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  • 14 Oct 2017 12:24 PM | Sasha Kuber

    24/7 Commercial Cleaning and the Members of IJCSA practice customer service that goes above and beyond basic expectations! For a company to truly succeed customer service must be a priority as to ensure that customers are listened to, heard and receive exactly what they are asking for. Here at 24/7 Commercial Cleaning we are interactive with our clients and encourage all feedback as we are always wanting to improve and grow as a company. 

    There is a level of respect that comes from having great customer service that lets our clients know that we care! We are the experts in our field however we want our customers to know that they have a voice and opinion that matters and that will always be taken into consideration. Customer satisfaction is our top priority! 24/7 Commercial Cleaning can be found in the IJCSA Business Directory link provided here: http://www.ijcsa.org/Find-A-Cleaning-Service-Janitorial-Service.

     For any additional information check out our website at www.24-7commercialcleaning.com 

  • 13 Oct 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




  • 10 Oct 2017 6:39 PM | 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

  • 09 Oct 2017 6:25 PM | Jamila Fanfair

    For generations carpets have been providing adequate comfort and bringing people together, especially families in common spaces which is why it is equally important to keep them clean as we seek to continuously protect our loved ones. Carpet cleaning over the years has seen the development and introduction of various new products and techniques to achieve that “nothing to complain about” clean. It has even further developed into a progressive and modern practice which involves the use of more eco-friendly products and mechanisms with the aim to contribute to efforts being made to protect humans, animals and the environment from harmful toxins and chemicals which pose several threats to our overall wellbeing. It is against the backdrop of the desire to create safe and healthy environments whether at work, home or elsewhere that the implementation of a carpet cleaning program is necessary.  

    Shield Cleaning plans to continue working towards the development of healthy homes and environments by way of the introduction of an effective carpet cleaning program as part of our various residential and commercial cleaning packages. This program will most importantly facilitate several training sessions for employees on great carpet cleaning. The training will educate and inform employees on the details of carpets which include types, styles, fibers and more which will provide the basis or background needed for tackling the various types of stains or issues which may arise with carpeting. The carpet program will further employ the use of practices such as hot water restoration process and see the use of eco-friendly carpet cleaning products as well as homemade cleaning solutions. However, once again training for employees will be the most important factor included in the carpet cleaning program.

    The implementation of this program will give rise to many benefits not just for our company but for our customers who utilize our services. The first of these benefits will include an economic benefit for our customers. The continuous cleaning and maintenance of carpet will help it to remain in proper condition for years to come which in essence is an increased saving incentive because it mitigates the need to replace your carpeting very often. Another important benefit is the health improvement factor which this program will provide. Carpets have a tendency of holding dust which may very well affect persons with allergies or those who are asthmatic. Moreover, it can contain much dirt and bacteria from trafficking back and forth on the carpeting which can pose serious health risks to humans and animals especially in homes where persons sometimes lay on the carpeting and cleaning them can mitigate these risks.

    Keeping carpeting clean wherever it may be is essential for a thriving society. Find us in the IJCSA Carpet Cleaning Directory here. 


  • 28 Sep 2017 8:47 AM | Nathaly Cruz

    Harmful effects of using every day chemicals compared to using natural green products.

     Cleaning is an essential part of life, whether we enjoy it or hate it, sooner than later it has to be done. Thankfully, you can hire a professional to take care of that problem for you. Another option, is of course, do it yourself, but we are aware that it takes a big portion of your time. So, if is an option, save yourself the hustle and call No More Mess Cleaning Services.   

    We all know that in order to disinfect, sanitize, deodorize, degrease and polish, we need the help of chemical products. But how far are we willing to compromise our health? Research demonstrates that the most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and acidic toilet bowl cleaners. On the other hand, products with high amounts of chlorine bleach and ammonia can irritate eyes, nose, throat and lungs, and should never be used by people with asthma, lung or heart problems. Even the health status of “perfectly healthy people” can be jeopardize due to every day chemical products.

    In the study material from IJCSA Green Cleaning Certification, we learned that Chlorine is frequently involve in poisoning cases in the Unites States. Chlorine is toxic and negative not only for the health but also for the environment, it can also be dangerous to house pets.  Also another name that can be confused or perceived as a harmless agent is: Mineral oil. Mineral oil “is a derivative of petroleum. It can cause decreased absorption of vitamin A, and vitamin K in pregnant women. It is considered both carcinogenic and tumorigenic by RTECS criteria” (IJCSA)

    My customers often ask me: what’s a good natural product to disinfect, other than bleach? According to the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association, ethanol or 100 proof alcohol in solution with water, works as a good disinfector. Another option to disinfect is Borax. Borax is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. Powdered borax is white, consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water. Borax is a component of many detergents, cosmetics, and enamel glazes.

    Some all-purpose cleaners contain diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA) although, many all-purpose cleaners have low acute toxicity it can still contribute to “long-term health like cancer or hormone disorders”. Other effects to the health originating from every day cleaners are: decreased sperm counts, increased rates of male birth defects such as cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) and hypospadias.

    Our environment suffers tremendously due to everyday cleaning chemicals. “Cleaning liquids disappear down our drains, threatening water quality, fish and other wildlife”. Also petroleum-based products contribute to the unnecessary consume of oil, a non-renewable resource. And let’s not forget, the negative impact of plastic bottles used to package cleaning products, currently some bottles are recycle but not in massive amounts.

    We have to be conscious and take responsibility for our health, our environment, and the ecosystems around us. There are effective combinations of natural products that can help us to clean effectively, without causing danger. I encourage other cleaning professionals to take the IJCSA Green Cleaning Certification to learn more about safe alternatives, we have to look out for our employers, our clients, the environment and our own health.

    Find A IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Service Here 


  • 26 Sep 2017 4:11 PM | Kristina Johnson

    Do you know enough about Mold? If you noticed strange discoloration like pink or black in your shower ... this might be the mold that would need your attention! Please do not wait any longer! Contact the Mold specialist now! We can help! http://www.ijcsa.org/Flood-Damage-Restoration-Services

  • 26 Sep 2017 4:08 PM | Kristina Johnson

    We are facing the mold almost every day in our customer houses. It appears in different places starting from shower and ending on the ceiling. We are a green company and with that said we try to remove a mold using only green products like tea tree oil or cloves oil or peroxide. We remove it only if it not a huge area, if it is we would alert our customers and suggest them to have a professional help at IJCSA. 

    Find A IJCSA Flood Damage & Mold Removal Service Here

  • 19 Sep 2017 5:08 PM | Lartharie Morgan

    I was amazed and continue to be at the effects chemicals can have on our environment. Just about everything we come in contact with has been affected to some degree, from foods to clothing and even our beloved vehicles and cell phones. 

    Being a green janitorial business requires a lot of responsibility. Among the concerns that have been presented to myself from suppliers and others is the lack of strength and cleanliness that occurs when utilizing green products. We tend to anticipate that we can wave a wand filled with harmful chemicals clean and deodorize surfaces and live happily ever after. This is a gross misconception.

    As a janitorial business owner I recognize the accountability of my company Fresh Start Immaculate Janitorial and Cleaning Co., and am eager to learn and develop processes to enable the client to be completely satisfied with our service and saving our planet. We will educate or employees and our clients to the overall effects of living and cleaning Green.   

  • 19 Sep 2017 9:48 AM | Yahmeen Williams

    Customer service is a staple of an entire company. Some of the greatest companies of all time has lost a great deal of customers simply due to poor customer service. When a customer calls into an organization they are looking for service, and it is all a service. From the person who answers the phone all the way to the person who files the completion ticket, all off these folks are a part of a team of customer service reps. These are the people who are trained on the value of a customer and exactly how to treat them.

    Good customer service is grounded in the belief in a customer first impressions. To humble yourself at all times and allow your customer to be respected, understood, and they was swift justice taken on their behalf. Most customers just want someone to have their back and make things right. Ghost Cleaners takes pride in our customers and welcome their feedback feel free to reach out to a compay trained in customer service. Check out some here http://www.ijcsa.org/Find-A-Cleaning-Service-Janitorial-Service


  • 18 Sep 2017 11:11 AM | Yahmeen Williams

    Green House Organic Solutions Team plans to implement carpet cleaning into their residential services. The carpet is a vital piece of the home and is encountered by everyone, with shoes, without shoes, play time, nap time, we put a lot of trust into the cleanliness of our carpets. But our carpets are not very clean and the time and effort it takes to clean the carpet is something most consumers would rather delegate. Ghost Cleaners will be proud to provide that service to homeowners and future clients. Ghost cleaners will do this while staying true to our green pledge. By using extraction machines we will not be obligated to use many stain removing chemicals allowing us to treat the home without damaging the carpet or environment.

    The benefits of having your carpet professionally cleaned are great as well. Removing dust mites that are very deep in the carpet prevents the reproduction, also periodic cleaning of the carpet is proven to extent carpet life and keep your carpet soft and clean. Aside from these facts having a clean carpet can help you breathe and sleep better which are staples in a healthy lifestyle. Give Ghost Cleaners a call our check out one of our partners in the carpet-cleaning-directory at http://www.ijcsa.org/Carpet-Cleaning-Directory  


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