletingtask. Repairfaultycordsatonce,neveruseanelectricalcordwiththegroundprongmissing. Alwaysknockorannounceyourself,beforeenteringanofficeoroppositesex(orunisex) restroomtoclean.Alwayspostthepropersafetysignwhenworkinginareasthat requireaposting.Example(Donotremove,donotenter,cautionwetfloor,in emergencycall,etc.) Alwayswearappropriatesafetyprotectionwhenperformingtaskthatrequireproper protection,suchasgloves,safetyglasses,etc. Alwaysseekinformationwhennotsureaboutaproductorprocedure. Alwaysusetherighttoolfortherightjob. Alwaysusecommonsenseandifnotsuredonotdothetaskuntilyoureceiveproper information.

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FireProtection
FireExtinguishers: Reportanyextinguishersthatarenotcharged,nottaggedwiththeproperdate.Extinguishers mustbefreeofobstructions.Classificationasfollows: AForfiresinvolvingcombustibleslikewoodorpaper Borflammableliquids,gases,andgasoline CForelectricalwiringandequipment ABCForcombinationfires DForcombustiblemetalslikemagnesium Pullthepin,standbackabout8feet,aimthehoseatthebaseofthefire,andsqueezethe trigger.Theextinguisheronlylast320seconds,makesurewhensprayingawastepaper basketnottoblowtheburningpapersoutofthebasket.Neverputwateronanelectricalfireor electricalequipment.Dontattempttofightafirethatistoobigforyou! FireAlarmSystems: Itistheresponsibilityofthecustodiantomakesurethatthefirealarmequipmentisinworking orderatalltimes.ReportanymalfunctionstotheirSupervisorimmediately. Housekeeping: Allcorridors,entrances,andstairwaysmustbekeptfreeofobstructionsatalltimes.Makesure thatallexitsareclearofice,snow,andanyotherobstructions.Doorsmustalwaysbeingood workingorderandthatnofirerateddoorsareproppedopen.Keepcombustiblematerialsaway fromlightsandmachinery. Electrical: Makesurethatallelectricalwiresandlightingfixturesareproperlysupportedandconnected. Allelectricalmotors,fans,shafts,ventgrillsandanyothermachinesorareasthatcollectdust thatcouldcreateahazardmustbekeptcleanfromdust,lintanddebris. FlammablesLiquids/Vapors: Keepawayfromheatoropenflame.Useonlyinareaswithproperventilation.Storeonlyin propercontainerandneverinanythingbreakable.Onlytakeoutenoughwhatittakestodothe job.Alwayscleanupallspillsandleaks.Removeclothingthathasabsorbedflammableliquids immediately.Donteverstoreemptyflammableliquidcontainersnearanignitionsource.

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RequiredResponsibilities
MaterialSafetyDataSheets(MSDS): ItistheresponsibilityofthecustodiantokeeparecordofallMSDSforallchemicalsthatthey haveintheirpossession.AcopyoftheMSDSsheetmustalsobeprovidedtotheschoolmaster logbook.IfaMSDSisnotprovidedwithachemicalorthereisnorecordofaMSDSforany chemicalthecustodianmustcontacttheirsupervisorandonewillbeprovided. Equipment: Itistheresponsibilityofthecustodiantoensurethatallcustodialequipmentisinproper workingorder.Ifanyequipmentisinneedofrepairaworkorderrequestmustbesubmitted. FacilityRepairs: Itistheresponsibilityofthecustodiantoreportandorsendinaworkorderrequestforany building/groundsrepairs.Thecustodianisexpectedtomakesomeminorrepairssuchas changinglamps,minorflooring,etc.Itisnotedthatcustodialrepairswillbelimitedandsuch repairsbeyondthoselimitationsneedtobetheresponsibilityofthemaintenancedepartment. ManLifts: Itisrequiredforanycustodiantobeproperlytrainedonhowtosafelyuseanyofdistrictman liftsbeforetheyareallowedtousethem. Chemicals: Itistheresponsibilityofthecustodiantorequestusage/traininginformationonanychemical he/sheisnotfamiliarwith.Itistheresponsibilityofthecustodiantotrainanysubstitute custodianoncleaningpracticesandtheuseofchemicals.Itistheresponsibilityofthehead custodiantotrainanynewcustodianassignedtotheirschoolondistrictprocedures. Uniforms: Everycustodianisrequiredtowearadistrictprovideduniformtop.Itwillbeeachcustodians responsibilitytolaundrytheirownuniform.Thepurposeoftheuniformisprovidinga professionalappearanceandinstallsprideinthedepartment.

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ProtectiveClothing: Itistheresponsibilityofeachcustodiantoensurethattheyhavetheproperprotectiveclothing foreachtaskthattheyperform.Suchgearisavailableuponrequestfromthedistrict warehouse,suchasbutnotlimitedto: Coveralls Rubber,Latex,etc.Gloves Masks FloorStrippingBooties

Someitemsmaynotberegularlystockedinthewarehousesobesuretoorderthemaheadof thetimetoallowthewarehousetoordertheitemsneeded.

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PROCEDURES

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Goals:
Itisthegoalofeverycustodiantocontinuetoprovideasafe,clean,pleasantand healthyenvironmentforthelearningprocess. Toprovideongoingimprovementinqualityservice. Fortheimprovementandstandardizationofequipmentandproducts. Toprovideleadershipandappreciationtoothers. Toshareonesskillswithothercustodians. Toshareonesknowledgeonequipmentandproducts. Toshareproceduralefficiency. Tobeawareofthegeneralsafetyawarenessintheworkplace. Topromoteteamworkamongthedepartment,tohelpeachothertobethebestwe canbe. Administrativemonitoringofjobperformancetohelpprovideefficiencyinthe workplace. TohaveSnoqualmieValleySchoolDistrictbeamodeldistrictforefficiencyandwell maintainedschools.

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Chemicals:
SnoqualmieValleySchoolDistrictiscommittedtoprovideitscustodianswiththebest availableproductsonthemarket.Thedistrictisalsocommittedtoprovidethesafest productsfortheprotectionofitsemployees. Theuseofdisinfectantsistobeusedonalimitedbasis.Theuseofdisinfectantsisonly tobeusedincaseofapandemicorotherrelatedcircumstancethatwouldwarrantits use.Thereareexceptionslikewrestlingmatsandothersportsrelatedmaterialsthatare subjecttobodyfluids.Cleaningupbodyfluidswillrequiretheuseofdisinfectants. RestroomsbeingcleanedwiththeKaiVacmethodshouldnotrequireanydisinfectantif properlycleaned.Theuseofbleachcanonlybeusedonalimitedbasismainlyfor whitingofmops.Thedistrictiscommittedtocondensingthedifferenttypesof chemicalsbeingusedandworkingtowardlimitingchemicalsfordaytodayusedownto: NeutralcleanerPH7(Green) Glasscleaner(sameneutralcleanerdiluted)(Green) KaiVacrecommendedCleaners Otherchemicalsthatmaybeusedasneeded: FurniturePolish Disinfectant/GermicidalDetergent ToiletBowlCleaner AbrasivePowder DeGreaser Bleach GumRemover DrainTreatments CarpetSpotRemovers AntiGraffitiremover FloorStrippers FloorWax IceMelt As new products come on the market the district will explore to provide the safest and usableproductsavailable.

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CustodialEquipment: Itistheresponsibilityofthecustodiantomakesuretheirequipmentiswellmaintained, by making sure the equipment is cleaned after each use and checked for worn parts. Make sure that all filters are cleaned, belts checked for wear, and batteries fluid checked for proper levels. Major repairs and costs for repairs can sometimes be eliminated by carrying out minor maintenance on a regular basis. Proper care of preventative maintenance will extend the life of the equipment, make an employees job easier, less frustrating, and provide a measure of safety for the equipment operators. If the equipment needs repair it must be reported to their supervisor and a workorderrequestsubmitted. Itisrecommendedthatalloperatingmanualsandreplacementpartscatalogsbekeptin the main custodial office for quick and easy reference. Allow only capable and knowledgeable operators access to the equipment. Remember, you are in a school environment.Alwaysremovekeysandunplugmachineswhentheyareleftunattended; even for a few moments. Store equipment securely after use. Do not attempt repairs thatarebeyondyourcapabilities.Alwaysaskforadvicewhenneeded. Custodial budgets are in constant competition with educational and other district demands which has resulted limited staffing, resulting in making sure that the right equipment is to be used allowing custodians to perform more efficiently. Regardless of whatexpectationsandstandardsonemayhopetoachieve,iftherightequipmentisnot operatingonecannotdothejobthantheendresultcannotbefulfilled. CustodialCart: Inspect screws as well as nuts and bolts for tightness. Check castors for ease of rolling andreplacewheelsifcrackingappears. Ladders: Fully extend an extension ladder before using to check the condition of the rope. Check allladdersrungsbeforeeachuseforanydamagedrungs.Makesurethatladderanchors are operational and the rubber antislip pads are affixed. Make sure all rivets are properlysecuredandneverstoreladderswhereheavyobjectsmayfallonthem.

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FloorMachines: Review the manufactures handbook before using the machine. Make sure the rubber grips are secured to the handle. Check the electrical cords for loose connections as well as for cuts and twists. The cords must be knot free. It should be wrapped in loose loops and not twisted around the handle. Make sure the rubber bumper pads are in good repair. Use only properfitting floor pads. Remove the block or lay the machine down after use to keep the weight off the brushes and pads. Do not bypass any safety interlocks. MopBucketandWringer: Check the casters for ease of rolling and make sure the wringer spring is tight. Clean thoroughly after each use to prevent wax build up. Make sure the rubber grips are securedtothehandleandlubricatethewheelsperiodically. HandTruck/FurnitureDolly: Maintain tire pressure and replace the wheel assembly if the slid wheels are cracked or out of balance. Keep the wheels lubricated and inspect the nuts and bolts for tightness. Makesurethattherubbergripsaresecuredtothehandle. Blower: Review the manufactures handbook before using. In the fall before using check the spark plug. Always check the oil level before starting the machine. Idle the engine for 3 minutesbeforeshuttingdown.Checkalltheboltsfortightnessaftereachuse.Drainthe gas before putting the machine away for the spring storage. Change the oil twice a seasonandstoreforthesummerperiodwithcleanoil. VacuumCleaners(Wet/Dry): Check the electrical cords for loose connections as well as for cuts, twists, and missing grounds. Make sure the rubber grips are secured to the handle. Replace the wheel assemblyifthereisplayinthehubofthewheels.Checkthecastorsforeaseofrolling. Check hoses for wear and replace if holes are detected. Make sure all the clamps fit properly. Take care in replacing the head, if the head is out of round they will not seal properly. Empty the bag after each use. Check and make sure the necessary repairs to the float assemble and bag filter each time the vacuum is emptied. Clean and replace

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the foam filter in the head 3 times a year. Store the vacuum with the head off the canisterafterawetpickup. VacuumCleaner(Upright/BackPac): The bags should be cleaned out each night unless it is disposable. BackPac vacuums perform better if the bag is not allowed to get over full. Brushes, beaters bar, belts, cords,vacuumheads,andhosesshouldbeinspectedweekly.Filtersshouldbeinspected weekly and cleaned as needed or replaced if necessary. BackPac vacuum canisters shouldbecleanedasneeded.Neverusethesevacuumstopickupliquids. AutomaticFloorScrubbers: After each use the recovery tank should be flushed clean, fresh water tanks should be drained. Floor pad assembly should be in the up position and cords inspected. The machine outer shell should be wiped down and check batteries for proper fluid levels. Check filters and clean or replace as needed. Inspect squeegee for wear and replace as needed,makesuresqueegeeiscleanedanddriedaftereachusetopreventanymildew build up and extend the life of the squeegee. For any other repairs such as drive lines, pumps, electrical problems etc. report them to the supervisor and submit a work order requestfortherepairs. CarpetExtractors: Clean hoses, tanks, filters, and brushes prior to storage. Check all hoses, belts, hoses and cords for wear. Repair or replace as needed. When stored raise brushes and leave thelidofftopreventmildew.Foranyotherrepairssuchasdrivelines,pumps,electrical problems etc. report them to the supervisor and submit a work order request for the repairs. KaiVac: Cleanhoses,tanks,andfiltersaftereachuse.Checkpumps,cords,hoses,nozzles,tires, filters, etc. for wear. Report any needed repairs to the supervisor and submit a work orderrequest.Makesuretirepressureisatproperairpressuretoassureeaseroll.

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DustMops: The district has converted all dust mops to the microfiber pads. The large loop mops are to be used primarily for the lunch rooms for easier use on spilled liquids and food. Theothermicrofibermopsaretobeusedonotherareas.Keepthemopheadscleanby washingthemintheautomaticwashingmachinesanddryers.Neverusefabricsofteners whenwashingordryingthemops. WetMops: Wet mops should be cleaned after each use with a neutral cleaner and soaked in a bleachsolutionforwhiting.Thistheapproveduseofbleachdistrictwide. Gascans/propanetanks: Gascans,propanetanksmustbestoredinanapprovedventilatedarea.

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CustodialRoom:
The custodial room is your tool box. This is where work originates. The quality and quantityofworkwilldependonthewaythisspaceismaintained. HowtosetupaCustodialRoom Takeintoconsiderationthefollowing: Whatitemsareusedmostoften HowwillIbestdispensemychemicals HowdoIbestutilizethespace HowcanIorganizetheroomsoitiseasytokeepneatandtidy Allowenoughstoragespaceforheavyuseofitems Usedeepshelvesifpossibleforpaperproducts Have a order or system so that all chemicals are easily identified and stored in suchawaythatifleaksweretooccurtherewouldnotbeapotentialhazard Storeallheavyitemsonthelowershelves Sinksaretobekeptcleanandclearofclutter Maintainclearaccesstotheshelves

UseoftheCustodialRoom The custodial room is to be used for the purpose for which it was designed. It wasbuiltasaplacethecustodianusestostorehis/herequipment,supplies,and toolstodothework. The custodial room is a working room. Therefore it must be kept neat and clean at all times. It is not a store room for the collection of items no one knows what todowith. The custodial room is the one place in the facility which the custodial staff can sayistheirs.Itisyourspacesotreatitthatway.

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SafetyintheCustodialRoom Storeladdersinsuchawaythattheywillnotfall. Makesurethatallmaterialsarestoredproperly. Makesuretrashisputinthedumpsterattheendofyourshiftandnotstoredin thecustodialroom. Make sure that mops, brooms, and other tools are properly stored so that the roomissafe. Watch for frayed cords and missing grounds on equipment and repair immediately. NEVERSTOREBleachandAMONIANEXTORONEONTOPOFEACHOTHERKEEP THEMASFARAPARTASPOSSIBLE(orproductscontainingthem) Makesureallcontainersareproperlylabeled. Makesurethatlamps,especiallyfluorescentsareproperlystored.

GeneralConsiderations Makesuretheroomworksforyou.Setitupforyouconvenience. Alwaysmakesurethecustodialroomislockedwhenyouarenotthere. Dontcovertheelectricaloutlets. Attachashorthosetoyourwatertaptomakefillingyourbucketseasier.

TheCustodialcart Thecustodialcartisanextensionofthecustodialroom.Asthetimeyouhavetocleanis limitedandtheareatocleanislarge,itisextremelyimportantthatyouhaveaneatand organized custodial cart. Many custodial personnel have a habit of throwing things on their cart in a disorderly fashion. There are also times that the custodial cart seems to have more personal items on it than cleaning supplies and equipment. A little time spent at the end of the shift to clean and restock your cart for the next day is time well spent.Bepreparedforyourjob.

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CLEANING PROCEDURES
Dusting: Dustareawhichhasaccumulatedonshelving,furnitureordesks,callattentiontoneglectof theseareas.Itisimportanttodustverticalareassuchasdoors,molding,etc.Theneglectto dustresultsinmorecomplaintsforthecustodiansthandoesanyotherphaseofschool housekeeping.Dustingshouldbedoneasfrequentlyastimepermits.Flatsurfacessuchas windowsills,desks,computermonitors,andshelvesneedthemostfrequentattention.Walls shouldbedustedatleastthreetimesayear. Dustingistoremovethedustfromthesurface,notjustthestiritup.Thiswhythecustodians useproperdustingtoolsandnotafeatherduster.Custodianscanusedifferenttoolstodust with,suchasavacuumcleanerwiththeproperattachmentsfordusting.Alsoalonghandled brushcanbeusedforsomewallsandceilings.Microfiberragsmaybeused,microfiberrags aredesignedtocollectthedustasitwipesandnotstirthedustup.Theidealtodustiswhen theroomisunoccupied. Whendusting,agoodmethodistotakebothamicrofiberragandadusterwithyouintothe room.Forsomepartsoftheroomyouwillusethedusterandintherest,themicrofiberdust cloth.Industingaroomapatternshouldbeworkedoutandfollowedjustasapatternis workedoutandfollowedforsweeping.Whendustingchairsbesuretotipthechairanddust thelegsofthechair.Venetianblindsshouldbedustedregularly.Useadustmoporavacuum cleanertool.Ifblindsaredustedfairlyoften,itcanbedonequiteeasily;butifleftforsome time,itbecomesaharderjob. Takeagoodlookaroundthebuildingandseeifthedustingcanbeimproved. Dustingmustbedonebyaregularmethodsothatallfurnitureinaroomisthoroughlydusted intheleasttimepossibletodotheworkproperly.Panels,trimandwindowssillsarethefirst dustedusingamicrofiberdustclothforcornersandadusterforflatsurfaces;thentherowof desksnearesttothelastsideoftheroomiscompletedusingdustclothinonehandfortopof desksandhandleddusterintheotherforseatsandshelvesundertheseats,iftheseatsareso equipped.Thisprocedureistobefollowedthrougheachrowofdesks,teachersdesk,and chair,untiltheroomiscompleted. Dustingstairwaysbeginatthebottomwithadusterinonehandandadustclothintheother. Thewallfromhandrailtobaseofsteps,dustwithdusterinacircularmotionwhileascending thestairs,atthesametimeapplyingdustclothtothehandrail.Whenthetopofstairshasbeen

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reachedtheprocedureisfollowedontheoppositesidewhiledescendingthestairsuntilthe stairwayiscompleted. Thehallsshouldbedustedregularlyemployingthevarioussuggesteddustingproceduresas mightbeapplicable. Duringtimeswhenpandemicsorothersituationsoccurwheredisinfectingisrequiredtohelp curbthespreadingofvirusorbacterialdiseasesextracarewillbeneeded.Theproper disinfectantneedstouseduringdustingonadailybasisuntiltheinfectiousperiodpasses.This includesthewipingdownofstudentdesks,teacherdesks,doorknobs,handrails,computers, andallareasthatareregularlytouchedbystudentsandstaff. Restrooms,LockerRooms,DrinkingFountains: Itisextremelyimportantthatrestrooms,showersareas,anddrinkingfountainsreceivea regularsystematiccleaningatleastonceaday.Apoorlycleanedrestroomorlockerroomarea canbeamajorsourceofinfectionformanycommunicablediseases.Anuntidyappearance, offensiveodorsanduncontrolleddiseaseproducinggermswillnotonlypresentanunfavorable impression,butcanactuallyposeathreattogoodhealth.Theconditionofarestroomorlocker roomareaswillinfluenceapersonsopinionoftheentirebuilding.Thereistherefore,no minimumstandardofcleanlinesswhichisacceptableinthecleaningofrestrooms,lockerroom areas,anddrinkingfountains.Vandalismcancausetheappearanceofanareatodeteriorate, butitmustbestillkeptclean. Materials: KaiVac Sponges/Cloths Brushes(labelthemsothatthereisnocrosscontaminationfromtoiletstodrinking fountains) Gloves(latex,rubber) Protectedeyewear Wetmop/bucket/wringer Neutral&Disinfectantdetergent

Allrestrooms,lockerroomsareasanddrinkingfountainsaretobewetcleaned.Dustingshould bedonewithaclothdampen.Theonlydrycleaningwillbecornbroomorpushbroomtoclean thefloors.Whencleaningdrinkingfountainsusethedistrictsuppliedneutralcleanerfollowed bywipingorsprayingthefixturewithadisinfectant.Thisisaimedtokillparticularvirusesor bacterialdisease.Restrooms,showerareas,andlockerroomstobecleanedwiththeKaiVac machinesasmanufacturesinstructions.Forsmallerrestroomssuchasstaffrestroomsmaybe

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toosmalltousetheKaiVacmachine,andthenthoserestroomswillneedtobecleanedwith wetmopandbucketusinganeutralcleanerwitha(ifneeded)disinfectantadded.Ifamopand bucketistobeusedneverusethesamewatertofromonerestroomtoanother.Alwayschange thewaterbeforecleaninganotherrestroomtoavoidcrosscontamination.Duringthosetimes ofinfectiousdiseasesarepresentadisinfectantaimedatkillingthevirusorbacterialdiseases willbeusedforrestrooms,andlockerroomareas. StainRemovalStainsonporcelaincanberemovedbyusingproperAcidicbasedproducts.A scouringorcleaningpowdercanbeusedtoremovestainsfromporcelain,butitshouldnever bethoughtofasageneralallpurposecleaner.Averysmallamountappliedtoadampclothis allthatisnecessarytoremoveporcelainstains.Aconsiderableamountofwaterwillcausethe cleanertocakeandeffectivescouringactionwillbelost.Newporcelainislikeawaxedfloor, smooth,shinysurface.Misuseofthecleanserpowderwillremovethesmooth,shinysurface andlikeanunwaxedfloor,willbecomehardtoclean.Cleanserpowdershouldonlybeusedto removedirtandgrimewhichcannotbewithadisinfectantdetergent.Mixtwocontainersone forthesinkstheotherfortoilets.Rememberdisinfectantsolutionspoureddownthedrainare ofnovaluetoanyone.Estimatetherequiredamountfordailyuse. Sinks: ForthosesinksthatarenotbeingcleanedbyaKaiVacmachineuseanapplicatororcloth. Applyapremixamountofneutralcleanerwith(ifneeded)adisinfectantadded.Afteryouhave cleanedtheinnerportionupandaroundthefaucetsandacrossthesplashback,applyyour cleansingsolutionatleastweeklytotheundersideofthesinkdownthechromewastepipeand aroundthetraptowhereitentersthewall.Removethewatermarkswithadrycloth.Afteryou havecleanedthesinks,puttheliquidcleaningequipmentforthesinkstoonesidetoinsure thatthisequipmentisnotusedonthetoilets. UrinalsandToilets: ForthosetoiletsandurinalsthatarenotbeingcleanedbytheKaiVacapplygenerousamounts ofneutralcleanerwith(ifneeded)adisinfectantadded.Payparticularattentiontotheinner sideandthetopinnersurfaceadjacenttotheflushingopeningontheurinals.Cleansuchareas offixtures. Toiletbowlscanbedifficulttomaintainbecauseofthemultitudeofcrevicesandhardtogetat places.Toiletbrushes,whitepadandaJohnnymoparealltoolssuitabletoaccomplishthis task.Thetoiletseatmustbespotlesslyclean.Theflushingringundertheinteriorrimofthe bowlisanareawhereabuildupmaynotbevisible,butitisamajorsourceofodor.Make certainthatwhilecleaningthebowlthisareaisvigorouslycleaned.Disinfectantleftintacton

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thesurfaceoftherestroomfixtureswillremainactiveforarelativelyshortperiodoftime. Rinsing,however,maybecomenecessaryinthoserestroomswhichbecomeverydirty. KaiVac: TherearemanyadvantagestousingtheKaiVacmachine.ByusingtheKaiVacisoneofthe safestwaystocleansincethecustodianisnotrequiredtotouchanyofthefixturesofthe restroom.Alsointhepasttherestroomhadtobeclosedforalongperiodoftimeallowingthe floorandfixturestodry.KaiVacisequippedwithachemicaldispenser,rinsecycle,dryvacuum, andblower.Thebloweranddryvacuumallowstherestroomtodryinaveryshorttime allowingtherestroomtobecleanedduringthedaywhileschoolisinsession.Therinsecycle allowstherinsingofthepartitions,fixturesandfloorandwashingallthebacteriadownthe floordrain.TheKaiVacsystemdoesnotallowanycrosscontaminationfromonerestroomto another. Precaution: Whencleaningtherestroomswhileschoolisinsessionorthebuildingisopentothepublic,a suitablesignshouldbeputuptoinformthattherestroomcannotbeused.Insomecasesthe restroomdoormaybelocked.Itisnotadvisabletoenteranoppositesexrestroomduring schoolhourswithouthavinganadultofthesamesexoftherestroomtobeenteredfirstto makesurethattherestroomisvacant.Thenhavetheadultaccompanyyouintotherestroom. Thiswillpreventanymisunderstandingorembarrassmenttothecustodianinvolved. Windows: Windowsareoneofthoseareasthateveryonesees.Whetheritisawindowinadooror entranceway,orawindowtolookoutside,everyonecantellataglanceifitiscleanornot. Windowsmustalwaysbepartofaregularcleaningprogramforthefollowingreasons: Appearance:Cleanwindowspresentapositiveandattractiveappearancetooccupants andvisitorsofthearea.Dirtywindowsoftenaffectthemoraleoftheclientsand certainlydonothelptheschoolsimage. Safetyandenvironmentalcontrol:Windowsareusuallyanimportantsourceoflightin thebuilding. Tohelpkeepthebuildingclean:Whenwindowsarebeingcleaneditiseasytocheckto makesurethatthewindowedgesandledgesaresealedandsecuresothatdustanddirt isnotcomingin.Asthebuildingbecomesolder,caulkingorsealersoftencrackor

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becomelooseandneedtobemaintained.Alsoglassthatisnotcleanedonaregular basismaybepermanentlydamagedbystrongatmosphericresidues. Cleaningoutsidewindowsgenerallyisadifferenttechniquethanoninsidewindows. Equipment: windowbrush bucket wetanddryvacuum stepladder windowsqueegee windowcleanercloth papertowels Extensionpole. OutsideProcedure: Beforestartingmakesurethattherearenoobstructionsclosetothewindowsthat youcannotworkaroundormove.Alsobesurethatwaterwillnotdamageorstain anythingatthebottomofthewidows.Makesurethewindowsareclosed.Setupa bucketwithpremixedwindowcleaner.Ifnecessaryprerinsewindow.Usingyour brushandcleaningsolution,washallthedirtandgrimeformthewindow.Usinga hose.Rinsethewindowwell.Followwithasqueegeetodrythewindow. InsideProcedure: Insidewindowscanbecleanedusingawindowcleanersolution,aspraybottle, cloths,papertowelsandsqueegee.Usingyourspraybottlefilledwithwindow cleanersprayasmallamountofthecleaneronthewindownearthetop.Usingyour cloth,wipeallthedirtandgrimeoffthewindow.Workdownthewindowapplying morewindowcleanerifneeded.Wipethewindowdrywithapapertowelor squeegee.Asyourclothbecomesdirtyononesideusethecleansidesothatyou arealwayscleaning,notjustspreadingthedirtaround.Itmaybenecessarytouse morethanonecloth,dependingonhowmanywindowsyouendupcleaningatone time. Whenyouarefinishedwashingwindowsalwaysbesuretocleanupallyour equipmentandputitaway.

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Walls: Wallsneedtobewashedperiodicallytoremovebuildupofdust,soil,skinoils,and othersubstances.Thebasicreasonsforwallwashingare: Appearance:Visitorstoabuildingpayattentiontowalls,ceilings,floors,and windows.Itisimportantthatthesesurfacespresentacleanimage. Sanitation:Dirtywallsareunsanitary.Anydirtysurfaceactsasbreeding groundsforbacteria. Illumination:Dirtywallsdonotreflectlightaseffectivelyandmakerooms andcorridorsappeardarker.Cleanworkingareasimproveefficiencyand helppreventaccidents. Prolongingthelifeofthesurface:Whenyouremovedirtandgrease,walls againtakeontheiroriginalcolor.Thismakesforabrighterandmore cheerfulroom.Somedirt,oilsandothercontaminantsmaypermanently discolorthesurfaceifallowedtoremainforalongperiodsoftime. Thetypeofpaintorwallcoveringwillaffectcleaningprocedures.Alatexfinishis generallynotsuitableforwashing.Semiglossorotherpaintedsurfacesmaybewashed butcaremustbeexercised.Wallpapercannotgenerallybewashedbutvinylwall coveringscanbewashedregularly. Purpose: Maintainingattractivecleanwallsandreducingthehazardousbuildupofbacteria, moldsandfungi. Equipment: Wallwashingmops Buckets Wringers Wallwashingadapterkits Wetmop

Procedure: Tostartitisnecessarytoclearthewallstobewashed.Needtoasktheteachersor personwhoisresponsibleforthatroomtoclearthewallsiftheywishtohavethem

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washed.Custodiansdonotclearteachersworksoffthewalls.Makesurethatitemsare coveredwithaplasticdropclothsothattheydontgetwet. Besurethatallloosedustanddirthasbeenremovedfromthewalleitherbydustingor byvacuuming.Setupequipmentwithonebuckethavingacleaningsolutionand anotherbucketwithrinsewater.Usingoneofthewallwashingmops,dipitinthe cleaningsolutionandringitoutsoitiswetbutnotdripping.Alwaysstartwashingfrom thebottomofthewalltothetoptoavoidstreaking.Washinonedirectionoveran easilyreachedarea.Overlapeachstroke.Washoutyourmopfrequently. Oncethesectionhasbeenwashed,rewashusingstrokesatrightanglestothefirst wash.Onceasectionhasbeendonefromthefloortoceiling,moveovertothestart yournextsection.Besuretooverlapasmallamountandalwayswashfromtheclean sectiontothedirtysection. Usingacleanmopandcleanwater,rinseeachsectionasyoudoitsothatthedirty residuethatmaybeleftonthewalldoesnothavetimetodry.Useawetwallmopbut donothaveitdripping.Aswithwashing,rinsetheareawithtwopassesarerightangles toeachother. Insomecases,stubborndirtormarkswillnotcomeoffwithwashing.Attimesitmaybe necessarytouseagraffitiremover.Alwaysfeatherinanyareasthathavereceivedextra attentionsothatspottingofthewallscanbeavoided.Donotuseabrasivesonthewall asitwilldamagethefinishandresultinspottedwallsthatcannotberepaired. Whenyouhavecompletedwashingthewalls,besurethatanydripshavebeencleaned fromthefloororbaseboards.Useyourwetfloormoptopickupdripsontheflooras theyoccur. Replacethefurniture,picturesetc.beforeleavingthearea.Cleanupyourequipment andhangyourmopsuptodrysothateverythingisreadyforthenextjob. Kitchen: Althoughduringtheschoolyearcustodiansarenotresponsibleforcleaningthe kitchens,duringthesummercustodiansareresponsibleforcleaningthefloorsand walls.SeeWallsandFloorsforcleaninginstructions.

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FloorCare: Therebasicallytwomajortypesoffloorsthatarecleaned;hardfloorsandCarpet. HardFloors: Theschooldistricthasseveraldifferenttypesofhardflooring;theyconsistofVCT(vinyl compositetile),Rubber(tiles&sheetroll),SheetVinyl,CeramicTile,andHardWood. Purpose: Adailymaintenanceproceduretoremovedust,lightsoilandliterfromfloors.Sweeping canbedoneeitherwithabroomormicrofiberdustmops. Equipment: AutoScrubber Cornbroom,pushbroom,microfiberpushmop Dustpan Puttyknife Vacuum Wetmop Wringer WetFloorSign

General: Thebroomshouldbeusedonroughsurfacessuchasoldconcrete,ceramictile,etc.At timesitmaybenecessarytouseasweepingcompoundtoachievegoodresultswiththis method. Microfiberdustmopsworksbestonsmoothfinishedfloorssuchasvinyl,rubberand hardwoodfloors.Microfiberdustmopcollectsthefinedustonthefloors.Whenusing microfibermopsbeginatoneendoftheareatobeswept.Holdthehandleata comfortableangle(approximately45degrees)andpushthemopstraightahead.Ifusing afixedhandleoruseafigure8motionwithaswivelhandle.Makesurethatthesame edgeofthemopisalwaystravelingforward.Avoidmovingthemopbackwardsorlifting themopuntilthestrokeiscompleted.Donotdragthemoparoundtheedgeof furnitureasthistendstoknockdustofftheleadingedge.

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Attheendofthestroke,turnandmopintheoppositedirectionoverlappingthe previousstroke.Makesurethatthesameedgeofthemopisalwaysforward. Afteryouhavefinishedusingyourdustmopitshouldbevacuumedoffandbrushedso thatitwillbereadyforthenextjob. VCT,Vinyl,andRubberfloorscanbescrubbedasoftenasneeded.Thiscanbedonewith eitheranautoscrubberorwetmop. VCT: UnlikevinylandrubberflooringVCTrequireswaxingtoprovideprotectionandluster. Waxactslikeasealerthatprotectsthefloorfromexcessivewearandblackmarks penetratingintothetile.Waxneedstobeappliedtwiceayear,usuallytwocoatsper applicationwithhighspeedburnishingperiodicallywillkeepthetilelookinglikenew andmakestheflooreasiertoclean.Everythreeyearstheexcesswaxbuildupwillneed tobestrippedoffbeforeapplyingafreshapplicationofwax. Procedure: Stripping: Dustmopsthefloortoremoveanylightsoil,thenwithyourputtyknifescrapoffany gumorotherdebristhatmaybestucktothefloor.Becarefulnottogougethetile. Makesuretowearallnecessaryprotectedgearwhenapplyingstripper.Mixchemicals accordingtolabeldirections.Hotwaterispreferredunlessthelabelindicatesotherwise. Posttheproperwetfloorsignsbeforeyouproceed.Liberallyapplythestripperwitha mop.Workinanareasmallenoughtoensurethatthestripperwillnothavetimetodry. Allowthestrippersolutiontostayonthefloorforseventotenminutesbefore scrubbing. Cautiondonotallowthestrippertodryonthefloor. Useanedgingtooltoremovethefinishclosetothebaseboards.Makesureblack strippingpadsareattachedtotheautoscrubber;makeapassoverthestripping solutionwiththevacuumoff,squeegeeupandpadsdown.Useahandheldsqueegeeto pullthestrippingsolutionawayfromthecornersandotherhardtoreachareas.With thevacuumon,squeegeeandpadsdown,makeasecondpassoverthefloor. Makeathirdpasswiththepadsdown,andthevacuumoff,squeegeeupandthe solutionvalvewideopen.Lowerthesqueegee,turnonthevacuumandpickupthe rinsewater.Usingtheautoscrubberrepeattheselasttwosteps.Usingtheauto

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scrubberneedstohaveatrailmoptopickupanythingleftbytheautoscrubber.Make surethattherinsewaterremainsclean. Afterthefloorhasbeenallowedtodry,checktoinsurethattheentirestripperresidue hasbeenremovedbyrunningyourhandoverthefloor.Ifthereisanyresidueonyour hand,youmustrinseagain.Continuetorinseuntilthereisnoresidueappears,anduntil thereisnofoamintherinsewater. Cleanyourequipmentandreturnittoitsappropriateplace. Finishes/Sealers: Postwetfloorsigns.Linethemopbucketwithaplastictrashlinertoavoid contaminationandmakecleanupeasier.Pourapredeterminedamountoffinishinto thelinedmopbucket.Dippresoakedandwrungoutrayonmopheadintothebucket andtampinthewringer.Donotwringoutthemop. Outlinetheareatobefinished.Itisnecessarytogotothebaseboardsonlyonce.Fillin theoutlinedareawithanoverlappingfigure8moppingpattern.Allowthecoattodry, normallythistakes3045minutes.Thefinishneedstobedrytothetouchbeforeare coatcanbeapplied.Reapplyfinishuntilthedesiredappearanceisachieved. Thoroughlycleanthemophead,bucket,andwringer.Removewetfloorsignsafterthe flooriscompletelydry. FloorMaintenance: Cleanthefloorbydustmoppingasneededdaily,usingawetmoptoremoveminor spotsasneeded.Asoftenasnecessaryuseyourautoscrubberwithabuffingpad, neutralcleaner(ph7)andhotwater.Throughouttheschoolyearahighspeedburnisher maybeneededtobringbackthesheen.Attachtheproperpadstothehighspeed burnisher;makesurethereareextrapadsonhand.Makeasteadypassoverthefloor. Donotallowtheburnishertostandidlewhileitisrunning.Youmayopttosprayona finemistofamixtureoffinishandwater(1to1)tothefloorwhileburnishing.Change yourpadasoftenasnecessary.Afterburnishinghasbeencompleted,dustmopthe entirefloortoremoveandburnishresidue. Onceannuallyatopcoatoffinishmayneedtobeappliedtoregaintheoriginalsheen. Iffloorpropermaintenanceisappliedacompletestripandfinishproceduremayonlybe neededevery23years.

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Vinyl/RubberFlooring: RubberflooringhasbecomeanincreasingpopularfloorcoveringovervinylorVCT. Rubberdoesnotcrackandisveryforgivingonunevenfloors.Rubbercutsdownon noisecomparedtootherhardfloorcoveringsandhasalifespanof20yearsormore. Rubberageswellandseemstolookbetterasitages.Somesaytheworstitwillever lookisthedayitisinstalled.Rubberflooringisfastbecomingthehardflooringof choice. VinylandRubberflooringrequireslessmaintenancethatVCT.VinylandRubberflooring requiresnostrippingorwaxing.Theuseofanautoscrubberorwetmopwithaneutral cleanerwithaphof7andhotwaterandonlyafterthefloorhasbeendustmoppedand debrisremoved.Whenoperatinganautoscrubber,useitinastraightline,whenmaking theturnmakesurethatyouoverlaponthereturnrun.Makesurethatthesqueegeeis pickingupthewaterleavingthefloordry.Autoscrubbershaveadjustablehead pressure;makesurethattheheadpressureisattherightadjustmentforthejobbeing performed.Toomuchheadpressurecanleadtodamagingthefloorfinishorthefloor itsself.Alsomakesurethatthescrubbingpadsaretherightgritforthejob,usingthe wrongpadcanleadtoeithernotdoingthejobordamagingthefloor.Alwaysreadthe instructionstoseewhatstrengthofpadstobeused. Ifrustorhardtogetoffscuffsappearontherubberflooringtherearechemicalsthat canbeusedtohelpremovethespots.Askyoursupervisorforinformationonthose chemicals. Makesurethattheautoscrubberiscleaned,tankcleanedandthesqueegeecleaned anddrybeforestoringthemachineinasecuredarea. WetMop: Whenusingawetmopalwaysmakesurethatthefloorhasbeendustmoppedand debrisremoved.Alwaysplaceacautionorwetfloorsignoutbeforeyoustartwashing thefloor.Fillthebucketwiththeproperneutralcleaner,dipthemopintotheprepared solutionuntilthemopiscompletelysaturated.Wringoutthemoptoremoveexcess moistureandbeginmoppingthedirtyarea.Alwaysstartinacornerthefurthestfrom thedoorsoyoudonothavetowalkonyourcleanedfloorbeforeithasdried.

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Ifyourwatergetsdirtyyoumayhavetochangeitfrequently,asyoudontchangewater youleavestreaksacrossthefloor.Mopwithfigure8strokesandrinsethemop frequently. CarpetCare: Carpethasbecomeanincreasingpopularfloorcovering.Ittakesparticularcaretokeep itclean,maintainitsbeauty,colorandresiliencywiththekindofweargeneratedina schoolenvironment.Thecarpetbeinginstalledtodayinschoolsresemblesmorelike resilientfloorcoveringthancarpet.Todayscarpetisavinylcushiontuftedtextile (VCTT).Thecarpetisalowtightpiledcarpetwithacushionedvinylbackingthatdoes notallowliquidstopenetrateintothebacking.Thistypeofflooringallowsstainstobe removedwithoutthestainreappearingassoonasthecarpetdries.Withthenewnylon fibersthattodayscarpetismadewiththecarpetcomeswitha25yearwarrantywhich makesitcomparabletootherhardfloormaterials.Theoneadvantagecarpethasover hardfloorcoveringsisthattheyarequieterandsofterunderfootandluxurious appearance. Carpetmaintenancecloselyresemblesthemaintenanceofhardfloorsurfacesinthat drydustandsoilmustberemovedfrequently.Trafficlanesandsoiledareasmustbe cleanedwhenrequiredonaregularbasis.Itmustberememberedthatcarpetsretain moistureandthattimemustbeallowedfordryingbeforecarpetsarereadyforregular use. Agoodcarpetmaintenanceprogramincludesfrequentremovalofdust,gritanddrysoil. Itisgritandabrasivedustthatgetsintothecarpetfiberswhenexposedtotraffic.This residueinthecarpetthatleadsprematurewear. Periodicallywhenrequired,thetrafficareasshouldbecleanedwithanextraction method.Thispreventsthebuildupofgreasysoilthatwilleventuallydamagethecarpet fibers.Whenrequired,theentirecarpetshouldbethoroughlycleanedandrinsedusing hotwaterextractionmethod. Stainsorsoiledspotsneedtoberemovedassoonastheyarediscovered.

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Vacuuming: Thevacuumingprocessmaybecomparedtodustmoppingorsweepingofhardsurface. Itconsistsofhavinglargevolumesofairpassingthroughthecarpetathighspeeds.This dislodgesdustanddirtwhichiscarriedbytheairintoafilterbagwhereitistrapped. Purpose: Aswithsweeping,toremovedustandlightdirtfromthefloor. Equipment: Uprightvacuum BackPacvacuum Ridingwideareavacuum Wideareavacuum

Procedure: Theselectionofvacuumusedshouldbeaccordingtotypeofareaandaccessibility.The BackPacvacuumissmallerandwillalwaysneedawandandfloortool.Thisvacuumis normallyusedinsmallerareasandcongestedareas,suchasadministrationareas, classrooms,boardrooms,libraries,offices,computerrooms,etc. Theprocedureofvacuumingschoolsistomakesurethatalltheheavytrafficareasare theprimarysurfacestobecleaned.Itisnotnecessarytovacuumeverysquareinchofa roomeveryday.Detailedvacuumingcanbeaccomplishedaboutonceaweek. BackPac: TousetheBackPacorwandtypevacuumeitherusesthepullpushorthesidetoside method.Withonehandgraspthewandnearthehoseend,thishandpropelsthetool. Guidethetoolwiththeotherhandlettingitslipupanddownthewandasyoumoveit backandforthorsidetoside.Besuretokeepthefloortoolflatonthesurfaceofthe carpetforbestresults.Overlapyourpassesasyouproceedthroughthearea.Always pickuplargedebrisbyhandtoavoidpluggingthehose.Thefloortoolmayhavetobe removedandanothertool,suchasacrevicetool,usedwhennearstheedgeofaroom orwhenopeningsaresmall.Orbestresultsneverletthecollectionbaggetoverfull, andchangebagsasthebagbecomeswornorgetstoodirtytocollect.TheBackPac

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vacuumisthemostversatileandefficientvacuumforsmallerandcongestedareas. WhenusedproperlytheBackPacvacuumcancleanupto14,000squarefeetperhour. UprightVacuum: Theuprightvacuumisusuallyalargermachinewithabrushoragitatoronthefrontof themachine.Thesemachinesbecauseofthebrushandoragitatoraremainlymeantfor thosesurfacesthathaveathickaggressivepilesuchaswalkoffmats.Thebrushwill needtobeadjustedforthetypeofpiletobevacuumed.Asthebristlesonthebrush weardowntheheightofthebrushwillneedtobeadjusted.Thebrushshouldbe loweredsothatifyouletgoofthehandleoftheupright,theturningbrushwillmake themachinecreepforwardslightly.Ifthemachinewantstotakeoffthenthebrushis toolow.Theuprightvacuumismeanttoalwayswalkforwardwiththemachine; normallyyoudontpushandpull.TheuprightisaslowerprocessthanaBackPacandis hardertooperateincongestedareassuchasarounddesks,etc.thusitisrecommended thattheuprightvacuummainlybeusedforwalkoffmats. Largeareaupright: Thelargeareauprightisaonepassvacuummethod.Thismethodisthemostefficient onlargeareassuchcorridorsandentrys.Itisnecessarytooverlapeachpassbyasmall amountasthebrushwillnotbeaswideastheactualbodyofthevacuum.Alwayswork fromtheedgeofthewalltowardsthemiddleoftheworkareasothattheelectriccord isnotinyourway. LargeareaRidingVacuum: Thelargearearidermachineisdesignedtodolargeareassuchascorridors,entryways, etc.withgreatefficiency.Thelargeadvantagethismachinehasoverothervacuumsis thespeedinwhichitcanmovewithanycordstogetintheway.Thedistricthasopted tousetheChariottypeofvacuum.Thisvacuumrequirestheoperatortostandonthe rearofthemachineinsteadofsitting.Themachineiscompactandcantravelthrougha normaldoorwaytohaveaccesstoalmostanyroomintheschool.Theefficiencyrateis aboutdoublethanthatofapushupright.TheChariotridercanvacuumabout20,000 30,000squarefeetperhour.Anotheradvantageisthatiftheoperatorcarrieswiththem alonghandlepickupdevicetheycanremovelargedebrisoffthefloorasthevacuum withoutmakingaseparatetrip. Aftercompletingyourvacuumingmakesurethatthemachineiscleaned,thebag dumpedorreplaced,andthemachinebatteriesarepluggedinsoitwillbereadyforthe nexttimeitistobeused.

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Extraction: Hotwaterextractionisthebestmethodofthoroughlycleaningthecarpet.Theprocess consistsofpropellingjetsofhotwatermistintothecarpetfromverycloserange followedbyimmediatelypickingupthesolutionandlooseneddirtfromthecarpetwith avacuumaction.Someextractorsalsoincludeabrushoragitatortohelpscrubthe carpettoloosensoilquicker.Beforetheactualextractionaprespraysolutionmaybe usedonsoiledareastoloosenthesoilsotheextractorcanbemoreeffective. Purpose: Toremovedeepseateddirtanddebristhatisnotonlyaffectingtheappearanceofthe carpetbutmaybecuttinganddamagingthefibersclosetothecarpetbacking. Equipment: Vacuumcleaners Extractor PreSpray

Procedure: Vacuumtheareatobeextracted. Prespraysoiledspots,besuretoreadandfollowtheinstructionssothattherightmix ofsolutionisused.Theprespraysolutionneedstimetowork,possibleupto15 minutesbeforeextracting. Startinthecorneroftheroomfurthestfromthedoor.Withthesolutionpumpandthe vacuumon,startyourfirstpassclosetothewall.Depresstheplungertoallowthefirst solutiontogetouttheheadintothecarpetasyoustartyourbackwardmotion.The extractorispulledbackward2to4feet,Atthebackofthestrokebrieflyturnoffthe pumpandpickupthebackstripofwateronthecarpetbeforeturningitonforthenext backwardpass.Rememberthatitisalwaysnecessarytoavoidoverwettingthecarpet. Overwettingcanresultinshrinkage,browninganddefinitelylongerdryingtime.Also rememberthatthiscarpetmustnowbedriedbeforeanytrafficcanbeallowedbackon thearea.

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Neveruseanythingintheextractorexcepthotwater!Usinganytypeoffoam,soapor detergentwillonlyleadtoturningthecarpetblack.Anytypeofdetergenthasaresidue thatstaysinthecarpetandactsamagnetfordirt.Oncethedetergentresiduegetsin thecarpetitisnexttoimpossibletoremoveit.Onlyuseapprovedprespraysolutions thathavebeenapprovedbythecarpetmanufacture. Note:SnoqualmieValleySchoolDistrictprovidesClippersandChariottypeofextractors. TheClipperhasareversiblehandlethatallowstheextractortomoveinaforward motion,asitreachesthewallflipthehandleoverandpullitbackinabackwardmotion. TheChariotextractorisastandupriderandmovesinaforwardmotion. Onceyouhavecompletedthejobremembertothoroughlycleanandrinseallthe equipment.Failuretodosocanresultinrustingorfoulsmellingequipment,Equipment mustbecleanforthenextjoborthenextpersonusingit. Stain/SpotRemoval: Purpose: Todayscarpetwithitsnylonfibersandvinylbackingallowsstainsorspotstobeeasier toremovethantheolderstyleofcarpet.Spillsarenotabletopenetrateintothe backingduetotheconstructionofthevinylbacking,thusmakingthecarpet,stain resistantandeasiertoextract.Thereareafewdyesthatifspilledonthecarpetwill permanentlydyethenylonfibers.Thesetypesofstainsrequirecarpetrepairnot extracting.Allotherspotswithpropercareandimmediatenotificationarecriticalto propermaintenance.Spillsthatareleftonthecarpetforalongperiodoftime,makes theremovalamoredifficulttask.Itisimperativethatallspillsbereportedassoonas possiblesothattheymayberemoved. Equipment: Extractor Whittakermachine Roamer PreSpray Vacuum

Procedure: Alwayspretestanyspotorstaincleaningprocedureandchemicalsonahiddenareaof carpetforcolorbleedorcolorloss.Thesestainremovalproceduresreflectinformation currentlyavailable.Donotusetheseproceduressubsequenttoorincombinationwith

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otherprocedures.Thecompoundeffectofnoncompatiblecleaningagentscouldharm yourcarpets.Dothebestyoucantoremovestainsorspots. Sometipstofolloware: Actquicklywhensomethingisdroppedorspilledonthecarpet.Spotsandstains canoftenberemovedeasilybeforetheyhaveachancetodry. Alwayshavethenecessarycleaningequipmentathandandreadytouse. Blotupliquidsorspillswithanabsorbentpaper,cloth,towel,oracleansponge. Trytoidentifythecauseofthespillorspotsothecorrectcleaningmaterialcan beused. Donotallowawettedareatodryslowly.Blotupasmuchmoistureaspossible.

IfthespillhasdriedonthecarpetonemethodofremovalistheWhittakermethod.The Whittakerisamachinethatsupportstworotatingbrushesthatrotateinopposite directions.Thereareacoupleofdifferentmethodsdependingonwhichchemicalsyou choosetouse.WhenusingCrystalDryprespray;spraytheareawithCrystalDrythen agitatetheareawiththeWhittakerorifitisasmallspotagitatethespotwiththe WhittakerRoamer.TheRoamerisahandheldsinglebrushinsteadofthelargerpower operatedduelbrushWhittaker.Afteragitatingthearealetthespotsitfor24hours allowingthespottodry.CrystalDryisachemicalthatsoaksupthespotmaterialand crystallizesit.After24hoursvacuumuptheareaandthespotshoulddisappear. Theothermethodistoprespraythespotorspillwithanapprovedprespray,agitate thespotwitheitheraRoamerortheWhittakerpowermachine.Lettheprespraysitfor about10minutestoallowittowork.Thentakeanextractorandextractthearea. Repeattheprocessifnecessary.

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ProcedureforCleanupofBodyfluidsand PotentiallyInfectiousMaterials
1. Alwayswearprotectiveequipmentasspecifiedgloves(latexorrubber)are mandatory.Gownandfaceshieldormaskmayneedtobewornforextraprotection. 2. PosttheareawithWetFloorSigns. 3. Useproperdisinfectantsolutionpermanufactureslabelinstructions. 4. Applydisinfectantsolutionoverthebodyfluidorpotentiallyinfectiousmaterialusing coarsesprayorfliptopbottle.Producttobeusedaccordingtothemanufactureslabel instructions. 5. Coverthebodyfluidorpotentialinfectiousmaterialwithanabsorbentmaterial.Clean upthematerialwithadisposablepapertowelorifbrokenglassorothersharpobjects mixedinthecontaminatedmaterial,useascrapperandscooptofirstremovethe contaminatedmaterial.Disposeofthecontaminatedmaterialintoanapproved disposablecontainerinaccordancewithapplicablelawsrelatedtodisposalofbio hazardouswaste. 6. Continuetocleanthecontaminatedareaandtheremainderoftheroomwith disinfectantdetergentasneeded.Allowthedisinfectanttoremainonthesurfacefora minimumoftenminutesorbythemanufactureslabelinstructions.Removeallexcess moisture. 7. Disposeofglovesoranycontaminatedprotectedgearascontaminatedwaste.Wash handsthoroughly.DonotremovetheWetFloorsignsuntiltheareaiscompletelydry. Note:Neveruseavacuumtocleanupthistypeofcontaminatedspill,asthismaycauseair bornecontamination.Ifanextractorisusedoncarpettocleanupthecontaminatedarea makesurethattheequipmentisthoroughlycleanedanddisinfected.Ifastringmopisused disposeofthemopheadascontaminatedwaste.Anyequipmentusedsuchasadustpan, scraper,etc.treatwithadisinfectantandcleanthoroughly.

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EmergencyProcedures
PowerOutages: IfyouareexperiencingatotalpoweroutagereportittotheDistrictOperationsOffice@ 4258318031forafterbusinesshours4257660390.ReporttheoutagetoPugetSound Energy(8882255773). Ifyouareexperiencingapartialoutagewhereonlypartsofthebuildingisoutofpower reportittotheDistrictOperationsOffice@4258318031forafterbusinesshours425 7660390.ReporttheoutagetoPugetSoundEnergy(8882255773).Thisusuallyis causedbyonlylosingoneortwophasesofathreephasepowersource.Thiscancause possibledamagetoelectricalequipmentsuchascomputers,etc.Theshutdownofthis typeofelectricalequipmentmayneedtobenecessary.CalltheDistrictOperations officeforinstructions. Fire: FireAlarmiftheFirealarmgoesoffexitthebuildingimmediatelyanddonotreturnto thebuildingforanyreasonuntilthefiredepartmentgivestheokaytoreenter.Evenif youknowthecauseofthealarmdonottryandresetthepanel,leavethebuilding. FireSprinklerSystemAlwaysmakesurethereisnofirefirstbeforeshuttingdownthe Sprinklersystem!Dischargeofthesprinklersystemotherthatafireisusuallycausedby oneoftwoactions:Ifapipebreaksorsprinklerheaddischargestominimizewater damageshutoffthemaincontrolvalvethatsuppliesthewaterandopenthemaindrain valve.ReporttheproblemtotheDistrictOperationsOffice4258318031orafter businesshours4257660390. Ifatroublealarmappearsonthefirepaneldonotattempttoresetthepanel.Callthe DistrictOperationsoffice4258318031orafterbusinesshours4257660390.Ifthe panelresetsbeforemaintenancecanrespondtheinformationregardingthecausemay belost.Whenthefirepanelgoesintotroublethepanelisstillinworkingordertoreport afireifneeded. Earthquake: Thedistrictisequippedwithautomaticshutoffsincaseofanearthquakebutifthese fail,shutoffthemaingasvalveatthemeter.Thiscanusuallybedonewithacrescent

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wrench.Thegasmeterhasashutoffvalveitusuallyislocatedonthetopofthemeter andlookslikeanelongatedraisedsection.Adjustthewrenchtofittheknobandturn counterclockwisesothattheelongatedknobisgoingagainstthedirectionofthemeter, usuallythisishalfofaturn. Shutoffthemainelectricalpowersupplytothebuilding. Ifthereiswaterrunninginthebuildingduetobrokenpipelocatethesourceofthe waterifitfiresprinklerordomestic.Ifdomesticshutoffthemaindomesticwatersupply andifitisthefiresprinklersshutoffthemaincontrolvalvetothesystemandopenthe maindrainvalve. Makeaquickcheckofthebuildingforanyobviousstructuredamagethenleavethe building. ReportifableanydamagetotheDistrictOperationsoffice4258318031forafter businesshours4257660390. Donotreenterthebuildinguntilithasbeendeemedsafetooccupy. Whenturningtheelectricalpowerbackonturnoffallthesubpanelsfirst.Turnthe mainelectricalpoweronthenturneachelectricalpanelononeatatime.

Intruders: Call911 Followtheschoolsinstructions. Snow: Removesnowfromallemergencyexitsandlaydownicemelttoreduceslippery surfaces.

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SuggestedCleaningStandards
SanitaryCleaning:
Definition:Sanitarycleaningconsistsofcleaningareasthatimposeahealth threatorenvironmentalrisk. Areas:Restrooms,Healthrooms,Sinks,Drinkingfountains,Door knobs,andotherareasthatStudentsandstaffhavephysicalcontact with. Instructions:Theseareasshouldbecleaneddailyandasoftenas necessary. Restroomsshouldbecleanedwithhandsfree equipmentsuchastheKaiVacwiththepropercleaning solutions.Ifanoutbreakofaninfectiousdiseaseexists restroomsshouldhaveanapplicationofdisinfectant afterthecleaningiscompleted. Healthroomsshouldbemoppedwithproper,clean freshcleaningsolution;allfixturesandcountersshould alsobecleanedwithclean,freshcleaningsolutionthen wipeddownwithadisinfectant. Allclassroomfixturesshouldbecleanedwithproper, cleanfreshcleaningsolution.Ifanoutbreakofan infectiousdiseaseexistswipeallfixturesanddoorknobs withadisinfectant. Garbageshouldbeemptieddailyifneeded. Note:Ifrestroomsarecleanedbymoppingthenthesolutionneedstobechanged beforeenteringanothersitetobecleaned.Neverusethesamesolutionfromone restroomtoanother.

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CosmeticCleaning:
Definition:Cosmeticcleaningconsistsofareasthatnonotposeasanimmediate risktohealthandenvironmentalrisk. Areas:Carpet,hardwareflooring,resilientflooring,dusting, windows,lightfixtures,etc. Instructions:Thesedutiesshouldbeperformedasoftenas necessary Vacuumcarpets,forsmallresilientflooringmoppingwithproper cleaningsolutionisacceptable,withlargeareasautoscrubbersare recommended.Hardwoodfloorsshouldbedustmoppedseveral timesadayalongwithusinganautoscrubberonceaweek. CleaningTimes:Thenationalcleaningstandardsforperformancetimesstate Vacuuming:WiththeuseofBacPacvacuumstheaverage shouldbe1400squarefeetperhour.Whenusingariding vacuumthecleaningtimepersquarefeetperhourincreases dramatically. Restrooms:Countthenumberoffixturesandmultiplybytwo minutesperfixtureandthatshouldbethemaximumtimeto cleantheentirerestroomincludingpartitions,fixturesand floor. Classrooms:Foratotalcleaningofanaverageclassroom(1000 squarefeet)itshouldaveragesevenminutes,andshouldnot exceedtenminutes.Thisincludesvacuuming,dusting, emptyinggarbage,cleaningfixtures.

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SCHEDULING
Thepurposeofthismanualistoensurethateachschoolshallbemaintainedbythe sameprocedureandefficiency.Thismanualwillcontinuetobeaworkinprogress,as newproceduresandstandardscomeintotheworkplacethismanualshallbeupdated. ThismanualisdesignedtomaintainSnoqualmieValleySchoolDistrictfacilitiesatthe higheststandardsthedistrictresourceswillallow.Byusingtherightequipmentand cleaningsuppliesthiswillallowthedistrictscustodianstoperformattheirmaximum efficiency.ItisthedistrictscommitmenttothisprocedurethatwillcontinueSnoqualmie ValleySchoolDistrictsobligationtoprovideasafeandhealthyenvironmentforits studentsandstaff. Therearetwotypesofcleaning;SanitarycleaningandCosmeticcleaning.Sanitary cleaningisthenumberonepriorityfollowedbycosmeticcleaning.Thedistrictis committedtofirstprovidesanitarycleaningtoassurethefollowing: Dailysanitarycleaningandordisinfectwillbeperformed: o Drinkingfountains o Sinks o Restrooms o Lockerrooms o Healthrooms o Doorknobs o Eatingareas o Computerkeyboards o Phonereceivers o Vacuumingordustmopcorridors

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Cosmeticcleaning: o Classroomvacuuming/minimumeverythirdday(exceptFridaysthisisreserved forprojectsthatusedtobeperformedduringbreaks.Byperformingthesetasks oneortworoomsatatimeonFridayafternoonsweshouldbeabletomakeup thetimemissedduringbreaks.Thevacuumingbeingdoneeverythirddaywould leavesomeroomseveryfourthdaybyskippingFridays) o Dusting/asneeded(Fridayafternoons) o Windows/asneeded(Fridayafternoons) o HVACvents/asneeded(Fridayafternoons) o Walls/onceayear o Carpetextracting/Fridayafternoons o Autoscrubbing/Fridayafternoons o Lightfixtures/onceayear o Floorwax&strip/onceayear o Desks/asneeded(Fridayafternoons)

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MAPPING
Thefollowingpagesincludemapsofeachschoolandtheirshiftschedulesincolor. Thesearetoobeusedasatoolforcustodianstovisualizetheareasthattheyare responsiblefor.Theschoolshavebeendividedintocolorcodedareas.Forexamplea blueareashowsanareathatwouldbetargetedforvacuumingonaMonday,Redarea targetedforTuesday,GreenareatargetedforWednesdaythenbacktothebluearea andsoon.Thisisalsoatoolfortheprincipalstousesotheyknowwhattobeexpected tobecleanedandwhoisresponsibleforthatarea.

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REFERENCES
SnoqualmieValleySchoolDistrictwouldliketothankthefollowingentitiesforproviding theresourcestomakethisCustodialmanualpossible. NorthshoreSchoolDistrict..CustodialProcedureManual TacomaPublicSchoolsBuilding&GroundsServiceManual BeaufortCountySchoolDistrict..CustodialStandards IssaquahSchoolDistrict.CustodialHandbook WashingtonStateCleaningIndustry.SustainableCleaningStandard ISSA..292Cleaningtimes ClemsonUniversity..CustodialStaffing&Standards IllinoisAssociationofSchoolBoardsFourthEditionGoodschoolMaintenance WashingtonStateDepartmentofHealth WashingtonAssociationofMaintenanceandOperationsAdministrators

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