Tag Archives: Healthy Buildings

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.

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 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.