Category Archives: Facilities Services

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.

P.S. April Fools!

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/.

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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.

Workplace Health and Safety – Do the Right Thing

CSG Published Workplace Health and Safety Training to promote workers’ rights.

Read Here – Workplace Health and Safety Training

Training programs are a critical aspect of ensuring safe and healthful workplaces based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations standards.

Workers’ Rights advocates remind employers to consider the human cost at stake without effective training for workplace health and safety. OSHA is committed to ensuring “workers return to their families in the same condition they began their day.” OSHA Workers’ Rights standards help to ensure a safe workplace.

Federal OSHA provides these rights:

  • Ask OSHA to inspect their workplace,
  • Use their rights under the law without retaliation and discrimination,
  • Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace,
  • Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace,
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses,
  • Get copies of their own medical records.

Learn more at Fed OSHA – https://www.osha.gov/workers.html

About CSG Employee Training Programs:

CSG takes enormous pride in our dedication to both employee and facility safety. We believe strongly in protecting the safety of employees, co-workers, customers, our customers’ clients and their surrounding community.  As part of that mission, we take pride in our role, by helping our customers improve their performance by simply supplying the best in world-class facility services.

About CSG: Contract Services Group, Inc. is a CIMS-GB with honors certified contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning, managed temporary labor services and window washing systems. CSG provides facilities services and specialty cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG also designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG Publishes Sustainable Cleaning Programs for Janitorial Consumers. http://csgcares.com

Compare Competent, Qualified & Designated

Compare Competent, Qualified & Designated

OSHA construction standards require a competent person onsite as a legal obligation. But OSHA does not have a specific standard regarding a competent person.

As building owners are responsible to develop written agreements regarding safety plans when working with contract crews, knowing the level of expertise of safety committee team protects your business.

A competent person is “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them,” according to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32(f).

A qualified person is “one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project,” according to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32(m).

A designated person only means that the employer’s representative was “selected or assigned by the employer as being qualified to perform specific duties” according to 1926 Subpart L. So here the OSHA standards ask employer to take responsibility to designate certain employees to job assignments based on level of competence or qualifications.

OSHA standards explicitly requiring employers to provide workplace health and safety training to all employees. This training may constitute competency but not necessarily qualifications if there is no certifications. Conversely, if a workers is certified with no experience, there’s room to question the workers competency for a specific job assignment.

To be sure your business is protected and learn about the level of competence and qualifications of your contractor’s safety committee team.

 

CSG’s Sustainable Cleaning Programs

Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG) published “Sustainable Cleaning Programs” article to promote consumer education about cost saving initiatives from full-service janitorial services providers.

Read Here – Sustainable Cleaning Programs from Full-service Janitorial Providers

Full-service janitorial providers offer complete cleaning programs with one contract and significantly reduced costs over in-house processes or the utilization of multiple vendors.

For your custom maintenance plan, have a list of your specific janitorial services expectations and needs including:

  • The square footage of the building including a separation of  carpet and tile
  • Number of restrooms and the quantity of fixtures
  • Employee population
  • Number of daily visitors
  • Quantity of shifts
  • Specifications or Work Load parameters

Your Custom Maintenance Plan must accurately meet the needs of the facility and your business goals. CSG will develop customized work loading of all cleaning task.

An effective work plan will address details as small as the reporting of a dripping faucet, through unneeded power consumption, to deteriorating materials and recycling to reduce short-term costs and long-term sustainability.

About CSG Janitorial Services:

Contract Services Group has pioneered the art of working closely with our customers to identify areas where costs can be controlled and reduced. Our 97% annual account retention is proof that our programs work.

CSG programs are excellent for commercial properties and large facilities with a minimum of  150,000 square feet of cleanable space.

About CSG: Contract Services Group, Inc. is a CIMS-GB with honors certified contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning, managed temporary labor services and window washing systems. CSG provides facilities services and specialty cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG also designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG Publishes Sustainable Cleaning Programs for Janitorial Consumers. http://csgcares.com

CSG’s Window Cleaning & Restoration Services

Window Cleaning for your exterior building can improve your company image as a professional sustainable business in your community. Effective building maintenance programs protects your assets by preserving windows and exterior surfaces from staining build-up and environmental damage. Commercial buildings endure various environmental conditions that can lead to window glass and exterior staining.

Buildings are exposed to multiple elements resulting in staining on its surfaces. The length of time that staining factors are left unchecked can create additional factors in removing stains.

  • Some window cleaning detergents attract dust and dirt causing buildup of surfactants.
  • High mineral content of water erosion from adjacent concrete or precast surfaces stains glass, seals and exterior surfaces.
  • Overspray from careless waterproofing and painting projects can stain surrounding surfaces.
  • Leaching of deteriorating caulking or coatings, rusting metals or environmental pollution including acid rain all cause staining.

Window Cleaning Services

CSG provides window cleaning services  for low, mid and high rise buildings.  Our crews are trained and certified to operate all window cleaning equipment including ladders, boom lifts, boatswain chairs and swing stages. CSG uses cutting edge technology to remove glass scratches and stains efficiently and on-site.

Services include:

  • Scheduled Window Cleaning Maintenance
  • Post-Construction Window Cleaning
  • Hard Water Stain Removal
  • Glass Scratch Removal
  • Caulking and Waterproofing

About Contract Services Group, Inc.:

Contract Services Group, Inc. is an industry leading facilities services contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning and temporary labor services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.