Category Archives: CIMS

Clean or sanitize for Seasonal Influenza?

While cleaning removes germs, dirt, and grime from surfaces, it doesn’t kill germs. Sanitize with an EPA-registered disinfectant to kill germs on surfaces. Lowering the number of germs effectively can lower the risk of spreading infection.

CSG recommends using products & systems that are environmentally and health conscious. Send the message that you care about the health of your building occupants by working with CSG, a Green Clean janitorial provider.

Read these tips and more at CDC recommendations:

1. Know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing

2. Clean and disinfect surfaces and object that are touched often

3. Simply do routine cleaning and disinfecting

4. Clean and disinfect correctly

5. Use products safety

6. Handle waste properly

7. Do your research

CSG standard is to clean facilities for the health of its occupants, our employees and the protection of the environment for today and tomorrow.

The newer cleaning industry technologies and products allow us to clean effectively at a competitive cost as well as reduce health risks and improve the margin of safety for the people using the products and the building occupants. This also further reduces impact on the environment.

Discover the Value of Clean with CIMS certified CSG


CSG recently achieved the CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications with honors. The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) established and administrates the Cleaning Institute Management Standard Green Building (CIMS-GB) assessment program.

ISSA expanded the CIMS Certification Program to include “Green Building” (GB) criteria to meet the growing demand for green cleaning initiatives like the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Check out this interview with Dan Wagner, ISSA Director of Facility Service Programs, explaining the prestigious CIMS-GB certification designation.

ISSA wants you to discover the value of clean as an investment in human health and sustainability for the environment. But the bottom line is that cleaning has a very measurable value! The investment can actually help facilities save money. Discover more about the Value of Clean with ISSA’s Value of Clean Infographic.

CSG’s recertification with honors proves that CSG continues to deliver consistent, high quality, efficient and continuous improving commercial cleaning services.

About CSG:
Founded in 1973, Contract Services Group, Inc. celebrates 40 years experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning, temporary labor services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG cares to promote Healthy Buildings, Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. CSG also designs and installs window washing systems nation wide, visit

Why Solar Panel Cleaning?

Solar Panel CleaningYou’ve made a significant investment in solar panels for your business or building. So don’t loose any portion of your investment with dirt and grime built up on your solar panels. Accumulated dirt, bird droppings, or tree leaves may cause a significant loss of solar power.

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) says that PV electricity output will decline
approximately 10% without regularly cleaning. SEPA also indicates that PV electricity generation will decline up to 20% in areas where bird droppings and urban pollution are common.

Contract Services Group, Inc. provides solar panel cleaning for businesses throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. We, at CSG, understand the investment of solar power purchased for your business, and we are here to help protect that investment. CSG employees are trained to clean solar panels properly, to help reduce the risk of solar panel damage and maintain maximum solar power.

For a free assessment of your needs, call CSG at (800)732-7236.

Fort Rucker Wants Cleaning Service Delivery as Promised

CIMS CertifiedOrrin Israel, Ft. Rucker’s Director of Facilities, was unsatisfied with the lowest bidders total failure experience. So he wanted the company safeguarding the health and reputation of Ft. Rucker’s facilities to be a solid investment.

After fifteen years, maintaining over 115 facilities, Israel deliberately looked for a third party management certification service to help assure managed delivery of contractual cleaning procedures.

Israel, already using ISSA’s Official “540 Cleaning Times” to leverage appropriate janitorial services, was excited to apply the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and certification component to Fort Rucker’s facilities contract specifications.

Partnering with a quality, CIMS-GB certified organization provides reliable frameworks to outline procedures based on universally accepted management principles: quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety and environmental stewardship; management commitment; and green building.

CIMS applies to the ENTIRE cleaning organization. It focuses on the organization’s management systems and processes used to deliver services from training programs to environmentally preferable cleaning practices.

For more information on how CIMS and CIMS-GB certification process improves facility operations – click here.