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Commercial Green Cleaning Cannot Be A False Promise

20 Mar 2021 4:49 AM | Scott Milbank

With 2021 starting as an interesting year with the coronavirus, more and more businesses are interested in sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Sustainable facility maintenance and green cleaning has never been more popular than it is at the moment which is also for our environment. Green office cleaning can be a demonstrable commitment to best practices without using exaggerated claims, meaningless promises and watered-down results. If a Industrial cleaning company Michigan claims to be ‘green’ but that equates to green chemicals and a few microfiber rags, that is not a real green cleaning program. Real and effective green cleaning options must go beyond lip service. There must be green cleaning strategies, sustainability practices, green cleaning equipment, a commitment to indoor air quality and green cleaning chemicals that demonstrate a solid commitment to a green cleaning program. You don’t want a false sense of green cleaning or a bunch of meaningless spin, especially since it takes you further from simple, effective and even cost saving ways to make our facilities safer, healthier and greener.


Strength H2O Industrial Solutions Green Cleaning Committment To You

Training staff in all of the environmentally beneficial methods of cleaning and best practices is critical to getting the most out of any green cleaning program.

  • A cleaning company should use chemicals that are green certified wherever possible.
  • Training staff in all of the environmentally beneficial methods of cleaning and best practices is critical to getting the most out of any green cleaning program.
  • Sizing trash can liners correctly (you might be surprised how often incorrectly sized liners are used) reduces using more plastic material than necessary. 
  • The use of floor mats at entrances limits the amount of dirt brought into your facility, thereby reducing the need for more cleaning and products than needed. 
  • Backpack vacuums are not only lightweight and ergonomic for the cleaner, they are quieter contributing less to sound pollution
  • Automatic chemical dispensing procedures reduce chemical overuse and assure correct mixing is followed.


Using IJCSA Green Cleaning Certified Directory To Make Your Life Easier


All of this checking and confirming can add up to more work on your plate than you need. Your to do list is already a mile long right? If you need to make the process of finding a new Michigan industrial cleaning company more streamlined, professional certification can help. The IJCSA Green Cleaning Certified Directory is a professional certification program for the Michigan building services industry. Extermely similar to ISO-Type certifications, IJCSA is a standard that requires a janitorial operation, whether contracted or in-house, to demonstrate controlled processes in the major areas:

  • Quality System
  • Service Delivery
  • Human Resources
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Stewardship
  • Management Commitment
  • Green Buildings and Service.


These areas correlate directly to the quality of service and efficacy you can expect to receive. When you hire an IJCSA Green Cleaning Certified commercial cleaning company that an outside independent examiner has verified meets or exceeds all LEED requirements, you know exactly what you are getting without all the leg work on your behalf. Strength H2O Industrial Solutions is a one soure solution for all your industrial cleaning services in Michigan, especially green cleaning!


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