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  • 19 Sep 2018 10:21 AM | Jillian DeAnnuntis

    Using Eco-friendly or “Green” Cleaning Products and techniques to Clean is not only beneficial for my clients and their families and pets, but it also benefits myself, my employees and the environment. Green cleaning companies are committed to using only the safest products and most efficient cleaning methods. More and more people are becoming aware of the harmful chemicals found in most common household cleaners and are turning to Green Cleaning products and methods.

    There are many benefits to being a Green Cleaning Certified company. Using a Green Cleaning program reduces exposure to toxic chemicals. This is proven to reduce the risk of asthma and allergies. It improves the overall indoor air quality by reducing airborne dust and chemicals. This will reduce sick time for me and my staff as well as my clients and increase work performance.

    By implementing high efficiency Green Cleaning methods, overall cleaning costs can be reduced increasing my bottom line. It includes improved training programs that stress safety which reduces work place accidents and injuries. Regular and improved maintenance of powered cleaning equipment which ensures equipment is always working efficiently. 

    Being IJCSA Green Cleaning Certified lets my customers know that I am committed to reducing their exposure, and the environment, from toxic chemicals and reduce waste. For these reasons I received my Green Cleaning Certification thru The International Cleaning Service Association (IJCSA). The IJCSA provides a list of Certified Green Cleaning Companies in different areas. The link is

  • 18 Sep 2018 9:48 AM | Roger Morgans

    The environmental footprint of the janitorial industry has been long overlooked. Just as we have obligations to our clients and employees, we also have even deeper obligations to our communities and environment.

    "Green" chemicals and procedures have advanced to a point where they perform as well or better than their harsher and less safe counterparts and are becoming more competitively priced. This means as we embrace the changes we can depend on safer, cleaner facilities and work spaces.

    Find Your IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Company Here

  • 17 Sep 2018 10:07 AM | Jillian DeAnnuntis

    Many cleaning products and chemicals that are not green certified contain toxic ingredients that can be harmful to your health and the environment. The purpose of green cleaning products and methods is to protect and promote health, while also reducing the negative effects on the environment. When you use many cleaning products, “harmful chemicals are being released into the environment,” says Leslie Reichert, author of “Joy of Green Cleaning”. Not great for you and the people around you to breathe in. 

    Green cleaning products help decrease harmful air and water pollution, ozone depletion, and global climate change because green cleaning products do not include toxic chemicals that regular cleaining products do.All-natural green cleaning has been shown to reduce health problems that are associated with allergens, chemical sensitivities and contaminants. This includes mold and bacteria. Studies have shown that spraying a household cleaner just once a week increases a persons chance of getting asthma. 

    Using green products that are all-natural are known to increase worker satisfaction, improve employee morale, reduce absenteeism, promote productivity and efficiency. Green cleaning methods Improve training programs by stressing safety and cleaning procedures. This reduces injuries to custodial staff and Worker’s Compensation Claims. 

    Other benefits of using Eco-Friendly cleaning methods include reducing chemical consumption and the number of chemicals needed. Promoting better inventory management of supplies and equipment, resulting in more efficient and better-planned procurement of goods. Also, using green cleaning products won’t damage surfaces over time like traditional cleaners can. 

    There are many benefits of using natural green products versus everyday cleaning products. It’s no wonder more and more people are turning to Green Certified cleaning products and eco-friendly cleaning methods. For a list of providers in your area the IJCSA has compiled a list of their service members who are Certified Green Cleaning Companies. You can find a provider at 

  • 15 Sep 2018 11:59 AM | Lucia Miringu
    Cleaning your carpet is an essential way of maintaining clean air in your home. Carpets are part of our homes and are often not properly cleaned. They contain harmful allergens that can become problematic and life threatening when breathed by children and pets. Having your carpets cleaned regularly can become an economical way to preserve and maintain your flooring investment.

    One way to effectively clean your carpets is using a carpet extractor. Now I know that having a carpet extractor is not exactly high on your things to purchase and with that being said there’s a large list of certified well trained carpet cleaning companies in most areas. Here at the IJCSA you can find a qualified company to help clean and protect your home and carpet. Cleaning your carpet regularly helps with air quality, releases trapped airborne pollutants that are infiltrated into your home carpet. Having your carpet professionally clean helps prevent and eliminate spots and stains. find a professional carpet cleaning company here:

  • 14 Sep 2018 2:26 PM | Yanira Morales

    Yanan Eco-Friendly provides clients with safe environmentally conscious green cleaning solutions. Our green services use environmentally friendly products while working to reduce contaminants that may threaten our health and pollute the Earth.

    Our team specializes in green best practices:

    -Environmentally responsible cleaning products

    -Color coded Microfiber systems

    -Hepa/Ulpa Vacuums

    - Preferred vendors that offer eco-friendly and green cleaning service products

    -Developments and research on partnering green cleaning products with green cleaning service prosses 

    -Educating clients about the importance of green services

    Find Certified Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 12 Sep 2018 12:15 PM | Andrew Rembacki

    In my years of experience I have always tried to follow rules when in customer service situations, but one rule has always been in the top three: First impressions are everything. In a cleaning or janitorial environment my job skills can only take me so far. I believe to truly reach my goals of being the absolute best professional I can be, learning or improving my customer service skills will ensure a quality and long lasting relationship with my customers, which in turn benefits my life and the life of my business.

    The quality of training provided through IJCSA benefits anyone willing and ready to take on new challenges in life and grow their business and livelihood. From carpet care to customer service to insurance, they have it all. I am very fortunate to be a member of IJCSA and look forward to the successful adventures that lie ahead.

  • 11 Sep 2018 9:02 AM | Lavette Ray

    Ever walked into a building after someone has thoroughly cleaned it ? Smelled that fresh bleach smell. As you look around and see how organized everything is and still that bleach and household cleaning smell. 

    How about ever made the mistake of mixing Bleach with another chemical. Then get this burning in your chest, find it hard to breath? This can come from the harmful chemicals you have mixed together and in most cases the same effects can happen if the chemicals are used separately.

    Which is why most companies provide a go Green or eco Friendly cleaning service. Keeps the air fresh, more productive. Going green is alot healthier than using your everyday products.

    If you are looking for a Green Cleaning Service feel free to check out the IJCSA directory for a green cleaning company near you Green Cleaning Service . Green cleaning is better because at least you don't  have to wear face mask to try and protect your eyes, lungs and waterways .

    So why not go green and receive the same cleaning result as using those household products. Ill be making sure my company is Green Cleaning 

  • 10 Sep 2018 11:27 PM | ian Tenido

         Good customer service means helping customers efficiently, in a friendly manner. It’s essential to be able to handle issues for customers and do your best to ensure they are satisfied. Providing good service is one of the most important things that can set your business apart from the others of its kind.

          In my experience, good customer service is always being positive and willing to assist your customers to the best of your ability. I remember one customer in particular, from early in my career, who I spent a tremendous amount of time with, helping to outfit her home office with electronics. She was working with a limited budget, but wanted to start with quality merchandise she could add to as her business grew. She thanked me and took the time to send a note to my supervisor the next day. I don’t think I realized until that point how much people appreciate good customer service.

          IJCSA put their customer as their main priority and always make sure that they get the best service and satisfaction expected from their respected companies. Professionalism is also practice to create a good first impression to the customers of the company.

  • 10 Sep 2018 2:12 PM | Jillian DeAnnuntis

    We at GME Cleaning Solutions understand the importance of offering our clients Green Cleaning Options. Green cleaning benefits the health of the employees, our clients, and the environment. We will implement this by using a three-step approach. 

    These three steps include using only Green products, properly training staff, and using the most efficient cleaning practices and equipment to reduce waste and chemical use. In addition to strictly following the three step approach, we will be using recycled paper products, microfiber cloths, mop heads, and dusters. 

  • 09 Sep 2018 1:44 PM | Yanira Morales

    As a modern society works to become environmentally conscious , Yanan Eco-Friendly is a green alternative.

    Our team specializes in green best practices:

    -Environmentally responsible cleaning products

    -Color coded Microfiber system

    -HEPA/ULPA vacuums

    -Preferred vendors that offer eco-friendly and green cleaning services products.

    -Investing capital towards green cleaning initiatives

    -Development and research on partnering green cleaning products with green cleaning services processes

    -Educating clients about importance of green services

    Find professional certified green cleaning services here:

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