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  • 22 Aug 2013 7:34 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    ORLANDO, Fla.Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful group produces powerful services. The Professional Group, (TPG), a provider of facility-related services has opened an office in Orlando, FL. TPG offers full-service landscape maintenance, landscape construction, snow/ice removal, interior plantscaping, janitorial cleaning and janitorial supplies.

    The new TPG office will provide local support to the existing clientele and will further the growth of its services in the flourishingCentral Florida market. The service area includes clients in-and-around OrangeLakeOsceolaSeminolePasco, Hillsbourgh,ManateePalm BeachBroward and Miami-Dade counties.

    Founded in 1999, The Professional Group is focused on providing the finest service possible to its growing customer base, according to Doug Hamburger, President/CEO of TPG, adding that the company has grown to a national firm, with 1,500 team members operating across 26 states. Earlier this year, TPG announced their new corporate headquarters are moving to downtown Detroit, Mich.

    "The Professional Group has recognized the growing number of companies doing business in Florida who need services that TPG offers," said Jeff Trost, Branch Manager of TPG Florida.

    BELFOR Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, Mich., is the parent company of TPG as well as BELFOR Property Restoration, which has full-service branch locations strategically positioned in every major metropolitan area to respond to manmade and natural disasters, large and small. The collaboration of TPG and BELFOR Property Restoration will continue to provide the markets with essential professional services. 

    For more information or to contact the Orlando TPG office, please call 407-574-7321.

    The Professional Group (TPG) is a full-service janitorial maintenance, professional landscaping, snow/ice removal, janitorial supply, interior plantscaping company. TPG was diversified from a $12 million janitorial supply company in 1999 into a $65 million professional group of companies today. Operating nationally across 26 states with a team of over 1,500 team members, TPG services a variety of customer needs in the property management arena. For more information, please or call 800-453-1165.

    BELFOR Holdings, Inc. is a diversified services company which owns BELFOR Property Restoration, the global leader in integrated disaster recovery and restoration services which generates $1.3 billion of revenue annually operating in 29 countries with over 300 offices employing 6,400 specialized restoration experts. BELFOR Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of the BELFOR Franchise Group which encompasses DUCTZ, the nation's largest air duct cleaning and HVAC restoration franchise organization and its sister-brand; HOODZ, the authority in kitchen exhaust cleaning and compliance; Greenblendz, manufacturer and packager of green and natural products for household, personal care, baby and pet; ecoSTORE USA, providing plant-based household cleaning products made from plant and mineral based ingredients; and The Professional Group, a full-service janitorial maintenance, professional landscaping, snow/ice removal, janitorial supply, interior plantscaping company. For more information, please visit or call 800-800-BELFOR.

    Media Contact: Alexandra Gort / / 610.594.5566

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

    Even the most well behaved pet can have an accident or get sick on your carpet or furniture once in a while. First Class Carpet Service provides unique services designed exclusively for pet urine odor removal and pet urine damage repair. Unless pet urine is addressed, it can cause further damage to carpets, pads, flooring, and textiles. Not to mention the unhealthy indoor living environment that pet urine can create if it is not removed promptly and properly.

    In some cases, normal carpet cleaning or light deodorizing may be all that is needed to properly remove pet urine odors. However, for those more serious cases, First Class Carpet Service offers complete flushing of pads and carpets in areas soiled by pets.

    First Class Carpet Service uses ultra high powered and safe solutions to keep odor under control no matter how terrible the smell or pet dander is. Their state of the art cleaning system can help with pet stain removal and ensure that soiled carpets and upholstery are looking great and smelling fresh in no time.

    More at source:

  • 19 Aug 2013 12:31 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
     Just one year ago, Stacey Koch was a self-described “stay-at-home mom”. Now she runs a business that is quite literally 'cleaning up' -

    "Moms are taking the business world by storm and showing everyone who’s boss!" said Stacey Koch.

    "After having kids, so many of us struggle with if, how, and when to go back to our careers. Instead more and more of us are venturing out on our own and starting new businesses."

    More at

  • 15 Aug 2013 8:09 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    The new program, known as +Services, includes pressure washing, window washing, deck staining, gutter cleaning, certified duct cleaning, and more. “By grouping these frequently requested services together within a new division of our company, we are able to better offer our customers a professional, high-quality solution that can be addressed quickly,” said Jennifer Osborn, CEO.

    Read more at Digital Journal
  • 06 Aug 2013 10:50 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    First Class Carpet Service also has unmatched expertise in cleaning upholstery, mattress fabric, and leather cleaning. They also perform carpet repairs, stretching, bleach spot dying, and dye and stain removal. In addition to carpet and fabric materials, First Class Carpet Service also cleans and treats hardwood floors as well as tile, grout, and stone surfaces. The can even clean garage and concrete floor surfaces. The company also treats and cleans surfaces with disinfectant for bacteria, germs, mold, mildew, and their odors. Their cleaning services also include treatment to kill bugs, fleas, tics, bedbugs, and other insects embedded in floor and fabric surfaces.

    More at source: PRWEB

  • 05 Aug 2013 8:52 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    The new website features extensive information on the services provided by Collin Creek Duct Cleaning, and the new aesthetic design is easy to navigate and provides instant access to online service request forms, Collin Creek's social media presence and helpful air quality and duct cleaning tips on their blog. Visit the new website the next time you need duct cleaning service.

    About Collin Creek Duct Cleaning
    Collin Creek Duct Cleaning is a locally owned duct cleaning and indoor air quality company that has been servicing Plano residents since 1997. Their experts in indoor air quality and duct cleaning services are full-time Collin Creek employees, not subcontractors. Collin Creek Duct Cleaning knows that the only way to provide their customers the best service is to provide the best technicians. Their motto,"The Best Solution to Indoor Air Pollution," drives everything they do as a company.

    The Plano indoor air quality company's offices are located at:
    Collin Creek Duct Cleaning
    1004 18th Place
    Plano, TX 75074
    Phone: 972-578-2244

  • 05 Aug 2013 8:49 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    PS Janitorial, one of the leading online retailers for refurbished used janitorial equipment, is pleased to announce the availability of the Advance Warrior ST 28” Auto Scrubber for sale on its website. The quality auto floor scrubber is ready for same-day delivery and long scrubbing times at a customer’s facility or organization.

    More at source: PRWEB
  • 29 Jul 2013 7:10 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Aquatic Solar Technologies, LLC has introduced Pool Eliminator, a solar powered swimming pool pump and filtering system that revolutionizes pool cleaning. We have designed and produced the most powerful solar pump brushless motor on the market today. It works off small solar cells, up to 500 (G.P.H.), and provides high efficiency pump output. The Pool Eliminator kills bacteria, algae and viruses. University of Arizona studies have shown that the use of mineral ions are 1000 times better then chlorine alone. Pool Eliminator is easy to use as no installation is needed. Swim in mineral springs, crystal clear water. Pool owners will be amazed at the clarity of the water which exceeds EPA standards for drinking water. The Pool Eliminator is a exclusive hybrid system, with new energy technologies, saving energy. Great for salt water pools. With the Pool Eliminator, Chlorine Generator cells stay cleaner, almost free of calcium and mineral deposits, resulting in less cleaning of the cell. The unit will extend the life of your chlorine cell for many more years. The Patent Pending Pool Eliminator is 100% solar powered and is the only all-in-one Ionizer and pool filter pump on the market today. There is no other product in the world that has a faster payback time, measured in months, not years, guaranteeing a return on investment. By combining solar innovative technologies with creative engineering, Aquatic Solar Technologies is able to provide high quality pool cleaning products that meet consumer demands for simplified pool and spa care.

    Pool Eliminator is available now by going to The device saves up to 50% or more on electricity, and up to 80% on chlorine costs. Of course everyone wants to save money on energy, but initial outlay for solar power products is usually costly when weighed against energy savings over time. People who are considering adopting solar power for home use should be aware that Aquatic Solar Technologies designed Pool Eliminator to be the fastest Return-On-Investment solar device on the market. Pool Eliminator will repay its cost in energy savings in a matter of months. Also works with hot tubs and spas. Pumps can stay off until you are ready to heat. Pool Eliminator will keep a spa or hot tub clean all year. The ions are not harmful to humans and will not cause skin or eye irritation as chlorine often does. Pool Eliminator's pool ionizer works to clean pool water, add a small amount of chlorine and it will not interfere with the cleaning process. Ionization is the only method that produces healthy pool water. Ionization is the easiest of all disinfecting methods to maintain and monitor for pool cleaning.

    The solar cells replace the use of grid electricity. Pool Eliminator consists of the flotation filtering device which connects to the solar cells. The filtering device measures 20" X 13" and the solar cells come with brackets for use with deck, wall or roof mounts. New energy technologies provide consumers a choice in reducing costs, saving energy, and reducing toxic chemical exposure for cleaner energy and healthier communities.

    The Pool Eliminator comes with the following:
    - Solar Pump
    - Filter
    - Ionizer
    - Solar Cells
    - 25 ft Cable
    - TDS Meter
    - Copper Test Kit
    - Owners Manual/Warranty Card

    Aquatic Solar Technologies wants those interested a solar powered, filtration systems for pool cleaning to know that in addition to power savings, Pool Eliminator eliminates and reverses scale and corrosion almost entirely. By using a chemically neutral system, pool owners create a true environmentally-friendly swimming pool.

    About Advanced Solar Technologies
    Located in Southern California, Advanced Solar Technologies focuses solely on solar energy. They seek to find ways to making clean, low-cost, reliable solar energy available for swimming pools and spas.

    Aquatic Solar Technologies
    1982 Gladwick Street
    Rancho Dominiquez, CA 90220
    Phone (951) 878-8766

  • 29 Jul 2013 7:07 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A Kilkenny-based cleaning company has announced its intention to create 50 new jobs following its expansion into the Dublin market.

    Administrative and cleaning positions based at McCreery Contract Cleaning’s new Dublin centre will be filled over the next two years.

    The company will initially offer a domestic cleaning services package for people with high value homes in the capital which require a high level of security.

    The new service will provide highly skilled cleaners who have been fully trained, according to the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) standards, and vetted by Gardaí.

    Founder and MD of McCreery Contract Cleaning, Jennifer McCreery, said the company is fortunate to have a number of major contracts in the area and that “the time is right to expand”.

    “There are so many working men and women who are time poor and cleaning their homes is simply not the best use of their time,” she said. “[THIS] is why we have developed a bespoke cleaning services package for Dublin’s domestic cleaning market.”

    Founded in 2000, the company currently employs 40 people and provides a range of cleaning services to more than 70 domestic and corporate clients across the south-east region.

    More information at their website:

  • 29 Jul 2013 7:05 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Four Patented Innovations Integrated Into Industry's Safest, Most Sustainable, New Cleaning and Sanitizing Device

    SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - July 29, 2013) -  Falcon ProSolutions today announced the introduction of the new Peregrine 1800-XD, a compact, innovative, steam cleaner with a powerful, high-performance vacuum for the safe, sustainable cleaning and sanitizing of schools, hospitals, restaurants, food service operations and virtually any environment desiring to remove dirt or kill germs without the use of harmful chemicals. 

    "Steam has been an effective cleaning and sanitizing solution for well over 140 years -- long before chemical solutions were introduced," says Eric Downing, vice-president of sales for Falcon ProSolutions. "Healthcare and food manufacturing operations have been successfully using large-scale steaming processes for decades. With the new Peregrine 1800-XD, cleaning professionals everywhere can now achieve the same power and performance of these big steam units, only from a compact, easy-to-use, highly affordable machine."

    The industry's most innovative steam cleaner, the Peregrine features four, patented inventions that, combined, will bring steam cleaning into the mainstream: Intelligent Boiler Technology (IBT), Extreme Duty Vacuuming (XDV), a proprietary and unique safety hose, and the revolutionary Cool Hand Tool System. Together, these four innovations make the Peregrine one of the safest, easiest-to-use, and high performing cleaning and sanitizing method available today.

    Low Maintenance Through Intelligent Boiler Technology

    Traditional steamers have long faced challenges from hard water and scale build-up. Left untreated, this led to the machines producing hot water instead of steam as well as damage to the boiler leading to an expensive repair or even the retirement of the machine after a short lifespan. 

    Intelligent Boiler Technology is an on-board monitoring system that tells the user when the steamer needs descaling long before the boiler coils can be damaged. The unique design enables the unit to be descaled by the end user and then put back into service the same day. With dual coil heating elements that provide more heating surface area than any other steamer in its class, the Peregrine XD provides culinary grade steam in greater quantities and at superior temperature range.

    High Performance from the Revolutionary XDV Vacuum

    Truly an innovation for the commercial cleaning industry, the Peregrine 1800 XD, also features a powerful vacuum system.

    With a mechanical float shut off system to protect the vacuum, the Peregrine 1800 XD is specially-designed to utilize water in a one-of-a-kind constructed clear recovery tank. When the dirt, water and biological contaminants enter the chamber, they are immersed in a water bath. All debris then settles in' the bottom of the tank for disposal after use. The water, debris and biological contaminants in the tank are continually bombarded with UV rays from an onboard lamp through a quartz glass insert. This entire process works together to eliminate many common biological contaminants and results in a sanitized, virtually "smell free" recovery tank.

    The vacuum is protected by a patented cone shaped fan/screen that utilizes the engine's normal rotation to throw any lightweight debris or water droplets that might become airborne back into the tank. Turning at 24,000 RPMs, any matter coming into contact with this fan/screen system is eliminated before it can damage the vacuum. 

    The air that comes from the tank goes through a by-pass type vacuum motor and is then filtered, before being exhausted, through a ULPA filter. The cooling air from the vacuum which contains microscopic carbon dust is also filtered by the ULPA filter. 

    Increased Safety with the Patented Safe Hose™

    Equipped with the patented Safe Hose, the Peregrine enables all electrical operations to be performed through a low 5-volt connection. This safety seal means the connection and delivery of steam cannot be performed unless the machine and hose are properly connected. Simple and effective, the Safe Hose protects all operators and ensures the safe and proper operation of the machine with a minimum of training.

    Engineered for Long Life -- and Cool Hands.

    Traditional steamer designs delivered tools that were inexpensive but functional. Unfortunately they were manufactured of simple plastic and nylon components with little regard for prolonged use or the comfort of the operator. These units could only be used for short periods of time before the operator put on gloves or simply refused to use the unit until the tools cooled down. 

    The Peregrine 1800 XD breaks new ground in providing tools manufactured with high performance and heat resistant polymers for long life and a cool hand. 

    When steam is delivered from the machine, the hose and steam line together are insulated through a patented series of resistant polymers. Where other machines fail, the Peregrine creates a synergistic bond between machine and operator with the patented operator handle and extension tubes. 

    The Peregrine 1800 XD will be featured at the 2013 International Sanitary Suppliers Association exhibition and conference in Las Vegas, NV, November 19-21, 2013. For more on the Peregrine 1800-XD, please visit

    Falcon ProSolutions is a privately held, minority-owned U.S. technology corporation based in San Antonio Texas. Falcon ProSolutions has perfected the use of the world's oldest and most-trusted method for chemical-free cleaning: dry vapor steam. With steam, virtually any surface can be cleaned quickly, easily and safely without the use of traditional hazardous chemicals. Falcon ProSolutions is committed to reducing the cost, improving the safety, and bringing innovation into the way professionals clean the places people live, work, and play every day. Chemical-free solutions solve many tough problems without impacting the environment people work in -- or the one we all live in. Falcon ProSolutions' principal objective in business is to create partnerships with customers that are based on trust and are mutually beneficial. The company does this through open and honest communication, outstanding after the sale service, and always putting customer needs first. ©2013, Falcon ProSolutions.

    Patents pending, Falcon ProSolutions.

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