Facility Day Cleaning: The Essential Checklist

Having a visible and active facility day-cleaning program goes a long way. Not only does it help reduce dangerous germs, the presence of a day cleaner reassures employees and visitors that you’ve upped your game – doing everything you can to keep them healthy.

Day cleaners, often referred to as day porters, serve a variety of roles but at the core their job is to maintain your facility when its open and at its busiest. From spills to disinfecting tables, they’re on the job until the night crew comes in to do the deep cleaning.

In the age of COVID-19, day porters have spent a lot of time disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and rightfully so. These areas are like major metropolitan centers for bacteria and viruses.

With that said, day porters do so much more. Our day porter teams are prepared to handle an array of needs and receive training customized to your facility.

The checklist below lays out what you should expect from a day porter, regardless if that person is on staff or part of your contracted service.

Facility Day Cleaning. The Checklist.

Consumables Police

Running out of toilet paper is bad. Running out of hand sanitizer is frightening. What they police:

  • Paper towels
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitizing stations

Break Rooms and Common Spaces

No one wants overflowing trash and messy counters.

  • Spot cleaning for messy counters, sinks, etc.
  • Trash removal after breakfast + lunch
  • Spot sweeping (crumbs are gross)
  • Touchpoint disinfection

Restroom Rescue

Things happen. Go with a pro.

  • Spot mopping
  • Trash checks
  • Counter cleanup – no one likes those puddles by the sink.
  • Quick cleans. Water stains on the mirror? Dirty toilet? No problem.

Special Services

If it involves cleaning, generally your day porter can help.

  • Meeting room setup – from getting rid of fingerprints to a quick vacuum, a day porter is on call for when the executives arrive unexpectedly.
  • Cardboard removal. Manufacturers produce a lot of recyclable material. Day porters know how to handle compacters and other machinery.

Daily Disinfection + Cleaning

It wouldn’t be a day if we didn’t kill some germs.

  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as handles, sinks and tables.
  • Monitor entryways for dirty mats and slick floors.
  • On call to handle any unexpected spills or messes.

If you’re curious to learn more about day porters, check out another recent blog post: Office Cleaning Basics: What’s a Day Porter and Do I Need One?

About the Author 

Jeremy Angle leads our team in Southeast Wisconsin. As general manager of our Milwaukee branch, he works with some of our largest clients to ensure they have the right cleaning program in place. 

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