Mission Essential Task
Provide the cleanest and safest facilities for use by faculty, staff, students and the community.
To better serve our community, the Custodial Services team follows the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) industry standard. We maintain 19 independent work zones with individually assigned custodians. Each custodian is permanently assigned to their own zone, which helps the custodian understand the needs of the customers they serve. Twenty-three custodians, including four special project cleaning custodians who serve in the absence of an assigned zone custodian, serve during the evening shift. Three custodians serve during the day shift to maintain the campus throughout the business day. Classrooms, restrooms and common areas are cleaned daily. Offices are cleaned on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Custodial services include cleaning blackboards, removal of refuse, damp mopping, desk cleaning, and vacuuming of floors and chairs. Although these services are rendered without requests, anyone who notices a problem in the above mentioned areas should notify FMC by entering a Work Request. If the matter is urgent, call the FMC front desk at extension 2250.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for supervising the safe handling and disposal of all hazardous waste and materials. Proper disposal of all hazardous waste must be coordinated with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (extension 2106).
- The following is prohibited:
- Disposal of chemical waste through regular waste containers or dumpsters. Some items may cause fires, explosions and/or cause property damage and personnel injury.
- Disposal of waste or surplus materials having flammable, combustible, explosive, corrosive, infectious, toxic or radioactive properties via the sewer system.
- Disposal of unknown or uncertain materials without clarification from Environmental Health and Safety.
- Laboratory hazardous waste must be placed in "Red Bags" and autoclaved on a daily basis prior to disposal.
FMC assists in the disposal of hazardous waste under the supervision of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
Posters and Notices
Information and publicity posters for UHCL should be displayed on building bulletin boards only; these are located throughout each floor and by each classroom. Because of safety considerations and resulting damages to painted surfaces, notices will not be placed on glass panels, doors or walls.
The following actions are specifically prohibited:
- Using tacks, nails, staples or tape on building walls or doors.
- Placing placards and posters on sidewalks, benches, driveways, trash receptacles, fences or buildings.
- Using chalk or any other writing material on sidewalks, benches, driveways, trash receptacles, fences or buildings.
- Placing posters on shrubbery.
All items to be posted must be approved by Student Life (extension 2560); this approval is good for 30 days. Student Life will designate the appropriate bulletin boards to be used. It is the responsibility of the posting individual, organization and/or department to remove posters or notices.
Custodial Services may assist in the removal of materials, and all labor costs may be charged to the appropriate group.
Hours of Operation
Sunday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For custodial emergencies, call 281-283-2250.
For routine services, submit a work order online.