Is your cleaning service really green?

In a new blog post on Castle Keepers House Cleaning, Janice Stewart asks the question, "What is green cleaning?" Her answer gives consumers insight into what it takes for a company to create an authentic green cleaning process. Stewart examines environmentally preferable products, third-party certifications, green equipment, and more.

Better decisions from better air

Researchers enrolled 24 “knowledge workers,” people who were corporate managers, architects, and designers. The workers spent six days in a controlled work environment, working from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

How do you clean for a cancer patient?

Cleaning for a cancer patient is especially important because their immune system is suppressed. We should clean for health first and appearance second. How do you clean for a cancer patient? This question came up recently at Castle Keepers House Cleaning and we were surprised by the lack of detailed advice on the [...]

By |2018-08-12T13:58:29+00:00May 16th, 2018|Cleaning for Health, Cleaning Science, Cleaning Tips|

Disinfectants – Are we doing more harm than good?

In most residential cleaning scenarios there are less toxic and problematic ways to achieve a sanitary home.It’s a common belief that in order to have a clean and healthy home every surface must be disinfected. In fact, one cleaning company has advertised that they will fog your whole home with a disinfectant to disinfect the [...]

Reclassifying hospital floors as “critical” areas when it comes to cleaning

"Floors do harbor dangerous germs and should be reclassified as "critical" areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting" Hamilton, OH - For many years, hospitals considered floors "non-critical" areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting. However, [...]

By |2018-08-12T14:48:48+00:00June 15th, 2017|Cleaning Science, Hotel/Housekeeping, Safety and Health|

Mold prevention in the home: DIY vs Pros

How does professional containment work? Find out with this infographic.Mold can grow in a variety of locations around the home and be treated in a range of ways. This means it’s important for you to have a basic level of knowledge of which mold you may find in your property, and when professionals need to [...]

Five things managers should know about sewer odors

The most common way sewer odors get into buildings is through floor and fixture drains. Vista, CA - Many schools and commercial facilities are impacted by what is typically known as sewer odors. This is an odor problem that can be worse in areas of a facility that are used infrequently. However, many building managers [...]

By |2017-03-13T16:55:39+00:00March 13th, 2017|Cleaning Procedure, Cleaning Science|

Bona® Launches Commercial System Suite of Products

New maintenance and cleaning products developed specifically for cleaning professionalsAurora, Colo., March 7, 2017 – – Bona US, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, announced today a new line of floor care and maintenance products developed specifically for the unique needs of cleaning professionals, the Bona Commercial System for Hardwood Floor Care. [...]

By |2017-03-07T22:48:57+00:00March 7th, 2017|Cleaning Procedure, Cleaning Science|

Scientists conduct bug census using dust DNA

Researchers have created a map of the creepy crawlies in American homes.By examining the DNA in dust, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University have created a sort of bug census for the United States. They were able to create maps visualizing the range of such pests as dust mites [...]

By |2017-02-08T19:46:26+00:00February 8th, 2017|Cleaning Science|
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