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49 THINGS MAIDPRO DOES TO BE GREEN

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MaidPro is known for its 49-Point Checklist™ for housecleaning. Our approach to helping the environment is just as thorough. We've rated ourselves on 49 components of being green and hold ourselves accountable for continual improvement.

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49 THINGS MAIDPRO DOES TO BE GREEN

  1. 1. 49 Things MaidPr o Does To Be GreenBy MaidPro Central CT
  2. 2. MaidPro is known for its 49-Point Checklist™ for housecleaning. Our approach to helping the environment is just as thorough. We've rated ourselves on 49 components of being green and hold ourselves accountable for continual improvement.
  3. 3. Is it really green? Is it really green if you have to use five times as much of a “green” product than a “regular” product just to get a satisfactory clean?
  4. 4. Transportation and travel It’s what we do to conserve gasoline, reduce carbon emissions and lower the number of miles
  5. 5. Rating: Excellent. Estimate all services via telephon e (as opposed to in-
  6. 6. Rating: Excellent. Use Green Routing - the proper use of zoning and scheduling tools and processes.
  7. 7. Rating: Very Encourag e use of low- emission and fuel- efficient vehicles by
  8. 8. Rating: Good. Encourage all employees to only change oil at manufacturer recommended intervals to reduce waste oil.
  9. 9. Rating: Want to do much Promote public transportati on and carpooling when possible.
  10. 10. Rating: Very Locate offices centrally within serviced territories.
  11. 11. Rating: Excellent. Promote dispatching of staff directly from their homes.
  12. 12. Cleaning products It’s what we do to make sure we are using the best product solutions for our clients, employees and environment.
  13. 13. Rating: Excellent. Purchase concentrated formulas with reduced packaging.
  14. 14. Rating: Excellent. Use professional measuring and dilution systems (all concentrates are diluted at MaidPro to reduce water transportation costs & ensure proper proportions).
  15. 15. Rating: Very Choose products that clean quickly and effectively to minimize exposure to cleaning solutions.
  16. 16. Rating: Excellent. Provide thorough training on products that meet all OSHA and EPA regulations.
  17. 17. Rating: Very Use no aerosol products with the exception of interior oven cleaning.
  18. 18. Rating: Good. Rinse and properly dispose of used/expen ded solutions and containers.
  19. 19. Rating: Very Continually test and analyze the best products from the best companies.
  20. 20. Rating: Very Use client's preferred products if provided in the home (at the discretion of the local franchise).
  21. 21. Equipment. It’s what we do to invest in the best tools to maximize, reuse and minimize waste.
  22. 22. Rating: Excellent. Purchase environmentally friendly vacuum cleaners (CRI Green Label Certified with HEPA or Arm & Hammer Filters).
  23. 23. Rating Excellent. Color-code our washable, reusable microfiber cleaning rags to prevent cross- contamination and use damp rags to prevent re-circulation of dust.
  24. 24. Rating: Very Choose reusable plastic buckets.
  25. 25. Rating: Very Choose reusable nylon and canvas bags.
  26. 26. Rating: Good. Choose reusable laundry/t rash bags with lining.
  27. 27. Rating: Excellent. Choose reusable spray bottles and dispensers .
  28. 28. Rating: Good. Properly segregate waste and recycling for tools and materials that can’t be reused.
  29. 29. Training It’s what we do to make sure employees know what to do and how to do it.
  30. 30. Rating: Very Conduct extensive initial training on the MaidPro way to clean with a focus on quality, consistency and the proper use of products, tools and practices.
  31. 31. Rating: Very Offer extensive ongoing training so employees stay up to date.
  32. 32. Communications, marketing and documentation. It’s what we do to reduce the amount of paper we use.
  33. 33. Rating: Very Send schedules and/or invoices via e-mail.
  34. 34. Rating: Very Use telephone for service reminders and follow-up.
  35. 35. Rating: Very Use telephone for service reminders and follow-up.
  36. 36. Rating: Excellent. Store internal records electronically.
  37. 37. Rating: Very Provide service information via e-mail and website.
  38. 38. Rating: Good. Choose recycled paper for client communication and marketing pieces as available.
  39. 39. Rating: Good. Print documents only when absolutely necessary, double-sided when possible, and then recycle.
  40. 40. Rating: Want To Do Offer reusable plates, cups and utensils in the office instead of disposables.
  41. 41. Water It’s what we do to reduce the amount of water we use.
  42. 42. Rating: Want To Do Use filtered public water supply instead of bottled water (transported via truck).
  43. 43. Rating: Very Good. Purchase efficient washing machines designed for minimal water use.
  44. 44. Rating: Want To Do If possible, install low-flow toilets (often at landlord's discretion, but every push helps).
  45. 45. Electricity It’s what we do to reduce the amount of electricity we use.
  46. 46. Rating: Good. Use Energy Smart PCs and laptops.
  47. 47. Rating: Good. Purchase high- efficiency washers and dryers.
  48. 48. Rating: Very Switch to Compact Fluorescent Bulbs in the office.
  49. 49. Rating: Very Turn items without standby/sleep mode off at night (PCs, printers, lights, etc.).
  50. 50. Office Setup It’s what we do to make sure our office space is as efficient, safe and as environmentally friendly as possible.
  51. 51. Rating: Good. Request efficient heating and A/C systems (serviced annually).
  52. 52. Rating: Good. Add power strips to eliminate idle current.
  53. 53. Rating: Good. Properly seal and insulate doors and windows.
  54. 54. Rating: Want To Do Maintain independen t control of lighting and HVAC.
  55. 55. Rating: Very Don’t leave cars running in the parking lot.
  56. 56. Rating: Good. Use recycled furniture if possible (to save trees and reduce transportation emissions).
  57. 57. Rating: Want To Do Use solar, hydro or wind power when available.
  58. 58. Rating: Very Minimize space needed for efficient operations.
  59. 59. Rating: Good. Choose offices with lots of windows and natural light.
  60. 60. Rating: Very Operate during daytime hours to require less artificial light.
  61. 61. Rating: Good. Choose hardwood flooring (recycled is even better) or natural fiber rugs and carpets for better indoor air quality.

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