IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

22-April 2016

Brea, CA— Contract Services Group’s (CSG) Clean Green program standard is to clean facilities for the health of its occupants, our employees and the protection of the environment for today and tomorrow.  Our approach is a total commitment of our staff and a partnership with our clients to achieve our goal.

CSG continually monitors cleaning chemical usage to ensure environmental safety. CSG utilizes 100% recyclable paper products and only uses backpack vacuums that are proven to be faster and healthier with the ability to clean up to 10,000 square feet per hour and remove allergens. CSG is also a proud owner of the Tennant T5 Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber with ec-H20 technology. The ec-H20 technology scrubs three times further and utilizes 70% less water than conventional scrubbing methods. This increases productivity and reduces cost, protecting both our environment and employees.  

It takes several components to produce an environmentally preferable cleaning program. Many of the green products, equipment and tools offered today are more effective than conventional products.  Cost has become very competitive and productivity has improved. Today, CSG has made it easy for guiding owners and property managers to implement Green Cleaning by bringing all of the components together into a single offering to maximize the opportunity to green a building, produce a healthy and productive indoor environment, and to do so cost effectively.

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Contract Services Group, Inc. is also an ISSA CIMS Green Building Certified with Honors Contractor. To learn more about the CIMS-GB certification visit http://www.csgcares.com/cims

To learn more about Contract Services Group, Inc.’s Think Green! Clean Green! program visit http://www.csgcares.com/why-csg/green-cleaning/.

CSG connects via its Facebook Page, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and Pinterest accounts.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.

Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com and http://www.windowwashingsystems.com. CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides window washing systems nation wide.

EXTERIOR CLEANING OF HIGH RISE BUILDINGS JUST GOT EASIER

1-April 2016

Brea, CA—Helicopter buckets (helibuckets), also known as bambi buckets, are not only used to deliver water to aid in aerial firefighting anymore but are now used for exterior cleaning of high-rise buildings. Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG) has jumped on this new use of technology and has outfitted a helicopter loaded with deionized water in its Bambi bucket. Why helicopter bucketdeionized water? The use of deionized water helps reduce the speed of buildup, as there are no minerals in the water due to the purification process. These minerals usually adhere to the glass and attract debris from the environment.

Bambi buckets hold anywhere from 72-2,600 gallons of water. The size and elevation of the high-rise building will determine which size bucket the cleaning crew will use.

It was recently discovered that using these helibuckets are the most efficient and fastest way to clean the building’s exterior and windows. The pressure released when the water is dropped onto the building has enough power to clean the windows in one quick motion, never leaving streaks.

Helibuckets usually contain fire retardant foam used to cool the fuel of the flames. However, when used in exterior cleaning, this foam is replaced with a cleaning agent to help wash away buildup from the building and deliver a protective coat to all glass material. The protective coat helps prevent damage to the windows and increases the amount of time between cleanings; saving both time and resources for the owners of the buildings.

To start saving and keeping up with the trends, hire CSG for all your exterior cleaning needs.

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Contract Services Group, Inc. is also an ISSA CIMS Green Building Certified with Honors Contractor. To learn more about the CIMS-GB certification visit http://www.csgcares.com/cims

To learn more about Contract Services Group, Inc.’s Think Green! Clean Green! program visithttp://www.csgcares.com/why-csg/green-cleaning/.

CSG connects via its Facebook Page, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and Pinterest accounts.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.

Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com and http://www.windowwashingsystems.com. CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides window washing systems nation wide.

CONTRACT SERVICES GROUP, INC. PRACTICES HELP FIGHT AGAINST EXPLOITATION OF PEOPLE FOR COMMERCIAL GAIN

8-February-2016

Brea, CA—Chattel refers to personal items, as opposed to actual land property. It was once used to describe slaves and cattle,. According to the State of California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones the latter definition can be applied to current day business activities in California.

Recently, Hyok “Steve” Kwon and his wife Woo “Stephanie” Kwon, the owners of Good Neighbor Services (GNS) a California janitorial and housekeeping services provider were indicted for tax and insurance fraud. “The Kwon’s treated their workers like chattel when they fraudulently did not provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees,” stated Insurance Commissioner Jones.

As a social conscious company, Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG), does not just assume the role of witness to this epidemic of all illegal activities but also takes measures to help fight it. CSG assures that all its employees are treated with dignity, financially compensated for their hard work, and always provides proper medical attention for work related injuries.

In lieu of such hideousness activities alleged against the Kwon’s companies hiring a cleaning contractor need to perform their due diligence to assure the outsourced service provider is compliant with all its legal obligations.  The California legislature recently passed legislation that pierces indemnification clauses of service contracts. It puts the financial responsibility for the nonpayment of employment taxes by the outsourced contractor on the hiring company.

Companies can avoid being associated with underground-economy practices by implementing labor law audits on its outsourced labor contractors, or by hiring a company with a trusted verification process. CSG’s comprehensive employer verification program consists of social security number verification, checking employment references, criminal background check, drug screening and a personal integrity analysis interview. Additionally, CSG’s Human Resources Department will require each applicant to complete a detailed application, I-9, W-2 and other required governmental forms.

In order to keep a positive reputation for your company and help stop illegal business activities it is important to build a partnership with a cleaning and staffing company that is in 100% compliance with all laws. Before hiring a service contractor, in addition to the financial risks, consider the potential damage to your brand.

Sources Cited: Littlefield, D. (2015, December 21). Company owners indicted in $7M hotel-worker fraud case. The San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved January 11, 2016, from http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/dec/21/janitor-services-fraud-indictment.

Contract Services Group, Inc. is also an ISSA CIMS Green Building Certified with Honors Contractor.

To learn more about the CIMS-GB certification visit http://www.csgcares.com/cims

To learn more about Contract Services Group, Inc.’s Think Green! Clean Green! program visit http://www.csgcares.com/why-csg/green-cleaning/.

CSG connects via its Facebook Page, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and Pinterest accounts.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.

Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com and http://www.windowwashingsystems.com. CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides window washing systems nation wide.

FACT OR FIB: WINDOW WASHING DETRIMENTAL DURING A DROUGHT?

28-August-2015

pic 018Brea, CA— Many businesses question if window washing their commercial building is a necessity, especially when facing a major drought. With California and many other states passing new laws on mandatory water reduction by 25% and the California State Water Resources Control Board stating that outdoor water use accounts for almost 80% of use, the question seems easy to answer; “Save money and water by refraining from window washing the building this year.” However, the answer is not so simple.

Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG) is Green Clean certified and holds to the most recent standards, equipment, products and practices. Because of such actions, minimal water use is actually required in order to wash the windows of a building. With over 40 years in the Window Washing Services Industry, CSG has seen the downfall effects of what happens to glass when windows are not washed on a regular basis.

Glass is a very delicate, porous surface that can develop build up of dirt or other airborne pollutants and requires periodic cleaning and upkeep. Because windows are constantly exposed to outside elements such as heat from the sun, humidity, wind and rain, the dirt/pollutant buildup can penetrate through the glass causing permanent damage and staining. Glass attracts contamination quite regularly and can cost a business up to hundreds of thousands of dollars for window replacement. Degradation of glass will affect the value of the property. Avoid expensive costs while still conserving water and wash your windows thoroughly on a regular basis.

The question remains, fact or fib? FIB. Window washing is not detrimental during a drought.

Contract Services Group, Inc. is also an ISSA CIMS Green Building Certified with Honors Contractor. To learn more about the CIMS-GB certification visit http://www.csgcares.com/cims

To learn more about Contract Services Group, Inc.’s Think Green! Clean Green! program visit http://www.csgcares.com/why-csg/green-cleaning/.

CSG connects via its Facebook Page, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.

Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com and http://www.windowwashingsystems.com. CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides window washing systems nation wide.

CSG PROMOTES WATER CONSERVATION CLEANING DURING MAJOR DROUGHT

30-July-2015

Brea, CA–With hot summer months amidst and the seriousness of the drought, Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG) continues to add to its list of environmentally friendly and water conservation services with the purchase of the Tennant T5 Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber with ec-H20 technology.

The ec-H20 technology electrically converts water into a superior cleaning Chemical-Free FloorScrubber solution. With this chemical-free technology the environmental and human health issues associated with producing, transporting, packaging, using and disposing of harsh chemicals are eliminated. The ec-H20 technology scrubs three times further and utilizes 70% less water than conventional scrubbing methods.

“CSG is always looking to enhance the delivery of its services with systems and technology that will positively impact the environment,” commented Casey Pearce, President of Contract Services Group. Pearce further commented, “CSG’s green cleaning programs are designed to create a healthier environment for building occupants. We purchased the T5 ec-H20 Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber with its water-only cleaning technology to maintain our position as a leading provider of green cleaning services.”

As a company, CSG is very water conscious and environmentally smart in-house as well, thus is participating in California’s “Let It Go” and “Turn it off” Campaigns this summer by limiting outdoor water use and is to invest in desert landscaping in the near future replacing grass landscaping all together; as well as introducing energy efficient water heaters and instant hot water to restroom faucets and facilities in the Orange County Corporate Headquarters to refrain from overuse of water.

Contract Services Group, Inc. is also an ISSA CIMS Green Building Certified with Honors Contractor. To learn more about the CIMS-GB certification visit http://www.csgcares.com/cims

To learn more about Contract Services Group, Inc.’s Think Green! Clean Green! program visit http://www.csgcares.com/why-csg/green-cleaning/.

CSG connects via its Facebook Page, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.

For more information on how to help “Save our Water” visit: http://saveourwater.com/

About Contract Services Group, Inc: Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com and http://www.windowwashingsystems.com. CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides window washing systems nation wide.