Building Cleanliness/Maintenance Questionnaire
I visited the Health building this week at 1740 Adams and noticed the floors were incredibly dirty. I work for a local university and I am very alarmed that the Departmnet of Health cannot keep it's building even remotely sanitary. You can see the dirt imbedded in the tile of the lobby. The bathrooms have stains. It even looks like the elevator has fresh floor polish over rings of dirt and filth. Has anyone thouhgt of condeeming this building? I wouldn't let my children touch anything there. I took pictures and I'm thinking of writing a story for new times or something on how the Department of Health cannot keep their own house clean.
We appreciate your concern about the ADHS building at 1740 W. Adams. The Department of Administration (DOA) handles maintenance at all state-owned buildings. We work closely with them to ensure the best maintenance possible under current budget constraints.
The lobby floor is wet mopped nightly; however there are about 400 people who walk through the lobby at least twice every day. It does show more wear than other floors because of the traffic. The building itself has been in operation since the 1970’s, and for a long time, was the main ADHS building. When you notice what you called “fresh floor polish over rings of dirt and filth” – it is actually clean polish over patterns of wear and tear from years of use. There has been a request made to replace the elevator floor tiles, but it’s not a priority at this time.
In all, this building is maintained, as most state buildings are, every night. If something happens during the day, DOA has a small staff to respond to all buildings on the Capitol Mall. We do our best to keep the building neat and tidy not only for the public visitors, but also for our employees.