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  • 19 Oct 2018 6:42 PM | Michael Roberts
    Having your carpet cleaned regularly by IJCSA certified carpet cleaning professionals has many benefits . Here are a few to consider.

    1. Prolongs the life of your carpet.

    Dirt is like sandpaper to your carpet, regular carpet cleaning by ijcsa certified professionals ensures a deep cleaning of your carpet, keeping it fresh and clean, extending the life of your carpet.

    2. Improved indoor air quality.

    Carpet is like a magnet that traps dirt, allergens and bacteria , without regular cleaning theses pollutants can build up creating an unhealthy environment in your home.

    Find Certified Professional Carpet Cleaners Here

  • 19 Oct 2018 10:20 AM | Kellie Turner

                    When it comes to finding a green cleaning service for your home or company, there are quite a few things to consider and look for. Among the long list of things to look for there is making sure the company is certified, that it isn’t a greenwashing company, they are bonded and insured, they are committed to being green, and they know how to answer all your questions.

                    It is reassuring to make sure the company you are interested in hiring is certified. There are a lot of companies out there that claim to be certified, so it’s best to find out the certification process. One great one to look out for is the Green Seal’s GS-49 Standard. Companies that have this seal use healthy types of tools, processes, products and techniques. The requirement for this certificate is the company’s owners and employees must finish 8 hours of training annually. Making sure the company isn’t greenwashing is important to know before hiring. The best way to go about finding this out is by inquiring about their material safety data sheets. Professional cleaning companies are required by Occupational Safety and Health administration (OSHA) to have safety data sheets.

                    Although not exclusive to green cleaning companies, making sure they are bonded and insured gives you protection in case something goes wrong. Their insurance company will be responsible for covering financial losses, not you.  Look for content that specifies the company’s chemistry and describes their processes to make sure they are committed to being green, if the company is committed to being green they will use products and chemicals that are non-toxic. Give the company you are interested in hiring a call and ask all your questions. Questions like, how long have you been in business, do you train all your employee’s in green cleaning, what products do you avoid using and why, do you have certifications, or what kids of tools do you use? All these questions plus more if you feel you need to ask them are great questions to learn more about the company. If they can answer your questions and you feel comfortable with your answer, then you are ready to switch to green cleaning.

    Find IJCSA Certified Natural Green Cleaning Services Here

  • 18 Oct 2018 1:43 PM | Lisa Perry
     My co-workers and I would benefit greatly from having a mold cleaning program at our workplace. 

    There has been more than one occasion where the a/c system has stopped working in a bldg. w/o us knowing and has remained off for quite a few days.  During that time, the humidity has gotten so high that mold has been able to flourish.

    A mold cleaning program would help us determine and implement the correct remediation procedure.  That way we can remediate the area as effortlessly and quickly as possible so as not to too severely disrupt our already tight schedule.

    Find A Professional Mold Cleaning Service Here

  • 17 Oct 2018 1:26 PM | Kellie Turner

    Green cleaning has made a huge impact on both public and private sectors all over the world. With people becoming more aware of the way they personally effect the planet and it’s well being, we are starting to realize the harmful chemicals in our cleaning supplies and the side effects they have on ourselves and our planet. For years researchers have been gathering information on how it would be better if we all started using non-toxic and non-harmful ingredients in our cleaning. The evidence supporting this theory has started to change people’s look on green cleaning all over the world. They have found more benefits to switching to green cleaning then negative outcomes.

    One of the biggest benefits of green cleaning is it can lessen the negative effects of cleaning operations to the environment around us. Going green when cleaning can lessen water pollution, climate change, ozone depletion and air pollution. In addition, it can also improve the air quality indoors. Which will lower the health risks that are brought about by traditional cleaning products that contain toxins. Research has proven that green cleaning can reduce health issues such as eye, respiratory and skin burn or irritations, allergies, headaches, and chemical poisoning. So not only is it benefiting the environment, but it can also help protect your employees.

    Find IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Services Here    

  • 15 Oct 2018 7:03 PM | Andrew Rembacki

    In the world today, there are literally more bacteria than there are people and each one of those people carry trillions of microorganisms. The average 200 pound adult has around 64 ounces of bacteria in their body alone! There are indeed good bacteria in our beautifully engineered bodies, but we must be educated about the harmful bacteria and stay vigilant to prevent the spreading of infectious disease.

    Did you know that in Japan, school children are, not necessarily required, but more so taught how to clean and do so by carrying out activities such as: dusting and sweeping their classrooms, cleaning doors, windows, hallways and sometimes even bathrooms?! The cultural values of cleanliness are allocated at a young age to ensure each child is properly educated of the hidden world that is even much smaller than they are.

    Now, when I was a child in growing up in American school, I don't think I was ever made to clean up anything (unless the mess was made by myself), especially bathrooms, for that matter! Could you imagine the disturbed, puzzled look on your parents face if you had to tell them you were suspended from school for not cleaning the bathrooms during "Clean:30"? Most kids in America don't know the names of the great people who clean our schools and offices.

    I believe, if we incorporate cleaning values into our school systems and educate our children on bacterial infectious disease through actual practice and exercise, the valued knowledge could propel all of us to better understand the secret world we cannot see with the naked eye, yet can still harm and even kill us.

  • 15 Oct 2018 9:16 AM | Adriana Robine
    Protecting the health of place occupants and cleaning staff while enhancing overall productivity, is one of the most difficult challenges nowadays with so many harmful chemicals exposed in the market.

    Certain chemicals in cleaning products have been linked to fertility problems, birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer, asthma and respiratory disorders, and hormone disruption. Some products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Other harmful ingredients include ammonia and bleach. 

    VOCs and other chemicals released when using cleaning supplies contribute to chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions and headaches. 

    Many cleaning supplies or household products can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems, including cancer. Cleaning supplies and household products containing VOCs and other toxic substances can include, but are not limited to:

    Aerosol spray products, including health, beauty and cleaning products;

    • Air fresheners;

    • Chlorine bleach*;

    • Detergent and dishwashing liquid;

    • Dry cleaning chemicals;

    • Rug and upholstery cleaners;

    • Furniture and floor polish; 

    • Oven cleaners

    Be conscious, choose green cleaning products, be a green cleaning place, preserve your health and others with small changes.


  • 15 Oct 2018 9:14 AM | Adriana Robine
    When you decide to implement green cleaning program into your business you are assembling all your team making a commitment of using fewer toxic chemicals, choosing environmentally responsible equipment and considering processes that are sensitive to vulnerable populations. Green cleaning isn’t just about protecting the environment; it’s also about protecting the health of place occupants and cleaning staff while enhancing overall productivity.

    The benefits of green cleaning are directly related to your business operations are: - Demonstrate the quality of environmentally responsible products and services which can meet or exceed performance and expectations. - Obtain access to new customers and increase loyalty, expanding your Network - Profitability Increase - Show sustainable conscious not only with the environment, but also with clients & staffs - Fewer staff health problems, decreased absenteeism - Help professionals understand the importance of using environmentally-preferable products carefully, safely and with the goals of green cleaning in mind.
    That’s why HCC Cleaning is committed not only on promoting healthier environment but acknowledgement of the importance of being sustainable conscious to make a better Planet to live.

    Find Certified Green Cleaning Services Here.
  • 15 Oct 2018 9:07 AM | Adriana Robine

    Commercial Cleaning Service in Orlando, Kissimmee, & Surrounding Areas

    Add to the success of your business with commercial cleaning service in Orlando, FL.

    An immaculate workplace shows customers that your company is organized, accomplished, and prosperous.

     With HCC Cleaning LLC as your commercial cleaning company, your place of business is also a place of pride. For more than 17 years, our family-owned-and-operated janitorial service and commercial cleaning services has been making businesses, companies, and organizations proud.

    We are Green Cleaning Certified what means we use green cleaning methods with environmentally-friendly ingredients and chemicals to preserve human health and environmental quality.

    Contact us today for cleaning in Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Windermere, Kissimmee, and Winter Park, Florida, and the surrounding areas.

    Phone: (321) 234-5031.

  • 15 Oct 2018 9:04 AM | Adriana Robine

    HCC is providing training for all of its staffs, dividing the importance of using green cleaning products and equipments, not only for the environment but also and mainly for health of the employees and the people who use that space.

    This knowledge and importance of its is also being divided with the customers we already work with, thus increasing the consciousness of a more sustainable planet and how they are contributing to this.

    Find Certified Green Cleaning Services Here

  • 15 Oct 2018 1:31 AM | Nariman Noori

    All Employees who can anticipate contact with human blood or other infectious materials as part of their job duties should complete bloodborne pathogens training, Within the workplace, bloodborne pathogens can be spread among coworkers through a number of different ways. 

    They can be transferred through blood or other infectious bodily fluids touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. They can spread through cuts, abrasions, rashes, burns, or paper cuts of the skin.

    The two main types of bloodborne pathogens are the Hepatitis B Virus and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV and No cures are currently available for either virus, so it is absolutely important that you take all measures to prevent the possible spreading of them among coworkers, and train employee and staff about bloodborne pathogens.

    It is so important to teach employee and learn, What bloodborne pathogens are? How bloodborne pathogens are transmitted, How to protect yourself from exposure, How to act if you are exposed and How to clean an infected area.

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