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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.

CSG for World-class Workplace Wellness

csgcares-globe-logo.jpgWHO is for a Healthy Workplace Model.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a healthy workplace as a place where “workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of all workers.”

CSG understands that creating this environment requires hard work and a continuing willingness to make the small incremental improvements that signal a dedication to world-class healthy buildings.

WHO identifies these workplace components for focus:

  • Health and safety of the physical work environment
  • Health, safety and well-being in the work organization and workplace culture
  • Personal health resources in the workplace
  • Community participation in health improvement advocacy for workers & their families

The World Health Organization (WHO) offers Healthy Workplace guidelines and supports the Global Healthy Workplace Awards dedicated to the recognition of practices and programs in the global workplace. Read more here about the awards and winners.

Find more about CSG continuous improvement philosophy at www.csgcares.com, click on WHY CSG?

CSG supports The Healthy Workplace Project

CSG understands that Healthy Buildings are a healthy workplace. The Healthy Workplace Project wants every building to become a healthier place to work.

The Healthy Workplace Project wants to educate everyone about high-touch spots that need special attention for reducing absenteeism in the workplace this winter season and through the year.

As a ISSA CIMS certified Building Services Contractor, CSG employs best-practices procedures for properly cleaning high touch areas.

ISSA Assessor Colin Butterfield says that proper hand-washing is still the best way to reduce the spread of germs. CSG suggests posting signs to remind everyone in the building the best way to wash hands.

The Healthy Workplace Project group adds that thorough drying with paper towels can reduce germs by 77%. Use no-touch towel dispensers in break rooms and bathrooms as well.

Look at The Healthy Workplace Project “Germ Hot Spot” infographic for problems areas in your building or office.

CSGCARES about Outstanding Customer Satisfaction

Casey Pearce photo2013 has been an exciting year for CSG. We are pleased to announce an amazing 100% account retention for the past twelve months. Check out our Business Excellence 2013 milestones! Read CSG Annual Summary.

CSG has invested in brand communications and client focus goals to meet our mission for continuous improvement. We expanded both our service improvement and recruiting initiatives to build value for the diverse needs of our customers.

We appreciate your partnership and look forward to a great year!

Sincerely,

Casey Pearce
President
Contract Services Group, Inc.

Janitorial services prepares for California minimum wage increases!

In July 2014 the California minimum wage is set to increase to $9.  Keep your janitorial services contracts prepared for next year’s budget season:

•          Adjust your differential

•          Maintain quality staff

•          Keep turnover lower.

Contract Services Group has pioneered the art of working closely with our customers to identify areas where costs can be controlled and reduced. From servicing our clients premiere facilities to treating our employees with dignity, we believe that quality and commitment to excellence exemplifies our business.

CSG is proud to celebrate 40 years providing facilities services throughout southern California! www.csgcares.com