It’s about choosing clean.

Benchmark is a cleaning expert, Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner, Home Advisor’s Elite 360 Winner and water damage restoration company

In love with cleaning since 1988, Benchmark began their cleaning business as a single truck startup over 30 years ago. Today, Benchmark is a renowned cleaning expert helping people around the Portland-Metro area transform their homes into spaces of cleanliness and well-being.

In their 10 year run as the Angie’s List Super Service Award-winner Benchmark took cleaning to a whole new level, establishing 10 basic rules that if you properly apply to cleaning your home, you’ll have less asthma and allergy concerns because of better indoor air quality.

This is Adam Vermilyea.  He is at his heart a minimalist, and brings this idea to his view of customer service.  1.) Listen 2.) Help.  That’s it.  All the rest is an effort to surpass expectations.  He believes in keeping things that simple, and let the good nature of actually helping someone do the rest!

Most cleaning methods advocate a heavy, aggressive pre-spray or applying a heavy chemical approach, which forces you to over-wet whatever your cleaning.

The Benchmark Method encourages cleaning by steps – not by just extraction – beginning with pre-inspection, then moving on to furniture, spots, cleaning solutions, and, finally, extraction. Removing only the impurities that attack our well being, and the air in the home.

People around the Portland-Metro area have been drawn to this cleaning method not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on health, wellness and caring for the home.

10 Core Steps to a Benchmark Clean

Step 01
Pre-Inspection

Step 02
Move Furnishings

Step 03
Neutral Pre-Spray

Step 04
Spot Treatment

Step 05
Hand Agitation

Step 06
Soil Extraction

Step 07
pH Neutralize

Step 08
Additional Spot Treatment

Step 09
Final Grooming

Step 10
Final Inspection

Benchmark is a lifestyle brand with a host of products, services and content designed to help clean your home and bring health to your life. We’re also a source for connecting and supporting one another on our cleaning ups and downs.