International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association

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  • 24 Jun 2013 10:09 AM | Deleted user
    Grand Opening Monday July 8th at 6224 N. 8th St Philadelphia, Pa. 19126
    Free door Prizes and huge Discounts.
    Case of 17" floor pads
    Case of floor stripper
    Case of neutral cleaner
    5 gal pale of floor finish
    One 17" floor machine
     Cost $783.80

  • 16 Jun 2013 7:10 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Maple Shade, NJ --(SBWIRE)-- 06/13/2013 -- Mac’s Janitorial Services, performing commercial cleaning in Burlington, and other areas in Southern Jersey, was recently successful in completing a high-reach cleaning project at Simmons Pet Food in Pennsauken, NJ. As a nation-wide leading pet supply store, Simmons Pet Food needed some hard-to-reach cleaning done and decided to call Mac’s Janitorial Services to get the job done correctly. The crew cleaned the building’s surfaces which were 35 to 40 feet high, by using special lifts. The building’s vents, lights and duct work were cleaned accordingly. The high-reach services provided by Mac’s Janitorial Services eliminate the needs for ladders and expensive equipment, making the process easier and more affordable for the client. When performing high-reach cleaning projects, 

    Mac’s Janitorial Services uses the most effective pure water cleaning system in the industry.
    Mac’s Janitorial Services is a trusted commercial cleaning company to contact for cleaning large industrial buildings such as warehouses. As high-reach deep clean specialists, Mac’s Janitorial Services is equipped with advanced cleaning equipment and machinery that can get the dirtiest jobs done. Without damaging the surface of a building, the cleaning crew will remove any oil stains, dirt, dust particles or anything else that is making a commercial property look dull.

    Clients will be assured that the quality of work provided by Mac’s Janitorial Services will be problem-free. Each member of the team has years of residential and commercial cleaning under their belts, so they understand even the most complicated of problems. The equipment and products used for commercial cleaning is environmentally friendly, including no harmful caustics or solvents. Clients of Mac’s Janitorial Services will have their building look attractive again, while saving the environment at the same time. 

    About Mac's Janitorial Services
    As a leader in industrial cleaning services, Mac’s Janitorial Services has been providing Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia with premium commercial cleaning for over 55 years. Offering a wide range of janitorial and building maintenance services, the company will complete any task on time and under budget. Over the past forty years, the company has been able to expand its horizons and now offer generalized cleaning, complete floor maintenance, window washing, power washing, disaster cleanup and more. The company provides cleaning services for commercial properties located in Salem, Camden, Burlington and all of Gloucester County. 

    For more information, please visit http://www.macsjanitorial.com/.
  • 10 Jun 2013 9:59 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Pegasus Building and Cleanroom Services proudly presents the latest innovation in decontamination services for your facilities, the Sanosil Halo Fogging System. 

    Sanosil Halo Room Fogger

    The EPA Registered Sanosil Halo Fogging System produces an atomized dry mist comprised of positively charged hydroxyl ions that go up, around and under all exposed surfaces killing 99.9999 % of bacteria, viruses, spores to include mold, and fungi. The Halo activation technology is facilitated by the chemical interaction of a 5% hydrogen peroxide and .01% AgNo3+(silvercations). The combination of the hydrogen peroxide ions and the silver produce the 99.9999% kill rate. The fogging by products are the benign elements water and oxygen. This is the most effective, yet least caustic decontamination method available and is safe around people and your animals. The fogging services will do no damage to sensitive electronics, surfaces or substrates. The EPA registered Sanosil S010 Disinfectant Solution can be fogged or sprayed (no wipe). The Halo Fogger is lightweight (50 lbs), portable, quiet, and the process is odorless and effective.

    The Halo room fogger can decontaminate a 2000 cubic foot room in about 20 minutes and the room can be evacuated using the HVAC system or allowed to dwell overnight and naturally dissipate. The Halo Fogger S10 Disinfectant Solution is EPA registered, No. 84526-1, and is certified for use in the Halo Fogger. 

    PROTECT YOUR FACILITY AND SAFEGUARD YOUR STAFF and YOUR FACILITY

    For more information on Pegasus’s Halo Fogging Services Please Contact:
    Dana Barton
    Contamination Control Specialist
    Pegasus Cleanroom Services
    Office (858) 444-2290 x 31
    Cell (858) 381-7005
    dbarton@pegasusclean.com
  • 03 Jun 2013 6:58 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    DALLAS, TX, June 03, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dallas Building Maintenance, a leading professional cleaning and janitorial services company in Dallas, is proud to announce the launch of their new company website, designed and developed by Advice Interactive Group, an Inc. 500 Internet marketing company in Dallas.
    The new website features a clean, professional design with service pages dedicated to each of DBM's many areas of expertise. Website visitors are able to read in depth about the company's cleaning processes, the types of buildings and businesses the company works with, and information regarding the company as a whole. Any interested parties can also sign up for a free instant price quote for DBM's services.
    DBM is proud of its legacy of professionalism and quality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. To highlight this legacy, the new site also contains information on their services, including eco-friendly green cleaning techniques, window washing, restroom cleaning, and odor removal techniques. An onsite blog discusses these services at length, including their benefits for Dallas-area business owners.
    Contact Information:
    Dallas Building Maintenance
    2815 Valley View Ln.
    Dallas, TX 75234
    972-620-9200
    http://www.full-service-janitorial.com/
    About Dallas Building Maintenance
    Dallas Building Maintenance is a full-service commercial cleaning and janitorial company that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The company, in business since 1975, serves commercial spaces small and large, including churches, office parks, and medical offices.
    DBM on Facebook
    DBM on Twitter


    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1281482#ixzz2V9LZhZrU
  • 03 Jun 2013 6:57 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- Sick leave within a corporation or office building environment can be a significant expense that a company and business must absorb. Although these are days that are included in the employee benefits, they are still days that detract from a company’s productivity and can even create an exponential affect amongst many.

    A commercial cleaning company that does the extras in order to segregate its waste and germ contamination factors, is one that protects its clients and in the long run, adds to their bottom line. So many cleaning companies overlook the simple issues such as moving from bathroom to bathroom with the same buckets and mops doing harmful damage to the workplace by the “non-elimination” of harmful bacteria that only festers and spreads throughout a workplace.

    The answer and solution to such a quandary is simple yet arduous to execute. The bottom line is that it is easier to not be as sanitary and meticulous because it is in fact more work and more time. State of the art chemicals and cleaning materials are always evolving which good cleaning companies should stay abreast of. Armed with the latest materials however only makes the janitorial services even more valuable to their clients.

    Some machines can actually suck out the dirt and bacteria and hold them until released into a receptacle or area where they are removed from a safe distance that can no longer harm the employees. Additionally, cleaners that enforce training for their employees to learn and study the whys and wherefores in the proper cleaning techniques, makes the supervision of a cleaning company that much easier as well.

    This training approach also instills a confidence in its employees who are entrusted to handle the business’ clients effectively. One or two mishaps become quite noticeable and can sever the janitorial service’s customers.

    For more in depth cleaning methods that a professional company like Excel Building Services uses, contact them at (813) 451-8229 http://www.Excel444.com 10006 Cross Creek Blvd Tampa, Fl 33647

    Media Contact:
    Company: Excel Building Services
    Address: 10006 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, Fl 33647
    Phone: (813) 451-8229
    Website: http://www.excel444.com/
  • 01 Jun 2013 8:03 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    MaidPro, one of the largest home cleaning franchises in the U.S. and Canada, smashed the previous World Record by short sheeting 10,236 beds in a single day. The previous record holder, Niles Fulton, held the record for exactly fifteen years by short sheeting 332 beds in his college dormitory on April 1, 1998.

    Short sheeting is a prank commonly performed at camps, boarding schools and military barracks. A bed sheet is untucked at the foot end of the bed and folded toward the head, making it look as if it is two sheets (an undersheet and top sheet). When the victim attempts to enter the bed, they are unable to extend their legs, leaving them in an awkward balled up position.

    MaidPro was able to accomplish this feat by tapping into their large customer base and putting into action a one day Short Sheeting Campaign across all of their locations, short sheeting all customer beds for all cleans performed that day.

    The response from this campaign has been dramatic. MaidPro’s phones have been ringing non-stop from puzzled customers and congratulatory observers. A long-time customer, Anne Hallway, wrote, “Congratulations on such a monumental achievement! I never thought the record could be broken. Please never do that again.”

    MaidPro prides itself on forming close relationships with their clients. “How else could we have gotten away with this,” laughed Mark Kushinsky, MaidPro CEO. “Of course we only did this with clients we really knew and had a great connection with.”

    About MaidPro 
    MaidPro is a Boston-based franchisor of housecleaning services with over 150 offices throughout the U.S and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1997, takes pride in its strong owner community, cutting-edge technology and creative marketing. It has been honored with the Franchise Business Review's Franchise 50 Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for owner satisfaction. The company can be found online atmaidpro.com.

    Contact: media(at)maidpro(at)com. 
    617.742.8787

  • 01 Jun 2013 8:02 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Window Genie is the nationally ranked franchise of home services known to, “Clean Windows and a Whole Lot More!” A whole lot more includes window tinting, pressure washing, gutter clean-out and giving back to the community. Window Genie of Charlotte, NC performed another free window cleaning at the home of local Korean War Era Veteran, Robert Williams. Peter Cogan and his team went out on Tuesday to the home of Robert and his wife Gail to show their gratitude for his service to our country.

    Cogan calls his project, “Windows 4 Wishes: Cleaning the homes of those who protect ours.” This is his second job for a local veteran. Cogan hopes to eventually establish enough relationships with other local veterans so he and his team may perform at least one free cleaning per month. “I’m glad we’ve come up with a way to use my business and my team’s skill set to give back to local Veterans,” said Cogan. “I just wanted to thank Robert for his service. They’re all heroes and deserve much more thanks than we can give.”

    If you, or a veteran you know would like to learn more about Window Genie, call Peter Cogan at 704-489-0616 or email him at pcogan(at)windowgenie(dot)com.

    Window Genie franchises available nationwide. Window Genie corporate shows their support for the US Military by offering Veterans exclusive deals when purchasing franchise territories. To learn more, call 800-700-0022 or visit the online virtual brochure at windowgeniefranchise.com.

  • 01 Jun 2013 8:01 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    RJB Properties, Inc., a minority-owned and operated janitorial services provider, announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in EEOC v. RJB Properties, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-cv-2001 (N.D. Ill.), to resolve remaining claims following the district court’s summary judgment ruling last year in RJB’s favor.

    “Our client is very pleased with the settlement,” according to RJB attorney Peter Roeser of the law firmRoeser Bucheit & Graham LLC. “Although RJB was confident that it would ultimately prevail on the few claims that remained following its victory on summary judgment, it was able to settle those claims for a fraction of what the EEOC originally sought before the majority of its claims were dismissed on summary judgment.”

    The EEOC originally filed suit against RJB Properties, Inc. in 2010, accusing the company of committing over 150 purported acts of national origin discrimination, harassment and retaliation against 20 Hispanic and two African-American employees. Among other things, the EEOC alleged that RJB discriminated against janitors by asking them to mop floors, shovel snow, remove garbage, by not providing overtime opportunities, and by not promoting employees for jobs to which they never applied.

    At the close of discovery, RJB moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the complained of actions did not give rise to cognizable claims of employment discrimination, and that there was no evidence to indicate that they were in any way motivated by national origin. In April 2012, the district court issued a ruling rejecting the EEOC’s expansive interpretation of what constitutes employment discrimination under Title VII and finding that there was no evidence on most of the EEOC’s claims to indicate that the various employment actions were motivated by national origin discrimination. Among other things, the court entered judgment in favor of RJB on all of the EEOC’s claims for failure to promote, all of the EEOC’s failure to provide overtime claims, and twelve harassment claims. The court’s 120-page opinion dismissed over 130 acts of purported discrimination.

    RJB Properties was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Orland Park, Illinois. It is a premier provider of janitorial services and facilities management services. RJB was represented by Peter Roeser, John Bucheit and Darrell Graham of the law firm Roeser Bucheit & Graham LLC, a Chicago-based business litigation firm with a substantial employment law practice.

  • 01 Jun 2013 8:00 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Vanguard Cleaning Systems, a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, announced that it has added Tulsa, Oklahoma to its growing presence in the Southwest. The regional office will sell janitorial franchises which provide cleaning services to businesses throughout the greater Tulsa market. This is the first Vanguard office in the State of Oklahoma.

    Owned and operated by Phillip Clark, the Tulsa officeis already open for business. “Phillip’s expertise and reputation stemming from his current offices in both Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri will be of great value to local businesses and franchisees in Tulsa,” said Mark Heisten, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems. “We look forward to working with him and his team as they grow their business in the Southwestern U.S.”

    Phillip opened his first Vanguard regional office inSpringdale, Arkansas June 2009 and Springfield, Missouri in January 2012. Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Tulsa is located at 1831 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136. For information about Vanguard Cleaning Systems commercial cleaning services and franchise opportunities in Tulsa, contact Phillip Clark at 918-960-4450 or email at pclark(at)vanguardcleaning(dot)com.

    About Vanguard Cleaning Systems

    Founded in 1984, Vanguard Cleaning Systems is a franchisor with 65 regional offices and 2,500 franchisees across 38 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. Franchisees provide commercial cleaning services for more than 10,000 corporate customers.

    Vanguard has been consistently ranked among the top franchises in North America, achieving a rank of #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and #15 in the 2012 D&B AllBusiness AllStar franchises. Additionally, Vanguard was selected as one of USA Today’s 50 Top Franchises for Minorities, PODER Magazine's Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics and Black Enterprise Magazine's Top 40 for African-Americans. You can learn more about Vanguard Cleaning Systems at http://www.vanguardcleaning.com.

  • 01 Jun 2013 7:59 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Property E.R. Specialists, a multifaceted Boise-basedproperty preservation and foreclosure company, announces they are now servicing the Treasure Valley area. A company spokesperson says they hope this is the first of many expansions throughout the Northwest.

    “We are excited to be offering our Preservation & Inspection services in the Treasure Valley and Ontario, Oregon areas,” states Dr. Damaris Conrad, CEO/Founder. "Property E.R. Specialists is able to provide property preservation and tenant cleanout service for lenders, loan services, asset managers and REO agents; all of which is long overdue because of the backlog of foreclosure inventory at the national banks.”

    Dr. Conrad continued, “Throughout this area there are many defaulted properties that are left unkempt with abandoned vehicles, growing debris, tall grass and weeds, and broken windows and doors, all of which invite vandalism to the neighborhood and decreases property values. Our team works to bring the property into compliance and assists in maintaining the property as it is being marketed and until it sells.”

    Dr. Conrad says the service they provide is mutually beneficial for all parties. “I can't tell you the number of times local neighbors will come up to our onsite team and thank them profusely for all of their attention to a defaulted property, so it is no longer an eyesore,” she says. “We take great pride and pleasure in the quality of our work as we ready a defaulted property for market. Neighbors and compliance officers often drop by and take notice of the diligent effort of our teams, the changes in the property, and compliment us on the difference our work makes in the neighborhood."

    Besides expanding their coverage area, Property E.R. Specialists is also happy to announce new services. They are now offering carpet cleaning to both residential and commercial clients. The company uses the highly rated Rotovac 360 for all carpet cleaning jobs. The Rotovac is known in the industry for making a significant difference between just "cleaning" a carpet and restoring a carpet to its original luster.

    Property E.R. states that by offering the carpet cleaning services in-house, they can save the banks, asset managers and investors money since they are able to restore most carpets which would otherwise have to be replaced or pulled up, as part of the preservation services. Using just this one service can add value and give the house a “sales-clean” appearance.

    As an experienced full-service property preservation company, Property E.R. Specialists, invites local real estate agents, brokers, asset managers, investors, and property managers located in the Treasure Valley and in need of preservation services or tenant clean-outs, to go to the webpage at http://www.propertyerspecialists.com and learn more about the affordable services specifically available to the real estate industry, investor, property managers and field service professional.    

    According to one national field service manager, "Most of our property assets are left in deplorable conditions by the former owners. However, our experience with the team at Property ER is their continued commitment to provide timely turn-around services for all of our defaulted properties, and they consistently go beyond our expectations in doing so! They really work hard to turn our defaulted property liabilities into sales-conditioned assets, ready for the real estate market."

    About Property E.R. Specialists 
    Property E.R Specialists, LLC, is a full-service property preservation and inspection company for foreclosure and defaulted properties. The company’s goal is to provide the highest quality field asset services in the Reo & Pre-Reo market for major financial institutions, realtors, government-based M&M contractors, property management companies, and real estate investors. Services include, but are not limited to, securing foreclosed homes, construction site cleanup, tenant house cleanouts, commercial cleanouts, janitorial services, Cash for Keys program, maintenance of properties during the sales process, commercial and residential carpet cleaning. The philosophy of the company is to turn a property liability into a sales-condition asset. We strive to provide experienced, licensed, insured specialists who are experienced in their field and provide superior workmanship in a timely manner.

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