Sun Microsystems recently published a Planning Guide discussing data center best practices.

via Sterile Environment Technologies

Even a perfectly designed data center will require continued maintenance. An effective cleaning schedule must consist of specially designed short−term and long−term actions.

These can be summarized as follows:

Frequency Task
Daily Actions Rubbish removed
Weekly Actions Access floor maintenance (vacuum and damp mop)
Quarterly Actions Hardware decontamination and room surface decontamination
Bi−Annual Actions Subfloor void decontamination and air conditioner decontamination (as necessary)

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Source: Sterile Environment Technologies