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Green Cleaning in Des Moines, IA, by ServiceMaster Green

May 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

After a long winter of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, it’s nice to look outside and see welcome signs of spring. The trees are beginning to bud, the flowers are shooting up, and all around us things are starting to green up in Des Moines, IA. While seeing all those trees burst into life is a welcome sight, ServiceMaster Green has been keeping it green with our green cleaning practices since 2008, and we’re proud of our reputation as one of the leading green cleaning services in Iowa.

We use certified green cleaning products and have obtained the prestigious Green Seal GS-42 certification. Our products, processes, and specialized cleaning systems reduce the impact on the ecosystem while still delivering a dazzling clean. You can be assured that our green cleaning products and cleaning services are safe for the environment, your staff, and your vendors.

Because of health concerns we have found that moving away from chemicals that irritate respiratory systems means we are all healthier. From our staff to yours, breathing better air is important to running our businesses. By steering away from harmful VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), we can clear the air for everyone. VOC’s are found in many common cleaning products such as detergent, floor polish, rug cleaners, and chlorine bleach. Use of items with these compounds can cause allergic reactions, asthma, headaches, and nausea. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 40 million people in the U.S. are affected by asthma which causes billions in lost revenue per year.

We service buildings all over the greater Des Moines, IA area, and we can help your office get back to good health. No matter how big or small your operation, we’d love to work with you to show you how good green can feel. Contact us at (515) 255-7775 to find out more about our green cleaning services for your commercial building today!


Spring is a Time for Floor Cleaning in Des Moines, IA!

April 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Spring in the Midwest is a much-heralded time of rebirth and renewal. The spring cleaning bug hits and we all want to start fresh with clean surroundings after months trapped indoors in Des Moines, IA. For your business, the best and most cost-effective way to give your office a sprucing-up is to have your floors professionally cleaned.

Replacing floor coverings is costly and time consuming. It can impinge on your business for days or weeks, depending on the scope of the project. By utilizing regularly scheduled professional floor cleaning, your carpets and hard floor surfaces will be maintained to their maximum usefulness. This goes a long way to prevent premature replacement due to excessive filth which results in extreme wear and tear.

If you look at your business and the floors appear drab, dusty, and stained, it’s well beyond time for a cleaning. ServiceMaster Green has been providing professional carpet and floor cleaning in Des Moines, IA for over three decades. We know what it takes to get your business flooring clean, shining, and help you protect your floor covering investment. Properly maintained flooring lasts longer, looks better, and helps reduce dangerous slip and fall accidents in the workplace.

Our green cleaning products use environmentally safe cleaning solutions which are free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), making them eco-friendly for workers, visitors, and clients who may have sensitivities to traditional cleaning chemicals. Combined with our Capture and Removal Cleaning® system, we can achieve astounding results when it comes to vacuuming, dusting, and creating a thoroughly clean work environment.

ServiceMaster of Des Moines believes in using the most efficient and environmentally safe methods whenever possible to clean. Our green commercial floor cleaning will save you money while providing cleaner, healthier buildings for your staff and clientele.

To find out more on how our green cleaning services and products can save you money and provide a healthier work environment, contact our friendly staff in our Des Moines, IA office today at (515) 255-7775.


Carpet Cleaning for Healthcare Facilities in Des Moines, IA

April 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Millions of Americans take the time to get their annual flu shots, especially when they hear of a new or particularly nasty strain making its way around. If you run a healthcare facility in Des Moines, IA, however, you know that any bug making the rounds is dangerous for your patients and staff. While many people think of the flu as a problem only during the winter months, there are strains of flu that can exist and continue infecting large numbers of people well into the spring months.

One way to help protect you indoor environment from nasty viruses is by utilizing regularly scheduled professional carpet cleaning as it does so much more to protect your patients than just simply vacuuming. Some strains of the flu virus can survive for up to 12 hours on porous surfaces, and even longer on carpet fibers. That means a flu virus could potentially be lurking in your waiting room, lobby, or treatment room, ready to infect your patients and staff. The flu can hit the elderly and immune compromised especially hard, leading to severe complications, or even death.

Eliminating the ability of a virus to live in the carpet of your healthcare facility is extremely important. Our patented Capture and Removal Cleaning® system of high-filtration vacuums capable of capturing 99.9% of filth and particulates, along with our Green For® products, combine to kill and eradicate flu viruses that lurk in the carpeting of your facility. Our advanced green carpet cleaning removes dirt, dust, salt, mites, insects and other bacteria that lurks in the carpeting.

The staff at ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines will be happy to help you determine a carpet cleaning schedule that matches the needs of your facility and your budget. In keeping with our commitment to the earth, you can be assured that all our cleaning products are Green Seal-certified as well.  To find out more about our professional carpet cleaning for your facility in Des Moines, IA, contact us at (515) 255-7775.


Green Cleaning Helps Fight Influenza Epidemic in Des Moines, IA

April 5th, 2017 · No Comments

The flu has hit hard in the Midwest this year, and many businesses in the Des Moines, IA area are feeling the pinch with short staffs and losses in production. The CDC reports that the flu causes U.S. workers to lose up to 111 million workdays at an estimated $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity. On average, the flu will sideline an employee for 4-7 business days, and the flu strain going around this year is expected to last through May. As a business owner, having a large portion of your staff out due to the flu can be financially devastating. What can you do to prevent it?

Invest in Regularly Scheduled Cleaning Services
Our job is cleaning, and our technicians know their stuff. Our crew is highly trained in the best practices of cleaning and sanitation, which will significantly reduce bacteria, viruses, and airborne pathogens. Our green cleaning practices mean that our green cleaning products are formulated for use around individuals with the most sensitive asthma or chemical allergies, and they’re developed to be eco-friendly.

Encourage Good Health Practices
Encouraging good health means that your employees will be healthier and happier.  Providing information on local resources for flu shots, encouraging good hand washing techniques, and frequent cleaning of high touch areas around their desks can help reduce the spread of the flu.

 Keep Common Areas Clean
Breakrooms and bathrooms that are messy can be more than an eyesore; they can harbor germs that are making your employee sick. Encourage a team attitude regarding cleaning up messes and spills as soon as they happen.

Go Green to Beat the Flu Bug Safely
In addition to using certified green cleaning products, ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines, IA, is proud to offer our proprietary Capture and Removal Cleaning® system which meets all of the qualifications for Green Seal GS-42 certification.  Each area of your Des Moines, IA, office will get specialized attention to remove influenza germs without compromising the environment.

Contact us at (515) 255-7775 to learn more about our eco-friendly and highly efficient green cleaning services for your commercial building!


Experienced Floor Cleaning for your Professional Office Building in Des Moines, IA

March 29th, 2017 · No Comments

In your Des Moines, IA business, you make decisions about your company every single day to get the best results for your business and customers. Even in our corporate building at ServiceMaster Green, we know the key to our success is hiring superior staff and achieving superior results for our customers. Our outstanding track record of superior customer service is well documented and proven in Des Moines, IA area businesses for floor cleaning, carpet cleaning, and janitorial services.

With our proven cleaning methods we can guarantee you will see, feel, and smell the difference of a ServiceMaster Green clean. The benefits of a professional floor cleaning include:

  • Projecting a professional, competent appearance
  • Reducing the wear and tear on your floorcoverings
  • Extending the life and looks of your carpeting longer
  • Shows your employees you care about where they work
  • Keeps dirt, bacteria, and pathogens at bay
  • Reduces the chances of slips and falls

Our trained crews can handle any floor surface in your building and bring them to life with vacuuming, cleaning, mopping, or deep carpet cleaning services. Each building has unique needs for its floor cleaning services, so we’ll help put together a comprehensive plan of when each service should be done to keep your flooring in the best shape possible. Whether your needs are daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly for floor cleaning services, you can be assured that ServiceMaster Green will help your business shine.

ServiceMaster Green services all sizes of commercial office buildings in Des Moines, IA, and the surrounding area. In addition to providing floor cleaning services, we also offer janitorial services and specialty post-construction clean up services if you have expansion plans for your facility. With every job we do, you have our assurance of excellence, along with the ServiceMaster name, known for over 50 years. Contact us at (515) 232-1776 to schedule your floor cleaning services today.


Importance of Green Cleaning for Your Business in Des Moines, IA

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments

When it comes to cleaning your Des Moines, IA, business this spring, it’s important to make sure that you’re doing it in the most efficient and safest way possible. Oftentimes, that means opting for professional green cleaning solutions in order to protect your employees and customers from dangerous chemicals in your business.

Why is it important to move away from traditional, chemical-based cleaning into green cleaning? Let’s take a look:

  • Anti-Antibacterial: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently verified that antibacterial products, such as soaps or hand sanitizers, actually have a number of negative side effects that damage hormone levels and thyroids. Rather than expose your business to antibacterial cleaners, opt for professional green cleaning!
  • Environmentally Friendly: Traditional cleaners are full of chemicals that can have lasting effects, not only on those in your business, but the environment. You may already be doing your part by using environmentally friendly business practices, and reaping the rewards. Why not take your green business practices a step further with professional green cleaning?
  • Healthier Space: By opting for green cleaning solutions instead of traditional chemical cleaners, you’ll have cleaner surfaces and air inside your Des Moines, IA, business. Your employees and customers will be at a lower risk of developing common colds or asthma, which have been linked to chemical-based cleaning sprays.
  • Ingredient Wise: If you take the time to check labels on your food, why not check the labels on your cleaning products? Though traditional chemical cleaners are full of things you can’t pronounce, green cleaning solutions have recognizable, safe ingredients for you and your business.

Looking to make your Des Moines, IA, business especially clean this spring? Contact the professionals at ServiceMaster Green. We are certified in green cleaning practices and will get your business just as clean as if we were using traditional cleaners. Green cleaning is a business choice you can feel good about.

With the folks at ServiceMaster Green, you can get your business safely green cleaned. Contact us today!


Choosing a Company for Your Healthcare Facility Cleaning is Critical in Des Moines, IA

March 9th, 2017 · No Comments

There’s no place as important for the utmost in cleanliness as a healthcare facility. ServiceMaster Green provides healthcare cleaning for greater Des Moines, IA, and we understand the unique needs of this critically important job. Also, ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines’ healthcare cleaning methods and products are Green Seal-certified. That makes ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines, IA, the premier green cleaning company of choice for any central Iowa healthcare facility.

How We Select our Healthcare Cleaning Staff
Stringent screening and vetting of employees is done by our company to ensure our technicians surpass expectations. Some of the training our staff has completed before becoming certified to meet the exacting requirements of healthcare cleaning include:

  • Understanding the proper personal protective equipment that is required
  • Adherence to standard procedure for sharps and exposed needles
  • Disinfecting practices for all areas in the exam rooms
  • Understanding the scope and detail involved in sanitizing operating rooms
  • HIPPA compliance
  • OSHA regulations regarding storage
  • Joint Commission standards

The ServiceMaster Green Difference
In over 4500 ServiceMaster franchises, ServiceMaster Green stands out because of our dedication to excellence in cleaning and to the environment. We continue to innovate and pioneer by educating our technicians and providing ongoing training and certification in green cleaning. We believe in providing unsurpassed quality for healthcare cleaning while remaining stewards of our environment, and we’re proud to have 2 LEED Accredited Professionals ready to assist you in regards to all the green cleaning needs your healthcare facility may require.

Our proprietary Capture and Removal Cleaning® system means that dirt, bacteria, and germs are encapsulated and removed from the facility. By providing proper training and education, our technicians understand the critical component of cleaning and sanitizing to prevent cross-contamination.

To find more information about our green cleaning services in Des Moines, IA, or for a detailed quote for your facility, contact us today at (515) 255-7775.


Commercial Cleaning in Des Moines, IA, with ServiceMaster Green

March 8th, 2017 · No Comments

Excellence in commercial janitorial services should be measured by the value it brings to your investment in your business and the appearance of that business when you open up in the morning. In Des Moines, IA, as in surrounding communities, much stock is placed on the efficiency and orderliness of retail businesses and professional offices. The right commercial cleaning service will help you attain that look of order and translate “clean” into positive perceptions about your operation. In Des Moines, IA, that professional janitorial service is ServiceMaster Green.

We provide a full range of commercial cleaning services and whatever you need on a level and schedule that meets your business and budget needs. In addition to scheduled carpet cleaning and hard surface floor cleaning, plus the regular janitorial aspects of trash removal and cleaning those frequently touched surfaces, we clean what some don’t. That includes light fixtures and hard-to-reach acoustic ceiling tile.

And, yes, we do windows! Window cleaning is both a skill and an art. We don’t shy away from it because we know it’s one of the most important cleaning requirements for any commercial or business setting. People look into windows to see products, activity, and staff. A clean window is one of the oldest marketing tools. If your windows are dirty, your products are hard to see, there’s nothing to catch someone’s interest, and people may assume that the rest of your business is as poorly maintained as your windows.

We also clean walls, window treatments, upholstery, office furniture, office systems, plus perform HVAC vent cleaning. It’s especially important to keep your office as clean and sanitized as possible during the winter months to prevent the spread of colds and flu, as illnesses and absenteeism translate into work time lost and delays in production.

Value is the sum of all benefits compared to your investment. At ServiceMaster Green, we believe our commercial cleaning services give you and your Des Moines, IA, business the best value for your investment. Call us today at (515) 255-7775.


Professional, Thorough and Efficient Floor Cleaning in Des Moines, IA

March 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

If you can walk on it in your Des Moines, IA, area business, there’s a good chance we can clean it. ServiceMaster Green has been providing professional floor cleaning in this area for more than 50 years! We service a broad range of flooring and can customize a cleaning schedule that keeps your floors looking great.

Hard Surface Floor Cleaning – With our state-of-the-art green cleaning equipment and advanced cleaning techniques, we can restore luster to any floor. When your floors are dirty, scuffed, or show pathways of wear, it brings down the value. With regularly scheduled floor cleaning, your investment in professional cleaning will pay off by eliminating the need for premature flooring replacement.

Carpet Cleaning – Say “No!” to the rental DIY carpet cleaners, no matter how small of a carpeted area you need cleaned. Not only are they slow and inefficient, they don’t extract the water and debris to truly clean the carpet fibers. Our trained technicians recognize the various types of fibers, dyes, and the construction of your carpeting, and know how to clean it for the best results for your Des Moines, IA, area building. Our patented Capture and Removal Cleaning® system means that deeply embedded dirt, debris, insects, and grime are loosened and extracted. The fibers of the carpeting are deeply cleaned and the texture restored.

We can clean ceramic, tile, vinyl, wood, carpeting, and many specialty floorings as well.  You won’t find a more dedicated or qualified staff to assist you with your commercial floor cleaning in Des Moines. Keeping your floors clean and safe for your customers and employees is our top priority.

Ready to give your floors a deep, hygienic cleaning? We’d be happy to customize a plan for your business in Des Moines. For a free quote on a regularly scheduled maintenance plan for your flooring, call our helpful staff at (515) 255-7775, or contact us.


Carpet Cleaning Does More Than Just Remove Dirt and Debris in your Des Moines, IA, Business.

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Professional carpet cleaning goes so much beyond simply removing dirt and debris from your Des Moines, IA, business. By committing to a regularly scheduled maintenance program, the flooring will last significantly longer and look great to any potential customers or clients that walk through your doors. Some of the benefits of the professional carpet cleaning services offered by ServiceMaster Green include:

  • Appearances Matter in Business – Your business wants to project success, and part of that comes from appearances. Your customers keep you in business, and having dirty and stained carpeting makes an unfavorable impression on them and can lose business
  • Maintaining the Structure – Carpet fibers, when new, are lush and vibrant. Why wouldn’t you want to keep that carpet looking great? Everyday your carpeting is being battered by foot traffic, spills, the outside elements, and rolling chairs and carts. High traffic areas take the worst of all the beatings and can look worn and faded quickly. Carpet cleaning helps remove the dirt, grime, and allergens, and restores the pile of the carpet. By waiting until you see heavy filth and stains you may be allowing the fibers to become damaged beyond what can be cleaned. Don’t wait until you see traffic patterns in the carpet to schedule carpet cleaning for your Des Moines, IA, office
  • Protect Your Investment – Anyone who runs a business knows that every piece of furniture, art, and even the floor coverings will need to be replaced at some point. By making sure your investments are giving you the full life they should, regular maintenance is needed. Ideally, you want your carpet to be replaced because it’s dated in appearance rather than worn out. That means a great return on your investment!

To keep your carpets looking beautiful, contact ServiceMaster Green. Our professional staff will inform you of our quality carpet cleaning service options that will work for your business while keeping your floorcovering investment sound. You can reach us at (515) 255-7775.