A basic checklist for janitors may include tasks such as emptying wastebaskets, vacuuming carpets, disinfecting all surface areas and spot-cleaning wherever necessary. Daily tasks for janitors may vary by location, but a general checklist also includes tasks such as sweeping and mopping all tile and hardwood floors, dusting all surfaces, and wiping away fingerprints and smudges on glass surfaces, doors and light switches.
Daily tasks for bathroom upkeep include stocking toilet paper, tissues and soap, as well as mopping and disinfecting the floor, cleaning and polishing mirrors, and cleaning toilets and urinals inside and out. A weekly checklist may involve buffing out all hardwood floors and cleaning all windows. A monthly task list may include vacuuming all vents and office chairs. Janitors who clean up office spaces need to pay special attention to computer monitors, keyboards and phones.
Many items on a janitorial checklist involve minimizing the spread of bacteria and germs. Disinfectant should be used daily on all surfaces that are regularly touched. Janitors should also keep hand sanitizer well-stocked. Janitors are responsible for the upkeep of lobbies and reception areas, hallways, break rooms, offices, bathrooms and kitchens. Checklist tasks involve keeping all of these spaces clean, healthy and well-stocked.