SOP for cleaning Server rooms

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MDF
Hi there,
I have been tasked with organizing cleaning of comms, IDF, MDF rooms at our offices. This includes: removing dust from racks, actually all surfaces - cleaning floor , light fixtures etc.
Does anyone have a SOP / Method statement of how this should be carried out?
Does it require specialized company or can our daily Janitor carry out cleaning with correct equipment.
I'm not responsible for IT - but am responsible for Facilities at my office.
Appreciate any direction or guidance?
Thank you for your help .

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You’ll want to do a dry dusting only.  There should never be ANY liquid in the data center.  In a perfect world this shouldn’t be needed as the air in the data center shouldn’t be circulating with the general office air so there shouldn’t be any dust getting in there except for the odd occasion when the door is open because someone is walking in or out.  Before you do so make sure that the filters for the AC units are changed out and change them again about a few days later after all the loose dust has been caught.

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  • Meredith Courtemanche
    Robert McFarlane got into some details on keeping the data center clean and dust out in a recent article for SearchDataCenter: http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/answer/What-are-the-best-practices-for-data-center-cleaning -- be mindful of materials that could flake from the ceiling or walls, and having clean coverups for workers going in and out of the data center. Your server admins should also be cleaning dust from inside the racks whenever equipment is down for maintenance. 
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