Why Should I Choose SmartClean® as my Commercial Cleaning Provider?

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That’s a great question and we are happy to answer it!  When you’re looking for green cleaning services, it’s important to look at what differentiates one company from another.  What is so different about SmartClean®?

You might think you just need simple janitorial services to get the job done. But did you know that a Harvard University study found that millennials in the workplace care more about working for environmentally conscious companies than ever before? Here’s how SmartClean® can help your office move in the right direction:


We are certified by ISSA to meet all the requirements for the Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Building (CIMS-GB).  This isn’t merely an official looking certificate we hang on our wall—it’s a true testament to how SmartClean® operates. This rigorous certification underscores our commitment to sustainable practices in every aspect of our business.

CIMS-GB shapes our daily operations, influencing how we manage our team, establish policies, and implement procedures. It ensures that our cleaning methods are not only effective, but also environmentally responsible, using EPA-certified chemicals that meet stringent safety and sustainability criteria.

By adhering to CIMS-GB standards, we outwardly validate our status as a green cleaning company but also guarantee that our clients receive the highest quality service – all while minimizing environmental impact. It’s our way of ensuring that every cleaning solution we provide contributes positively to both the indoor air quality of the businesses we service, but to the overall health of our collective environment

    • Green cleaning products are beneficial for the environment as they are formulated with natural, biodegradable ingredients that reduce pollution and minimize waste. Unlike conventional cleaning agents, green products avoid harsh chemicals, thus preventing harmful toxins from entering waterways and soil. By using sustainable packaging and eco-friendly formulations, green cleaning products help lower carbon footprints and contribute to a healthier planet. Adopting green cleaning practices not only ensures a safer environment today but also helps protect ecosystems for future generations.
    • 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.  Our chemicals are safe for both your building and for our employees to use each day without causing any respiratory issues. We also use the most ergonomic and high tech equipment to help our crews avoid injury.
    • At SmartClean, our commitment to sustainability is not just a business strategy but a reflection of our values and responsibility towards future generations. This is why we have made it our mission to implement green practices in every building we service, regardless of whether they are LEED-certified or not.

Why does any of this matter?  At SmartClean®, we excel at cleaning a wide variety of spaces, but we also understand that this is only one aspect of service that our customers are looking for.  Our commitment to environmental sustainability and superior service truly sets us apart. We use green cleaning methods, prioritize the health and safety of both our employees and customers, and have taken the effort to achieve ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification. By choosing SmartClean®, you’re not just opting for a cleaner space—you’re investing in a healthier, more sustainable future for everyone.

Ultimately, we know you have many options available when selecting a company to work with and to clean your premises. However, partnering with SmartClean® is more than just a smart choice for cleanliness—it’s a strategic move that shows your employees and customers that you care about their health and well-being. By aligning with a company that shares your values of sustainability and environmental responsibility, you demonstrate your commitment to creating a healthy work environment and we think that’s something worth looking at. 

If you are ready to make a positive change, SmartClean® provides an easy transition when switching to our services.  We are eager to show you firsthand why our approach is the best way to cleaning and maintaining your workplace. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

SmartClean® Emphasizes Vetting Cleaning Firms

SmartClean of Iowa recommended vetting your cleaning firms prior to working in your medical facility.

WEST DES MOINES, IA, January 3, 2022 — As Iowa businesses and organizations reflect on 2021 and the unique health and safety challenges they faced, SmartClean® is encouraging these establishments to reevaluate their commercial cleaning needs in the new year. Sasha Francic, President of SmartClean®, says that understanding what cleaning firms do and how they do it is only part of the consideration when addressing health and safety challenges.

“You have to be able to trust your cleaning company to do the right thing,” Francic said. “Expertise is essential for creating a sanitized environment. They should always be working with you to prevent workplace disruptions and help everyone feel safer.”

To offer the best possible protection for area businesses and organizations, Francic suggests the following questions for reviewing your commercial cleaner’s safety, effectiveness, and trustworthiness:

1. Can they generate a complete scope of work? Reputable cleaning companies will clearly outline their exact services for an agreed-upon price. The more specific their breakdown of services, the more likely you are dealing with a high-quality organization.

2. Can they provide the chemicals’ safety data sheets (SDS) and manufacturer’s recommendations for use? Clients have a right to know what tools their cleaner is working with, what they do, and how effective they can be. It is crucially important for both safety and effectiveness that your vendor fully understands chemical uses and ratios.

3. Do they have any third-party certifications? Certifications from the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and other accredited organizations ensure that a business fully understands the science and safety of top cleaning practices. A lack of certifications is not a deal-breaker – they require additional investment, which can be difficult for a small business – but the backing of industry groups can assure you that a company is exceptional.

4. Do they use contractors or employees to clean? In most cases, employers with full-time staff offer benefits and pay more than firms utilizing contractors. Both structures are common in the industry, but full-time employees are more likely to work for established companies with a higher standard of service.

5. Is the vendor communicating with you? A company that is slow to respond to your calls, texts, and emails may indicate poor management, suggesting there may be problems with performance and follow-through. Professionals will quickly respond to questions and concerns at every stage of your relationship.

Maintaining a safer and healthier environment for staff and clients should be the goal of every business and organization. Working with a professional and accredited cleaning company will offer better results, peace of mind, and fewer distractions in 2022.

Questions? Contact Sasha Francic at 515-331-8940 or smart@smartcleaniowa.com.

SmartClean® is a West Des Moines, Iowa, cleaning and maintenance company specializing in environmentally safe, green cleaning solutions for your commercial, industrial or medical space in Central Iowa. SmartClean® is the only cleaning company in Iowa to achieve 100% CIMS Green Building Certification. For more information on SmartClean®, please visit SmartCleanIowa.com.


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SmartClean® Invests in Electrostatic Technology to Help Customers Safeguard Their Environments from Illness-causing Germs

SmartClean® Invests in Electrostatic Technology to Help Customers Safeguard Their Environments from Illness-causing Germs

Local commercial cleaning service helps customers save time, labor and costs with award-winning Clorox® Total 360® System


DES MOINES, Iowa, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SmartClean® is proud to showcase our investment in the Clorox® Total 360® System, an electrostatic technology sprayer, to provide more comprehensive surface disinfection coverage and help prevent the spread of germs on hard, nonporous surfaces that can cause illness.

At SmartClean®, we are committed to doing everything we can to help enhance the safety and well-being of our staff and customers all year round. With the Clorox® Total 360® System, we have enhanced our infection prevention offerings and protocols to help prevent the spread of germs that can cause illness including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

“Our goal at SmartClean® is to help our customers maintain a safer and healthier environment for their staff and clients by offering one of the best disinfection technologies available and enhanced effective infection control protocols,” said Sasha Francic, President of SmartClean®. “The Clorox® Total 360® System allows us to more effectively and efficiently cover high-touch and hard-to-reach surfaces for a more comprehensive disinfection.”

The Clorox® Total 360® System works by charging and atomizing the Clorox® disinfecting solution, delivering a powerful flow of charged droplets that are attracted to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity. This allows the disinfecting solution to reach and uniformly coat surfaces, including areas where conventional trigger sprays may easily miss.

SmartClean® currently uses the Clorox® Total 360® System to treat a wide variety of our clients’ facilities from warehouses to office buildings. The system can be used on hard, nonporous surfaces from restroom sinks and stalls, desks and tabletops, computer keyboards and mice, to door handles and light switches.

“The Clorox® Total 360® System enables us to do our job better and provides our customers with greater peace of mind,” added Francic. “We are proud to serve our local community with this premium technology and help provide them with enhanced safety against the spread of germs that can cause illness.”

The Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner used with the Clorox® Total 360® System has been approved by the EPA to kill SARS-CoV-2 on hard, nonporous surfaces.

To learn more about the Clorox® Total 360® System, click here.

Refer to product label for guidance on approved use sites and surfaces.

No other commercial cleaning company in Iowa meets the same, exacting standards as SmartClean®. That’s not hyperbole. It’s a fact.

SmartClean® is established. Since 2007, SmartClean® has been providing solutions for central Iowa commercial property owners who need contract cleaning, carpet cleaning, electrostatic spraying, hard surface/floor care or post-construction cleaning at multiple sites or a single location. You can count on SmartClean® being here today, tomorrow and for years to come.

SmartClean® is 100-percent certified green cleaning company, according to the Clean Industry Management Standards-Green Building. CIMS-GB is the leader in commercial green cleaning. It not only sets the stand for green products and cleaning but makes sure a company’s policies and procedures align with those stringent guidelines. Being the industry standard-bearing in Iowa, SmartClean® is always one step ahead of the competition with its products, policies and procedures, and sustainability. That’s important to you because it’s very important to your tenants.

SmartClean® is reliable. Commercial property owners and managers face enough tasks and challenges each day. They don’t need another by wondering whether their cleaning contractor will show up, let alone do the job right. With SmartClean®, you won’t be forced into that game of musical chairs, moving from one cleaning contractor to another and sometimes even returning to previous contractors. You’ll have a cleaning company that will be there when expected and meet or exceed your expectations.

SmartClean® is honest and trustworthy. SmartClean® was a nominee for the 2018 Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). With an A+ rating from the BBB for close to a decade, SmartClean® is dedicated to providing top quality care to all customers.

SmartClean® is the smart choice for your commercial cleaning needs. I encourage you to contact the president of the company, Sasha Francic at 515.331.8940.

SmartClean Invests in Electrostatic Technology to Help Customers Safeguard Their Environments from Illness-causing Germs

Back to Cleaning Basics

Back to Cleaning Basics

​Let’s get back to cleaning basics! The CDC states “Cleaning with products containing soap or detergent reduces germs on surfaces by removing contaminants and may also weaken or damage some of the virus particles, which decreases risk of infection from surfaces.”

“When no people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are known to have been in a space, cleaning once a day is usually enough to sufficiently remove virus that may be on surfaces and help maintain a healthy facility.”

The importance of daily or routine disinfection of shared surfaces cannot be overstated when it comes to preventing the spread of diseases, especially in the context of a global pandemic like we saw with COVID-19.  Prioritizing personal hygiene and incorporating daily disinfection is the frontline defense against viruses such as COVID-19 and Influenza.  These proactive measures are our best defense against the need for widespread lockdowns and restrictions when faced with new illnesses.

Consistently washing your hands, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces is a fundamental preventative measure that plays a critical role in reducing the spread of diseases, protecting public health, and promoting safety in shared spaces.  It should be an integral part of any comprehensive disease prevention strategy. Keeping personal hygiene and daily disinfecting as the number one protection for virucides such as COVID-19 and Influenza is key to getting back to pre-pandemic lifestyles. Washing hands regularly, especially after touching high touch points in commonly shared spaces.

SmartClean® has been applying CDC protocols for over a decade following the guidelines of the Cleaning Industry Management Standards- Green Building (CIMS-GB). All our chemicals are based with soap and green detergents that are all biodegradable. Part of the CIMS-GB process is to clean for health and not just for appearance. This should be a staple of all companies in the janitorial industry. Sanitizing and disinfecting will always be a part of the job specifications.  Our pledge to ensuring clean and safe environments demands a steadfast commitment to these practices.  This essential task not only safeguards the wellbeing of those we serve but also reflects on our unwavering commitment to health and hygiene. 

Medical professionals, scientists, and all experts are continuing to learn about COVID-19. SmartClean® with its green cleaning certification not only uses environmentally friendly cleaning agents but is always monitoring the most effective ways to combat ALL viruses including COVID-19 in facilities. As a society we must remember going back to the basics is a key ingredient.  There are no quick fixes, but returning to fundamental cleaning practices is a sound approach to maintaining good health.

Protecting your facility with the proven systems utilized by SmartClean® is an investment in safety, effectiveness, and peace of mind.  It helps to ensure that your environment is free from harmful pathogens and reduces the risk of disease transmission.  SmartClean® is ISSA CIMS GB certified.  This means that we will consistently provide you with quality service, we will use the best and most efficient equipment, our staff is well trained and our management is committed to always striving to better SmartClean®  as a whole.

At SmartClean® we will continue to strive to gain knowledge regarding the science and technology on the best approaches to combat germs, bacteria, and viruses. We recognize that it is important to stay informed about the latest guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, especially during times of heightened disease transmission.  With our Cleaning Industry Management Standard – Green Building certification, we are committed to staying abreast of the latest guidelines for disease prevention while prioritizing the use of eco-friendly and effective green products. 

For more information about getting back to cleaning basics, and how SmartClean® can help, contact Sasha Francic, President of SmartClean®.

SmartClean® Names Sasha Francic President

SmartClean® Names Sasha Francic President

Zelko Francic steps down as president, paves way for son as head of Des Moines metro commercial cleaning company

Meet Sasha Francic, President of SmartClean of Iowa

Sasha Francic
President, SmartClean®

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 1, 2021
– SmartClean® President Zelko Francic announced he will be stepping down as President effective immediately, passing the torch to his son Sasha Francic. Zelko Francic will remain owner of SmartClean®.

His son, Sasha Francic, will become the second-generation leader of the family business, which started in 2007. Alongside his father, Sasha Francic has been working in the business as the Vice President of Operations to President. He has been successful in cultivating new relationships within SmartClean’s service area and growing the business.


Of his son’s transition to president of the company, SmartClean® owner Zelko Francic said, “Sasha has shadowed all aspects of this company; and he has successfully learned the ins and outs of this business. He has shown a passion and love for this company that is hard to teach. He has an impeccable work ethic and strives to be the best partner he can be for our clients. I am excited for the fresh new look of SmartClean®.”

For more information on SmartClean®, visit smartcleaniowa.com and find SmartClean® on Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram.

About SmartClean®
SmartClean® is a West Des Moines, Iowa, cleaning and maintenance company that specializes in environmentally safe, green-cleaning solutions for your commercial, industrial or medical space in Central Iowa. SmartClean® is the only cleaning company in Iowa to achieve 100% CIMS Green Building Certification. For more information on SmartClean®, please visit: SmartCleanIowa.com.


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