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  • 29 Aug 2017 2:28 PM | Sasha Kuber

    The harmful effects of using cleaning chemicals compared to using natural green products are proven to be more riskier because of the harsh chemicals and negative affects it can have as opposed to green products that ensure safety. There are pros and cons to everything but overall the likelihood of something going "wrong" will be with chemical driven products than those that do not have it in their products. 

    "There are about 80,000 well documented chemicals commonly used, but there are many, many more in use whose environmental effects have not been studied or tested. These can range from human health to our environment. According to CBS News, unlike the numerous and heavy regulations imposed on food inspection, there is no such governmental regulation on chemical products. In addition, companies are only required to report primary, dangerous first-hand, hazardous chemicals, causing institutions to ignore chemicals with potential long-term effects or even avoid fully reporting all chemical ingredients present in a product (Smith, 2016)."

    A lot of misinformation has to deal with people not being fully aware with what ingredients are being used and what the harmful effects it can cause. If someone is uninformed and just use the first thing they see instead of doing some research and gaining more knowledge into products it can lead to a potential serious situation that could most likely have been avoided. Like mentioned in the material amyl acetate with is used in furniture polish that can attack the nervous system or Butyl cellosolve that is found in all-purpose cleaners and can irritate mucous membranes that attacks the liver and kidney these are just a couple of harmful products that can have serious impact on someone's health. 

    It is important to be aware and informed with every product and equipment being used as to stress the importance of one's health, others around and the environment. 24/7 Commercial Cleaning can be found in the  IJCSA Green Cleaning Directory to ensure the use of natural and safe non-toxic products will be used in services provided. 

    "If you go green, "No longer will there be chemicals absorbed into the skin or breathed in by the person cleaning. Health benefits extend to family members who are no longer breathing in cleaners lingering in the air and sitting on surfaces. Changing to greener methods helps reduce pollution to our waterways and the air and it minimizes your impact on onzone depletion and global climate change with fewer smog-producing chemicals(Weber, 2017)." It provides a healthier and safe environment than that of products with chemicals that most people are unaware of the hazardous side effects it can cause. 

    Like mentioned in the material there are thousands of harmful ingredients in chemical cleaning products and after reading and studying the material provided I will make sure that our services will provide products that are not harmful and dangerous especially now days where there are a lot of great natural and green cleaning products that work just as great if not better without the harmful side effects and pollution. 

    Find A IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Here

    Reference

    2016. Smith, D. Is Greener Cleaner? Retrieved from www.ijcsa.org 

    2017. Weber,C. Benefits of Green Cleaning. Retrieved from www.care.com 

  • 29 Aug 2017 4:33 AM | Sasha Kuber

    24/7 Commercial Cleaning, is a green janitorial/custodial cleaning service that uses natural cleaning services that ensures for a safe and chemical free environment. Our company is proud to provide a safe and natural cleaning services in the Bay Area. Our non-toxic products leave no streaks behind but fresh, clean and shiny surfaces. We can be found on the IJCSA Green Directory here: http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Services. 24/7 uses eco-friendly products that provide better air quality and a healthier living environment for everyone! Please feel free to check out our website at www.24-7commercialcleaning.com for additional information. 

  • 29 Aug 2017 4:26 AM | Sasha Kuber


    The benefits of implementing a green cleaning program, to any cleaning company, is the use of safe non-toxic products, a healthier environment, reduction of pollution and ensuring that no harsh chemicals are being used that can have negative side effects for allergic and non-allergic customers, employees and anyone around non-green cleaning products. 

    Green cleaning products are environmentally friendly for employees, customers and the overall environment while reducing waste and chemical use. Also, by using a green cleaning program it improves the air quality, controls the spread of germs and reduces the cleaning costs. It allows the client to feel safe and comfortable with the job being performed. 

  • 28 Aug 2017 3:48 PM | Sasha Kuber

    At 24-7 Commercial Cleaning we have been IJCSA Certified to recognize and assess your mold issues. We can assess the size and type of mold infestation and recommend either our services or those of another IJCSA Certified Professional who specialized in the specific type of mold infestation that you have.

    With your safety as our number one concern, IJCSA Certified Mold Cleaning Professionals can find suitable solutions to your mold problems.

    To find a certified professional, please look at our Flood Directory: http://www.ijcsa.org/Flood-Damage-Restoration-Services.


  • 28 Aug 2017 3:41 PM | Sasha Kuber

    At 24-7 Commercial Cleaning we will clean small mold infestations. We intend to assess whether or not a client has a mold problem or not and try to get a grasp on the size of the mold problem. If a significant mold problem is there (i.e. large in scale or toxic), we would likely refer to a specialist in the area.

    For smaller mold clean ups that require no removal of drywall, ceiling tile etc. we would assist clients in identifying the source of moisture, cleaning up the current mold and keeping an eye on the area to prevent further growth of mold.

    Having mold cleaning as part of our services will assist us in being a valued professional to our clients. We strive to be a valued resource who can assist with a number of their varying needs.


  • 24 Aug 2017 4:19 PM | Sasha Kuber

    24-7 Commercial Cleaning is a certified IJCSA company. Our company can be found on the IJCSA directory here: http://www.ijcsa.org/Carpet-Cleaning-Directory. We are a trusted janitorial/custodial cleaning company servicing the Bay Area. Our team ensures the highest quality cleaning results, excellent customer service and environmentally friendly supplies. Our employees are professional, well trained and detail oriented. Our business hours are extremely flexible, and as our name suggests, we are available 24-7. Customers satisfaction is our number one priority; we are always available to answer customer calls/questions. Customer feedback is extremely important to us and we are always looking for ways to improve our services. We encourage and seek customer feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs and expectations of our valued clients.


  • 24 Aug 2017 3:56 PM | Sasha Kuber

    The benefits of having your carpets and rugs cleaned by a IJCSA Member is peace of mind in knowing that your carpet are being cleaned right. An IJCSA Member has learned the proper training to become certified to correctly do the job.

    Our plan for carpet cleaning is first ensuring that our staff are properly trained. Secondly, we will understand the cleaning tasks and schedule required by the client. Thirdly, we will understand the special needs of the client (example: different kinds of companies, buildings, flooring etc.).


  • 23 Aug 2017 6:26 PM | Jacquelyn Whitehurst

    The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association (IJCSA.org) provides a comprehensive training and certification system to learn about the benefits of green cleaning.

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

  • 23 Aug 2017 6:22 PM | Jacquelyn Whitehurst

    I have just started a small family owned and ran cleaning company.  We are starting out with residential/commercial cleaning and have just purchased a carpet cleaning van.  

    We will start marketing this with flyers, website advertisement, mailings and of course word of mouth.

  • 23 Aug 2017 9:37 AM | Beverley Brathwaite

    Commercial cleansers, which contain 25 to 30 percent ammonia are extremely dangerous because they are highly corrosive. Higher concentrations of ammonia may cause corrosive injury including skin burns, permanent eye damage or even blindness. It can also cause immediate burning of the throat and respirator tract.

    sodium hydroxide can burn and eat away at any part of the body that it contacts. Breathing sodium hydroxide dust or mist causes mild or serious effects, depending on the amount of exposure. Effects may include sneezing, sore throat or runny nose.

    Triclosan is a known endocrine disruptor  and a suspected carcinogen. There is a good reason to believe that the over use of products with triclosan has contributed to bacterial resistance in the same way we are cautioned against the use of antibiotics. The persistent nature that is connected to the use of triclosan being washed down our drains daily and effecting water life.

    In order to change ammonia into a green cleaning product that is safe for home and commercial use combine 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent, and 2 cups of water is a spray bottle. This makes the best green window cleaner. Shake to blend and spray.

    Sodium hydroxide is usually used as a scrubbing agent. You can get the same cleaning cleaning and scrubbing power from baking soda and water that will make this into a safe green cleaning product. Mix a little baking soda with water until you have a thick paste. This mixture will clean even the toughest greasiest job.

    The green alternative for Triclosan is vinegar. Most types of vinegar are great for killing surface bacteria. When diluted in water vinegar is gentle enough to use on most furniture and even may be used topically on the skin if desired. Most find the smell to be unpleasant. For this reason it is often recommended to not only dilute with distilled or purified water but also to add some fragrant essential oils.

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