Green Cleaning and Environmentally Friendly Janitorial Methods

Green cleaning alternatives for commercial businesses in Portland, ORServiceMaster of North Salem is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices into how we operate. We understand the concept and practices necessary to implement more sustainable and ecologically friendly practices into the workplace. We are committed to green cleaning in as many of our contracted facilities as possible.

The chemicals of the past are no longer viable for the cleaning we do today and in the future. About 95% of our chemicals have been replaced with environmentally friendly solutions. This is better for our clients, our staff, and the environment. We believe that no one operates alone– all of us share this planet and everything we do impacts the resources and people around us. We are fully committed to the health, safety, and welfare of our customers, employees and the people of the communities we serve. We take our commitment to sustainable business practices seriously and have developed specific principles to guide us in this responsibility.


Green Seal Certified

We were one of the first cleaning service providers in Oregon to be certified by the Green Seal organization. ServiceMaster of North Salem has been GS-42 Certified, meeting Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services for reduced toxicity, waste, and exposure. Currently, we are one of only five GS-42 certified cleaning service providers in the states of Oregon and Washington. Additionally, we have experience in meeting the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. We have worked closely with many customers to help them receive this coveted designation.


We Use the Following to be Green Seal Certified:
  • Microfiber cloths that capture dust rather just moving it around
  • High-filtration, quiet vacuums that capture 99.9% of particles and are Green Label certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute
  • Specially created vacuum attachments that help capture additional residue before becoming airborne
  • Green Cleaning Solutions that have been certified “green” by four independent agencies.

Environmentally friendly cleaning solutionsGreen Cleaning for you and your work environment brings better air quality and a healthier workplace. We provide green cleaning to over 98% of our customer base. Green cleaning is not just about adding products that have been certified as environmentally friendly or by adopting tools that make cleaning more effective. The benefits of green cleaning are maximized when environmentally preferable products, effective tools, efficient equipment and proper training are all married into a system that provides consistent and predictable results—time after time while reducing health and environmental impacts. All of the necessary elements have been identified and developed into the Capture and Removal Cleaning System (C&R) designed to deliver consistent effective cleaning efficiently visit to know more about the Capture and Removal Cleaning System (C&R).

The Capture and Removal Cleaning System is a system designed by ServiceMaster Clean for routine daily cleaning. The simplicity of the system encourages improvements in productivity, accomplished by shifting the focus of routine cleaning; reducing the number of products, tools and supplies; and simplifying processes and training. This is all accomplished using certified sustainable cleaning products, tools and equipment.