Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we work with a company that uses a “green” custodial strategy?

At Customized we are proud to take part of the effort to better care for our world. There is no reason for the continuation of harmful cleaning practices and chemicals when eco-friendly products are available everywhere. Our “green” custodial strategy and approach to cleaning has been molded through years of experience to assure our customers maximum cleanliness and help everyone reduce their carbon footprint by walking down a more sustainable pathway.

Learn more about our “green” approach.

How do we know that your services are legitimately in compliance with industry best practices?

Throughout the years Customized has been in business, the company has received many awards and recognitions for providing excellent services. Customized is also certified through a third party—Green Seal—who assures our compliance in being up to date with the best practices.

How do we know for sure that our contractor is really practicing green cleaning?

Certification through a third party such as The Green Seal Organization removes all doubt. In 2009 Customized achieved certification of our Customized Cleaning for Health Program through Green Seal, making us one of the only two in the state of California. Also, Green Seal provides ongoing audits of our practices and procedures to ensure we are living up to our promise and for our clients’ peace of mind.

Is green cleaning more expensive?

It all depends on how you see it. Although green cleaning is not the cheapest service in the market It is not expensive either.  Customized successfully competes with other companies who are not practicing green cleaning. While we don’t win every bid, and, some we lose to a lower bidder, we are rarely the highest bidder. As a matter of fact when you come to consider where your company’s dollars are going, is it not more appealing to have your money go towards sustainable cleaning rather than into increasing our worlds pollution?

What benefit is there to green cleaning?

Green cleaning comes with an abundance of benefits, what we do is bring the benefits to you. Not only do you get a clean building while helping the environment at the same time, you also get to enjoy all of the implications that come with that.

We know that employees are what make a company work. For decades we have seen our industry have a history of poor behavior in regards to the chemicals we have used and the “throw-away” mentality we have had towards supplies and tools. Green cleaning interrupts this pattern with longer lasting, sustainable tools, and, chemicals with reduced or no toxicity. Now, we are seeing studies which record fewer sick days for employees of Green buildings, improved morale and other indications that better health for people results.

Read more about this here: ‘Workers are More Productive in Green Buildings, Study Says’