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  • 11 Jun 2018 1:45 PM | Jacques Geere

    Did you know that most conventional cleaning products including those used in most households are harmful and dangerous to your health and the environment? Most of these products are used in offices, shops and schools to name a few. It has been proven that little to no research have been conducted to test the effects these chemicals may have on human health, in some cases evidence are simply ignored and swept under the carpet.

    This begs the question, is your office a health and safety time bomb? Many cleaning chemical contain agents that are dangerous for the skin, eyes and if inhaled can cause respiratory and other serious health issues.

    Why not go Green? Green Cleaning is the new cleaning method of the future. It is safer and eco-friendlier; therefore, it helps the environment while getting the job done just as good. The International Janitorial Cleaning Service Association (IJCSA) is a world renowned association with thousands of Green Cleaning member companies that want to make the world and your office a healthier place. When choosing a certified IJCSA certified company, you can be rest assured there’s no compromise on eco-friendly service.

    Find a list of IJCSA Green Cleaning members here


  • 11 Jun 2018 8:24 AM | Allison Favero

    Many traditional daily household cleaners contain extremely harmful chemicals that may be toxic to the brain and nervous system, the hormone system and other organs. The government has so few resources dedicated to this research, so the problem continues to be largely hidden from the everyday consumer in America. Furthermore, the lack of ingredients listed on product labels makes it almost impossible for the everyday consumer to find healthy household products.

    The products used to clean your surroundings can affect your health and the environment. Chemical levels can be up to 70 times higher inside the home than out. There are over 100 chemicals commonly found in homes that have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, skin reactions, psychological abnormalities, headaches, depression, joint pain, chronic fatigue, chest pains, dizziness, loss of sleep, asthma….and the list goes on. Housewives have a 55% higher risk of getting cancer than do women working outside the home.

    Poisoning by these chemicals is also major concern. The harsh chemicals are usually bottled in attractive packages and bright colors, making them all the more likely to be found by children. Approximately 70% of all poisoning accidents occur in children between the ages of one and five.  

    Removing toxic chemicals from your home and replacing with natural green products is simple. The amount of products need to truly clean your home will be greatly reduced. Very minimal natural products are required, and can be combined to make different types of pastes and cleaning agents for a variety of applications. The cost savings is hugely beneficial as well. Not to mention the extreme health benefits for anyone residing in the home.

    Many cleaning services are making the switch to natural green products. Employees risk for developing health issues will be decreased significantly, as well as the employers risk of liability for workers health issues. Local communities will recognize the companies effort to reduce the use of resources. 

    A proper green cleaning program will protect the cleaning employees and the occupants of the space being cleaned all while maximizing cleaning results. Technology has allowed the development and mass production of natural cleaning products, making it that much easier and attainable by everyday consumers.

    Check us out and other green cleaning services here. 


  • 10 Jun 2018 7:24 AM | Corey Nolen

    When finding a green cleaning service it’s always good to do the research. The cleaning industry is starting to boom with green cleaning services, now more than ever. More and more companies their own cleaning solution that may not be up to par with your health and green cleaning standard. With IJCSA our cleaning service go through a highly informative and innovative green cleaning certification program, that insures the top quality in services.

    Remember, green cleaning refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. Green cleaning techniques and products avoid the use of products which contain toxic chemicals, some of which emit volatile organic compounds causing respiratory, dermatological and other conditions. IJCSA promotes cleaner business by recognizing and  meeting the growing industry demand for eco-friendly  and sustainable products.

    One of the major benefits to this kind of business is that conventional cleaning solutions can produce noxious fumes, especially when combined with fumes from other chemical-based cleansers.  This leads to chronic health conditions for workers in conventional cleaning services and potentially for the occupants of the home.  Thus, it is healthier for you and your workers, and a major satisfactory point for your business. Find A IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Service Here:  http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Services


  • 08 Jun 2018 12:57 PM | Jacques Geere

    At Vertex CCS we want to provide our clients with more than the ordinary cleaning service. This will include Green Cleaning. By getting Green Cleaning certified we not only want to provide a better service but an eco-friendly service that will benefit our client as well as the environment. 

    By using non-conventional cleaning products we not only operate differently than our local competitors, but professionally and more safely. 

    'Different' is one of our prized mottos by which we want our customers to remember us by. We believe in providing this superior service by proving green cleaning services.

    Find Professional Certified Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 07 Jun 2018 1:35 PM | Roxanne Crockett

      Our company is honored and privileged to be IJCSA Green Cleaning Certified.  We can now be productive in our environment by becoming eco-friendly.  Our customers will benefit from better environmental and air quality as well as productivity.  

      We use only green cleaning products!  Our company use several green sealed certified products. For window cleaning, we use a product called "bio-renewable".   We use a foam hand soap that is green certified.  We also use "Spartan Xcelente" as a floor care disinfectant. These products will be used in all of our accounts. 

      We plan on ensuring that all of our employees are green certified and implementing the processes efficiently and effectively.   

    Find Green Cleaning Certified Companies Here

  • 07 Jun 2018 1:30 PM | Roxanne Crockett

    Harmful effects of everyday cleaning chemicals compared to green cleaning includes irritation to the respiratory passages, eyes and  skin. 

      Some harsh chemicals can cause brain damage, nerve damage, reduced memory and concentration, personality changes, fatigue, sleep disturbances and reduced coordination.

      Some cleaning products that include surfactants are slow to biodegrade in the environment.

      Hash chemicals  have also been found to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells.

      Cleaning chemicals can be harmful to the environment and the ozone.

      There is always a risk of cancer with the use of harsh chemicals.


  • 07 Jun 2018 1:10 PM | Roxanne Crockett

    As a commercial janitorial company at  Enviro Clean Services, we want to provide a different service to our customers other than the basic mom and pop business model where we just use any cleaning product to get the job done.  Green certification allows us to offer an alternative to our customers that are pro health to their employees and environmentally friendly.  Using harsh chemicals that negatively effect our environment and people’s health is starting to take on a negative stigma.  Government and commercial companies are  becoming more and more aware of the ”Green Alternative.”  If you want more information about Green Cleaning or a directory of companies to call go to www.IJCSA.org.  There you will find companies and info to help your search .  Use key words such as green/ green certifications to start your search. 

  • 07 Jun 2018 1:09 PM | Roxanne Crockett

    As a commercial janitorial company at  Enviro Clean Services  we want to provide a different service to our customers other than the basic mom and pop business model where as we use any cleaning product just to get the job done.  Green certifications allow us to offer an alternative to our customers that is pro health to their employees and environmental friendly.  Using harsh chemicals that negatively effect our environment and people’s health is starting to take on a negative stigma.  Government and commercial are becoming more and more aware of the” Green Alternative.”  If you want more information about Green Cleaning or a directory of companies to call go to www.IJCSA.org.  There yu will find companies and info to help your search .  Use key words such as green/ green certifications to start your search. 

  • 07 Jun 2018 1:06 PM | Roxanne Crockett

    The company should consist of procedures that maximize cleaning results while protecting cleaning workers and facility occupants.   

    Proper training of cleaning staff is also critical to a successful program.  Products that has a more eco-friendly profile compared to traditional products are necessary.

      Green cleaning should first be implemented on the first venture with green clean certified products. The scope can be expanded further.  Managers/Owners should make sure all employees are green clean certified, verify that everyone implement effective and heathy cleaning process and methods, track the amounts of chemicals used, over time and how to properly use chemical dilution systems, recycle properly or properly dispose of use of chemicals

      Green cleaning reduces exposure to toxins, improves overall indoor air quality by reducing airborne dust and chemical gas, nontoxic, eco-friendly.


  • 07 Jun 2018 1:05 PM | Roxanne Crockett

    The company should consist of procedures that maximize cleaning results while protecting cleaning workers and facility occupants.   

    Proper training of cleaning staff is also critical to a successful program.  Products that has a more eco-friendly profile compared to traditional products are necessary.

      Green cleaning should first be implemented on the first venture with green clean certified products. The scope can be expanded further.  Managers/Owners should make sure all employees are green clean certified, verify that everyone implement effective and heathy cleaning process and methods, track the amounts of chemicals used, over time and how to properly use chemical dilution systems, recycle properly or properly dispose of use of chemicals

      Green cleaning reduces exposure to toxins, improves overall indoor air quality by reducing airborne dust and chemical gas, nontoxic, eco-friendly.


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