Why Microfiber?

At SmartClean, we like to do things differently than others. We go above and beyond when it comes to commercial cleaning services. Between our equipment and techniques, SmartClean finds unique ways to be environmentally friendly and green. Today we are going to explain why we use microfiber rags instead of paper towels.

Paper towels may be easily accessible andwidely used by cleaning companies when dusting and disinfecting surfaces, but they may not be the best choice for your office. Here are three reasons to choose microfiber technology.

  • Microfiber cloths are cost-effective. A roll of paper towel might be cheaper than the cost of a pack of microfiber cloths, however, when you calculate the ongoing expense of purchasing new rolls of paper towel, microfiber cloths offer the greatest savings.
  • Microfiber cloths are “green.”Wash and reuse – it’s that easy. These cloths save money and reduce waste. Besides, reducing paper towel consumption is the simplest way to go green. The also dry much faster than regular cloths so it makes us use our time more wisely.
  • Microfiber cloths absorb spills and trap dust better than paper towels.Not only do paper towels do a poor job eliminating dust, they often leave residue on surfaces. When it comes to using microfiber on glass, it doesn’t leave streaks like paper towels do.

 

SmartClean is CIMS-GB certified which means we have put countless hours into perfecting our cleaning process, training programs, and overall operation. Microfiber is just one example of how we make an effort to keep our processes green building friendly. We also use equipment such as vacuums that have HEPA filters and use low energy. On top of these green processes, it is also better for our employees and their health.

We take pride in caring about all aspects of our employees’ health and the happiness of our clients.

Why Should You Clean Your Carpets More In The Office Building?

Why Should You Clean Your Carpets More In The Office Building?

The thing about carpet is that it can be very dirty without visibly showing it, so it is a common mistake to be under the illusion that your carpet is clean, when in fact, it is not. However, whether it is visible (yet) or not, each day soil and other dirt particles get tracked from outside the building into the carpet from the shoes the employees are wearing. What does this mean exactly? When soil and other dirt particles sink below the surface of the carpet, it will cause the carpet to grind each time there is pressure on it. When the carpet grinds together like this, it starts to wear down a lot quicker than usual. While many businesses think that hiring a cleaning company is expensive, neglecting to hire a cleaning company is really the expensive part. You will need to replace your carpets a lot quicker if you are not regularly cleaning them. The other major thing that is effected by neglecting to clean your carpets is the air quality in your office building. Since most, if not all, office buildings don’t open their windows for ventilation, a lot of the same air gets circulated throughout the building. If your carpets are full of dust/dirt/soil, it will then begin to circulate into the air and get inhaled by employees. This is not healthy, and will often times cause the employees to get sick more frequently.

If your office building gets cleaned regularly, the air quality will be much better and your carpets’ lifespan will double. Don’t make the mistake to place cleaning to the side.

Give us a call today if you are interested in learning more about what we can do for you or if you would like a quote. 515-331-8940.

 

Green Cleaning Is More Than Just Chemicals

When you think of green cleaning, what comes to mind? For most people, a common is response, “environmentally friendly chemicals?” While this is true, green cleaning is is so much more than that.

Green cleaning refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. For example, all of our equipment does not rise above 70 decibels, which is the highest sound level that a human ear can tolerate without feeling discomfort. In other words, you won’t cringe or feel annoyance while listening to our equipment. All of our equipment contains hepa filters and can be set on eco-mode, meaning that it will require less water supply than normal to get the job done. These are just a few examples of the many advantages our equipment offers to your company.

SmartClean is the only company in Iowa that has the CIMS-GB certification, which demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and green cleaning. Although we could have stopped with just the CIMS certification, we took it one step further to obtain our GB certification as well to denote our passion towards green cleaning. With this GB certification, our equipment gets checked more frequently to make sure everything’s running properly and working as efficiently as possible. There is also an extensive amount of training that comes with the CIMS-GB certification.

In addition to the benefits mentioned earlier, there will be better air quality resulting from using our products and just an overall better cleaning quality. We truly care about the safety and health of both our employees and yours. Once you go green, you will never go back!

If you are interested in learning more about our CIMS-GB certification or our company, give us a call at 515-331-8940.

Why Should I Choose SmartClean as my Commercial Cleaning Provider?

SmartClean Iowa Cleaning & MaintenanceWe get this question about our green cleaning services a lot. What’s so different about SmartClean? I just need a simple janitorial cleaning services to get the job done.

Besides some of our reasons why, we will start with this. Did you know that a study from Harvard University came out stating that millennials in the workplace care more about working for an environmentally conscious company than ever before? Here’s how SmartClean can help your office get going in the right direction.

  1. We are certified by ISSA to meet all the requirements for the Cleaning Industry Management Standard- Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification. This is not just a piece of paper saying we are a green cleaning company. It’s so much more than that. CIMS-GB is used in SmartClean’s daily operations. From how we manage employees to policies and procedures and the EPA certified chemicals we use.
  2. We are so passionate about the environment and the future, we have dedicated ourselves to being green in every building we work with, not just LEED-certified buildings.
  3. So what? We are giving you all of this valuable information because whether you are the owner of an office building with tenants or you run the warehouse, you will have an employee ask what you’re doing to help the environment and be sustainable. Lucky for you, SmartClean can help make your transition to green cleaning easier.
  4. Not only do we care about the environment, we care about how we run our operations. Our cleaning crew is the backbone of our company, so we need to keep them safe and free from injury. Not only are our chemicals safe for your building, they are safe for our employees to use each day without causing any respiratory issues. We also use the most ergonomic and high tech equipment to keep them safe.

All in all, it is your choice who you choose to clean your premises. But remember that SmartClean provides an easy transition when switching to our services, we are environmentally conscious, and we go above and beyond with all of the cleaning services we provide. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Welcome to our SmartClean Blog!

SmartClean Iowa new websiteAs you may have noticed, SmartClean just launched a new website thanks to Mary Shetler of MBS Communications. We are proud of what our new site has to offer and cannot wait to share it with you. Our site will help you learn more about SmartClean, get answers to any questions you may have about our services, and easily contact us.

Our website gives you a great overview about the green cleaning aspect of our business. At SmartClean, we go deeper than just the typical “green cleaning” we are certified and held to the highest standard by ISSA, the cleaning industry’s premier organization.

We were closely audited and met all standards set by ISSA to receive the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification. This means we are a green cleaning company through and through. From using all green chemicals to low emitting vacuums, carpet extractors, and auto scrubbers, we stand by our commitment to helping the environment.

SmartClean will be celebrating 10 years in the commercial cleaning industry in 2017. SmartClean’s professional staff is number one in offering Central Iowa a Green Cleaning Solution to customers’ commercial cleaning needs. Whether you need routine janitorial services, spring cleaning, move-in, move-out, or custom office cleaning, SmartClean provides an environmentally safe cleaning solution and we have been that way for 10 years now.

Whether you are stopping by to check us out or you are a current customer, we welcome you to our new blog and hope you enjoy all SmartClean has to offer. We are always welcoming new customers to our services and we would love to have you onboard. If you are looking for a trustworthy, reliable janitorial service for your commercial property, we would love to get ahold of you. You can contact Sasha Francic, SmartClean’s Account Manager at 515-331-8940 or by email at sasha@smartcleaniowa.com. Or, easily contact us here.