Green Cleaning Portland, OR
Welcome! We are a janitorial company that provides green cleaning in Portland, OR for commercial buildings, construction sites, medical facilities, industrial facilities, and specialty.
Unlike traditional janitorial services, we use products and equipment that are safer for human health and the environment than comparable products. Products used are non-toxic, biodegradable and tend to be made from renewable resources.
According to United States executive order 13101, ‘environmentally preferable’ products or services have a “lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.” This executive order has helped spawn the “green” movement and a growing preference for “green cleaning” programs.
Also, in addition to U.S. government standards, many trade organizations have adopted widely recognized green cleaning standards. Building certification programs and recommended green cleaning product lists help janitorial companies like us strive to meet the highest standards, while also helping organizations like yours recognize the products and services available.
We actively participates in and recognize the green cleaning guidelines established by the organizations like Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Design for the Environment Agency (DfE), Green Seal – GS-37 Certified Detergents, Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) – Green Label Certified, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – LEED, Environmental Choice Program Agency (ECP), GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).
The purpose of a green cleaning program is also to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink by using products that have the lowest impact on the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency rates indoor air quality as one of the Top 5 health risks to Americans, saying indoor air is 3 to 5 times as harmful as outdoor air. It is estimated that poor air quality in office buildings and other work environments costs businesses $20 billion in workers’ compensation claims each year. A comprehensive green program can greatly reduce health problems and related costs.
Green cleaning services do more than simply switch out products containing toxic or hazardous materials that can be harmful to our health with safer ones. They employ a comprehensive system that includes using “greener” vacuums, mops and other equipment, and switching out paper products and trash liners with those that create less environmental waste.
Green cleaning services also employ different techniques than other janitorial services to improve the indoor air quality. That can mean focusing on entryways of office buildings to capture dirt and dust before it spreads inside the building, dust mopping with a water-based treatment to pull more dust and allergens from the air, and using a commercial-grade vacuum with a high-efficiency filter to pull more dirt out of carpets.
It is all part of a comprehensive program that improves building indoor air quality and our health.
Green Cleaning Services, Inc.
Business Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8am to 5pm