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The new Oregon minimum wages impact on the Cleaning Industry

The new Oregon minimum wages impact on the Cleaning Industry

Minimum wage currently is $9.25 in Oregon. This past March 2016 a new law was signed in the state of Oregon. The minimum wage will go up in phases over the next 6 years in July. By July, 2022 it will be $14.75. Starting this July 1, 2016: Oregon will no longer have a standard […]

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Why Hire A Cleaning Company for Construction Cleanup?

Up to 30 percent of the waste found in landfills is construction debris. This amounts to over 170 million tons per year. That’s a lot to clean, especially on your own. Meet your project deadlines and maintain your green building status by hiring a company with the same environmentally conscious values as you. Why Choose […]

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Benefits of Day Cleaning

Day cleaning can have many benefits including: Creates efficiency that saves you money The cleaning crew perform the job better during the day Customers notice the cleaning staff, creating awareness and respect for the cleaning process Improved communication between customers and cleaning staff More secure, cleaning will happen during business hours It can’t be stressed […]
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Why Your Company Needs a Day Porter Service

In the business world, appearances are everything, especially when it comes to a commercial property. A day porter is an individual who takes care of the details necessary to keep up appearances. This individual works in the background—cleaning spills, stocking supplies, and more—to make a building or office safer, cleaner, and more comfortable for clients […]
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Impacts of a $15 minimum wage on the cleaning industry in Portland

Being a mostly a labor intensive industry, the potential  higher minimum wage requirements could have a wide impact on the way we do business. We most likely will have to raise rates for our clients. The good news is that all facility managers and business owners will know that we are all in the same […]
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Benefits of Using CleanSolution Communication Software

Benefits of Using CleanSolution Communication Software

At Cleansolution, we use OrangeQC as a communication tool between us and our clients. While clients are sometimes hesitant integrate new software into their workflow, it’s not complex and surprisingly easy to use. Here are some of the many benefits we’ve found using OrangeQC! Accountability When a ticket is issued using the communication software it […]

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Don’t Let Disinfecting Wipes Destroy the Planet—and Your Bottom Line

Don’t Let Disinfecting Wipes Destroy the Planet—and Your Bottom Line
Disinfecting wipes—they’re seemingly inexpensive, readily available, convenient, disposable, and sometimes smell good. About half of U.S. homes stock the wipes, which are also finding their way into many commercial janitorial supply closets. While small coffee pods make headlines for their landfill-filling follies, consumers may not know that disinfecting wipes are just as bad for the […]
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Spring Cleaning is Here! Start With Your Windows!

Spring Cleaning is Here! Start With Your Windows!

Windows are more than glass panes. They’re the face of your business—the first thing that customers see before walking through the doors. Clean panes allow natural light to fill a space, boosting employee and customer morale. More importantly, they reflect a positive brand image. As you prepare the interior and exterior of your commercial building […]

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Want to Be LEED-Certified? It’s Time to Hire a Green Cleaning Company!

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is the most popular green building certification program in the world. Developed by the Green Building Council in 1994, LEED v1.0 launched in 1999 as a pilot program. The program steadily evolved into a standard that is flexible enough to apply to many types of buildings, not […]
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Get started with composting for your Portland Business

Portland, Oregon is one of the greenest run cities. One  example of this is their composting initiatives. What can be composted right now it is only food scraps. Although paper can be composted the system is not able to handle large volumes of soiled paper like paper towels. For regular paper use your recycling program. […]

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