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  • 17 Sep 2021 4:55 PM | Melissa Wolfe

    When doing business with 911 Cleaning service we always put our customers first.  We will listen and do everything we can to make your experience great!  We let our customers choose exactly what kind of cleaning services they want and we will go out of our way to meet their expectations.  We always let our customers know if they are not satisfied we will come back and redo the task at no extra charge.  

    We also let the customers know that we all have been trained with International Janitorial Cleaning Service Association. Having this training makes every customers experience exceptional!


  • 17 Sep 2021 8:24 AM | Jessica Stancato

    Great customer service in the janitorial industry involves many moving parts. It is important to listen to the customer, apologize for any concerns, solve their issues, and thank them for bring the item to your attention. Above just this, I believe that great service is channeling your service to the individual needs of each client. 

    Ask the client what their expectations are ahead of time and continually ask them if they are satisfied with their service and if they would change anything. Explain how important an open line of communication is. 

  • 16 Sep 2021 11:49 AM | Raymond Francisco

    When cleaning, it is vital to know and understand the proper procedures in how to clean while preventing any accidents to happen or unwanted exposure, hence learning about what to wear, what to use to clean, as well as how to prevent myself from coming in contact with a bloodborne pathogens, followed by what to do if I do come in contact with a bloodborne pathogen can serve as an effective tool for me to use in the future. 

    It also emphasizes on the importance of safely handling garbage, laundry, and medical equipment, all basic things that we can easily come in contact with.  Overall I was pleased with the BP course and feel it it is one that all should know simply to prevent common mistakes from happening in the future 

  • 16 Sep 2021 10:24 AM | Guadalupe Gomez

         Every single day as we deal with the COVID 19 PANDEMIC it is extremely important to protect everyone that enters any healthcare facility which includes patients, staff, vendors and visitors.  Due to people who are sick and possibly contagious without proper cleaning and cross contamination techniques these healthcare facilities are subject to large amounts of germs and bacteria that can be transferred from room to room, patient to patient and so on.  

         Infections and Viruses can be transferred to visitors and staff causing exposure to family and friends when they go home.  These infections and viruses can be transferred from HEALTHCARE FACILITIES to the new host through their shoes, clothing, keys, phones, and other objects we commonly use.  Some of these viruses and infectious diseases can live outside the body for extended periods of time causing exposure to anyone that gets near or has contact with the carrier.  

         HEALTHCARE FACILITY CLEANERS need to be properly trained in the necessary procedures to eliminate bacteria, germs and pathogens that can endanger everyone in the healthcare facility.  So to prevent from endangering everyone in the facility it is vital to use the appropriate level of PPE, cleaning techniques and proper training. 

         For Medical Cleaning Facilities Cleaning go to:

    http://www.ijcsa.org/Janitorial-Service-Directory-Find-A-Janitorial-Service-JanitorialServices 

    http://www.ijcsa.org/Janitorial-Service-Directory-Find-A-Janitorial-Service-JanitorialServices 
  • 16 Sep 2021 9:36 AM | Brian Scott

    Janitors and Janitorial staff play a big role in daily life, by providing healthy environments.They help prevent the spread of illness and infection in the workplace, which improves indoor quality. Now more than ever, janitorial and commercial cleaning are needed, in facilities due to the arise of new pathogens that are begin spread in the environment. Buildings and facilities are needing extra serves to make sure they are germ free for their occupants. Janitors provide safe and clean spaces which means less distractions and more comfort for employee and clients. Janitorial and commercial cleaning are now seen as the new first responders when it comes to taking care of all facilities. Janitors and janitorial staff job promotes wellness, health and safety to public facility, schools, work offices, hospitals, and restaurants. Take for instance a school, administration, and teachers rely on the cafeteria, classrooms, and restrooms to be kept clean for school staff and children. Janitors job are to meet the needs of others.

  • 15 Sep 2021 5:16 PM | Hafeeza Causey

    Mold remediation certification will benefit my cleaning business by allowing to become more diverse in the filed. Being able to consult with clients about mold will not only build trust or to even inform them about the dangerous but also being able to fix the situation. Mold remediation will benefit my cleaning profession drastically by me offering other services that align with my business goal.

  • 14 Sep 2021 5:56 PM | Frances Kelly
    Apply The Pressure LLC is a certified IJCSA Member home cleaning and residential service company. Whether you need you house cleaned one time, weekly,  monthly or annual, we are here to serve you. 

    Your house is a reflection of your living environment that's directly impacts your family's health. Therefore, house cleaning should be a top priority. Keep your house clean on a regular  basis can prevent getting sick, prevent allergies or asthma attacks

    We provide basic and deep home and residential cleaning services. These services include but not limited  to vacuuming, sweeping & mopping, dusting, surface cleaning, emptying trash etc.

    We pride ourselves in quality service and customer satisfaction! 

    For more information on home and residential service cleaning click the directory below.

    https://www.ijcsa.org/House-Cleaning-Services


    Frances Kelly

    Apply The Pressure LLC 

  • 14 Sep 2021 8:04 AM | Jair Pineros

    Health care facilities required special steps and procedures to clean and disinfect due to the high risk of contamination from harmful pathogens such as germs, bacteria, and viruses. How can we implement the same procedures to other areas of janitorial services? And how can we be the fore front against the spreading of diseases from these microorganisms?

    Medical cleaning training procedures are effective in high risk areas where germs and viruses are present. The use of PPE and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting techniques are very important to avoid direct or indirect contact with pathogens. The same procedures could be utilize for residential and commercial cleaning to achieve better results for your own company and customers.

    Cleaning methods use in health care facilities can be apply in residential cleaning. For instance, high touch areas should be disinfected in the same manner medical institutions do, as well as bathrooms and kitchen. When it comes to commercial cleaning, the same procedures for health care facilities should be use. In commercial settings high traffic areas like floors and carpets should be disinfected in a daily basis. Items like phones, computers key boards, hand rails and door knobs are a breeding ground for viruses.

    Protecting our environment wheatear is home or business from harmful pathogens is essential for a good standard of living. Cleaning and disinfecting is a good habit and should always be exercised in a daily basis. As of right now, with the recent covid-19 pandemic we are aware of how important disinfecting is and how keeping a good habit of cleanliness have a positive impact in our lives.       

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  • 12 Sep 2021 6:12 PM | Deleted user

    Medical cleaning best practices are a good benchmark to work off of when planning cleaning services for non-medical applications.  Especially in today's world where you need to be prepared with every customer engagement that there could have been a COVID exposure, it's critical to understand the key points on medical cleaning that can help as you enter a residential or commercial cleaning project.

    PPE for medical cleaning is critical.  Understanding what you're walking into determines the level of PPE you need, so translating that to a residential or commercial job it's important that we are communicating with the customer pre-job to understand the current conditions and if there are any additional precautions we need to be taking.

    Process driven cleaning, where you work from the top down, and clean systematically from one side of each room to another is important.  For a commercial job where most rooms you encounter will be similar it's valuable to establish a cleaning process for the room so that you ensure that each room gets the level of attention it needs.  For a residential job, it's important to understand the details of the house you are going into, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and common rooms will help you plan the job in order to clean in an effective manner.

    In today's environment disinfecting is important to understand and communicate.  As you are cleaning top down, each surface, especially the high touch surfaces need to be cleaned using friction with a scrubber/sponge/rag to remove dirt or other material on the surface.  Once the surfaces hav ebeen cleaned you can go back with your disinfectant and let it do the job of killing off the germs and bacteria.  It's important to apply the bacteria and allow it to sit for the appropriate contact time in order to reach maximum efficacy.  If you can allowing the surface to air-dry will give the best results.

    At Prospray we are committed to delivering professional disinfecting services to our local community in the North DFW area.  We aim to serve these groups to enable them to effectively meet the CDC Reopening America Guidance which asks these groups to use an EPA-approved disinfectant as a second step beyond their routine cleaning as we get our public spaces, businesses and schools re-opened.  We believe that our efforts to step into this space and provide this service to our local community will drive safety amongst our neighbors and mitigate the spread of disease.  You can find our company in the IJCSA directory located here: https://www.ijcsa.org/Janitorial-Service-Directory-Find-A-Janitorial-Service-JanitorialServices


  • 10 Sep 2021 7:05 PM | Dave Harting

    By using a green cleaning method within the company, employees will have better health. These environmentally-friendly products will create a safer environment for them, especially for those with underlying conditions. Due to this ease of mind, employees can show increased performance in their jobs. Better performance benefits the company directly because of the choice of green cleaning. The company can also benefit from economic outcomes.

    Green cleaning causes less liability and saves money. Using products that support good health habits would cause less people to be out sick, which increases the amount of workers available. The company would also not be at fault for any sicknesses because of poor cleaning choices. They would gain a good reputation for keeping their employees and others safe.

    Households very often do not know how harmful certain chemicals are in their cleaning supplies and even in everyday supplies. By sharing awareness about green cleaning, families can take precautions to improve their health and the health of those who visit their homes. These harmful chemicals can pose a special risk  to children. Environmentally-friendly products help to keep them safe by not introducing harmful chemicals into their systems.

    Green cleaning creates a better outside environment and therefore helps the entire world. By using green cleaning, we help the earth by preventing harmful fumes or chemicals from affecting the air outside. Since green cleaning products are called "environmentally-friendly", we should use them as such in order to protect both the earth and others around us.

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