GS-49 Residential Cleaning Services  

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Edition 1.1

The Green Seal Standard for Residential Cleaning Services GS-49, establishes requirements for professional cleaning services of residential facilities, areas, or spaces, to create a green cleaning program that protects human health and the environment.

The standard takes a systems approach with cleaning. Guidance is provided for tools and products used for cleaning (what is used for cleaning) and includes staff training and planning (how cleaning is done). The standard also includes emphasis on environmental improvements that reduce toxicity, waste, and exposure to both occupants and staff. The standard can serve as a tool to help companies begin to take action to improve their cleaning service and is available for Green Seal certification.

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