Category Archives: Sustainability

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.

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.

Day Cleaning for Cost Sustainability?

Day cleaning improves occupant health and satisfaction as well as increases financial sustainability. Light cleaning like area cleaning and restroom cleaning can be done during the day shift with deep cleaning being scheduled around occupants for convenience and safety. A CIMS-certified cleaning service provider has the management experience to provide efficient day cleaning programs.

Facilities Specialist, Steve Spencer, speaks about how day time cleaning saves State Farm up to $50,000 in cleaning costs and as much as $400,000 in energy savings. Watch Video – http://www.issa.com/?m=video&id=493#videoid=492

Improve Occupant Health

The increase in touch-point cleaning during day cleaning helps reduce cross-contamination. Studies show that reducing cross-contamination can reduce absenteeism of staff.

Elevated Cleaning Satisfaction

With Day Cleaning Services, the improved communication in area cleaning during the day promptly addresses multiple cleaning issues. Cleanliness is a significant factor in resident satisfaction.

Save up to 10% energy savings

Energy savings by using daylighting can reduce gross yearly use of budgets for electricity cost. Want to calculate how much energy you can save with daytime cleaning? Try Calculator at: http://www.cleanforhealth.com/daycleaning.htm

About CSG Day Cleaning Services:

CSG Day Porter Cleaning Services provide custom programs for all impact areas with continuous services, on-boarding and safety training as well as compliance with all labor laws. CSG programs are excellent for multi-tenant properties with at least 150,000 square feet of cleanable lease space.

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. CSG is committed to safety excellence, high-performing building outcomes and redefining quality partnerships. http://csgcares.com