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Custodians discuss campus cleanup

March 16, 2011

MUNICE, IN — While snow and rain storms may have affected students'' abilities to get around campus this semester, the custodians were left to clean up the mess, according to The Ball State Daily News.

Building services Supervisor Carl Burgess said the most difficult part of the job is when he responds to emergencies, such as floods, the article noted.

Hit with a heavy rainstorm before Spring Break, Ball State University (BSU) custodians were left with more work than usual, forcing custodians to be reassigned in order to respond to affected areas, the article stated.

"It''s not only getting the water pumped up," Burgess said.

"You have to clean it, extract water from the carpets and sanitize everything," Burgess added.

According to the article, when weather emergencies require extra help, some custodians will work overtime, working all day and night if needed to get the campus in working order.

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