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Housekeeping

Facilities Operations' Housekeeping unit provides housekeeping services on a scheduled basis to general funded university academic and administrative buildings. The team creates a clean and well-maintained environment for  students, faculty, and staff. The Housekeeping team is responsible for cleaning approximately 5 million square feet of academic and administrative space across the university. Facilities Operations also contracts with outside vendors to clean an additional 1.2 million square feet of university and leased space. A program of custodial care is provided to each building based upon need and funding.


Service requests

Housekeeping requests (non-urgent): Submit via this portal.

Urgent requests:
If the request is urgent, please call 540-231-4300. After hours, or on weekends, please call the Virginia Tech Police Department non-emergency line at 540-231-6411.

Reimbursable requests:
To request special or extra services on a reimbursable basis, submit an Interdepartmental Service Request through HokieMart. For example, departmental space floor care such as carpet cleaning, stripping, and waxing are considered chargeable services.

Residence and dining halls requests:
 To submit a request, bookmark this portal. The Student Affairs Facilities Help Desk can also be reached at 540-231-1111.

Leased properties: 
Please continue to use landlord portals, if available.
 

Services provided in academic and administrative buildings and frequencies

Daily

Public spaces, main office suites, kitchen areas, break rooms, classrooms, computer labs, and *teaching labs

  • *Household trash removed
  • Entry mats vacuumed
  • Entry glass cleaned
  • *Spot dust mopped/swept
  • *Spot mopped/vacuumed
  • Common touch surfaces disinfected
  • Cleaned and disinfected (restrooms)
  • Items restocked (restrooms)

Weekly

Public spaces, main office suites, kitchen areas, break rooms, classrooms, computer labs, and teaching labs

  • Fully vacuumed or wet mopped
  • Auto-scrub floors (where applicable)
  • Dusted (where applicable)
  • Recyclable materials removed

Private office spaces and conference rooms cleaned weekly

  • Household trash removed
  • Recyclable materials removed
  • Entry glass cleaned
  • Dusted (where applicable)
  • Dust mopped/swept
  • Fully vacuumed or wet mopped
  • Common touch surfaces disinfected

Research level 1 and 2 labs cleaned weekly

  • Household trash removed
  • Recyclable materials removed
  • Dust mopped/swept
  • Fully vacuumed or wet mopped

Monthly

Public spaces

  • Floors buffed

Annually

Public and general assignment spaces

  • Floors restored
  • Carpets cleaned

** Departmental space floor care such as carpet cleaning, stripping and waxing are considered chargeable services, please submit an Interdepartmental Service Request (ISR) through Hokie Mart for these additional services: https://fal.cn/HokieMart