FAQ

Is green cleaning more expensive?

No! The cost of green cleaning solutions versus traditional methods of cleaning is identical in today’s market. Every major manufacturer offers lines of green certified products and equipment that are comparable to standard products and equipment. So why not clean green when it’s healthier and better for the environment?

Is green cleaning as effective as traditional methods?

Yes! Over the years, green cleaning has been developed and evolved to the point that it works just as effectively – if not more so – than traditional methods, offering benefits that traditional methods cannot compete with.

What areas do you service?

We service the tri-state area of Illinois/Indiana/Wisconsin, with a concentration in the Chicago seven-county area.

What is the process for getting a bid?

We work with our clients to generate a Request For Proposal and site visit, detailing the objectives and scope of work our clients wish to achieve. Once we have completed this process, we forward potential clients a proposal with recommendations tailored to their specific facility or property.

What should I expect the first time you visit my location?

Depending on the size of a facility or property, we conduct a tour of all of the buildings within the property requiring service. As a part of the tour, we review client priorities and objectives, supply and equipment inventory levels, staffing levels, and areas of concern. Length of site visits will vary depending on the needs and preferences of the facilities director or property manager.

How do you train your staff?

Staff members are trained with current teams at established properties under the supervision of senior level managers. All of our staff members are taught to incorporate best practices and procedures as outlined in the U.S Green Building Council’s IEQc 3.1 performance standards for Building Services Contractors as well as ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard CIMS 1101:2006. Ongoing training is provided through the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) workshops and programs, and through other industry trade groups.

Are you available and able to clean schools and other public facilities?

Yes! School cleaning is one of our specialties. We follow all of the guidelines and specifications set forth in the Illinois Green Cleaning Schools Act (105 ILCS 140) and Healthy Schools Campaign, and incorporate best practices and procedures as outlined in APPA’s Custodial Guidelines for Educational Facilities.

Additionally, these guidelines also apply to any public facility and our approach to servicing them.

What should I do if I have a question or concern?

Your property will be assigned a working supervisor as well an area manager who will be visiting regularly to assess progress and priorities. Each property has a log book to communicate with your site’s staff. It is our philosophy, as senior management, to visit our properties on a regular basis and maintain the lines of contact with our clients.

You can also drop us a line using our online contact form.

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