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Nightly Commercial Cleaning Services

Commercial Cleaning

When it comes to any commercial cleaning services, we’re all about meeting our customer’s specific needs. Whether you require just a few basic, nightly services or a complete top-to-bottom deep cleaning, we can customize a package that not only meets your needs for cleanliness, but your budget as well.

While your employees unwind after a long day and recharge their batteries AZM Cleaning Services team can be hard at work taking care of the place they spend the most time. It is amazing what a boost it is to morale and productivity to enter a clean, well maintained work space. Your commercial space will be cleaned using the very best products and latest technology.

Our crew members are also trained to spot any issues that needs attention, such as inoperative lights and leaky faucets/toilets. This information is reported to the appropriate people in your building. Consider our team your “second set of eyes” to catch any potential issues or hazards.

Our high-level of training and commitment to quality control in your commercial space means you can sleep well knowing AZM Cleaning Services is in charge of your commercial cleaning needs.

Offering nightly cleaning services, specialized deep cleaning and other services to fit your needs, AZM Cleaning Services has the tools and experience to cost-effectively improve and maintain your facility allowing you to focus on other areas. Contact us today for a free quote!

Serving all of Southern Maine

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Commercial Cleaning Services

Commercial Cleaning Services

AZM Cleaning Services has decided at this time that we will only be providing cleaning services to commercial clients at this time we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to new potential residential clients I would like to say we are still offering Residential carpet cleaning and we provide full range of cleaning services to commercial clients from General Cleaning, Nightly Cleaning, Construction Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning etc…. if you are looking for a new commercial cleaning company please give us a call at 207-282-5929 or email us at

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Green Cleaning 8 Eco Friendly Ways

Cleaning your home is always a big concern especially if you have children. The vast amounts of chemicals used in most of these products are continuously being linked to allergies and other diseases. So here is a list of ways you can clean your home without any nasty chemicals.

1. General Cleaning

Microfiber cloths are great at spills and dust. Microfiber is a type of material that is designed to trap dust and dirt. There are Microfiber Cleaning Kits that contain everything you need for general purpose cleaning of your home. Best of all it is just cloth so no chemicals what so ever and it will last you for years.

2. Oven Cleaner

The oven becomes very dirty with baked on grease, cooked in each time you use the oven. The chemicals used to clean ovens are nothing short of disturbing but we can do it with just a few household ingredients.

Spray vinegar over burnt on areas and leave to soak for a few hours. Once that is done you can wash away with warm water. You can even try mixing vinegar with baking soda and making a thick paste. Smear that on the burnt areas and wash away with warm water. Either way, baking soda and vinegar are the natural cleansers of choice for ovens.

3. All Purpose Cleaner

Well sometimes elbow grease just doesn’t cut it with some tough stains, certainly with kids. We can make our own once again. Mix 1 part vinegar with 1 part water. It is easy and simple. Make sure you wash the area down with warm water afterwards to remove the smell.

or buy some eco friendly ones. I recommend and personally use products from seventh generation and their All Purpose Cleaner

Note: As with all cleaners please test it on a small area first to make sure the vinegar doesn’t have a bad reaction with your furniture or appliances.

4. Floor Cleaning

Floor cleaning can be done without any chemicals for day to day cleaning.

1st Step

If you want to be truly eco friendly then get out your broom and sweep the floors. Or buy renewable energy for your vacuum cleaner.

2nd Step

Some drops of tea tree oil and vinegar in warm water for mopping. Alternatively you can use a steam cleaner. They shoot out pressurized steam and can be great at getting tough stains off the floor. Don’t do this on unfinished wooden floors.

5. Toilet Cleaner

Well who would have guessed. It’s vinegar again. Place a few capfuls of vinegar in the toilet bowl, swish around and scrub well. It should remove all stains. Then flush away.

6. Carpet Cleaner

When a spill occurs do the following

  1. Use a cloth to remove as much moisture as possible
  2. Mix 1 part borax with 2 parts of baking soda (mix as much as needed for the stain)
  3. Sprinkle on area
  4. Leave for 1 hour
  5. Vacuum up

If it is a tough stain, and with children it is almost certain you will encounter them

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  3. Add 1 cup of water
  4. Mix together and pour on the stain and scrub
  5. Leave for 5 minutes
  6. Remove as much moisture with a cloth
  7. Use the first recipe to finish

7. Air Quality

Air fresheners are used to cover up smells in the home and contain a vast area of chemicals I wouldn’t want to be breathing in. In fact some air freshers or deodorizers actually contain chemicals to dull your sense of smell. Thankfully as always, there are better ways to improve air quality. From carpets, paints, furniture and even clothes various chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and carbon monoxide are released.

A bamboo palm and/or peace lily are known to filter out these airbourne chemicals. As with any indoor plant there can sometimes be pest problems. Check out neem oil for a natural way to control plant pests.

Also keeping windows open when possible helps keep your air quality high (in most cases, depending on where you live)

8. Dishwashing Liquid

Phosphates and petroleum byproducts are what make most dish washing detergents not environmentally friendly. Some eco friendly dish washing detergents include Seventh Generation : Natural Dish Liquid Soap for hand washing and Seventh Generation Automatic Dish washing Powder for automatic dishwashers.

Or you can make your own (no vinegar in this one) dishwashing liquid


Because of the heavy use of vinegar in these cleaning products here are some of the reasons why it is so good.

  • It contains acetic acid, which kills most germs, viruses, mold and bacteria
  • Acetic acid also helps remove those tough stains by dissolving
  • It is quite cheap
  • Non toxic

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Memory Miles 17.1 Miles For Our Veterans

The owner of AZM Cleaning Services has joined up to walk 17.1 Miles from Biddeford ME To Portland ME for a great cause:

Active Heroes is a non-profit charity whose mission is to further spread word that our military heroes are fighting just as hard at home as they are overseas. With great programs like Hike for Heroes, Active Heroes has helped thousands of military families since 2009. Now in 2012 we are conducting Hike for Heroes relays in cities across America, Charity hikes at National parks and encouraging you all to set up a fundraising page and get ACTIVE. Whether you run, walk, hike, race, or ride you can help out. Simply hit the “Start fundraising” button and join your city’s effort or join a special program and start promoting your page on social media and emails to help. “Be a hero, help a hero!”

Anyone who would like to join the cause by walking with the owner or by donating for this cause may do so at the Team AZM Cleaning By Going to the following link we also encourage folks to share this link with family and friends The owner Mark Greenlaw will be executing this walk on May 19th

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Exciting Spring Season For AZM Cleaning Services

Exciting Spring Season For AZM Cleaning Services

With the spring months here AZM Cleaning Services are swinging into action with a new line of services on top of what we already offer below is a list of our newest services we now offer!

Please note that AZM Cleaning Services covers a 30 mile radius around Biddeford Maine we will travel out of this area for a additional fee AZM Cleaning Services is currently running a spring cleaning package which you can read more about from our promotions page. We would also like to congratulate our sister company Krystal Klear Cleaning Services out in Texas for running a very successful Window promotion from Living Social selling over 500 coupons!.

AZM Cleaning Services is currently taking on Summertime Rental cleanings to get your FREE quote please contact us via phone at 207-282-5929 or by email at

If you are looking for cleaning services in the Texas or Los Angeles area please contact our sister companies below:

Greenlaw Office Solutions – Torrance CA.

Krystal Klear Cleaning – Pasadena, TX

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Tips to Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Most people sometimes think that going with a green lifestyle requires big sacrifices and may be harder to stay committed to. But there are several simple ways you can do this, without having to encounter difficulty.

1.) Start getting used to bringing your own shopping bag when you’re doing groceries or purchasing something at the mall. Some stores actually offer this for a minimum price and you can buy your own to use. Put some of these on your car, or inside your bag, so that you won’t forget it each time you go out. And since these are foldable and won’t take so much space when not in use.

2. Opt for emails and online newsletters instead of having companies send you catalogues and bills. This gesture saves a lot of wastes with paper. You can also actually give up on your newspaper subscription and just read the news online.

3. Regularly check your house for leaks with the radiator or faucet. This not only contribute to so much wastes in the environment, it could also run your utility bills higher.

4. Learn to buy stuff that are reusable and doing away with products packed in plastic bottles and aluminum cans. If you do happen to buy plenty of these, make sure that these can be returned or brought to a recycling facility, and not straight to the trash bin.

5. Walk instead of using your car, if you have to travel a short distance. Join a carpooling service for the kids or at work, so that you save on gas expenses.

If you start doing these now, in no time, you will be able to adjust and incorporate this into your lifestyle

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13 Eco Friendly Tips

  1. Bike, use public transit, carpool to work, drive slower, keep your tires inflated
    One-third of all traffic is commuters. Use alternative transportation when possible. If you must drive, go slower with proper tire inflation. It saves both fuel and tires, and lowers emissions. It also saves lives.
  2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost
    Reusing packaging material saves more energy than recycling. By avoiding extra packaging, you save both energy and landfill space. Yard and kitchen waste (leaves/grass/vegetable scraps) are 30% of trash. Reduce this amount by composting. Also be sure to re-use plastic bags, or better yet… refuse plastic bags when you really don’t need them.
  3. Conserve water
    Don’t let faucets run. Never water your lawn at midday. Place a brick in old toilets. Take low flow short showers. Run the dishwasher only when it is full. Let grass grow longer. Plant native or drought-tolerant garden plants.
  4. Quit smoking
    Second-hand smoke is a major indoor air pollutant and health hazard. When you quit, both you and your family will lead longer and healthier lives.
  5. Don’t use pesticides/herbicides on your lawn
    Along with nitrogen fertilizer runoff, these are major water pollutants.
  6. Keep your cat indoors
    Domestic cats kill over one billion small birds and animals every year (1 outdoor cat averages 40 kills per year). They upset natural predator/prey balances and eliminate ground nesting birds.
  7. Eat less meat/eat more local and organic foods
    Feedlots are a major source of organic pollution. Tropical forests are cut to raise beef.
  8. Lower your thermostat in the winter. Raise it in the summer
    Wearing a sweater in the winter and short sleeves in the summer saves energy and reduces pollution.
  9. Dispose of old paint, chemicals, and oil properly
    Don’t put batteries, antifreeze, paint, motor oil, or chemicals in the trash. Use proper toxics disposal sites. Never buy more than you need.
  10. Consider the environmental costs of major decisions and purchases
    When relocating or changing jobs try to live close to work. Compare efficiency when purchasing new cars or appliances. Buy fewer things. Choose products with lower energy inputs.
  11. Volunteer/Lobby for the Environment
    Work locally and globally to save natural places, reduce urban sprawl, lower pollution and prevent the destruction of wilderness areas for timber and oil.
  12. Plant a tree with a child
    Take a walk in the woods, or plant trees which store CO2. Teaching our children to love and care for the planet is the most important thing we can do to insure the future of humankind.
  13. Wash dishes by hand in a basin, and then use the dish water for outdoor gardens.

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Amazing Month

It has been an Amazing! month here at the AZM Headquarters we would first like to thank the companies that have invited us into their offices to give bids for our janitorial services here in Southern Maine, We would also like to thank all of our current Residential and Commercial Customers with out you we wouldn’t be able to stay in business. On that note AZM Cleaning Services is proud to announce our newest zany and wacky internet commercial we wanted to separate us from our competition and what a better way to do so than to have a commercial be made that is to the point but yet put a smile on your face so without further due here is our newest commercial!

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean the House

Choosing environmentally friendly cleaning products — and removing toxic ones — goes a long way towards ensuring a home with fresh, clean air. Clean air renews and rejuvenates; it doesn’t pollute our lives or the environment. Living in a less toxic home, removed from neurotoxic chemicals, improves sleep and concentration, makes babies less fussy, and gives a sense of well-being. Your household’s toxic burden on the environment will be significantly reduced by following these steps, and this too can bring peace of mind.

1. LOOK UNDER YOUR KITCHEN SINK: Remove toxic products
WHY: Almost everyone in the world has a cupboard full of poisons under their kitchen sink. Wasp spray, oven cleaner, waxes and polishes—the place is full of chemicals that display the words poison, danger, warning, or caution. Small amounts of the poisons drift from, and leak out of bottles and spray bottles, which then waft around the kitchen. Household poisonings are one of the highest threats to the health of children.

HOW: Place products with signal words in a locked cupboard in storage for your community’s next Household Hazardous Pickup Day (see next tip); replace all hazardous products with safer versions in the future.

HIGHLIGHTS: No chemicals wafting into your household; safer environment for kids.

WHY: Hazardous materials shouldn’t be poured down the drain or thrown away in the trash as they can cause serious pollution problems in the waste stream.

HOW: Call your local recycling center, town or city hall. Most communities have at least one Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Day a year.

HIGHLIGHTS: There will be fewer toxic materials leaching out of landfills, burning in incinerators, and being washed into the waste water stream.

3. REPLACE TOXIC PRODUCTS: Choose non-toxic, biodegradable substitutes
WHY: Help reduce the toxic burden of manufacturing, your home, and the waste stream.
HOW: Read “Signal Words” on labels. The signal words poison, danger,warning, or caution, found on the label of products such as pesticides and cleaning products, are placed there by order of the federal government and are primarily for your production. In some cases these signal words are on the label because of the potential impact the product can have on the environment. Poison/danger denotes a product of most concern, one that is highly toxic, and ingesting small amounts—in some cases a few drops—can be fatal. Warning means moderately toxic, as little as a teaspoonful can be fatal; and caution denotes a product that is less toxic, one in which it would be necessary to ingest between two tablespoons and two cups to be fatal. Corrosive products can damage skin and mucous membranes, and a strong sensitizer is a chemical that can increase allergies.

HIGHLIGHTS: Labels provide information by which you can protect yourself, your family, and the environment.

4. LEARN NON-TOXIC CLEANING BASICS: How to use kitchen cupboard

WHY: Save money, protect your health, reduce your use of valuable resources of the earth, avoid petroleum products and other non-renewable resources.

HOW: Learning to clean from scratch—making homemade recipes—can truly work if you take time to understand a bit about the chemistry behind how the materials work. Here are the five ingredients that Annie (the author of Clean & Green among other books, and Care2′s Healthy Living channel producer) finds to be the safest, most effective, and useful for cleaning.
The Five Basics for Non-Toxic Cleaning
Make sure to keep all homemade formulas well-labeled, and out of the reach of children.
Note how to safely reduce four airborne allergens in the home with these simple steps.
HIGHLIGHTS: Establish a safe, cheap and simple lifestyle.

MORE: Visit’s Healthy Home category for many non-toxic cleaning tips. Just scroll down to Non-Toxic Cleaning.


WHY: Reduce your use of non-renewable resources; avoid products with potentially harmful ingredients such as sponges with antibacterial ingredients; reuse old shirts as rags and more. Use cloth rags instead of paper towels to save trees. Save money!

HOW: Look at your purchase of mops, paper towels, sponges, buckets, vacuums, and more with an eye towards their durability, health and environmental impact. If you must use paper towels buy recycled, unbleached paper.

HIGHLIGHTS: Reusable mops, rags instead of paper, safe sponges, HEPA vacuums all work towards providing your home and environment with fresh, clean air, and reduce your consumption of nonrenewable resources.

6. LEARN ABOUT YOUR WATER: Is it hard or soft?
WHY: With hard water you will most likely need to clean with a detergent instead of a soap to avoid soap scum.

HOW: Read here about when and why to choose a detergent or a soap

HIGHLIGHTS: Choosing the right product for the right job reduces time and resources.

7. DISINFECTANTS? CHLORINE BLEACH? Look for alternatives
WHY: Just as antibiotics are causing drug resistance, so too are disinfectants. Chlorine bleach can cause cancer causing chemicals to form in the waste water stream. Here is more information about chlorine and the home.

HOW: Make a safer antibacterial spray by using these suggestions. Read here about toxic sponges.Visit your natural food store and ask for their recommended chlorine beach alternative. Seventh Generation and other brands offer alternatives that work.

HIGHLIGHTS: A healthier home and healthier environment.


WHY: Clean water is one of our most precious and diminishing resources and we don’t want to waste it.
HOW: Don’t run the water unless you are using it or catching it in a bucket for use; sweep instead of wet mop when possible; put a tracking matt at the door to collect mud and dust so you will need to wash the floor less; etc. Use common sense.

HIGHLIGHTS: Do your part to preserve the earth’s precious resources.


WHY: Plants have been found to reduce indoor air pollution!

HOW: Here are the top 10 plants that clear indoor air.

HIGHLIGHTS: Plants clean the air and provide more oxygen too!

10. USE YOUR SENSES: Smell, feel, hear

WHY: If you use your nose you will know when food is rotten, when dog beds need to be cleaned, when toxic chemicals may be leaking from old product bottles, and more. If you use your sense of touch you will know when doorknobs are sticky, the floor needs washing, etc. If you allow your senses to be your guide you will stay on top of cleaning jobs that need to be attended to.

HOW: Listen to what your senses are telling you.

HIGHLIGHTS: Cleaner indoor air, alert to potential toxic exposures.

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Eco Friendly Cleaning Tips For Move-Outs And Move-Ins

Eco Friendly Cleaning Tips
If you’re moving to a new home, there’s definitely going to be cleaning involved— more than likely both when you move out and when you move in.  With all of the talk about the dangers of toxins emitted through many household cleaners to our health, people are beginning to search out eco-friendly cleaners. They’re safer for pets, better for allergies, biodegradable, and simply provide cleaner air.

Think about this…if you have to wear protective gloves to protect your skin from the harsh chemicals in a cleaner; it’s safe to assume those same chemicals are harsh on everything (including your lungs).  Try living in a less toxic environment and studies show your overall health will improve.

Take a look at these eco-friendly cleaning tips that are designed to help eliminate dangerous toxins from your home…and get it clean.

I think you’ll find that it’s easy to find eco-friendly cleaners in stores and online these days. Products like Sun & Earth, Green Works, Simplegreen and Method  are front-and -center in most stores, and they’re rather affordable. But if you’re looking to go green and save even more money, there are some cleaners you can make from household projects:

  • Eco friendly laundry soap can be made with 2 cups of natural grated soap, 1 cup of Borax, and 1 cup of washing soda (this is in the same family as baking soda, but has been processed differently, so make sure you get the right one— you can usually find it in the laundry section at the grocery store).  Mix all ingredients well and place in an air tight container.  You should only need a couple of teaspoons per wash.
  • To clean wood, use 1 part olive oil with equal parts lemon juice and apply to wood.  Rub and polish with a dry cloth.
  • To clean your toilet bowl, use 8 tablespoons of baking soda in your bowl.  Allow to sit overnight.  Sprinkle soda on a damp cloth to clean the seat and cistern.
  • Windows can be cleaned with ½ cup of vinegar, 2 cups water, and one small squirt of Castile soap in a spray bottle.  Spray the eco-friendly solution on the window and wipe-off with newspaper.
  • Use a lemon to clean your kitchen counters by dipping the cut side of the lemon into baking soda and wipe down counters.  Clean-off residue with wet sponge/cloth.  (FYI may discolor stainless steel or delicate stones.)
  • Vinegar is also great for cleaning your coffeemaker.  Pour equal parts vinegar to equal parts water into the water chamber.  Switch on the brew cycle and allow it to run halfway through.  Turn off and allow mixture to stand for an hour.  Turn back on to complete cycle.  Finish by running several cycles of clean water through coffeemaker before using.

An important eco friendly tip to pay close attention to is to toss all cleaners that have signal words like “Poison,” “Dangerous,” or “Toxic” directly on the label.  It’s easy to use common household items like vinegar, lemon, etc. to clean your home and eliminate toxins.  Preserve your health and go green in your home.

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