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  • 27 Apr 2018 7:22 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    It’s spring cleaning time for your appliances, too

    Your fridge – Move your refrigerator out from the wall and clean the back side of the refrigerator and the flooring under the refrigerator. Find the location of the refrigerator’s coils by checking the owner’s manual. Sometimes they’re on the back of the appliance; sometimes they’re under a toe grill at the front of the fridge. You may have to remove a panel or grill.


    Then pull the plug on the electricity, gently dust the coils with a rag or brush and vacuum the coils. When dirt and dust builds up on coils, it takes more electricity to keep food cold. You’ll also want to replace the filter on your refrigerator water dispenser every six months.

    You might also take all the food out of your refrigerator and wipe the surfaces of the interior with a water solution that includes baking soda or vinegar. Throw away food that’s been around too long.

    Your oven — There are several possibilities 

    More at source: KTAR



  • 26 Apr 2018 10:55 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)


    Certification Courses

    Now you can get certified right from the comfort of your home and/or office, anytime day or night. Online Certification Courses and classes from the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association are an excellent way for you to expand your knowledge and continue your education. 


    All of our cleaning and janitorial certification programs and course materials are included with membership at NO EXTRA CHARGE!  

    Members should certify at their own pace.

    IJCSA Master Certification (IMC) - The most comprehensive in depth online cleaning and janitorial certification program available today. 250+ questions w/ 110 written essay questions. Verbal oral exam. Average test certification time 4 hours. Average course study time 20 hours. All course materials available online.


    Bloodborne Certification (BPC)  Bloodborne Pathogens Certification OSHA I And OSHA II Approved. Are you at risk of exposure? Stay OSHA compliant. As someone who may come in contact with blood, you are required by OSHA to be trained in bloodborne pathogens. OSHA fines for non-compliance can be as high as $70,000. Avoid fines and stay compliant with effective training that will help keep you safe and up to date. Average test certification time 1 hour. Average course study time 2 hours. All course materials available online.

    Carpet Cleaning Certification (CCC) This IJCSA Carpet Cleaning Certification course covers basic to advanced carpet cleaning techniques and will enable you to be confident on every job no matter what the customer asks you or what carpet cleaning challenges are encountered. Training is focused on the green cleaning process along with standard carpet cleaning practices. Covered in this course is how to remove stubborn stains, how to prevent stains from returning, and the techniques to clean all carpet, upholstery & rugs. Average test certification time 2 hours. Average course study time 10-12 hours. All course materials available online

    Mold Inspection & Remediation Services (MIRS)-  Provides members the ability to identify and correct potential mold infestation in a residential home or commercial building. This IJCSA course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge about fungi and the potential health risks of toxic mold. 80 hours as required by law. All course materials available online. 

    Green Cleaning Company Certification (GCC)- Residential and commercial consumers are no longer satisfied with services saying they are green companies. In some commercial situations a certification is required for you to clean their building, so they stay current with their own certification process. Green cleaning is now the most popular choice for service providers based on health and environmental reasons. Average test certification time 2 hours. Average course study time 5-6 hours. All course materials available online.


    Chemical Hazards Certification  (CHC) Improve your understanding of the underlying health and environmental impacts of chemical hazards by reviewing the toxic effects of materials and the basic mechanism of MSDS. Average test certification time 2 hours. Average course study time 3 hours. All course materials available online.

    Customer Service Certification (CSC) A company's reputation is only as good as the customer service it provides. Please a customer, and your client base will swell with relatives and neighbors who catch wind of your top-notch service. But upset one, and brace yourself for disaster. Average test certification time 1 hour. Average course study time 1 hour. All course materials available online.


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  • 25 Apr 2018 9:20 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Why the kids at Sands Montessori think 'Mr. Bob' should be Janitor of the Year


    CINCINNATI -- Every weekday morning for the last eight years, Bob Cook has unlocked the doors of Sands Montessori School at 5:30 and polished the floors until they shine "like glass." 

    "I come in and do my job so that kids come to a clean school," the longtime custodian affectionately known as "Mr. Bob" said. "I just want to be a role model and hope they come back in 10 years, shake my hand when they go to college, you know?"

    More at source: WCPO

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  • 24 Apr 2018 2:37 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)


                                                               
     
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  • 20 Apr 2018 8:08 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    CUSTODIAN UNION RALLY GOES UNNOTICED BY CAMPUS

    While Seattle University students were hard at work during last quarter’s dead week, studying for finals and gearing up for the spring break to come, a demonstration went unseen and untalked about for over a month, despite taking place directly on campus.


    One month ago, WFF custodians at Seattle U took part in a union rally attempting to call attention to the issues they face and to bring into the public eye their ongoing negotiations with WFF Facility Services. The demonstration was organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 6.

    More at source: Seattle Spectator

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  • 18 Apr 2018 7:37 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    JANITORIAL WORKERS PROTEST OUTSIDE TATE MODERN


    Tate Modern’s current exhibition, “Picasso—Love, Fame, Tragedy,” which received major funding from the London-based investment firm of Ernst & Young (EY), is being protested by janitorial workers, writes Alec Evans of the Art Newspaper. Members of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) held up signs and distributed fliers outside the museum on April 14 to “make people aware of how these low paid migrant workers are being treated,” said a representative from the IWGB. 

    More at source: ArtForum.com

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  • 17 Apr 2018 12:38 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Find Your Local Certified Green Cleaning Service Here


    Clean Homes. Clean Earth. Green cleaning, or cleaning with products made from environmentally friendly ingredients designed to preserve health and environmental quality, is becoming increasingly important to homeowners across North America and Canada

  • 16 Apr 2018 3:09 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Keeping pets safe during spring cleaning season

    Many homeowners are getting started with their spring cleaning and home improvement projects, and it's important during this time of year for pet parents to keep some safety tips in mind for the furry friends!


    Megan Yaffe, Community Programs Manager for the Providence Animal Rescue League, stopped by "The Rhode Show" on Monday morning to share the following tips and reminders:

    1. Household Cleaning Products

    Most people automatically associate spring cleaning with the use of household cleaning products. But before you take out that shining floor cleaner, be sure to read the label very carefully as you do not want to hurt your pet. Almost all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets....

    More at source: WPRI

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