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.

How often should I clean that? (infographic)

A handy infographic download about how often certain items in a home should be cleaned: The friendly people at Castle Keepers House Cleaning get questions from time to time from our clients, neighbors, and other cleaning professionals about how often certain items in a home should be cleaned.

5 ways to protect your family during flu season (infographic)

Quick tips for your cleaning business customers in a shareable infographicThe advice to "stay away from people" may sound funny, but it's best to avoid crowded rooms when the flu is prevalent. If you yourself have the flu, you're not doing anyone at your work or school a favor when you show up while still [...]

By |2018-02-05T19:24:39+00:00February 5th, 2018|Green Cleaning, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|

New Oregon law requires cleaning service providers to be licensed

Law targets sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace.Effective January 1, 2018, Oregon amended its labor contracting law to require those organizations that employ workers for the purpose of providing janitorial or cleaning services to other parties (i.e., building service contractors, residential cleaning service providers) to: Be licensed as a Property Services Contractor by [...]

Avmor expanding south of the border

Canada's largest cleaning products manufacturer enters US market Laval, Quebec - Avmor, a 70-year-old manufacturer of chemical cleaning solutions and the largest manufacturer of professional cleaning products in Canada, announces that it will begin marketing its products through a select and limited number of distributors in the U.S. starting later this year.   According to [...]

By |2018-08-12T14:46:04+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Office Cleaning, Press Release, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|

Managing the risks of the Hurricane Harvey clean-up

IICRC Master Technician Bruce Vance with useful tips for cleaning business owners in the aftermath of Harvey's destructionHouse cleaning businesses whose service areas have been impacted by hurricane Harvey will face many challenges in the days ahead.  There are a number of risks including safety, regulatory and legal that they will have to manage.  Bruce [...]

Advice for cleaning businesses going through Hurricane Harvey

An interview with Ellen Folks of Guarantee GirlsThis week cleaning professionals around the country began rallying around our friends in Texas as they face the ongoing disaster of Hurricane Harvey. As flooding continues in eastern Texas and western Louisiana, some in the industry have already begun raising money for colleagues in crisis. Among those affected [...]

By |2017-08-30T19:26:52+00:00August 30th, 2017|News, Operations, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|

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 [...]

Missouri to lower St. Louis minimum wage from $10 to $7.70

State preemption law to kick in August 28, blocking city ordinanceMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) has announced that he will neither sign nor veto a bill that prevents local municipalities from setting the minimum wage. The governor's decision will allow the new state law to take effect, rendering a previous increase passed by the City [...]

By |2017-07-06T15:10:00+00:00July 6th, 2017|News, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|

Hardwood Floor Care: Five Steps to Perfect Floors

Properly cleaning hardwood floors will help them last for years to come. Hardwood floors are beautiful, durable and can add a compelling aesthetic to any building. A properly installed and finished floor can withstand high levels of foot traffic and action, yet care and maintenance is a critical component in getting the most life [...]

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