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  • 25 Feb 2018 10:44 AM | Kiante Evans

    Green cleaning, the growing international movement celebrated for it's departure from most traditional cleaning products in favor of environment and consumer friendly products, has proven to be a responsible, beneficial, and profitable avenue for both cleaning service owners delivering the service and business owners seeking it.

    Common consumer products can be rife with chemicals that are well-known to be toxic, irritants, or generally compromise the health of anyone consistently in contact with them. A consumer in a business or an employee of that business continuously exposed to traditional, and sometimes toxic cleaning products represents a potential loss in productivity in your employees due to sickness and the potential loss of a customer due exposure to products known to contain irritants. Simple glass and all-purpose cleaners may contain chemicals such as Isopropyl alcohol which can irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and throat, or butoxyethanol which can cause headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, and confusion.

    Utilizing green cleaning methods has proven to have both economic and health benefits for businesses in this era. Exposure to these techniques have shown to improve the productivity and morale of the facility occupants, reduce liabilities from worker safety issues, and improve the health of the building occupants, which represents an overall increase in revenue and builds trust and cohesion within that facility.

    Although it may be far fetched to forecast a future composed solely of green products, the market for green cleaning is growing, thriving, and will at the very least be offered along with traditional cleaning techniques for consumers to choose henceforth.

    Find Your Green Cleaning Service Here


  • 24 Feb 2018 2:30 PM | Rich Nguyen

            ACES is a uniquely formed commercial, constructional and residential cleaning company. ACES is IJCSA Green Cleaning Certified, in which we offer a Green Cleaning Program, implementing some of our safe and natural products. Our green cleaning solutions can make your home/office/building, etc, into a more safer environment to be in.
            Our team members have professional training in residential homes and apartment cleaning as well as Green proofing your area of choice. Our staff are all OSHA certified and are equipped with two way radios to maintain contact at large job sites.
    We look forward to a business relationship with you and make your space a cleaner and more healthier area to be more active in.

    Find More Green Cleaning Certified Professional Companies & Us Here


  • 24 Feb 2018 2:27 PM | Rich Nguyen

             The harmful effects of using everyday cleaning chemicals compared to using natural green products are far greater then just simply staying green. Most of our everyday cleaning products contains many hidden chemicals that can effect us in short terms as well as long terms.
             Usage of household sprays and detergents are more commonly addressed due to the high consumption of this needed product. Most chemicals that are found in sprays and detergents in which we use almost daily have been linked to lung damage. Studies have found that people who use these household products are at greater risk of (COPD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in which these conditions include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Some studies even state that cleaning products are as bad for the lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
               When compared to natural cleaning products, most of these toxic household items completely outweighs our more greener option. Mostly, natural cleaning products are active with ingredients that come from our planet. It will help with our respiratory  system as well as our environment. You can even eat some of the natural ingredients found in cleaning products such as lemon,  vinegar, and even Olive oil.
              Going green is such a safer option. The health benefits of it is almost endless, from having a purer environment, better air quality, safer products, and less hazards. Also, it is even less expensive and who doesn't like to save money. Going green and using green household products is by far the best thing you can do.
              We all have our vices, some are harder then others but practice create habits. So try and practice going green and using greener solutions, whether your doing it for yourself and/or the environment. It will save yours and other people lives.

    Find IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Services Here

  • 24 Feb 2018 11:38 AM | Luiz Moraes

    ThinkFast Cleaning Services is focused to implement our new Green Cleaning Program (TGCP) in all of our department: carpet cleaning, residential cleaning, commercial cleaning and windows cleaning. Our commitment with the enviroment and well-being of our costumers  is the base to bring the healthy cleaning services, free of chemicals.  

    The chemicals products available today is harmfull to our health in some way. Its may cause skin diseases, cancer, respiratory problems and so on. Our program involves training of all employees, informative blogs in our website and a trimester brochure, bringing news about our company, especially green cleaning.   

    Find Professional Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 23 Feb 2018 9:42 PM | Rich Nguyen

          Why green cleaning? Well, there are many benefits to having a green cleaning program. Some of the benefits are having a healthier home, purer environment, safer products, better air quality, as well as it being less expensive. There are many other reasons, but these I will elaborate more on.
          Once you decided to go green within your home you no longer have to breathe or touch these chemicals that can be absorbed into the skin.  If you use these chemicals found in house hold sprays in your home your risk of developing and/or having asthma will increase. Going green will reduce your asthma rate tremendously.
           Green cleaning will be better for the environment and with safer products we can have better air quality. Going green will also help you will your savings. It is less expensive and more natural for you as well as your wallet. Good way to live longer and save more money.

    Find A Green Cleaning Service Here




  • 23 Feb 2018 9:33 PM | Rich Nguyen

    ACES is a uniquely formed commercial/ constructional and residential cleaning company.  Our skilled staff are trained and experienced in construction site cleaning and final preparation as well as implementing green cleaning services into our business. Green cleaning products is safe for us to use as well as making your home and environment as safe place to live as well.

    Our team members have professional training in residential homes and apartment cleaning. Our staff are all OSHA certified and are equipped with two way radios to maintain contact at large job sites. 

    We look forward to a business relationship with you.  Our team wants to be your team!

    Find ACES Here In The IJCSA Green Cleaning Directory


  • 23 Feb 2018 9:08 AM | Kelly Hornback

    Are you interested in a professional and environmentally friendly company to handle your janitorial, construction and specialty cleaning needs?  Intec Building Services is committed to providing an excellent cleaning service and promoting eco-friendly cleaning products.  At Intec, we are your janitorial management solution company where customer satisfaction is not only our goal, but our passion.  Look for us at http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Services.


  • 23 Feb 2018 9:04 AM | Kelly Hornback

    Here at Intec Building Services, we plan on implementing a GREEN cleaning program both for the safety and overall health of our customers, employees and the environment. Being in the janitorial business for over 35 years, experience and research has proved that cleaning chemicals are loaded with toxins and can produce harmful effects to individual’s overall health and to our environment. 

    Many common cleaning chemicals such as general purpose cleaners, Windex, oven cleaners and even simple air fresheners can cause lung and eye irritation, headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, burning of the skin, cancers and can poison humans, animals and plants.  Said chemicals will ultimately end up in our rivers and streams causing irreversible effects on our environment.  

    Here at Intec, we strive to be a socially and environmentally friendly and responsible company, which is why we are choosing to go GREEN!

    Find Green Cleaning Professional Companies Here!

  • 19 Feb 2018 5:13 PM | Sheena Blair

    Here at our facility, I plan to implement a GREEN program for training students enrolled in the Custodial and Building Maintenance Program at Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center. We currently use Simply Green with the controlled handle and also use several common all natural household cleaning products like baking soda and vinegar. 

    I plan to continue researching and figuring out the easiest ways to use these products on the scale that we need. I want my students to know the difference between toxic and non-toxic products and the reasons we want to avoid and/or use them. 

    Find Certified Green Cleaning Services Here

  • 16 Feb 2018 8:38 AM | Matthew Bompane

    Any effective and professional commercial cleaning company will depend on a variety of different chemicals and procedures to get the job done. However, some of these chemicals, such as disinfectants, cleansers, and strippers used by these companies have been proven to be toxic and dangerous to both cleaning staff and building occupants. A good janitorial company recognizes the impact of using these chemicals and takes great precaution to avoid and mitigate the dangers associated with each.

    One such danger of the use of cleaning chemicals, strippers, and disinfectants is inhalation. Aerosol is the process when a liquid turns into a gas and goes airborne [1]. An common example of this occurrence in regard to chemical utilization is spray bottles. When a spray bottle is filled with a disinfectant or cleaning material, lets say bleach or ammonia to be sprayed on toilets, the chemical is disbursed into the air, making anyone in the vicinity exposed through breathing it. Inhalation of toxic chemicals can lead to respiratory issues, lower IQ’s, memory problems, thyroid issues, and birth defects [2].

    Another such danger of using toxic chemicals, and by toxic we mean anything containing, phthalates, perchloroethylene, or butoxyethanol [3] among others, is that these chemicals are susceptible to improper mixture. Since most companies must mix solutions manually, it takes a trained professional to properly measure, read the label, and adjust chemical concentration properly. Mixing the wrong type of chemicals together or too strong of a concentration of one chemical or the other, can lead to disastrous results, not only in terms of asset preservation but in terms of staff and occupant health. In most cases, dangerous and toxic chemicals will directly affect indoor air quality.

    On a brighter side, there are many advantages and benefits to utilizing a green cleaning program. Companies today both commercial and janitorial, as well as many mainstream consumers, are waking up to the fact that they want safe, toxic-free, and sustainable environments both for their homes and for their business. The emergence of green clean technology and products on the market in the past 15 years is direct proof of this [4]. With a green cleaning program, there are many benefits to using safer chemicals and cleaning procedures. The biggest is that it will improves health and well being.

    Reducing the exposure to toxic chemicals both for staff and occupants elevates health and well being. Symptoms and problems from the direct and indirect exposure of harmful chemicals is drastically reduced with safer, alternative, and green cleaning products. There are many facility managers today interested in the benefits of increase indoor air quality and the use of green chemicals and procedures helps them accomplish this goal. The use of safer chemicals also has many social impacts as well. Many customers demand a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment and companies want to avoid lawsuits created from mold or inhalation problems [5].

    The use of green cleaning chemicals and technology is a superior method to ensure the health, wellbeing, and safety of all building occupants including janitorial staff. We have come a long way and many of the old methods are unsafe and seriously outdated. Organizations demand green facilities that will help improve their image and sustainability, and occupants demand higher standards in clean such as mold and allergen free environments as well as good air quality. The industry has come a long way and still has much technology and innovation to utilize in the future.

    For a list of green clean service providers, go here: 

    http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Service


    References:

    [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosol

    [2] https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/chemicals/toxic_substances.htm

    [3] http://safemarkets.org/toxic-chemicals-in-products/cleaning-products/toxic-cleaning-products

    [4] http://www.cleanconscience.com/blog/2015/02/rise-green-cleaning-industry/

    [5] http://corporate.findlaw.com/business-operations/addressing-toxic-mold-risks-in-retail-and-commercial-property.html


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