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 [...]

In praise of germs: Why common bugs are necessary for kids

It may seem like we are contradicting ourselves by sharing this article, but, in fact, we completely agree that our bodies require contact with both health-empowering bacteria (like the flora needed for digestion) and immune-building bacteria…the stuff that makes us sick for a little while but stronger in the long run. In general, we agree [...]

Liquid ozone offers sustainable, economical cleaning solution in Housing

Liquid ozone is one of the potentially more viable chemical free (or water only) cleaning options. Since the folding of Activeion Cleaning Solutions in late April 2012, more attention has been given to some of the alternative water-only cleaning solutions where either the science was not available or the delivery mechanism (i.e., the spray bottle) [...]

Only 44 percent of American consumers trust companies’ green claims

So you think it’s the right marketing or philosophical choice to be a “green” cleaning company, but how do you know that the “green” products you use are effective at actually cleaning—removing contaminants? proven disinfectants—killing and/or removing 99.9% of specific bacteria and germs (keep in mind that the EPA will not register a disinfectant calling [...]

By | 2017-08-30T00:10:29+00:00 April 10th, 2012|Chemical Free Cleaning, Healthy Cleaning, Hygienic Cleaning|

Survey reveals professionals “unclear about proper cleaning / disinfecting procedures”

as published in The Cleanzine on April 5, 2012 An incredible 68% of respondents to P&G Professional's recent 'Cleaning & Disinfecting Clarity' survey indicated that they believe that to clean and disinfect a surface, you have twice as much work on your hands. In other words, cleaning and disinfecting are two separate tasks. This finding [...]

By | 2017-08-30T00:14:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Cleaning Biology, Cleaning Chemistry, Hygienic Cleaning|

There’s no such thing as a “green” disinfectant, says the EPA

There's no such thing as a "green" disinfectant, according to the EPA. Disinfectants are designed to kill and so do not meet "green" expectations. Except for the EPA-established TANCS system used exclusively in the Advanced Vapor Technologies Ladybug...the only EPA-recognized disinfection device to date and which meets both the EPA standards for disinfection AND all [...]

FAQs: The Modern Cleaning™ Cleaner, Safer, Greener™ Chemical Free Cleaning Program

What!? You thought all ISE did was teach the HCT certification class? Really? The Institute for Service Excellence is “redefining excellence in the cleaning industry,” and to do that, ISE is dedicated to bringing unique programs to enable the industry to grow. One of the most fascinating areas of growth—in just about any industry—is that [...]

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