APPA Cleaning Standards

The U of L Caretaking department follows industry cleaning standards laid out by the Association for Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA). The standards are graded by a sliding scale from Level 1 to 5 where Level 1 is the highest standards of cleaning service and Level 5 is the lowest. Each level is defined by a range of tasks and their frequency. The cleaning levels are as follows: Level 1 Orderly Spotlessness, Level 2 Ordinary Tidiness, Level 3 Casual Inattention, Level 4 Moderate Dinginess, Level 5 Unkempt Neglect. Complete details of the APPA standards are below.

Using the APPA standards, Caretaking strives to provide quality service to our customers. Cleaning requests over and above the standard provided or at greater frequency can be arranged and are at the cost of the requesting department. These additional requests can be made through the Facilities Service Desk.

APPA Custodial Standards:

Level 1 Orderly Spotlessness

Floors and base board molding shine and/or are bright and clean; colours are fresh. There is no build-up in corners or along walls.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces have a freshly cleaned or polished appearance and have no accumulation of dust, dirt, marks, streaks, smudges, or fingerprints.

Washroom and shower fixtures and tile gleam and are odor-free. Supplies are adequate. Waste containers only hold daily waste, are clean and odor free.

Level 2 Ordinay Tidiness

Floors and base board molding shine and/or are bright and clean. there is no build-up in corners or along walls, but there can be up to two days worth of dust, dirt, stains, or streaks.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces are clean, but marks, dust, smudges, and fingerprints are noticeable upon close observation.

Washroom and shower fixtures and tile gleam and are odor-free. Supplies are adequate. Waste containers hold only daily waste, are clean and odor-free.

Level 3 Casual Inattention

Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but upon close observation there can be stains. A build-up of dirt and/or floor finish in corners and along walls can be seen.

There are dull spots and/or matted carpet in walking lanes. There are streaks or splashes on base board molding.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces have obvious dust, dirt, marks, smudges, and fingerprints. Waste containers hold only daily waste, are clean and ordor-free.

Level 4 Moderate Dinginess

Floors are swept or vacuumed clean, but are dull, dingy, and stained. There is noticeable build-up or dirt and/or floor finish in corners and along walls.

There is a dull path and/or obviously matted carpet in walking lanes. Base molding is dull and dingy with steaks or splashes.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces have conspicuous dust, dirt, smudges, fingerprints, and marks. Light fixtures are dirty. Waste containers have old trash. They are stained and marked. Waste containers smell sour.

Level 5 Unkempt Neglect

Floors and carpets are dull, dirty, dingy, scuffed, and/or matted. There is conspicuous buil-up of old dirt and/or floor finish in corners and along walls. Base board molding is dirty, stained, and streaked. Gum, stains, dirt, dust balls, and waste are broadcast.

All vertical and horizontal surfaces have major accumulations of dust, dirt, smudges, and fingerprints, all of which will be difficult to remove. Lack of attention is obvious.

Light fixtures are dirty with dust balls and flies. Waste containers are overflowing. They are stained and marked. Waste containers smell sour.

 

Events Calendar

Thursday, March 5, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, July 9, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, August 20, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, October 1, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, November 12, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, December 24, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, February 4, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, March 17, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, April 28, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, July 21, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, September 1, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, November 24, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, January 5, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, June 22, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, August 3, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, January 18, 2018 (All day)
Friday, March 6, 2015 (All day)
Friday, April 17, 2015 (All day)
Friday, May 29, 2015 (All day)
Friday, July 10, 2015 (All day)
Friday, August 21, 2015 (All day)
Friday, October 2, 2015 (All day)
Friday, November 13, 2015 (All day)
Friday, December 25, 2015 (All day)
Friday, February 5, 2016 (All day)
Friday, March 18, 2016 (All day)
Friday, April 29, 2016 (All day)
Friday, June 10, 2016 (All day)
Friday, July 22, 2016 (All day)
Friday, September 2, 2016 (All day)
Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day)
Friday, November 25, 2016 (All day)
Friday, January 6, 2017 (All day)
Friday, February 17, 2017 (All day)
Friday, March 31, 2017 (All day)
Friday, May 12, 2017 (All day)
Friday, June 23, 2017 (All day)
Friday, August 4, 2017 (All day)
Friday, September 15, 2017 (All day)
Friday, October 27, 2017 (All day)
Friday, December 8, 2017 (All day)
Friday, January 19, 2018 (All day)
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 00:01
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (All day)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 00:01
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 00:01
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 00:01
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 00:01
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 00:01
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 00:01
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 00:01
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 00:01
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 00:01
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 00:01
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 00:01
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 00:01
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 00:01
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 00:01
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 00:01
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 00:01
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 00:01
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 00:01
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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 00:01
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 00:01
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 00:01
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 00:01
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 00:01
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 00:01
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 00:01
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 00:01
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Friday, November 3, 2017 - 00:01
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 00:01
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 00:01
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 00:01
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 00:01
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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 00:01
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 00:01
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 00:01
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 00:01
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 00:01
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 00:01
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 00:01
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 00:01
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 00:01
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 00:01
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 00:01
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 00:01
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 00:01
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 00:01
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:01
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 00:01
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 00:01