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    fwr@siena.edu  

    For Emergencies only  

    CALL (518)-783-2371

     

Custodial

Custodial Department

 

Custodial & Housekeeping services

  

Facilities Management Custodial Mission Statement

 

In order to realize our vision in support of the college’s mission, we will strive to maintain attractive, clean, safe and orderly facilities which will exceed our customers’ expectations.
 
            We will accomplish this by committing our hard work, with an extraordinary emphasis on teamwork and communication. We will maximize our utilization of the most sustainable supplies and equipment to insure efficiency and conduct these operations in a manner conducive with the reduction of impact to our environment while creating a safe and healthy atmosphere to learn, live and work. All these while being as fiscally responsible to support the college and its occupants.

  

To request Custodial support during normal business hours which are Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm you can contact the Facilities Service Desk @ 518-783-2371. Requests outside of these hours can be submitted via e-mail to fwr@siena.edu . Emergency request should be called into Public Safety @ 518-783-2376 immediately.

 

 

Custodial and Housekeeping services:

 

  • Routine interior daily cleaning of all college buildings. These operations are conducted on weekdays only. Unless special requests are made or special scheduling accommodations are made with the custodial supervision.
  • Cleaning of all residential building common areas. This is a seven day/week service.
  • Hard floor surface care including wood, tile, stone, concrete, and rubber floor material.
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning services (note these are scheduled by the custodial supervisor on a rotaional basis dependent on need. Out of cycle requests for cleaning are chargeable item and a budget code is required for service)
  • Interior window washing. Exterior window washing service contract management where applicable.
  • Waste and recycling removal from the building. See below for information.                 
  • IPMP - Intergrated pest management program for interior pest control.                         
  • Snow removal response. Immediate exterior surround care and custody.
  • Salt and calcium application to steps and sidewalks surrounding buildings.
  • Emergency response via on-call personnel 24/7/365

 

 Sustainable Initiatives:

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and to be as environmentally respectful as possible, we strive to conduct business in the most eco-friendly way possible. To support our mission and the health and safety of campus occupants and guesta we attempt to utilize the " greenest" products and practices to complete the job at hand. Below are a few examples:

  • Chemical-free cleaning techniques 
    • Peroxide based cleaners
    • Ionized Water based cleaning
    • Use of Microfiber
    • Clean water cleaning systems
    • Walk off matting - reduces the amount of dirt/debris tracked into buildings thus causing less checmicals and water to clean
    • Hepa fitlered vacuums
    • Botanical based pesticides where practical

The items listed above have a full circle positive effect on our environment. Not only are the practices themselves a reduction but the outcome of what is being completed lowers water use, waste water discharge and VOC's (volatile organic compounds) to name a few. Not only is one of our four school colors green, but our practices are too!

 

In general there are no associated costs with Custodial service at Siena College. Special requests can be made through the Service Desk (contact information above). If there will be charges associated with your request, a senior member of the custodial department will contact you to make arrangements for a quotation and to schedule services requested appropriately.

Examples of chargable items are:

  • Carpet cleaning out of cycle
  • Custodial coverage for Events
  • Project and task work regarding office moves or a charge in the use of space
  • Vandalism (see below)

Cleaning requests in response to vandalism will be charged to the responsible individuals and billed through the appropriate College office after services are completed

        

   

To request service please contact fwr@siena.edu

 

 

 

 

FACILITES ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD

OCTOBER 2014 WINNER:

 

DICK GILOOLY 

 

 Recognizes employee for having a positive impact on the Siena Community, for going that extra mile to benefit others, and for being a shining example of the Franciscan Misson, which encourages us to "work together in friendship and respect"