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  • 14 Apr 2017 12:13 PM | Michelle Taylor

    Green cleaning services use non-toxic, healthy, and environmentally friendly cleaning products. You can search for Green Cleaning Companies at www.IJCSA.org. 

    Benefits to Green Cleaning:

    • Healthier Home
    • Healthier Staff
    • Pollution Reduction
    • Safer Products 
    • Better Air Quality
    • Lower Costs (Try olive oil as a furniture polish!)


  • 14 Apr 2017 8:51 AM | Milagros Rodriguez

    The benefits of having a green clean business will be saving the environment with less toxic chemicals. I will make my business's efforts to go green a part of marketing campaign by mentioning the green changes I have made, such as using recycled products and changing my manufacturing processes to ones that are safer for the environment.

    Becoming green clean will also be beneficial for employees as well as customers that are safe for their respiratory health.

    Find A IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 11 Apr 2017 9:39 AM | Andrew Baynes

    The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association (IJCSA.org) provides it's members with a comprehensive training system to learn about the dangers associated with the commonly used chemicals in todays over the counter industrial and household cleaners.   

    Our members are thoroughly trained and tested to make sure you will receive effective cleaning service while at the same time reducing your businesses eco-footprint.  You can have confidence that your desire to do better for your community will be matched by our trained green service providers. 

    To find an IJCSA certified green cleaning company near you or to verify that your current cleaner has received certification from the IJCSA please click this link: IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Providers

  • 11 Apr 2017 9:09 AM | Andrew Baynes

    As a small business owner in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina I think it is imperative to our community to offer my clients a "green" alternative to meet a growing demand from the areas client base.  We are a growing metropolis and have managed to build in parks, streams and natural areas into our sprawling city.  Once folks viewed the green movement as a fad, but as many studies of harmful additives corporations are including in their household and industrial cleaners come out, the need to go green is more real than ever.  We as an industry can help spread the benefits of a green cleaning program.

    Not every business is ready to jump on board however as my dentist explained to me during a recent visit.  He told me that in his profession there is an extreme need to have effective products and that unless a "green' alternative product can offer him a minimum of 5 years of successful testing backed by major healthcare monitoring agencies that he has no interest in them.  For him, the risks are too high and he appreciates the peace of mind that the industry standards give him.  He did state however that with those 5 years of studies and at a competitive price he would like to implement those products that give him the option of being more green.

    My business provides our largest client a chance to mix in the use of vinegar and less caustic chemicals but still keep other non green products available in the rotation for certain jobs as well.  I believe that the key to implementing my green program will be communication to my clients.  When I make a listing of chemicals I plan on using on their property I also have a separate column that lists a green alternative to that chemical when available, leaving the choice to the consumer and ultimately allowing the business owner to say they made a great choice, not only in the choice of cleaning products, but with the business that is providing them with the choice.

    In general, I am very happy to provide my accounts with a chance to be a better member of the community.  When I educate my clients as to the risks of using most over the counter cleaners vs. their natural alternatives I feel that I have leveled the playing field a bit by giving them information that they don't get in the big corporation's hyped up TV ads. 

     Find A Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 11 Apr 2017 7:46 AM | Michael Maranda

    Let the International Janitorial and Cleaning Services Association assist you in finding a certified and reputable mold inspection and remediation services expert. Through our flood damage directory we can link you with the best professionals in your area whom have have passed our extensive mold remediation course. They are trained professionals in the field. By using a IJCSA certified company you can be assured you will be working with a company that is knowledgeable and will get the job done right the first time.

    Please visit  http://www.ijcsa.org/Flood-Damage-Restoration-Services to find your local service professional.

  • 09 Apr 2017 4:21 PM | Benigno Rivera

    ALLERGIES AND THE HEALTH HAZARDS THAT IT CAUSES MANY TIMES ITS DUE TO THE DIRT ACCUMULATED ON CARPETS. MOST POEPLE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT WHAT THEY MAY NOT SEE ON THE SURFACE OF A CARPET THEY HAVE IN THEIR HOMES OR IN THEIR BEDROOMS ARE HOME TO ALL KINDS OF ORGANISMS THAT GROW IN THE CARPETS DEEP DOWN. THESE MICRORGANISMS COUPLED WITH HUMIDITY AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND CAN CAUSE ALLERGY REACTIONS TO MANY PEOPLE. LET ALONE THE GERMS THAT IS HARBORING RIGHR UNDER THE SURFACE. SO I INTEND TO ADD TO MY BUSINESS A STRONG RUG CLEANING SERVICE BAR NONE.  I WILL GET THE BEST MACHINERY OUT THERE THAT CLEANS DEEP TO SANITIZE THE RUGS. AT SAME TIME I WANT TO EDUCATE ON HOW TO KEEP RUGS CLEAN AND HOW BY IMPLEMENTING A GOOD CLEANING REGIMEN THEY CAN LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE.

    FIND ME HERE IN THE IJCSA CARPET CLEANING DIRECTORY

  • 08 Apr 2017 9:25 AM | Lakashanna Corpening

    Finding a skilled service provider can be a challenge. You want to choose the right person for the job. Look no further! IJCSA provides a directory of skilled professional carpet cleaners who know how to maintain the quality and appearance of your carpets. To access the directory of award winning carpet cleaners, click here http://www.ijcsa.org/Carpet-Cleaning-Directory. In the directory you will find a list of carpet cleaners that are trained on the best and most effective processes for properly cleaning your carpets and rugs. Whether you’re a business owner looking to have your commercial office carpets cleaned, or a home owner looking to have your carpets refreshed, IJCSA carpet cleaners will provide you with the highest quality of service that you can trust! 


  • 08 Apr 2017 9:15 AM | Lakashanna Corpening

    Choosing the best vendor for carpet cleaning is essential in proper maintenance and preserving the overall appearance of carpets.  Regularly scheduled carpet cleaning helps to avoid buildups of mold, mildew, dirt, and allergens. Finding a skilled service provider can be a challenge. You want to choose the right person for the job. Look no further. IJCSA provides a directory of skilled professional carpet cleaners who know how to maintain the quality and appearance of your carpets.

    To access the directory of award winning carpet cleaners, click here http://www.ijcsa.org/Carpet-Cleaning-Directory. In the directory you will find a list of carpet cleaners that are trained on the best and most effective processes for properly cleaning your carpets. Whether you’re a business owner looking to have your commercial office carpets cleaned, or a home owner looking to have your carpets refreshed, IJCSA carpet cleaners will provide you with the highest quality of service that you can trust! 


  • 07 Apr 2017 1:16 PM | Andrew Baynes

    There is an old story that I picked up from a friend that went through JC Penny's customer service training regarding a woman, a restaurant owner and a pickle.  Lets see if I can relay it correctly.

    So a woman is at an airport when she sees a man she knows to be the owner of her favorite hometown restaurant.  Since they know each other, she approaches him and they chat for a bit.  Eventually the owner asks why he hasn't seen her or her family in a while.  She tells him "You know, this may sound funny but I love your pickles and they used to give me an extra pickle when I ordered my sandwiches, but now they charge me an extra quarter and I have to ask for it."  The owner was able to do some quick math and figure out how much business he was losing from this family not coming in and also the math to figure out that the cost of one pickle spear.  He quickly apologized and invited the woman's family back out the restaurant saying he would fix that immediately.  Obviously the cost of that pickle did not make up for the loss in that family's business.  According to the story as I heard it, the restaurant owner got ahold of his managers and told them...you guessed it "Give them the pickle!"

    Now as a cleaning company we may not ever be in the position to give a client a free pickle, but what we can give them is the above and beyond style service that knowing their preferences (preferred fragrances, recognizing the client's employees by name) and not nickel and diming them to the point of frustration.  If an extra dollar of expense a week will help a $200 a week account sign their next contract, by god, give them the pickle!  You spend an incredible amount of time bidding and grooming potential accounts, to prevent one from leaving is much easier and less costly than finding a new one. 

    The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association offers to all it's members the opportunity to enroll in customer service certification training.  You can find a list of IJCSA members in your area here:  http://ijcsa.org/Janitorial-Service-Directory-Find-A-Janitorial-Service-JanitorialServices  

  • 06 Apr 2017 7:29 AM | Odester Gray

    My business will provide a holistic approach to facilitate the use of "green" or eco-friendly methods, goods and services to protect and inflict minimal or no harm on our environment.  Chemically reactive and toxic cleaning products are avoided.  They contain various toxic chemicals which causes serious health and dermatological problems.

    Procedures are very important to use because they will maximize cleaning results while keeping clients and employees safe and healthy.  Proper training for employees on eco-friendly cleaning strategies will be utilize for a successful program.

    The benefits of using green cleaning products have to deal with the process in which they are manufactured and mixed.  Mixology is important because that is the phase in which much of the toxicity of the chemicals becomes aerosolized.  If mixed inside a negative pressure closet or outside, keep away from kids because this harm can be neutralized. 

    Find A Eco Friendly Cleaning Service Here




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