Cross-Country Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services

Go green when spring cleaning this year. Find an eco-friendly cleaning service in your local area and give Mother Nature a hand

Originally published April, 2009

Produced by Andrea Iseman

Photo courtesy Lusi/Stock.xchng

Photo Courtesy of Lusi/Stock.xchng

British Columbia

Aspen Clean
657 Marine Drive, suite 100
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A4
604-925-9900
2008@aspenclean.com

Cost per hour: One hour for a team of 3 people is $132 plus GST for first time jobs, between $114 and $117 for regular service. First time jobs usually take longer, between 1.5 hr to 2.5 hrs. The shortest appointment for regular job is 40 minutes – between $76 and $78 plus GST – for small 1 bedroom apartments. It takes between 1 hour and 1.5 hours to clean an average size house on a regular basis.

What they use: Homemade products and microfiber cloths. They provide a 24-hour guarantee—the client can call within 24-hours, if not completely satisfied, and they will re-visit the home at no extra charge.

All Brite
101-9584 Manchester Drive
Burnaby, BC V3N 4R1
604-298-7797
info@allbrite.com

Cost per hour: From Monday to Friday (8 am to 6 pm) $35 + GST, weekends, evenings and holidays $40 + GST. 4 hour minimum.

What they use: Simple Green products.

Life Maid Easy
309-1199 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2R1
604-682-6243
info@lifemaideasy.com

Cost per hour: $78/hour for a team of 2, $74/hr for a team of 2 – bi weekly maintenance, $70/hr for a team of 2 – weekly maintenance and office/commercial cleaning.

What they use: Eco-friendly cleaners from Shaklee and allergen-free micro fiber cloths. First time clients receive a 10% discount.

4 Seasons Home and Garden Services
Nanaimo, BC
Contact Angela Osmond
250-616-1188
angela@weturnup.com

Cost per hour: $30/hr and up.

What they use: A collection homemade cleaning recipes that include borax, tea tree oil, vinegar and soap.

Alberta

Green Clean Squad
Edmonton, AB
780-760-3083
info@greencleansquad.ca

Cost per hour: $75/hour.

What they use: Green Clean Squad is proudly Edmonton’s first 100% eco-friendly cleaning company using a selection of homemade earth-friendly products.

Oxy Genie
473 1919B 4th Street SW.
Calgary, AB T2S 1W4
(403) 452-4644
info@oxygenie.ca

Cost per hour: Oxy Genie offers a variety of cleaning services for both indoor and outdoor. Prices vary depending on service required, check website for more details.

What they use: They specialize in using oxygenated, deep cleaning and low moisture techniques with their cleaning services. Their chemical-free products are gentle and extend the life of upholstery and carpets and are also environmentally friendly.

The Clean Team
Calgary, AB
1-877-832-6881
info@thecleanteam.ca

Cost per hour: Different packages include residential ($99/visit) and commercial ($129/visit) properties. Discounts are offered for pre-purchased multiple visits and evaluations are free. Visit their website for more information.

What they use: Certified Green products under the EcoLogo program including Enviro-Solutions, Eco-Max and SAFEBLEND.

Ontario

Green Maid Toronto
Toronto, ON
647-998-4895
info@greenmaidtoronto.com

Cost per hour: Prices range from $100/hour for less than 650 square feet to $165/hour for 2000-5000 square feet.

What they use: The Green Maid is partnered with eco-friendly companies including Green Works, Dyson vacuums, and Clorox.

Even Better Cleaning
Toronto, ON
416-315-0266
julio@evenbettercleaning.net

Cost per hour: Starting from $85.00. Moving in/out hourly rate $65.00 (GST included) (2 Cleaners and all eco-friendly cleaning supplies and materials included ). Post renovation hourly rate $65.00 + GST (2 Cleaners and all eco-friendly cleaning supplies and materials included ).

What they use: Ecogent, Eco-Max glass cleaner, baking soda, borax and vinegar cleaning products. Even Better Cleaning are also part of the the Green Shift Program since 2002.

Just Clean It
Toronto, ON
416-243-9859

Cost per hour: $25-$30/hour per person for minimum of 3 hours.

What they use: Green Works cleaning products.

Enviromaid
Mississauga, Oakville and Toronto (west of Victoria Park), ON
416-402-6177
clean@enviromaid.ca

Cost per hour: Hourly rates depend on size of space required cleaning. Visit their website for a free home estimate.

What they use: Products that contain only naturally sourced ingredients which are often plant-based extracts or minerals including vinegar, vegetable glycerin and baking soda.

Eco Sweep
Oakville, ON
647-219-7368

Cost per hour: Rates are roughly $25-30/hr depending on the type of service required and frequency.

What they use: Eco Sweep cleaners mix their cleaning solutions “in house” using natural products such as natural soap, a variety of essential oils, vinegar, baking soda and borax.

Enviro Pure Home
Ottawa, ON
613-513-7873
info@enviropurehome.com

Cost per hour: $40/hour with a 3 hour minimum.

What they use: Green Seal approved cleaners by Enviro Chem.

Quebec

Surfactant Cleaning Corp.
Montreal, QC
514-486-3456

Cost per hour: Hourly rates are based on size of home being cleaned. Visit their website to book a free estimate.

What they use: Surfactant Cleaning uses top quality tested Shaklee cleaning supplies and also offer a free Shaklee product gift basket with a contract signing.

New Brunswick

Maid by Nature
66 Beech St.
Moncton, NB E1A 4B4
757-819-4205

Cost per hour: Rates are based on size of home and type of services required. Visit their website to book a free estimate.

What they use: Cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and health-conscious. None of their products contain formaldehyde or phenol which can cause headaches, skin irritations, kidney and liver damage.

Nova Scotia

Top Notch Cleaners
59 Churchill Downs Circle
Lower Sackville, NS B4E 2J3
stephen@topnotchcleaners.ca

Cost per hour: Services offered include cleaning for residential and commercial spaces. Quotes are based on individual area being cleaned. Visit their website for a free quote.

What they use: All products are environmentally friendly. Visit their website for at-home eco cleaning tips.

PurClean
Halifax, NS
902-476-3108
sammype@hotmail.com

Cost per hour: From $50/hour.

What they use: Home made products that use white vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemon juice, Borax and club soda.

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