Keep it clean

Carol Stream, IL, Maintenance Operations Supervisor Freeland Gogins and Custodian JoJo Francisco inspect tools created for the new Custodial Team Cleaning program.

An Illinois Postal Service facility is using new tools and training to create cleaner, healthier workplaces.

The Carol Stream Processing and Distribution Center has introduced Custodial Team Cleaning, a national program that combines tried-and-true approaches with environmentally friendly processes.

“This is a new era of cleaning,” said JoJo Francisco, a custodian at the facility.

The program includes a two-day training course for custodians, as well as cleaning tools that are engineered to better scrub surfaces and significantly reduce bacteria growth.

Maintenance Operations Supervisor Freeland Gogins said employees are enthusiastic about the program.

“I believe with the training and their drive and input, we will be successful here at this facility,” he said.