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April Update: Accepting New Clients, 97% Vaxxed and Clean Energy!

Our Waitlist is Thawing Out! After two years of extremely limited availability, we are finally beginning to see openings in our schedule. It feels like a thaw after a long scheduling winter, and I couldn’t be happier. We’ve been hard at work recruiting and training some incredible new staff members, who collectively bring decades of […]

Masks, Vaccinations and COVID Safety Update

Happy New Year! With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the Omicron variant and City of Portland Mask Mandate I think an update is in order. Mask Update The City of Portland this week passed a mask mandate for indoor public spaces. Since we operate in private homes and offices, we are not required to […]

COVID-19 Safety Update

“Substantial” Transmission Rates As you are probably aware, COVID-19 transmission rates in Cumberland County have moved into the “Substantial” category. Per guidance from the US CDC and the Maine CDC, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Because our service takes place in private homes, we […]

Customer Waitlist Update

We created a waitlist in the Fall of 2020 and anticipated “catching up” within a few months. I’m sorry to say that a few months has come and gone and we have made very little progress. This is incredibly frustrating for us, as we’d love nothing more than to bring our service into more families’ homes. It must be all the more frustrating for all of you who are waiting!

Vaccinations Underway!

One year and three weeks after we temporarily shut our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn’t be happier to report that the first of our team has been fully vaccinated. Several more have secured appointments in the coming weeks. That we have come this far in the fight against this virus in just […]

COVID-19: One Year Later

A look back on this one-year anniversary of our temporary closure due to COVID-19. How our team, customers and community came together.

Why Our House Cleaning Jobs Rock!

We currently have 2 open positions for House Cleaning Technicians. I truly believe these are the best jobs of their kind in all of Maine (and maybe New England!). I built this company from the ground up over the past 13 years. From the beginning, creating good jobs for people who were willing to put […]

Important Service Changes

Today we are announcing important service changes that will enable us to work more safely and efficiently, all while improving our customer experience.

A Letter to Employees on the Death of George Floyd

Today I sent an update to our staff which included a message about the George Floyd murders and systemic racism. After some discussion, I’ve decided to just share it here, as is. I want our followers to know where we stand and how we communicate inside our company. I think the message is the same whether its to our customers, community or our team members. Thank you for your support and continue to be safe and be kind.

Our 3 Crisis Goals

Today we revisit our goals through the COVID-19 crisis. Recent events have pulled our attention away from our public health and economic emergency – for good reason. And while we will continue to monitor the events in Minneapolis, across the country and in our own community, as a business we must remain focused on protecting […]

COVID-19 Science Update, Key House Cleaning Takeaways

Last week I joined in on a webinar hosted by BioME, with an all-star panel of experts. It was reassuring to hear from these thoughtful experts about the latest on the science around SARS CoV-2 and COVID-19. There are some key takeaways for our work in the business of cleaning homes, which I’ve highlighted below. […]

3 Weeks In, What Customers are Saying

After 3 weeks of cleaning homes in the era of COVID-19, we are pleased to report an enthusiastic response, and steadily building confidence in our ability to be part of the solution through hygienic cleaning.

Updated: Customer Self-Screening Questions

Updated customer pre-screen questions, to be reviewed by customers before each visit. Thank you for helping us all stay safe and stop the spread!

We Have Reopened!

We are so excited to be resuming services today! Roughly 2/3 of our clients are resuming service immediately, and we have been able to provide a half day of training to all returning staff members. This post was also sent as an email to our customers, and details what to expect as we resume service.



  • Looking to gift yourself precious time? Oh, look no further than Green Clean Maine to take care of the task of cleaning house. I have been a happy customer since 2008 (!) for both my home and business locations. Owner Joe is a gem, and has assembled teams of friendly, professional, accommodating, hard-working, trustworthy employees you can feel confident and comfortable about when in your home or office (holla, Britt & Hannah!). Their homemade products are a sensory delight, as are the little surprises they leave for the kids (a vignette of their toys playing or roses made out of toilet paper!).

    Emilie Sommer
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