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  • 25 May 2018 11:50 AM | Shereen Mokhtar

     Harsh chemicals can be found in everyday cleaning products. These chemicals can have harmful effects on the body and the environment over time from continuous exposure. Short-term side effects of allergies and even accidental death of pets and children are a major factor to consider. 

     Having a green cleaning program can help eliminate many of this health and environmental risks. Green cleaning is a method of cleaning that involves the use of earth-friendly products that are safe for both individuals and the environment. Implementing a green cleaning program into your home or business promotes healthier living which in turn is beneficial for one's health and the environment. 

    Find IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Services Here


  • 24 May 2018 9:01 PM | carl collins
    I have spent 20 years in the janitorial industry.  And, On numerous occasions I have ran across mold in one form or another.  Knowing that I did not possess the technical knowledge to properly clean the mold, I often contracted it out or brought in specialties company to do the work for the client .  Which ,  I realized that the cleaning company who specialized in cleaning mold was making 5 or 10 times the income that I was making for half of the work.

    One day I met an insurance adjuster who offered me the opportunity to do mold cleaning.  After coming to the knowledge that I was not certified or licensed by the state , he regretfully informed me that I was not qualified to receive a contract for cleaning mold.  He then explained to me how I just lost my company a substantial sum of money in that contract and I was  Devastated! So therefore I am now getting certified in Mold Cleaning at IJCSA! 

  • 24 May 2018 3:15 PM | Kyle Hunter

    Green Cleaning defined means the use of products and methods that are environmentally friendly. Implementing a green cleaning program into your business can show positive results both in the short term and long. Speaking from personal experience, employees at offices I hold contract with have approached me and informed me they have noticed a change in the quality of air, that there is no longer that chemical musk lingering about. 

    Green cleaning products use naturally derived ingredients and scents that are both non-toxic and without harsh chemicals to breath in. In the short term, providing offices with pleasant aromas and eliminate the health issues that can result due to long term exposure of these chemicals.

    Find Certified Green Cleaning Services Here 

  • 22 May 2018 9:40 AM | Olumuyiwa Bamgbose
    When it comes to cleaning residences and commercial entities, the priority should be the improvement of the overall health of the occupants, the environment as well as the buildings. This is where green cleaning comes in because of the principles it employs such as the use of fewer toxic chemicals and environmentally responsive equipment. 

    When green cleaning programs are implemented as professed by our company, the health and safety of everyone in the buildings we clean is directly impacted, contributing to happier, healthier and productive family and staff members.

    Find Professional Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 21 May 2018 5:50 PM | Angel Flores

    Carpet cleaning may seem intimidating but i can promise you all IJCSA members are fit for the job! Perfectly trained and certified they will make sure your carpets and rugs look like the first day you first purchased them! Personally as a business, us CB CLeanings know for a fact that all IJCSA members will make sure there is no clouding in your carpets, by cleaning very thoroughly. We will make sure to not make any type of browning already in your carpet worse, instead we will make it disappear. Please look in the directory below to find the closest Carpet Cleaning company near you!

    http://www.ijcsa.org/Carpet-Cleaning-Directory

  • 21 May 2018 5:43 PM | Angel Flores

    Carpet cleaning could be seen as something needed to be done every once in a blue moon, when in reality that's where most filth and dirt is, stored under fibers of rugs and carpets in your home. Carpet cleaning can expand one's business, can make you more experienced and even teach you more cleaning techniques. 

    Having your carpet clean can not only ensure the health of your children and guests, but i can assure you all visitors who come by will definitely notice the clean change in your home. IJCSA Members are properly trained and certified to do your carpet cleaning, there are never worries or concern for a bad job! 

    Find Your Certified Carpet Cleaning Service Here

  • 21 May 2018 6:32 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

  • 19 May 2018 4:25 AM | Ricardo Thomas

    Why hired companies that are not certified green cleaners? You are hiring a company to keep your environment clean of all things and that should included harmful chemicals. We are trained and certified by the best (IJCSA) to carry out an effective green cleaning program that will help protect your facility while having the benefit of a cleaner, greener business that workers and clients will enjoy coming into for work and business.  

    We would then conduct a survey of the facility and take notes of any compromising the surrounding that would not run well with a green clean program. Make sure air intake situated in place where quality air can come in the building, Then we would target the entry ways making sure mats are at every doorway to prevent contamination from the outside to enter inside the building.

    My check point would be the products, equipment and cleaning supplies. i would stock my janitor room with certified green products and they are a variety of ways to tell if your product is 100% natural , then check vacuums make sure they are hepa certify for better filtration of dust when vacuuming. Then make sure all my rags and dusters are microfiber materials.    

    Find Your IJCSA Green Cleaning Certified Company Here



  • 19 May 2018 3:29 AM | Ricardo Thomas

    There is no comparison when it comes on to switching over from your branded chemicals to more natural green products. The thought of protecting your environment alone should drive you to go green and stay green. There are many different green cleaning solutions on the market and you can even make your own at home with simple natural and organic products.

    Using everyday cleaning chemicals or unnatural cleaning products can put you at risk within your own environment or surrounding. Products that are not natural contain a lot of different mixtures of chemicals that can be harmful to the body over a period of time. Everyday cleaning chemicals can cause illness or symptoms, for example people with asthma are at risk when certain chemicals is being dispersed in the air.

    Chemicals that are not natural can also be harmful days after the product has been used, products like this can leave residue on surface for days and when come in contact with the kitchen sink it then can hitch a ride and then absorb into the skin. Not everyone will have the same reaction, some people itch, develop bumps, rashes and it might take more than one contact to be harmful to a person.

    Natural or green products can be made from almost any organic or natural product mix together. You can then guarantee that this product is safe to use in your surrounding, so safe even if accidental spray in eye it wont post any serious damage or none at all. I would also suggest making your own product to be sure because many companies greenwash their labels or advertising to make product seem green. ( IJCSA . Course Information page)

    To find a green cleaning company who practices the eco friendly green cleaning system you can visit the IJCSA green cleaning directory to search out almost a thousand of qualified technicians in your area that practice the green clean program. With green clean products you don't have to worry about storing them in secure or hard to reach location also, so less worries about how you use the substance and if it was sprayed on food related items. No worries! With time you will notice a more cleaner air and fresher surroundings. Go green today!     

    Find A Certified IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Here               

  • 18 May 2018 11:21 AM | Angel Flores

    Good Customer service is always making sure the customer feels comfortable and is always guaranteed an excellent job. In order for this to be accomplished one must keep a positive attitude and keep a smile on your face. One has to keep in mind that customer service is the most important part of your company, this is what truly helps someone's business succeed. 

    At IJCSA customer service and satisfaction is our number one priority. As a part of the IJCSA family i can assure you that each and every business in the IJCSA Business Directory is committed to 100% customer service and a spectacular cleaning! You can find the link to the directory below.

    http://www.ijcsa.org/Find-A-Cleaning-Service-Janitorial-Service 


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