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  • 22 Apr 2017 2:55 PM | carie clevenger

        The research is overwhelming when it comes to the many benefits of going green in your cleaning business.  The health of your family and the families that you clean for are just one of many reasons why everyone should take the time to learn more about the benefits of going green.  It takes a small group to make a very big difference.  The fact that the FDA does not require all chemicals to be listed on regular household cleaners is a very disturbing fact, we are all  breathing in toxins that we know nothing about and are also releasing them into our water and air which is ultimately  affecting our environment. Going green will allow us to know exactly what we are using, breathing and touching, reducing the chemical burns statistics and chronic conditions such as asthma and many others that we do not consider to be associated with our basic household cleaners.

       The COST of going green is one of my favorite benefits. You can create cleaners in your own home ( i.e lemon juice, vinegar, essential oils ). They are very effective and will cost you pennies on the dollar and are much safer for the surfaces that you are applying them to such as kitchen appliances, sinks, tubs, floors, windows and more, allowing you to preserve them longer.  Also most store bought green cleaners come in environmentally safe containers that are reusable and recyclable saving you money so your not paying for the name of the brand you are purchasing. 

      Taking the time to learn and utilizing the knowledge you gain from your research on going green, is a very rewarding benefit and a great start.

    Find A IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 20 Apr 2017 2:44 PM | Jo Brittain


    IJCSA has one of the top cleaning services, along with its top customer service. Our customer service is top of the line to whomever uses our services. We are a cleaning and janitorial service and would like to tell you a bit about us. Our services include cleaning any mess you got whether it is small or large or even out of control messy. Our janitorial services include coming in on time whenever needed and having whatever materials needed for the mess or job and leaving the job site spotless. 

    Our customer service is a top priority to us without it we would not be booming. We like to stay focused and set on the task or job we have ahead of us. We also like to talk or discuss things in a professional way and work out what’s best for both of us.


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  • 19 Apr 2017 6:53 PM | Jamila Fanfair

    Do you have mold contamination and water damage but you’re not sure who to call to the rescue? Well no need to stay in the unsafe environment or to even worry!

    The IJCSA Flood Damage Restoration Services Directory has surely got you with a list of businesses and companies that are guaranteed to offer the best mold remediation services and professionals who can promptly come to your rescue.

    We offer a wide variety of services which include mold and water damage clean up and provide expert advice on how to prevent future contamination issues. They come fully prepared for the job with their own required equipment and gears to protect you and your family. Just be sure to visit our IJCSA Flood Damage Restoration Services Directory which will definitely connect you with the right set of people who will have your space looking, smelling and feeling great again. 


  • 19 Apr 2017 6:52 PM | Jamila Fanfair

    Protection of our homes and dwelling spaces is extremely important especially when it’s a factor which guarantees the proper health and well-being of our loved ones. From since the existence of time, mold and mildews have been deemed as unwanted organisms which can cause a series of damage and potentially lead to various health issues once exposed to mold or mold spores. This, in essence is the very reason for the implementation of a mold cleaning operation which seeks to adequately remediate and prevent mold contamination through the use of proper equipment, mold contamination remediation techniques and clean up methods which aid in the quest to create a safe and healthy environment.

    This company plans to continue to promote healthy spaces, people and environments by way of the implementation of a mold cleaning operation into our regular commercial and residential cleaning services. The program will employ the proper training of our personnel on mold remediation techniques, the use of proper gears and the various cleanup methods and ways of properly disposing contaminated items. It will further promote and incorporate the use of non-toxic, green mold removal products which can get the job done efficiently and to the satisfaction of the customer.

    The implementation of this mold cleaning operation will pave the way for increased benefits to the company and its clients. These benefits include an added economic benefit as the company will offer this restorative service to its customers so all will not be loss because of the mold contamination. Moreover, by offering this service and implementing the program customers can view this company as a one stop shop for all their clean up needs. However, the most important benefit of the mold cleaning program will be the health benefit where we can protect the safety of many to come by eliminating the health risks such as asthma, allergies and other health issues.

    This program will help to protect homes and families for generations to come!


    Find A IJCSA Mold Cleaning Service Here

     


  • 19 Apr 2017 11:43 AM | Jo Brittain


    Our school is going to implement a cleaning service that is safe and useful upon many uses.  The cleaning service we are coming up with includes safety, material data sheets so we know what all our chemicals are, instructions on how to use them properly and what to use them on or for and labels. 

    We have steps to cleaning our school to maintain a healthy sanitized building. Our first step is cleaning the bathrooms, which we clean with a heavy duty sanitizer for the sinks and toilets with a clean rag.

    We then sweep up the floors and use a mop that sprays out heavy duty tile cleaner, we make sure to clean up every little spot in the bathrooms. The second step is to make sure our tables are sanitized, trash is thrown away and a new liner (bag) is put in. we use a regular sanitizer spray bottle along with a clean rag to wipe down the tables. Our third and final step is to vacuum the whole school every single room and to pick up clothes and put them in lost and found along with throwing away our large trashcans and refilling them.

    This is what we currently came up with and are using and it’s working very good.

    Find Us & Other Great Cleaning Services In The IJCSA Directory Here




  • 19 Apr 2017 5:07 AM | Kevin Munger

         As owner of Big River Janitorial , I feel that good customer service is the most essential key to a successful business. And you will find that with any IJCSA member associate.

         The IJCSA offers members the opportunity to learn the customer service skills that will promote  growth and success in the commercial cleaning industry. While many try their hand at the commercial cleaning industry few really achieve success because they fail to take the time to learn the skills needed to successfully deal with their customers. Membership in the IJCSA  which can be found at www.ijcsa.org offers many training opportunities in all areas and specialties associated with the  commercial cleaning industry.



  • 17 Apr 2017 3:42 PM | Jamila Fanfair

    Are you one of those persons who want a superb clean but you’re sick and tired of all the toxic chemicals getting in the way of good health? Well so are we

    Finding the right cleaning service to get the job done in a quality and healthy way can always be such a drag and a hassle especially when we want guaranteed satisfaction and trained professionals. But with the IJSCA Green Cleaning Service Directory you’ll look no further. They offer a directory of friendly and skilled workers who are going green as the new super clean. These businesses offer a wide number of trained professionals and green cleaning services which are guaranteed to give you that look, smell and feel you desire. 

    So for all your eco-friendly Green Cleaning visit the IJSCA Green Cleaning Service Directory where we promise to meet all your needs.


  • 17 Apr 2017 3:27 PM | Jamila Fanfair

    In recent times Green Cleaning has emerged as a globally accepted movement which employs effective cleaning that incorporates solutions which make considerations for both human and environmental health and protection. It seeks to thoroughly address these with the continuous use of green products, equipment, tools and practices. These products and practices usually avoid the use of toxic cleaning products and chemically reactive products which cause respiratory, dermatology and many other life threatening effects.

    Our company plans to embrace the continuous progression towards a greener and more resilient economy by way of the implementation of a green cleaning service program into our daily operations. The program will see the use of more green friendly, Non-Toxic products such as the Simple Green Products which we are currently using, the utilization of more homemade substitutions for cleaning chemicals which encompasses mixtures made from common household ingredients namely vinegar, salt, lemon juice etc., the increased use of recyclable and biodegradable cleaning materials as well as other basic green cleaning techniques.

    The continued implementation of a green cleaning service program will provide several benefits for our company, its employees and valued clients who we aim to provide a Reliable Quality work with guaranteed satisfaction. These benefits will range from Health - Economical – Social and from the health perspective will include added improved respiratory, dermatology and overall health for all from the use of less toxic chemicals when cleaning hence making homes and the environment much safer for us to dwell and socialize in. It will protect the environment, thereby protecting us by reducing our exposure to these deadly cleanings. Not forgetting to mention that green cleaning products also helps to eliminate odors thus making it much easier for us to breathe. The program will also provide much needed economic benefits for the company and its customers since green cleaning products helps to protect surfaces longer so our customers can save money, it will reduce the liability of our company by reducing the chances of our employees or customers becoming ill due to exposure with toxic chemical, improve the level of business productivity and so much more.

    Green Cleaning will help to protect us and our environment for generations to come. 

    Find A IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Here


  • 17 Apr 2017 3:21 PM | Jamila Fanfair

    According to an article published on the July 1, 2016 by CNN entitled Dangerous Chemicals hiding in everyday products, “It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry" But that may really not be the case.” 

    For centuries consumers have been utilizing harmful commercial cleaning products which contain high concentrations of chemicals for the purpose of everyday cleaning. This is not just because of ordinary choice but also because in many cases consumers are led by marketers to believe that certain brands and products deliver splendiferous results and benefits over others because of the high level of chemical concentration contained in these products. The products promise a better clean, that they will get the job done faster and to be the cheapest available on the market. However, what is not highlighted in most instances is the numerous harmful effects these products, which we have grown to trust over the years have on our overall health, economic wellbeing and the environment at large.

    Everyday cleaning chemicals in a major contrast to natural green products contain a series of toxic ingredients which have potential adverse health effects from exposure to these chemicals. As listed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency chemicals such as ammonia phosphorous, nitrogen and others which are found in various commercial household cleaning products such as window cleaners, hand soaps, deodorizers, carpet cleaners etc are among these.

    Further, some of the Chemicals found in these products are Volatile Organic Compounds which means that they evaporate into the air and contribute to the formation of smog in the ozone layer. Natural Green Cleaning products on the other hand are not Volatile Organic Compound  but are instead made with all natural compounds which are biodegradable meaning that they can be broken down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass which are all useful to the environment and poses little to no health risks to our person.  

    The uses of these toxic household cleaners against green cleaners have several adverse economic, environmental and health effects on not just our customers and company but also the workers who are responsible for the use and handling of these products. Unlike with Green Cleaning products which are made from all natural or sometimes homemade ingredients, everyday harmful cleaning chemicals which are predominant in general consumer cleaning products such as artificial fragrances, aromatic hydrocarbons, aluminum, chlorine bleach, ammonia, phthalates, etc can cause respiratory, neurological, reproductive, dermatology issues such as irritation of the lungs, issues breathing, irritation of the eyes, asthma, Reproductive abnormalities, penetration of the skin leading to dermatitis. These are all health issues which can become life threatening for persons residing into the homes we offer services to. At our company the aim is to always provide reliable quality services with guaranteed satisfaction to our customers so that they can be happy and healthy. It is never the aim of the company to create health risks to its customers and even further the environment which is why we utilize Green Cleaning Products and practices which are free of these toxic chemicals thereby eliminating many of the identified adverse health effects. Green Cleaning involves many eco-friendly practices such as steam cleaning, the use of green- no toxic brands for example Simple Green which will not cause toxicity.

    The everyday cleaning chemicals are contributors to a series of environmental risks which create an unsafe environment for now and the future generation. These chemicals when burned, evaporated or even used in their normal state can be the cause of air and water pollution. The use of some laundry detergents, dish soaps and more when used can find their ways into drains, sewage and then discharged into nearby waterways thereby threatening the water quality needed for the survival of our fishes and other wildlife that consume this water. Research information taken from The Organic Consumers Association states “In a May 2002 study of contaminants in stream water samples across the country, the U.S. Geological Survey found persistent detergent metabolites in 69% of streams tested. Sixty-six percent contained disinfectants.” Thus, confirming the harmful effects of these chemicals on the environment. Especially when considering the level of air pollution that can be caused from the use of toxins.

    With the implementation of Green Cleaning products against the use of the regular everyday cleaning chemicals we are able to mitigate the number of harmful economic effects which may arise for companies through the use of the everyday chemical products. Use of these can lead to liability on the company’s part if a customer or worker may ever fall sick. Further it could decrease the level of productivity and incur higher costs on customers or the company for damaged surfaces. Taking all of this into consideration we should seek to make advancements towards creating eco-friendly green environments and clean homes by visiting the IJCSA Green Cleaning Directory  for information on company’s and business which provide  friendly and efficient Green Cleaning Services which can keep us happy, health and financially stable.


  • 17 Apr 2017 6:18 AM | Kathleen Fehl

         There are many benefits to "green cleaning" versus cleaning with household commercial products bought from grocery stores.  One of the biggest benefits of green cleaning is a healthier home.  Chemicals used in most cleaning products can linger in the air and remain on surfaces for some time.  That raises the risk of developing asthma, dermatological or other illnesses.  Green cleaning products, on the other hand, will not cause toxicity when inhaled and are therefore healthier and safer to use around people, particularly children, and pets.

         Most household commercial cleaning products are also harmful to the environment.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists phosphorus, nitrogen and ammonia--all chemicals found in grocery store household cleaning products, as Volatile Organic Compounds.  Those chemicals then find their way into our waterways after they are flushed down toilets and rinsed down drains.  Although, water is treated by waste treatment facilities, nitrogen, phosphorus and ammonia are not removed by the treatment process and enter our waterways causing environmental damage.

         "Green cleaning" uses all natural compounds that are biodegradable.  No harmful or toxic chemicals which emit volatile organic compounds are used.  Therefore, they are much safer for people and the environment.  Implementing "green cleaning" into my business will reduce the amount of toxins in people's homes and in the environment.  Not only will this create a healthier atmosphere now, but it will help preserve our environment and help make the world a safer place for generations to come.

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