Custodial Services: Economic Sustainability

  • ISU Custodial Services prioritizes efficiency in both labor and materials on an ongoing basis to reduce costs.
  • Custodial Services continually conducts audits to reorganize and monitor custodial spaces to ensure the most efficient use of space, as well as to remove unused chemicals.
  • Instead of using paper cleaning products, cost-effective microfiber cloth is utilized on multiple surfaces for a variety of cleaning needs.
  • Custodial Services saves money by using accurate chemical dilution systems to eliminate unnecessary waste by measuring out the exact amount of cleaning product needed for a given task. With this dilution system, Iowa State mixes in-house with on-site water, also reducing transportation costs of cleaning products.
  • In collaboration with Custodial Services, Design and Construction Services uses high quality materials to build and maintain entryways to reduce the amount of dirt that accumulates from people using the building. This reduces costs related to labor and cleaning equipment because less dirt makes its way inside in the first place.
  • Custodial Services provides input on the design of new buildings in regards to making sure custodial areas are efficiently located according to service area needs.