Day porter/janitor

The Difference Between A Day Porter and Janitor

Large businesses such as office buildings, schools, medical facilities, and fitness centres require routine cleaning. There are two types of commercial cleaning services that are tailored to these types of commercial spaces – day porters and janitors. These cleaning services are often used interchangeably, but they are very different. Understanding the difference will ensure you get the cleaning services your business needs.

Day Porter

A day porter is an on-site cleaner that maintains public areas in a commercial facility on a full-time basis. They provide a broad-spectrum of cleaning services including taking out the trash, refilling bathroom supplies, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning up spills, maintaining common areas, wiping windows and surfaces, and minor building repairs (ex. changing light bulbs).…

Daycare cleaning

Tips for Keeping Your Daycare Clean & Healthy

Many parents across Vancouver rely on daycare services not just for early child development, but also for income purposes. During the Covid-19 pandemic, daycares were heavily affected by on-going outbreaks and closures. Strict cleaning and disinfecting practices were implemented to improve safety for children, their families, and childcare providers. These practices included increased cleaning frequency, improved hygiene, enhanced ventilation, and regular sanitization of high touch points. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel, these cleaning practices will continue to remain. Ensure your daycare has a good reputation by using the following tips.

Choose Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals isn’t ideal for anyone, especially for children. Chemical-based cleaning…

Office move-in and move-out

Why You Should Hire Professional Cleaners for An Office Move

Moving offices is stressful enough. Cleaning on top of your long list of important move out to-dos, can feel overwhelming. Leaving cleaning up to office employees increases workload stress, reduces productivity, and can be ineffective. If your business has inhabited your office space for a lengthy amount of time, it is likely that your office will require more TLC. There may be health and safety hazards, special products and tools needed, and training required to accomplish a full office deep clean that your office employees are not equipped for. Leave your office move out clean in the hands of trained cleaning professionals!

Save time

Office admins are often left to plan and oversee an office move. This can be a big project to tackle on their own, and they may not have the experience to accomplish such a big task. Separate your moving…

extend carpet life

How To Keep Your Office Carpets Clean Longer

Office carpets can be low or high maintenance, depending on the type of material and pile. Regular upkeep is necessary to prolong the lifespan of office carpets, and prevent the need for repairs or replacement. Choosing durable, low-pile office carpets and straying away from light colours can minimize the build-up of dirt, debris, and allergens, and reduce visible stains. Here are some other options to consider.

Get an Area Rug, Mat, or Runner

Use area rugs, mats, and runners in high traffic areas to prevent wear and tear of carpets. Reduce outside debris from being tracked indoors by placing them in lobbies, hallways, and entrances. Abstain from choosing delicate area rugs, mats, or runners made from viscose, silk, plush, or other high-pile options, and opt for wool, cotton, jute, sisal, synthetics, or other flat-weave or …

Office cubicles

Tips for Cleaning Office Cubicles

Cubicle walls have become more common in Vancouver offices due to pandemic social distancing restrictions. They are ideal for creating privacy, buffering noise, increasing productivity, and reducing workplace illness. Office cubicles come in a variety of styles, layouts, and materials, which make them a versatile option for any office space. The layout and type of material affects the method of cleaning. Hard surface walls need cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Fabric cubicle walls require vacuuming and spot cleaning. Glass and acrylic cubicles walls call for cleaning with a dry microfibre cloth and glass cleaner. No matter the type of cubicle wall, these helpful tips will ensure a thorough, detailed clean.

Remove Hanging Items

Cubicles are a dedicated space for office employees to personalize. They improve…

Reception office cleaning

Top Places to Clean in A Reception or Waiting Area

A clean office reception or waiting area can make or break first impressions with potential clients and employees. The cleanliness of your office affects whether or not you gain repeat clients, impress job candidates, and plays a major role in employee retention, productivity, and morale. Besides cleanliness, a well-maintained reception area also enhances professionalism and improves safety. Create the perfect ambiance for your Vancouver office by paying extra attention to these crucial spots.

Office Upholstery

Reception and waiting areas withstand an ample amount of foot traffic, which can lead to frequent wear and tear. Office upholstery is susceptible to irreversible damage such as rips, tears, stains, and discolouration. Routine maintenance and upkeep is necessary to revive office chairs to new condition. …

office building cleaning

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Commercial buildings are home to a variety of businesses. They have a large amount of foot traffic including employees, clients/customers, and visitors. Building maintenance is key for creating a clean, safe environment. No matter the size of the space, prioritize sanitization, bathroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning, floor maintenance, and high touch surfaces. Before hiring building cleaners, consider the number of businesses in the building, the building size, and the type of foot traffic.

What Areas Do Building Cleaners Clean?

Building cleaners provide janitorial services to help maintain the cleanliness of a building on a regular basis. Cleaning frequency depends on the type of building and its traffic. Daily cleaning is the standard for most commercial buildings in Vancouver. Day porters are beneficial in office…

floor office stripping and waxing

Common Floor Stripping & Waxing Mistakes

Commercial floors require regular upkeep to ensure a long lifespan and prevent permanent damage. Routine commercial cleaning and floor maintenance can help prolong the need for replacement. Floor stripping and waxing is a commercial cleaning method that involves removing old layers of wax and dirt, doing a thorough clean, and applying a new coat of wax to protect flooring from future damage. This process restores old, dull office or commercial floors to their original condition (if not better). Before hiring a commercial and office cleaning company to perform stripping and waxing, you should be aware of some common mistakes. These minimal mishaps can cause flooring imperfections and further damage.

Not Using the Right Stripper

Commercial floors vary by material. Floor stripper is not a multi-purpose commercial cleaner.…

tucker pole window office cleaning

Tips for Streak-Free Commercial Windows

There is nothing worse than a streak on your commercial windows that won’t go away. No matter what window cleaner you use, nothing seems to get rid of it. This can happen for a few reasons. It is often a result of using the wrong cleaning product or using a low quality cleaner. When it comes to your commercial windows, it is important to stay away from harsh chemicals that contain ammonia or alcohol, as they may cause degradation. It is also imperative to be aware of the finish that may be present on your windows (ex. tinting, frosting, film etc.) to prevent damage. Create streak-free commercial windows with these window cleaning tips.

Wipe Top to Bottom

There are a variety of tools that can be used to achieve streak-free windows – from squeegees to microfibre cloths, tucker poles, and T-bar washers and scrubbers. No matter your tool of …

The best office cleaning company in 2022

Nominated The Best Office Cleaning in Vancouver

Are you looking for a Vancouver office cleaning company that is reliable, detailed, and offers outstanding customer service? The Quality Business Awards nominated Clean Green Solutions for The Best Office Cleaning in Vancouver for 2022. They received an average quality score greater than 95 percent over a 12-month period, and have achieved a 5-star rating for customer satisfaction, service, quality, and reputation. Here’s how Clean Green Solutions can help your Vancouver business!


Clean Green Solutions guarantees client satisfaction by checking in with their clients on a regular basis and monitoring all communication. They go above and beyond to ensure their clients’ office or commercial space is cleaned to the highest standard. Clean Green Solutions encourages their clients to share both positive…