6 Reasons to Be Thankful for Custodians

Did you know that there are over 2 million custodians in the U.S.? They work in various settings where maintaining a clean, safe environment is of the utmost importance. These include:

  • Schools
  • College campuses
  • Office buildings
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels

A custodian does more than just “clean” the building—he or she is the first line of defense in preventing the spread of illnesses and ensures a safe environment. With that in mind, here are six reasons to be thankful for custodians:

1. They remove dirt from your facility

No matter the season, dirt will always find its way into your facility. In a school setting, for example, 1,000 students track in almost 25 pounds of soil in three weeks. Custodians work diligently to remove dirt and debris from your facility to promote a clean environment.

2. They maintain carpets and flooring

Custodians care for the carpet, which can last up to 10 years longer and save companies money if properly maintained. They also keep the floors clean and buffed, making them last longer and look nicer.

3. They bring expertise to your facility

Custodians have knowledge of proper cleaning techniques, products, and instruments that allow them to remove the maximum amount of germs. They also ensure only safe chemicals are used when cleaning your facility.

4. They promote a safe environment

By ensuring that areas are clean, dry, and free from hazardous material or tripping hazards, custodians help prevent the spread of germs, as well as accidents.

5. They aid in clean air control

Custodians help with air quality control, allowing everyone to breathe easily, free from allergens like dust. The EPA reports that asthma, often triggered by airborne agents, costs U.S. students 14.7 million missed days of school a year.

6. They ensure you never run out of supplies

Custodians stock supplies that many take for granted. The next time you go to wash your hands, remember that someone made sure there were paper towels and soap for you to use.


As you can see, custodians are a necessity when it comes to safety, cleaning, and proper building maintenance. The hard work they do affects everyone in your facility.

If you’re looking for quality custodians, GCA offers janitorial and custodial services of all kinds. Find more information here: http://www.gcaservices.com/services/janitorial-custodial or contact us at info@gcaservices.com