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  • 06 Jun 2018 7:35 AM | Alberto Atallah

    I've spoken before about the benefits of green cleaning for people around you. Your customer, the people around them, their overall environment enjoys cleaner air, not burdened by chemicals from conventional cleaning tools. The environment gets a little more breathing room, your employees enjoy a good working morale, and better health as well. It's easy to see how these benefits would add to me as an individual, as well as my business.

    I've mentioned how offering green cleaning adds a selling point to your brand, because of the benefits I mentioned earlier. The satisfaction of knowing you're helping conserve the ecosystem, being responsible and practically adept, helps me find more pride in the work. Natural, green cleaning components are a cost-effective way of providing cleaning solutions in several cases. Did you know an effective furniture cleaner can be made up of a mixture of vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice? These are common household items you can use, that have no effect on the environment you apply them to.

    As a company, the community that I service has the satisfaction that I'm providing an effective, elegant, but also eco-friendly solution to their problems. Green cleaning is not meant to lower service quality, but rather improve it. The title of a previous post was "There's no excuse to not hire green cleaning services", which I wholeheartedly believe. If companies are going out of their way to provide healthier, cost effective, and quality solutions for their clients, all the more reason to consider them. 

    Becoming IJCSA Green certified is a major advantage for your cleaning company. The standards set in this program make sure anyone running a cleaning service offers an eco-friendly, quality solution for their customers. As an individual, I feel better knowing I can do my trade without condemning the environment, while still helping the community. Look out for a green-certified company in this directory:

  • 05 Jun 2018 8:31 AM | Juliet Davison

    Grandma used baking soda to remove foul smells in the washing. It whitened and brightened our laundry for generations. How did the "Modern Woman" (at the time..;) decided that new laundry detergents must be better because they were "New and Modern." is unknown. However, It probably made sense that when you bought a new machine or just ran out of your tried and true, you should try a new and improved product. One thing is true, television was just available in the homes and product marking was at historical highs. Over the years it seems that the availability of premixed soaps and ready to use packs, liquid options etc. took the place on the shelf where our baking soda and vinegar once resided. It was several years ago when I became aware of the natural powers of everyday items and household staples for use as handy, safe and effective cleaners. 

    The truth is, it took a teenage Boy to set me straight about cleaners. He was taking my Living skills class and we were studying laundry tips. He educated the whole class about common stain removal solutions, bathroom cleaners, and green alternatives that are better for the earth and our health. Come to find out he gained his knowledge from his amazing foster Mom. After my education, I switched many of my household chemicals out for recycled or refillable alternatives. I love the idea of doing my small part to help out the ozone and limiting my families exposure to harmful toxins in our home. Please visit this site for others that have Greened up! 

  • 04 Jun 2018 10:35 AM | 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.

  • 03 Jun 2018 4:22 AM | Arlene Smith

     If you've been searching for a green cleaning service company that only uses products that are good for the environment Redlands Cleaning is the green cleaning service company that's just right for you, using healthy, environmentally friendly cleaning products making your home smelling fresh and clean for a better more healthier life for you. Try us today 

  • 01 Jun 2018 5:16 PM | Steven Thomas Jr

    Everyone needs to clean something daily. You have a choice to use either harmful chemicals or natural green solutions. Harmful chemicals are in everyday cleaning products and have negative health effects.  Natural green solutions offer a better choice.

    Common household cleaning products contain toxic ingredients that can cause adverse health effects.  Chlorine bleach is in many of household products.  Bleach can irritate your lungs and eyes. Glass cleaners have a chemical in it called isopropyl alcohol and ammonia. These toxic chemicals can cause irritation to your eyes, skin, can cause coughing and wheezing.  Some people think that all-purpose cleaners are safe but they contain 2- butoxyethanol.  These cleaners can cause a person to have headaches, feeling faint and confusion.

    Natural cleaning products are a better choice. Natural cleaning products are better for your health.  Common household products such as baking soda, vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice along are a better choice for the use of cleaning your environment. Due to the fact that you can eat these products, make them a safer choice for cleaning.

    Harmful common household products have effects on people’s health that may not even realize.  When you choose to switch to natural cleaning products, you will feel better and be saving money to.  It is an easy switch because you already have the items in your kitchen cabinet.

    The decision to use common household cleaning products or natural cleaning product is an easy one.  The harmful effects of common household make it easy decision to use natural cleaning products. By using the common household cleaning products, you are hurting your health and may not of every thought about it. Natural cleaning products are better for your health and will make you feel better!

    Find IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Services Here ->

  • 01 Jun 2018 1:48 PM | jerry spalding


    Good Vocations a subsidiary of Goodwill Industries mainly concentrates on military installations and their Children Development Centers in Georgia. We take great care in following the government guidelines for their CDC’s in Macon and Augusta Georgia.

    The Children are our future, so by following the strict guidelines, Good Vocations does it part in protecting the generations to come. 

    Now do your part and go green clean and protect the children in your area and their parents at their workplaces and contact one of the members at IJCSA at for you and yours.  God Bless.

  • 30 May 2018 7:44 AM | Kyle Hunter

    Looking for a Green Cleaning Service? Over the past few decades drastic discoveries about the impact we have on the earth in regards to pollution have surfaced and these discoveries and responsibilities are continually increasing. This has sparked a growing trend of environmental awareness. Consumers expect businesses to be more environmentally responsible in both their products and business culture. Recycling and sourcing ingredients/materials that leave less of a negative environmental impact. As a business it makes sense to adopt these expectations into your business culture through and through, which is why it is important to work with a janitorial service that feels the same way.

    So when looking for a janitorial service, not only is the scope of work important, but the methods and products used as well. To ensure environmental-friendliness, seek out a Green Cleaning service. Preferably, a certified Green Cleaning service. Many varieties of Green Cleaning services exist so I would recommend looking through the IJCSA (International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association) Directory of Green Cleaning Services located here

    IJCSA provides members with an extensive Green Cleaning Certification Program among many other certification programs. IJCSA members have access to the proper resources to educate themselves on operating a green cleaning service and the proper procedures to tackle the responsibilities of being environmentally friendly. IJCSA members are the qualified experts in True Green Cleaning services!

    Find IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 29 May 2018 8:21 PM | Chanae Baker

    Green cleaning helps people stay healthy. In this day and age many people are susceptible to the effects of cleaning chemicals and other toxins.  Additionally, many cleaning chemicals have toxic effects on the environment.  Our company implements a green cleaning program to benefit the environment, the health of our workers and our clients. Utilizing green cleaning chemicals help reduce the negative impact from frequent exposure to toxic cleaning chemicals and unsafe equipment. The benefits will be no harm coming from harsh chemicals on the skin and breathing in dangerous lingering chemicals in the air. The use of green cleaning chemicals also greatly reduces waste ensuring that we maintain environmental sustainability.

    The green cleaning represent compliance with a rigorous set of criteria , insuring that we are current on safe green practice, training and regulations. Green cleaning programs leverage a trend currently in favor of environmentally friendly practices that have proven to have economics benefits for business owners and their occupants due to overall improved health resulting in less sick days. Completing a green clean requires a strict criteria and must ensure that we abide by the rules and policies.

    Find A IJCSA Green Cleaning Company Here

  • 27 May 2018 4:39 PM | Shereen Mokhtar

     Being  certified green certified will help my cleaning business in many different ways. Green cleaning is a cleaning method that involves cleaning process and cleaning products that are designed to preserve one's health and our environment. 

     By offering green cleaning program  my company will benefit from providing a service that is in demand. It will also introduce this concept to some customers that aren't aware of green cleaning, giving them a better option to chose from.

     Being green clean certified will give me the satisfaction of knowing my customer's homes and offices will be less toxic which will in turn contribute to the improvement of their health, their family's health and employee's health. This will also benefit my health and my employee's health as well. Which gives me a great deal of satisfaction knowing that my company will benefit the health of who all is involved.

     The planet depends on us to keep its preservation. By offering an alternative to the traditional cleaning products, it is also doing a service to the planet to have a green cleaning method that uses all natural products that are biodegradable. Chemicals found in everyday cleaning products contribute negatively to our earth, mammals and the ozone. Being green clean certified helps me be more ate ease knowing my company will contribute to the planet. You can find a green cleaning service here at: 

  • 26 May 2018 5:49 PM | Shereen Mokhtar

     Whether it's your home or business, you will be doing yourself, family, employees, pets and environment a favor by choosing a company that offers  a Green Cleaning service

     Harsh chemicals found in our everyday products can cause many different unwanted side effects such as damage and irritation to the skin, eyes, nose, mouth and throat. It can even have more serious consequences such as blindness if it contact occurs, death if accidentally consumed, and even cancer. These chemicals are also released into the air causing damage to the environment and even mammals. 

     Having a cleaning a company that offers green cleaning can be very beneficial to the health of individuals and the the planet. For the home, these benefits includes a positive effect on your health, health of your family and pets. For your business, it also is a benefit to the employees. Which in turn helps with productivity, less sick days, and less liability. Cleaning is part of our everyday lives. Going green is a positive holistic approach towards cleaning. You can find green cleaning services at: Service 

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