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  • 12 Dec 2017 3:13 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. 

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  • 12 Dec 2017 6:31 AM | umalee janousek

    In this article I will be talking about three harmful effects of using everyday cleaning chemical and then I will compare it to natural green cleaning products. Three effects cleaning chemicals can have is bad health, toxic to the Eco system, and harmful to kids and pets.

    In everyday life people don’t think about how many time a day they breathe in harsh chemical. It comes in through the lungs and spreads to the whole body in just minutes if not seconds. One of the causes to peoples breathing problems is using cleaning chemicals in their homes on a daily bases.

    Not only are cleaning chemicals bad for people it is bad for the earth. Spraying cleaning chemical into the air can spread really fast. This means it gets on people clothes, on surfaces, outside, inside, and everywhere we go.

    Kids and pets get into everything from clean to dirty. Parents cleaning their house to keep their kids and animals health, but they might not know using the everyday cleaning product could be the reason. Kids touch surface then touch their month or eyes, making them more prone to getting sick.

      Cleaning business at use cleaning products that smell good and it isn’t harmful to people’s health. Can breathe it in as much as one wants and it won’t hurt their health. If anything it will make it better, because all the items have no chemical ingredient in them.

    Green clean products don’t hurt the air or the earth, because everything comes from the earth that is used in making the products. Using ingredients like soda or vinegar. People use both of them in baking and cooking. 

    People that go through for getting their homes clean don’t have to worry about if it is bad for their kids or pets. It is going to improve the way you think clean. Kids can play on the floor or carpet and not have to worry about getting rashes or being itchy after play with their favorite toy.


  • 11 Dec 2017 6:29 PM | umalee janousek

    Having a hard time deciding who is the right fit for your cleaning needs? Click no further, check out the companies that are certified in all the green clean needs imaginable. Just go to , you won’t be disappointed with what you see. They have green clean services from floors to ceilings and windows to walls. Find it all here, with just a click of a button to

  • 11 Dec 2017 6:28 PM | umalee janousek

    The benefits to having a green clean program is not having as many health problems. Green cleaning products aren’t harmful to kids, pets, or home life. No more use of chemicals to get rid of germs. Green cleaning items don’t leave be hide an awful smell when one is using them. People who buy the green clean items don’t have to buy them as often, because one doesn’t have to use a big amount. Green clean products are ecofriendly and everyone likes that.

    The health benefits of green clean products is having better indoor air quality. People with asthma have less asthma attacks, because they don’t have to smell the cleaning chemicals. The most important is reducing the exposure to toxic chemicals. When using chemicals to clean ones house there is a good chance kids get that cleaning chemical in their month, eye, and on their skin. This will make them itchy, having skin irritation, and getting sick. The same goes with people who have house hold pets. When using green clean products people don’t have to worry about their kids and animals getting sick, because of all the natural ingredients used to make the product. Green cleaning has the same effect on germs as chemical cleaning products do, but the green clean products are healthier for people, because they aren’t toxic. Instead of having that strong bleach smell from a chemical item, people could be smelling fresh earthy smells from green clean items. People can save money when buying green clean products, because they won’t go through the item as fast as they would with a chemical item. All green clean products are made with natural ingredients making them more ecofriendly.

    Find IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 07 Dec 2017 7:34 PM | Ivan Tovar

    Need help cleaning your home or business while at the same time contributing to saving the planet? Look no further than Scrub Masters, LLC! Here we provide state of the art cleaning services while using planet-saving green products! Not only are our products eco-friendly, but the actually perform a much better job than conventional cleansers. With our low prices and our efficient services, we can compete with anyone. Feel free to contact us for our free estimate that is guaranteed to leave you with a big smile on your face and lots of cash in your wallet. Make sure you visit to see that we are green certified. 

  • 07 Dec 2017 7:30 PM | Ivan Tovar

    Scrub Masters, LLC will attempt to provide an option for customers to choose cleaning products which are biodegradable and biocompatible. Due to the hazardous nature of most chemical-derived cleaning agents, it is of utter importance to promote a green service to not only provide a safe working environment but to also contribute to the goal of saving the planet.

    Find Professional Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 06 Dec 2017 10:39 AM | Harry Springer

    With so many negatives that come along with traditional cleaning methods, going green seems like a no thought choice. So many positives can come by just making this simple choice to be more aware of what is in the products we are cleaning with.

    Harmful chemicals are everywhere and we come in contact with them no matter where we are or what we are doing. The choice to switch and provide a natural clean vs using something that can leave harsh residues on surfaces and leave lingering particles in the air that we are then forced to breathe in can be very hard on our respiratory system causing irritation in our lungs, causing wheezing and shortness in breath.

    Harsh chemicals can also affect our eyes causing itchiness, redness and just be plain out irritating. These are just a few of the adverse side effects and that doesn’t account for the fact that these chemicals can also be absorbed through our skin which can be even more damaging. Since there is no filter to dilute these out, they can have direct effects on our liver and kidney functions.

     Every time we make a conscious choice to use a green product we are not only working to make it a healthier and safer location for those cleaning, but also any person working in these areas. We are also doing our part to help protect the environment by reducing our carbon footprint and we are able to help reduce any additional effects to our ozone layer.

    Green products are natural which makes them safer to use since there are no chemicals and can be found in nature. There are no adverse effects when going back into the environment and requires no additional forms of processing to make water ways safe or having to worry about what toxic gas could be made if they end up mixing together in water processing plants.

    Saying that you are a green cleaner isn’t enough, you need to make sure you are working with someone that is certified in this manner. Thanks to IJCSA you can be sure that the cleaning company you are using has been through the training and is aware of the processes involved in being green. View the Green IJCSA Cleaning Service Directory to see that we are in fact certified.

  • 03 Dec 2017 11:35 PM | Ed'Ward Rhone

    Clean carpets lead to a healthier and happier business environment. Not only does maintaining clean carpets eliminate germs and bacteria that lead to employee illness, clean carpets add to the comfort and overall satisfaction of employees.

    Finding a certified service provider is the first step to having and maintaining clean carpets in your office. A list of certified carpet cleaners can be found on the IJCSA website by clicking this link: or entering the web address into your browser window. And remember, clean carpet=healthy environment.

  • 29 Nov 2017 8:19 PM | umalee janousek

    When walking into a hospital early in the morning people get a nose full of a strong bleach smell. First thing that comes to mind is going to be, they just cleaned this area. Making people feel like they are in a clean environment, but what they don't know is that there are bad side affects. People can start to feel sick, like  headache, vomiting and maybe even getting skin burns. Some people working with bleach might not know that bleach can't be mix with other cleaning products. It is also bad for people who have pets. Animals walk and roll around the house and then lick themselves clean and getting that cleaning product in their mouth. 

    Using products that have a fragrance most people like to use, because it makes the air smell fresh. People can choose their favorite smell and it comes in all shapes and sizes. The company's that make the items don't have to label that there is phthalates in their product. Phthalates is a group of chemicals used to make plastic more flexible. It is harmful males and their reproductive system. This substance is also found in other item, so make sure to read labels before buying the product.

    When cleaning windows the big thing people think about is if there are streaks left on the windows. When buying a window cleaning product  most of them guarantee no streaks will be left be hide. How can this product do that with an ingredient called ammonia. Ammonia evaporates, so it doesn't leave any marks. People that are the most affected by this product are the elderly, people with asthma, and workers using this product everyday. They will end up getting bronchitis as a result. Need a place to go for safe window cleaning go to

    Almost everyone one likes an all in one cleaning product or an all purpose cleaner. It helps save money and help minimize the product amount. When a company choose to use an all green clean product they can find items like these to buy. It helps the workers, so they don't have to carry around so many different cleaning products. They also don't have to worry if it is going to be harmful for other surfaces.

    When cleaning a bathroom that gets a lot of traffic going through it people want it to be very clean. One item would be the toilet, using heavy duty sanitizing cleaner is the go to product. What is going to supersize people is that using a green clean product that uses a plant extract has the same affect as the heavy duty chemical cleaner. If that doesn't make your mouth drop it also have a fresh smell and it lost for a long time. It also leave the toilet sparkling clean.

    One of my favor items to use are cleaning wipes. Most of the cleaning wipe you find in the healthcare setting is going to be bleach wipes and bacteria wipes. Now if you have never used them they are every hard on bare skin. If someone touches the surface after it has been wipe down by one of these products they end up getting white spots that burn in that location. When using an all natural product people don't have to worry about getting skin burns. It is also safe for using in a home setting with or without kids.

    Find A IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 29 Nov 2017 8:04 PM | umalee janousek

    Why would you wait for a green clean tomorrow when you can have green clean today. No more waiting, just go to for all your green clean needs. The company's that don't make you wait for a clean that is truly green. 

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