September 17 2007

The Green Mop

The Green Mop is an all natural cleaning company in the metro DC area. They are hoping to come to Baltimore if the company expands. The ingredients they use include vinegar, baking soda, salt, and lemon and lime juice to name a few. Their recipes can be found on the Web site under cleaning solutions.

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September 18th, 2007 at 4:44 AM


Are these cleaners more expensive than a regular cleaning service? I like the name!

September 18th, 2007 at 12:52 PM


Nope. I believe they charge $90/hour which is pretty typical.

September 20th, 2007 at 12:48 AM


Hey this commenting stuff works? How did you receive my comment? Did you reply to it online or just reply to the email? Jonas

November 27th, 2007 at 12:32 PM

Tony Gallina

Hi! I saw the post and thought I may try and help explain pricing. We charge roughly some where less than $20 per hour per cleaner to clean a place. Some people prefer one person to clean for six hours (don't like a lot of people in their home if they are working from home) or 4 people to clean for one hour and a half - same price. Here's more info. from our web site: Residential Pricing Pricing depends on a lot of factors, not just the number of rooms and the general size of the home. Also, additional tasks added to the house cleaning (such as cleaning the refrigerator and sweeping outside) and other factors adds time to the job and therefore the price will be higher. For example, let's say we have two homes that are identical in size and the number of rooms. One house is kept very clean, open, and orderly and there aren't a lot of knic knacks or things to move. Also, let's say that house does not have children or pets and only one person living there. Now, let's say we have the same identical house in size and rooms but it now has two adults, two kids, two dogs, a cat, and a lot of stuff piled inside the house and is not picked up daily. The price for the first house could be as much as 50% less because the time involved to clean it will be conversely 50% less. A lot of factors go into assessing what the cost of the job will be and therefore that's why we come to see the house to understand and properly assess the costs. Another significant factor in price is how often we clean your place. If it is a weekly job, then the price could be significantly less than a monthly job because homes tend to get real dirty over a months time and a lot of time is necessary to return the home to its original state of cleanliness - almost like doing a first cleaning each time. We recommend having your home cleaned at least twice a month and possibly weekly depending on how many complexity factors you have noted above. Commercial Pricing Commercial pricing is a totally different ball game in some ways but similar in others. It still comes down to complexity of the job, frequency of the cleanings, and the total time it takes to get the job done with the number of people needed to complete the tasks in the time necessary as determined by the clients.

November 27th, 2007 at 1:39 PM


Good to know. Thanks for the clarification. We are doing some research now into greening our office and part of that is how we clean the space. We may be in touch. Cheers.

January 21st, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Tony Gallina

That sounds great! Thanks!

May 5th, 2008 at 3:11 PM

Tony Gallina

We are now actively seeking a Manager/Future Owner for the Baltimore/Annapolis area! You should be seeing us fairly soon I hope!!! Thansk! Tony

June 24th, 2008 at 3:12 PM


I've been doing business with the Green Mop for a couple months now, and I can say that they are excellent at what they do. The house is always left immaculate. I couldn't be happier with the cleaning. However, I would recommend not using this service unless you have a tremendous amount of free time, as the company itself is very difficult to work with. They rarely return phone calls or emails, they don't schedule cleaning times until the day before your appointment, it requires several phone calls the day of your appointment for a team to show up at all, they're usally several hours late, and the flat rate they offer for regular service changes without notice. It's similar to dealing with Comcast when the cable goes out. Again, the cleaning is great, and I hate to say anything bad about them, but I'm left with the impression that the company has far too much business than they can handle at this point. I sincerely hope that they're able to overcome these challanges, because the cleaning teams do a really fantastic job. Honestly, if they just hired a business manager of some sort, they'd easily be the best cleaning service in the area.

June 25th, 2008 at 9:26 PM


Tony, they must truly be terrific for you to put up with the aggrevation. Reminds me of my favorite restaurant. Their food is fantastic, which is why I tolerate the length of time and shabby customer service.