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  • 24 Aug 2018 12:22 PM | Tommy Nguyen

    Being IJCSA Green Certified will affect my company in many positive ways. First of all, it will definitely be beneficial for legal compliance. Many green laws have been created where organizations must follow in order to meet the standards. 

    Being green certified will also save my company a lot of money and creates a trustworthy business. If we look into energy efficiency or streamlining transportation, the costs impacting the business will be less of a worry. In addition, consumers have shown that they would invest more money into a company that has products from sustainable sources.

    Employees will also have a better mindset knowing that they are working in a safer environment. They will be less worried about spending long hours consuming chemicals and focus more on doing a great cleaning job.

    In the end, going green is beneficial for the company and clients. Find IJCSA Green Certified Companies Here

  • 23 Aug 2018 6:01 PM | Amy Zalkin

    This is an incredible age we are in! Rapid technological replication and medical advances at the microscopic level to name a few, have given way to many new and exciting devices and products. This also includes the need for cutting-edge cleaning products and practices within our living and work spaces. Unified: cleaning organizations and their accrediting bodies must uphold a high industry standard. 

    To meet this ongoing need: organizations like the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association ( ) offer green cleaning certification for the budding cleaning professional as well as a growing community of companies the public can network from.  Proven Green Cleaning practices are the most effective and best cleaning approach for all consumers.

    Here's why: Harsh toxic chemicals only "kill" a small amount of pathogens, in fact, they cause more harm to humans and the environment and thus outweigh any benefit. Better cleaning options are available for those seeking LESS chemical exposure while still getting excellent results. This is achieved ONLY through green cleaning best practices.

    Some things to look for when deciding on a Green Cleaning Company: cleaning companies and their support staff not just cleaning for appearance. Rather, by using pure, concentrated botanical products, microfiber cloths, sealed Hepa vacuums, and steamers, living and work spaces are cleaned chemical-free. Maintained surfaces are then deep cleaned and sanitized better.

    For all these reasons, green cleaning is a very effective and safe practice when used in the correct manner. For more information on locating a green cleaning service visit

  • 23 Aug 2018 5:53 PM | Steven Thomas Jr

    The buzz words “go green” are words that all of us have heard along with talk about making the environment better.  The cleaning industry has an enormous impact on the environment because of the nature of the job.  The cleaning products that a cleaning company uses can help or hurt the environment.  Cleaning companies that choose to “go green” are helping the environment and creating a better working environment for their clients.

    When a cleaning company chooses to “go green”, they are cleaning and improving their clients working environment.  A green cleaning company cleans with environmentally-friendly ingredients that are not toxic to the environment.  Offering your clients a go green environment gives them many benefits to their environment. These benefits include reducing health risks, reducing sick days, improve productivity and reducing pollution in the environment. 

    When looking for a cleaning company, you want to make sure that you are asking questions about what cleaning products they are using.  By doing this, you will be able feel better about what you are putting into your working environment.  It is important for you to think about the benefits of a green cleaning company and how it can help your overall working environment be the best it can be.

    Find Us & Other Green Cleaning Certified Companies Here

  • 23 Aug 2018 8:17 AM | Roderick Dunaway

    Like most families going Green was a foreign concept but over the last 20 plus years we have seen the effects to the environment. With cleaning products that are not only harmful to the Environment but also to mankind. But with today`s environment friendly cleaners there is no reason to use such products.

    There are over 10 thousand Green products that are now available and the cost of these products are at or near the cost of the other more harsh cleaners used today I want to make a difference in the safety of my family employees and coworkers and switching to Green products is a great start!

    Find A Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 21 Aug 2018 8:37 PM | Lisa Perry

    Being “Green Cleaning Certified” will benefit me in a way that will hopefully increase my chance for a promotion within my organization.  

     Once promoted I would start the process of instilling the benefits of green cleaning to my superiors by explaining to them how cost and time effective it can be in the different aspects of our department such as: 

    • Product cost in both purchasing and waste. 

    • Reduce human health risks there by reducing the cost of medical expenses from common toxic chemical sensitivities, burns etc. 

    • Loss of production by employees that are out due to chemical sensitivities.  

    • Reduced liability costs 

    Using natural cleaners are easier and cheaper to implement.  No longer will you need body armor to protect you from the chemicals you are using, no need for MSDS papers on file wherever your chemicals are used and stored, no more having every re-fillable bottle labeled with pictograms, no need for special disposal practices.  

    If not promoted, may form my own Green Cleaning Company and list my company in the  International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association Green Cleaning members directory :) 

  • 21 Aug 2018 8:23 PM | Lisa Perry


    Is your cleaning company cleaning your establishment with common household and/or commercial cleaners known to be hazardous to you and the environment? 

    Hire a Green Cleaning Company from the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association and  have your business or residence cleaned with professionalism and TLC. International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association Green Cleaning members only use safe, non-toxic chemicals to clean the areas where you spend the most time-your home or business.

  • 21 Aug 2018 8:20 PM | Lisa Perry

    Sadly, I do not have the authority to change the products that my company uses.  However, I do plan to discuss and instill, within my crew, the importance of wearing PPE while using the not-so-ecofriendly products we are supplied.  

    I will strive to convey the importance, benefits, ease of use and cost effectiveness of eco-friendly products to my superiors.  Surely, once they realize that switching to a Green Cleaning regimen can and will improve productivity and morale.  Not to mention the reduced cost of medical, reduced use of sick time, and reduced risk of liability.  How could they not turn green?

  • 21 Aug 2018 6:19 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    So what is this alternative to conventional cleaning products that claims to be healthier for the environment, the human body and does a job just as well?  Yes, green clean is the new clean.  Well if you've eagerly or hesitantly jumped on this band wagon....welcome aboard!  If your interest has been sparked, but you're not quite there, don't give up just yet.

    Having a green cleaning program has many benefits.  People want to be happy.  Good health is a very good start.  Who doesn't want a healthy family, healthy, happy children?  Toxic chemicals can linger in the environment for some time after use.  Green cleaning can reduce the exposure to toxins which can in turn have a positive effect on a person's health, which reduces healthcare costs.  

    People like to save money.  This method of cleaning often comes with less cost because it can made in the comfort your own home.  And most importantly, the green can really clean.  

    Find A IJCSA Green Cleaning Service Here

  • 21 Aug 2018 11:46 AM | Gloria Perez
    It's difficult to find a professional green cleaning company that has the knowledge of what are they really doing in the field. Many cleaning and janitorial companies claim to be professionals but, how can you know if that is true?

    IJCSA has so many members if you are looking for an eco-friendly company you simply can`t go wrong!
    If you need cleaning service in your facility it is better to check if they are certified in the service that they are offering. A professional green cleaning company will take care of your facility and the people who work with you using safe natural products.   

  • 20 Aug 2018 3:42 PM | Carlos Rodriguez

    At Site Keepers we are aware that many cleaning products can be harmful to health, therefore we use only natural green cleaning products. As a green cleaning company we reduce the risk of life-threatening damage to humans and the environment. We are in the IJCSA Green Cleaning Company Directory and we are proud to mention that we are a green certified cleaning company that cares for the environment and our clients.  

    Our company does not use harmful chemicals while cleaning their homes & buildings.

    IJCSA Green Cleaning Directory Here

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