Microfiber: The Inside Track on the revolutionary fabric that is changing the very concept of “clean”

Microfiber: The Inside Track on the revolutionary fabric that is changing the very concept of “clean”. Microfiber is causing a stir in the cleaning industry. It is quickly becoming the cleaning and polishing fabric of choice in all facets of auto detailing, but this versatile and highly absorbent material is also replacing traditional cleaning methods in [...]

The Chain of Infection, from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning

excerpt from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning, by Janice and Tom Stewart © 2011 The Chain of Infection The presence of a pathogenic microorganism does not automatically mean someone will get sick. For sickness to result from a pathogen, several other conditions must be met. The microorganism must get inside the human body, [...]

A White Glove Inspection for the Invisible: Integrated Cleaning and Measurement

By Alan Bigger Many years ago while serving in the military I was exposed to a foreign concept, the "White Glove" inspection.  The purpose of the inspection by our military instructors was to determine if our rooms were clean.   In 1982, while working in a hospital, I learned from infection control practitioners that even though [...]

Clean Has NO Smell: What’s in that Air Freshener Anyway?

by CeCe Mikell, Institute for Service Excellence As a kid, I was assigned the chore of cleaning the whole house between getting out of school and when Mom got home on Friday afternoons. It didn’t take me long to discover that her satisfaction level with my cleaning had more to do with the power of [...]

Profile of the Ideal Chemical Free Cleaner

The healthcare profession has long held a reasonably common set of criteria for the ideal disinfectant: be fast acting, even in the presence of organic substances, such as those in body fluid (resistant to inactivation) be effective against all types of infectious agents without destroying tissues or acting as a poison if ingested (broadly active) [...]

The Importance of Product Testing by Your Home Cleaning Company

We love to talk about the ways to reduce unnecessary additives in our lives and procedures…that’s why we developed the first Chemical Free Cleaning procedure for residential cleaning. But the first thing we do when presented with any new product is to test the claims made by the manufacturer. Product testing doesn’t have to be [...]

Engineered Water Alternatives

As science progresses, chemical-based cleaning is becoming a part of our past.  We are now seeing several chemical free cleaning alternatives becoming available.  Engineered water solutions are among the top on the list.  Ionized water and deionized water are two types of engineered water which utilize ONLY water, whereas, electrolyzed water and aqueous ozone are water based [...]

Being “Green” and “Eco-friendly” is More than Changing Your Cleaning Products

by CeCe Mikell, Marketing and Development If you aren’t currently, I encourage you to follow one of the most direct and least “catty” discussions on LinkedIn about “green cleaning solutions.” A simple question on the ISSA-The Worldwide Cleaning Association board started it: Any recommendations for a “green cleaning solution”? There are so many different types of cleaning [...]

Scare Tactic or New Status Quo: A Look at How Cleaning Chemicals are Affecting Your Body…and Your Life

It’s one thing for one cleaning company in the US to claim that the ingredients in your cleaning products are harmful, but you’d probably believe it if it was the front page expose in the Chicago Tribune, which is exactly what happened in May when investigative reporters Patricia Callahan and Sam Roe began a week-long series [...]

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