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  • 26 Sep 2018 8:24 PM | Michael Roberts

    Welcome to IJCSA! We take the hassle out of finding certified carpet cleaning techs with our easy to use directory, featuring all cleaning services for carpet,tile/stone ,and upholstery.

  • 26 Sep 2018 8:02 PM | Michael Roberts

    To successfully implement a day cleaning program, three main groups need to be on board, the manager, the department or service contractor, and those employed by the service contractor. 

    It is also very important to fully understand the cleaning task and schedule necessary before implementing a cleaning program.

    For example government offices may have special privacy needs, making some areas off limits during set times of the day and or week and hospitals may require the use of various cleaning products and practices in different areas of the facility.

    Before implementing a structured program cleaners must evaluate the facility and outline the needs of the property manager while minimizing the impact on building occupants. 

    To Find Certified Cleaning Services Click Here

  • 26 Sep 2018 1:14 PM | Lakita Lee

    How to find a carpet cleaning service in your area?

    http://www.ijcsa.org/Carpet-Cleaning-Directory is a great resource to locate a consumer friendly carpet or rug cleaning business in your city. Using google or other search engines is great but how do you know the results will yeild a company that can do everything that you need them to do?

    All American Affordable Commercial Cleaning services can be a 1 stop shop for all of your commercial cleaning. www.aaacomclean.biz


  • 25 Sep 2018 12:19 PM | Tommy Nguyen

    As you walk into your own facility, you may think that there is nothing better than to tell yourself "This place smells amazing". This is exactly what you would expect people to say when you use green products. Not only does your place have a fresh smell, but you are also saving and protecting the environment. 

    We all live in world where pollution exists and chemicals are killing our environment and our bodies. With that being said, it feels so much better knowing that you are helping the environment and saving lives all by just using green products. 

    Green products will do the same thing, if not better than regular chemicals. We should all find a way to implement green products into our services in order to help better the experience of our clients. Take a look at Green Cleaning Service Directory for many different Green Cleaning Options!

  • 24 Sep 2018 1:15 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 

  • 23 Sep 2018 7:21 PM | Lisa Perry

     The use of common hazardous household cleaning products contributes to indoor air pollution, is linked to birth defects, dermatitis, poisonings, asthma, cancer and other health effects.  

    There is also a  substantial misuse of household products by way of negligent practices such as reusing bottles, using mislabeled bottles, using common hazardous household chemicals in confined areas without enough ventilation, not donning gloves or masks.  These all-too-common practices, practiced by the majority of us, lead to unknowingly increased and extremely detrimental health risks.   

    Asides from the human health risks, we also contribute to the demise of the planet with our constant use of the chemicals and the irresponsible way in which we use and dispose of them.  We contribute to algae blooms, global warming, ozone depletion, soil nutrient depletion, water contamination, increased antibiotic resistant bacterium and more.  

    Green cleaning is the process of choosing cleaning products that are better for both people and the planet. The switch from hazardous household chemical cleaning to green cleaning is easy, economical and the smart thing to do for you, your family, employees and the environment.   

    For some homes, green cleaning means that they only use substances like baking soda, ​vinegar, and lemons to clean the home surfaces. Some green cleaning products may certify that their items are fair trade, meaning that the product meets certain environmental and labor standards by those who produce the products.  If you or someone you know would like to know more about Green Cleaning or would like to hire a Green Cleaning Company, visit the IJCSA website here or the IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Directory here 


  • 23 Sep 2018 7:38 AM | Jillian DeAnnuntis

    Knowing about BloodBorne Pathogens and taking universal precautions to protect yourself against them can be the difference between life and death. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause diseases in humans such as Hepatitis B (HPV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and Hepatitis C (HCV) just to name a few.

    There are many diseases and illnesses that anyone working in the cleaning industry is exposed to on a daily basis. Always following Universal Precautions is a very important part of keeping safe while on the job. Wearing personal protective equipment such as vinyl gloves, eye goggles, and face masks are one of these protective practices that ensure safety.

    Preventing or reducing contact with bloodborne pathogens for myself and others is the main goal. By properly educating and training each staff member on taking Universal Precautions at all times we can provide a safe environment for everyone. A written exposure control plan is also an important part of ensuring we are prepared for an emergency. Being informed and educated on the hazards of bloodborne pathogens and taking the necessary precautions to prevent any exposure to them is all the difference between being accidentally infected with a deadly disease while on the job or a fully safe and controlled work environment.

  • 22 Sep 2018 9:13 PM | Jillian DeAnnuntis

    Good customer service is one of the most important things a company can provide to its clients. Being able to listen to a customers needs or issues and address them in a timely and professional matter is essential for the success of any cleaning service company. 

    Members of the International Janitorial Cleaning Service Association (IJCSA) like GME Cleaning Solutions, receive customer service certifications. This teaches us how to put customers first and always make customer service a priority. To find a cleaning service provider certified in customer service go to http://www.ijcsa.org/Find-A-Cleaning-Service-Janitorial-Service.

  • 21 Sep 2018 1:05 PM | Yanira Morales
    In the modern world, climate change and environmental preservation has more importance and prevalence than ever before. As people are beginning to see the consequences of pollution both in the environment as a whole and in their own personal health, it has become important for janitorial services, such as those found here, to address the concerns of maintaining cleanliness without sacrificing eco-friendliness or health.

    Yanan Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services is located in an area whose culture has emphasized conservation and green living for years. As such, clients looking for cleaning services know the value of green cleaning. With green cleaning certification and the knowledge afforded to us from it, our business can address these issues successfully.

    But green cleaning goes beyond business; it helps reduce our impact on the environment. Standard industrial cleaners contain chemicals that will inevitably end up in our oceans or our trash fills and negatively impact the planet. Ammonia, a chemical found in many industrial and household general cleaners, adds nitrogen to the environment, which can have toxic effects on plants, fish, and animals. Alkyl benzene, commonly found in surface cleaners, is very slow to biodegrade and produces carcinogens and reproductive tocins like benzene during the manufacturing process. Phosphorus, which can be found in toilet bowl cleaners, can upset the balance of water-based ecosystems. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and ammonia have all been labeled as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) by the EPA, which both attributes to smog and negatively impacts local ecosystems.

    Our health, too, can improve with the implementation of green cleaning. Natural cleaning solutions and eco-friendly products tend to be less harsh than standard chemicals, which have been found by the EPA to irritate the lungs, eyes, and skin upon exposure. People with asthma especially can be affected by the harsh fumes and smells. VOCs, the EPA has found, can also impact indoor air quality and expose businesses and homes to higher levels of pollutants. Switching to green products will improve the health of both our team and our clients.

    Click here to find a green cleaning service near you.

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