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  • 29 Jun 2018 9:15 AM | Shawnell Dillon

    Green cleaning generally refers to using products and procedures that are safe for the environment and are designed to preserve human health. Green cleaning is considerably safer than using toxic chemicals to clean and I will waste no time in telling you the benefits!

    By utilizing a green cleaning program we are protecting our health and well beingMost conventional products contain very hazardous chemicals which can lead to skin rashes, headaches and can even raise the risk of developing asthma. Green cleaning products contain naturally derived, non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients which reduces our exposure to toxic chemicals and so do not affect our health

    Another great benefit of green cleaning is a healthier environment. With many cleaning products harmful chemicals are being released into the environment which is usually dangerous to inhale. By utilizing greener methods it aids in reducing pollution to our waterways and the air and it minimizes your impact on ozone depletion and global climate change.

    Find A IJCSA Certified Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 29 Jun 2018 1:01 AM | Stephen Gowens

    We plan on using some form of carpet cleaning at Gowens Good Cleaning Services. Our clients are primarily complexes, that have mass amounts of turn overs. It will be imperative to our growth and development to know the ins and out of proper carpet and floor care. 

    There is opportunities in both of these special trades in my area and by learning the main ways to upkeep will contribute to our success. This beginners course will catapult my knowledge and begin a deeper dive into this industry.

     

  • 28 Jun 2018 8:43 AM | Angel Flores

    Carpet cleaning could be seen as something needed to be done every once in a blue moon, when in reality that's where most filth and dirt is, stored under fibers of rugs and carpets in your home. Carpet cleaning can expand one's business, can make you more experienced and even teach you more cleaning techniques. 

    Having your carpet clean can not only ensure the health of your children and guests, but i can assure you all visitors who come by will definitely notice the clean change in your home. IJCSA Members are properly trained and certified to do your carpet cleaning, there are never worries or concern for a bad job! 

    Find Your Certified Carpet Cleaning Service Here

  • 27 Jun 2018 8:16 PM | Samara Boyd

    At Reliable Island Cleaners we have implemented more effective, efficient, healthier and environmentally friendlier cleaning and sanitizing strategies without adding unwanted substances to the environment or otherwise causing harm to guests, employees or staff, simply by using all Eco-Friendly products. 

    Through this process we eliminate 99.999% of surface bacteria such as MRSA, VRE, Influenza and more.

    Benefits for Green Cleaning are:

    1. Cleaner Air
    2. Healthier Home, Office, Family and Clients, Earth
    3. Non-Toxic Fumes
    4. Cheaper
    We work with businesses to ensure their facilities are cleaned and disinfected to the highest standards. We provide checklist inspections to ensure that our Custodian Consultants are meeting our 5 Star service levels.

    We love green cleaning!! Find us & other certified green cleaning services here. 


  • 27 Jun 2018 7:22 AM | Shawnell Dillon

    At D & S Prestige Cleaning L.L.C we are doing our part by establishing a green cleaning program that aids in protecting human health and the environment. Our green cleaning services use environmentally friendly products while working to reduce contaminants that pollute our Earth.

    Did you know Green Cleaning promotes :

    • A Healthier Environment 
    • Safer Products
    • Better Air Quality 
    • Less Expensive 
    • Help us stay healthy
    Make the right choice and Go GREEN!!

    Want to know more about green cleaning or utilize this service ?
    Click on the link to find a local green cleaning service http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Services
  • 27 Jun 2018 12:54 AM | Stephen Gowens

    It is very important to realize the changes that are taking place everyday in our world. We Are so conscious of ourselves our image and increasingly aware of our health.

    The issues that we face up until now has gone unnoticed for years, but it is now a forefront issue. The chemicals we use daily without knowing the adverse effects and dangers that come with it. Chlorine for example goes directly into the bloodstream and causes tightness in the chest. Most cleaning agent are toxic and if not properly used can lead to several health problems.

    Enter green cleaning, solutions made born from all natural ingredients such as lemons, tree tea oil, vinegar, baking soda all are wonderful household agents with amazing results, without giving you or your clients harmful side effects. 

    It is imperative to offer these services in todays world and for cleaning companies it should become mandatory to at least offer the option and have a disclaimer for all the products that will be used and the possible dangers.      

    Find Professional Certified Green Cleaning Companies Here

  • 26 Jun 2018 1:57 PM | Stephen Gowens

    As we focus on our health each day working out, eating healthy, dieting we often forget that we breath in tons of unwanted chemicals and dust. Most of us generally do not think about the household cleaning products that we use to keep our investments and businesses looking alive to be harmful and the cause of sickness, and overall over time poor health.

    Going Green greatly reduces the risk of breathing in harmful chemicals and provides a natural way to eliminates dust and allergens it is also been proven to increase overall quality of air. The most commonly used products include vinegar,baking soda, and olive oil we are firm believers in these everyday household items and use them daily in all of our cleaning assignments we would recommend going to our site at www.ijsca.org/Green-Cleaning Services

  • 26 Jun 2018 1:23 AM | Stephen Gowens

    The benefits of green cleaning go a long way. Today chemicals are stronger than ever even with all the labeling and product information we still believe in these products. Green cleaning offers a natural approach while still getting the same results. Green products are very marketable in today's world with more and more people being health conscious. We at Gowens Good would like to follow this trend and offer this service along with HEPA approved vacuums and general vinegar and water based solutions

    Find Your Professional Certified Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 25 Jun 2018 3:45 PM | Kimberly Francis

    When I see read these type  of chemicals in cleaning products I am concerned:

    • Butoxyethanol is a common ingredient in multi-purpose cleaners and window sprays. You may recognize it by its sweet, slightly floral scent. It is a glycol ether solvent that helps break down dirt and oil.

    Extended exposure to 2-butoxyethanol can cause high-grade liver and kidney damage, narcosis, and pulmonary edema.

    Ammonia works as a polisher and glass cleaner, and while it is highly effective at leaving a streak-free shine, it also irritates human tissue. If you have lung or breathing problems, you’ll notice pain and discomfort quickly. If you don’t, prolonged exposure will still affect you and can cause permanent damage to your mucous membranes and cardiovascular system


    • Sodium hydroxide   already that oven cleaners are relatively heavy-duty cleaners. So are clog removers and drain cleaners, and it’s because they use lye, or sodium hydroxide, to corrode baked-in food and clumps of dried and hardened hair and skin.

    Even mild contact with skin or inhalation can cause severe reactions with sensitive areas. You may feel a burning sensation in your throat or on your skin for days following use of sodium hydroxide.

    • CHLORINE

    The same chemical used to clean pool water is concentrated in scouring powder, laundry whiteners, toilet bowl cleaners, and mildew removers. Prolonged exposure can disrupt thyroid function, irritate skin, and cause chronic dryness.

    CLEANING (AND MAKING CLEANERS) SAFELY

    Many consumers are now taking advantage of the natural cleaning power of household items such as baking soda and vegetable soaps, and manufacturers are responding to the demand to create naturally safe cleaning products free of toxic chemicals. Avomeen’s cleaning product testing services are ideal for those who want to create cleaning products that are incredibly effective and reliably safe.

    Going Green Is Clean & Safe!! Find Your Local Green Cleaning Service Here


  • 25 Jun 2018 7:26 AM | Kimberly Francis

    As we all know your health is your wealth. Fed up of your workers constant sickness causing problems on your funds or business.

    A Green Cleaning Program will greatly reduce the exposure to toxic chemicals and improve your indoor air quality by reducing airborne dust and gases that are released by chemicals. 

    We will continue to learn and observe green cleaning environmental safety practices to lessen water and air pollution thus getting rid of the need to dispose of harmful toxins and chemicals.

    Find your green cleaning service here: http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Services


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