Equipment and Products We Use

At GBS Commercial Cleaning we take a green approach to janitorial and maintenance services.  This is reflected in the products and equipment we use.  The following is a list of some of the products and equipment we use and some of the benefits that businesses and the environment enjoy as a result.


Backpack Vacuums

More ergonomic than upright vacuums.
Enable our staff to work more quickly.
More effective in getting to hidden or hard to reach dirt.
Clean better and are quieter than upright vacuums.
Engineered to hold onto the dirt that they capture and filter the air they release.
Four levels of filtration (including a HEPA filter).
We use “Sidewinder” vacuum tools.


Microfiber Technology: Cleaning towels, mops & dusters

Microfiber fabrics launder better, clean better, last longer and are color coded to prevent cross-contamination. For example, we won’t clean your microwave with the rag we cleaned toilets with last night.

  • Blue: windows, glass, mirrors, chrome
  • Green: toilets, urinals and surrounding areas. We never use a green cloth anywhere else. You won’t see it in your kitchen.
  • Yellow: general purpose cleaning of other areas

All microfiber clothes are laundered by color as well, to ensure that there is no cross-contamination.


Cleaning Chemicals and Solutions

  • Highly concentrated
  • Non-toxic
  • Biodegradable
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Not tested on animals
  • No or low fragrance
  • Our multipurpose cleaner is hydrogen peroxide based
  • Our disinfectants are green seal certified, neutral pH and phosphate-free
  • Our glass cleaner is ammonia free
  • Some of our carpet cleaners are tea tree oil based


  • Non-bleached papersnatural hand towels are the kindest to the environment because they require no bleaching at all
  • Non-chlorine bleach papers – if you prefer white towels then we recommend and supply those bleached without chlorine. Friendlier to everything downstream — literally.
  • Hypo-allergenic paper
  • Recycled content paper – we recommend and provide products using high recycled content. Most are 100% recycled.
  • Post-consumer content paper – most of our paper products are at least 40% post-consumer recycled
  • Recycled content trash liners – garbage bags made of recycled materials
  • Green certified soaps –  non petroleum based soaps using vegetable based surfactants


Third Party Verification and Certification

All of the products we use and provide to clients are verified or certified by one or more of the following organizations: