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  • 30 Dec 2017 8:07 PM | Rosana Constantino

    Green cleaning programs benefit both local and global communities by reducing the amount of harmful chemicals in the environment. 

    By cutting back on the use of toxic-based products and considering the carbon footprint of cleaning activities, environmentally friendly programs create a healthier environment for humans, plants, and animals. 


  • 29 Dec 2017 5:51 PM | Kiante Evans

    Green Cleaning represents a step toward a healthier life for our families and kids! Green cleaning means green bucks for businesses and better air for our communities. Find Your Green Cleaning Service Here! 

  • 27 Dec 2017 12:29 PM | Kiante Evans

    Having a Green Cleaning Program and investing in educating businesses and staff about green cleaning practices in today's cleaning industry and economy can be a savvy, profitable, and morally responsible maneuver for cleaning services owners. 

    Green Cleaning Programs leverage a trend currently in favor of environmentally friendly practices that have proven to have economic benefits for business owners and their occupants due to overall improved health resulting in less sick days. This indirectly adds value to any program because it generally produces the same results of a traditional cleaning program in terms of overall cleanliness.

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  • 27 Dec 2017 8:44 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


  • 21 Dec 2017 6:28 PM | Ed Bubb

    If your commercial or residential property is in need of carpet cleaning a good source for to locate a local company is IJCSA  Carpet Cleaning Directory.

  • 21 Dec 2017 6:26 PM | Ed Bubb

    We are a start-up commercial cleaning company. We plan to use the carpet cleaning training for two main purposes to help us add value to the standard cleaning services we will offer and to ensure that the carpet cleaning staff is professionally trained, the same way.

    The training provides us with a consistent resource that allows us to train new staff members and to allow seasoned cleaners to receive refresher training.

    Find Certified Carpet Cleaning Companies Here

  • 20 Dec 2017 4:04 PM | Akia Booker

    Using natural green cleaning product is an effective way of saving the environment and ourselves. When you select natural green cleaning products, you are in one way or the other protecting the environment. Most ideal green cleaning products are manufactured using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that have no adverse effect on the environment. On the other side, some conventional cleaning products include ingredients that are hazardous, toxic, non-biodegradable, and are derived from non-renewable resources like petroleum, so they have a negative impact on the earth's eco-systems.

    Even though this conventional cleaning product makes our house dirt free and sparkling clean, they in turn release hazardous solvents and compounds into the atmosphere in the home, and therefore, they have harmful effects on our health. Generally, every household uses different types of cleaning product containing harmful toxic chemicals, such as air fresheners, furniture cleaners and polishes, glass and tile cleaners, detergents, toilet cleaners, carpet cleaners, dishwashers, soap and others.

    There is an adverse effect on the environment as a result of these conventional everyday cleaning chemicals. For instance, “Cleaning liquids go down the drains and thereby threatening water quality, fish and other wildlife”. More so, petroleum-based products also contribute to the unnecessary consume of oil, a non-renewable resource. And let’s also remember the negative impact of plastic containers used in packaging cleaning products; recently some bottles are being recycled, but not in huge amounts.

    Aside the fact that chemical cleaning products are harmful to the environment, some other household cleaning products can affect the throat or the eyes or even cause headaches or other health issues. Some of these products release life threatening chemicals, including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Other dangerous ingredients include bleach and ammonia.

    Volatile Organic Compounds and other harmful chemicals released when we make use of chemical cleaning product contribute to chronic respiratory problems, headaches and allergic reactions. Researchers are still trying to figure out how these chemicals affect individuals with asthma and other respiratory problems. However, previous research has shown that exposure to chemicals from cleaning products can cause occupational asthma and other respiratory problems.

    The best way to have a green cleaning and chemical free atmosphere is to switch from products that includes hazardous chemicals such as Perchloroethylene/PERC, Phthalates, Chlorine, Ammonia, and any other cleaning products that state “Warning Danger Caution, or Poison” on them to products that is made from natural ingredients such as Beeswax, Baking soda, Olive Oil, Vinegar, and other products labeled “no solvents or phosphates.” You can always choose from a wide variety of green cleaning products available in the market today labeled eco-friendly.

    Find Certified Green Cleaning Services Here

    References

    http://azchemistry.com/harmful-cleaning-chemicals

    http://www.shareguide.com/hazard.html

    http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/consumers-should-know-what-harmful-chemicals-are-hiding-in-cleaning-products/

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/01/health/everyday-chemicals-we-need-to-reduce-exposure-to/index.html


  • 20 Dec 2017 12:59 PM | Lucia Miringu
    Cleaning your carpet is an essential way of maintaining clean air in your home. Carpets are part of our homes and are often not properly cleaned. They contain harmful allergens that can become problematic and life threatening when breathed by children and pets. Having your carpets cleaned regularly can become an economical way to preserve and maintain your flooring investment.

    One way to effectively clean your carpets is using a carpet extractor. Now I know that having a carpet extractor is not exactly high on your things to purchase and with that being said there’s a large list of certified well trained carpet cleaning companies in most areas. Here at the IJCSA you can find a qualified company to help clean and protect your home and carpet. Cleaning your carpet regularly helps with air quality, releases trapped airborne pollutants that are infiltrated into your home carpet. Having your carpet professionally clean helps prevent and eliminate spots and stains. find a professional carpet cleaning company here: http://www.ijcsa.org/Carpet-Cleaning-Directory

  • 20 Dec 2017 10:47 AM | Lucia Miringu

    Why perform Green Cleaning? Well in my experience customers and employees deserve to be exposed to the least harmful solutions available.  We as employer and professional should be able to provide safe and effective cleaning solutions. We pride our selves in being professional and conscientious about what we provide. We must think about everyone that is involved and effected by us. I am not just referring to our employee or customers but also to the unsuspecting 2 year old that doesn't know the difference between what is harmful or innocent. They are not going to read a label and determine weather or not a chemical can harm them, no that is our responsibility. When ever I think about what to bring to a clients home I image its my home where my children are playing and living. This allows me to have greater compassion and sense of responsibility toward the perspective customer and their home. 

    As we all know some of the chemicals being use in the janitorial services are not the best. Of course they will clean and disinfect but at what cost. Some chemicals have long been proven to have negative effects yet we continue to use them. Why then if we know they are harmful do we continue to use them, although we might not admit it, it comes done to money. I don't believe in making a dime at the cost of someones health.  

    Find Other Professional Green Cleaning Services Who Feel The Same Way Here -> http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Services

  • 20 Dec 2017 10:23 AM | estrada

    In the modern era we have lost the art of customer service and replace it with a monitor.

    For us a good customer service is all around us from our home were we need to say thank you and please and bring that to our business relation, we work because we had the opportunity and someone trust our service so why not give just the best. We all will be customers at some point and we like to be treated the right way so as business we should do the same.

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