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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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Switch to biodegradable plastic bags to reduce waste in our landfills

Switch to biodegradable plastic bags to reduce waste in our landfills

The typical plastic bag takes decades to centuries to break down once in the landfill. As they degrade they leach their petroleum based chemicals into the soil, affecting the environment. Even the production of these plastics is bad as it’s based on polluting fossil fuels. But there are biodegradable options now. Biodegradable bags  or bio […]

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Workplace Density and Industry Type – Factors You Should Consider When Hiring a Cleaning Company

Workplace Density and Industry Type – Factors You Should Consider When Hiring a Cleaning Company

The average commercial cleaning company will ask you about a space’s size when you want a quote. The best cleaning companies take into consideration square footage, workplace density, and your industry type to provide you with the most accurate estimate possible. As you search for janitorial services, having thorough information will enable you to communicate […]

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Keeping Solar Panels Clean Improves Power Efficiency.

The energy loss due to dirty solar panels can be as high as 25%! It all depends on your location. It is very important to maximize the light getting into your solar panels and in turn, increase your financial reward. Pollution, traffic dust, leaves and even bird droppings contribute to preventing sunlight from reaching the […]
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Types of Paper Towel Dispensers; Which to choose?

Which paper towel dispenser to use? Mechanical or battery operated? There has been some evidence of cleaning companies converting to simpler systems for ease of use and maintenance. Here are the 4 common types of paper towel dispensers to choose from: C-Fold or Multifold Paper Towel Dispenser As simple as it gets, the classic paper towel […]
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Which Method of Carpet Cleaning is Right for your Business?

On average, each person who walks through your business’ doors brings in about 0.02 ounces of dirt. While this might not seem like much, this amount equals 1 ounce of dirt per day for every 50 people. That’s 16 pounds of dirt per year. While daily vacuuming is beneficial, professional carpet cleaning is best for […]
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Do Your Gym Floors Need Quality Care?

In a gym, clean floors do more than make a facility look good. They help athletes and others perform their best. In a typical building, each occupant tracks in up to 7 pounds of dirt each year. Similarly, an area of a gym that collects 1 pound of dirt in the summer may collect up […]
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Switching to Rolled Paper Towels Saves Money While Being Green

Switching to  Rolled Paper Towels Saves Money While Being Green
Many clients prefer folded paper towels because that is what they are used to and they perceive them as classier. But there is no mechanism in the dispenser to control the amount of paper towel used. Once you educate clients about the different type of dispensers, they can conclude that they are better than just […]
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The Importance of Entrance Matting

Entrance matting will help with the safety, protect floors, and reduce interior maintenance as follows: Safety Matting helps eliminate wetness from rain, ice and snow from coming in and creating slips and falls. No one needs a liability problem and having a mat to prevent injuries is a great piece of mind. Indoor Flooring Protection […]
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