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Chattanooga's Clean Sweep, Inc wins TGF 2019 award presented in Knoxville, Tennessee at UT.Clean Sweep, Inc. and other fleets certified as Tennessee Green Fleets for emission reductions efforts

On Wednesday October 2, 2019, Tennessee Clean Fuels certified five new fleets for their emission reductions via the “Tennessee Green Fleets” Certification Program. The fleets including the BNA bus and shuttle operations fleet managed by ABM Aviation at the Nashville airport, Oak Ridge National Lab’s (ORNL) fleet in Oak Ridge, Waste Management’s compressed natural gas fleet operating out of Jackson, TN, the Tennessee State Parks’ fleet of electric golf carts across the state at state golf courses, and last but not least Clean Sweep, Inc.‘s fleet of propane-powered street sweepers in Chattanooga.

The fleets were recognized at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville during the fifth annual Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo, which is managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and TNCleanFuels. Two of the fleets utilize CNG as their primary alternative fuel (WM, ABM Aviation), two fleets have electric vehicles in their fleet (Tennessee Golf Trail, ORNL), one uses propane autogas as its primary alternative fuel (Clean Sweep), and one fleet utilizes both of the biofuels E85 ethanol and B20 biodiesel as its primary alternative fuel (ORNL). They are an excellent representation of the diversity of alternative fuels that are used across Tennessee. Read more about each fleet below.

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The Tennessee Green Fleets Certification Program was developed jointly by East and Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels, Tennessee’s two Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalitions, with the goal of recognizing the exemplary work of fleets who are working towards alternative fuels adoption and emissions reduction. It utilizes performance-based metrics to analyze any fleet’s vehicle and fuel-use data and compare new actions they have taken to what their footprint would have looked like without those actions.

Chattanooga Clean Fuels Efforts

A points-based, three-star system allows for certification at the 1-, 2- or 3-star level. The Program encompasses all fuel and technology options including biodiesel, natural gas, propane, electric, ethanol, hybrid, idle-reduction and fuel economy strategies such as car share, vanpooling, truck stop electrification, as well as non-automotive forms of transportation like bicycles and shooters. The applicant fleets that receive certification can promote their fleet’s greening efforts and include the certification status in their sustainability portfolio information.

TNGreenFleets’ five newly certified fleets prevented a combined 972.7 tons of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere in 2018. That tonnage does not include the emissions reductions from the 20 fleets certified from 2016-2018.

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Clean Sweep, Inc., is a stand-out example of how alternative fuels can be used in many unique applications. They run a fleet of sweeper trucks out of Chattanooga, and three of the fleet’s 10 trucks run on propane autogas (LPG). They replaced aging diesel sweepers with gasoline sweepers that were then converted to run on propane. Clean Sweep is a partner for outreach, and just finished showcasing one of their sweepers at the 2019 Southeast Diesel Collaborative meeting in that was held in September 2019 in Chattanooga. ICOM North America was their conversion partner.

2018 COreduction: 6.7 tons / year

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Photo of one of Clean Sweep’s three propane-powered street and parking lot sweepers that was being shown to attendees of the 2019 Southeast Diesel Collaborative’s 14th Annual Meeting held in Chattanooga in September 2019.


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Clean Sweep began their process in 2017. This included a) replacing older diesel sweepers with new gasoline-powered sweepers, then b) having those gas-powered sweepers converted to run on propane autogas. ICOM North America was the selected converter and this photo shows ICOM staff helping Clean Sweep owner Pete Phillips decide on where they would place the propane tank on a new gas sweeper.


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Pete Phillips, owner of Clean Sweep, Inc. in Chattanooga (second from left), posed with ETCleanFuels and ICOM North America staff outside his facility in Chattanooga in 2017 at the beginning of the conversion process.

See Original Article at the Tennessee Clean Fuels Website.
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Chattanooga Event SweepingThe months of fall and winter are packed with fun holiday celebrations. Besides amazing food and time spent with loved ones, the holidays bring parades, festivals, and special events! These special events are a wonderful opportunity for local communities to come together. With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, many municipalities are finalizing their Thanksgiving parade plans. Whether for a parade or another special event, it is imperative to have a strategic cleanup plan. Here is a guide to street sweeping for special events:

Make Plans

If you have not already planned for your post-event cleanup, you should act now. After investing countless weeks to prepare for parades and festivals themselves, you shouldn't leave the cleanup phase as an afterthought. Clean Sweep can help you tackle any excess confetti, litter, and miscellaneous debris that dirty the streets after a community event.

Environmental Concerns

It is important to maintain clean streets and lots in a community for aesthetic and environmental purposes. Special events produce a significant amount of debris due to high attendance rates. After a large event, significantly more cleaning is needed than a small group of volunteers  with buckets and pickers can address. Street sweeping is an efficient method of special event cleanup. With minimal time investment, the streets of your community will be back in tidy order, and free of litter and debris that can harm animals or find its way into stormwater. 

Plan For Post Event Traffic

With all the fjoy of holiday events also comes the headache of traffic. Parades are wonderful while they are occurring, but as the last group of marchers passes, attendees become anxious to get on the road home before everyone else. It is important to coordinate with local authorities and the highway department to determine alternate routes for before, during, and after the parade, especially when making plans for post-event street and lot sweeping.

Don't Be Afraid To Ask

Do you still have questions about scheduling special event street sweeping services? If you want to know how long it takes, what type of equipment is used, or the best time frame for the services to occur, it is best to call us directly to get the most accurate information.


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Each year it becomes more and more evident that street sweeping is a vital service for a myriad of industries, from property management to construction. Street sweeping is a dynamic solution to concerns for aesthetics, safety, cleanliness, and the environment. With all the benefits in mind, it’s no wonder that organizations consider street sweeping an important component of their annual budget. Here are the top three reasons to hire a street sweeper:

It’s no secret that people expect the best from their shopping and living experiences. With an increased use of reviews to praise and criticize businesses, apartment communities, and other properties online, it is more important now than ever to provide people with completely positive experiences – including appearances! Regularly scheduled street sweeping maintenance can help boost your property’s curb appeal. Whether you’re seeking to attract new customers or seeking to retain residents long-term, parking lot and property street sweeping are excellent methods for achieving a pristine exterior.

Maybe you have had an experience where debris from a construction project created an unsafe environment, or maybe your property’s parking lot is constantly covered with litter. Whatever the case may be, switch from a reactive to proactive maintenance strategy. Save yourself the stress and anxiety of wondering how you will maintain your project by hiring a reputable street sweeper.

As environmental awareness continues to increase, it is important for businesses and towns to demonstrate their eco-friendly status. Street sweeping is a great method for helping the environment by preventing trash and debris from entering stormwater drains and thus, preventing pollution of local waterways. By hiring a street sweeping service you are helping the environment and your reputation – a win-win situation!

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At Clean Sweep Inc, Our mission goes far beyond sweeping. Here are some other services we offer:

Facilities Maintenance

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The reasons to maintain your retail parking lots and surrounding entrance areas can directly effect your cash register.  

A litter filled parking lot will not only drive away a percentage of customers simply because of the appearance, it will also cause harm to your facilities.  When patrons visit your interior spaces after walking through a littered parking lot, their shoes will carry gravel and other harmful debri into your facilities.  This debri will cause damage to expensive floors and could even lead to legal issues when damaged facilities cause a patron to "slip and fall".  

You have worked hard to build your clientele, from the tenants in your facilities to the customers in their stores, be sure to invest in your long term strategy and keep your tenants and customers coming back year after year.

Our Retail Parking Lot services include:
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  • Vacuum sweep parking areas
  • Sweep drive lanes and rear of property
  • Parking Garage Sweeping
  • GPS Tracking

There are many reasons why parking lot sweeping is important. We invite you to check out our PDF handouts that emphasize these, as well as other information that shows why partnering with Clean Sweep as your service provider is an excellent fit.

You have worked hard to build your clientele, from the tenants in your facilities to the customers in their stores, be sure to invest in your long term strategy and keep your tenants and customers coming back year after year.

Dirt and debris gather outside your facilities in the parking lots and sidewalks, this debris will cause damage to expensive floors and could even lead to legal issues when damaged facilities cause a patron to "slip and fall". Don't wait until it is too late to have your facilities reviewed and review our recommended solutions.

Property Owners and Facility Managers, we do provide remote maintenance services and vacancy management. 

Never worry about what your property is going to look like when you arrive with a potential tenant again. Let us take are of your properties while they are vacant, from "make ready" services that include cleaning, window washing and other services to prepare the property for the next tenant to providing viewing appointments for potential tenants. 

We can even take care of document signings and negotiations on your behalf. Call today to see how we can help your investment portfolio or property management company grow.

More Than Just Keeping the Grass Cut

At Clean Sweep, Inc. in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we provide all-in-one landscaping and groundskeeping services. Our goal is to offer a turn-key service for companies and property managers, whether in a single-building facility or a multi-building business park.

Comprehensive Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Our crews are ready to tackle everything from vegetation control to landscaping design and installation. In addition, we work directly with homeowners associations, building owners, and property managers to develop groundskeeping management plans. As a full-service commercial landscaping company, we have the tools and resources along with more than 30 years of experience ready to go to work for you.


Professional Power Washing

Get Your Shine On.

Dirt and build up quickly ruins the appearance of buildings and can also lead to costly damages down the road. Power pressure washing is the most economical way to efficiently clean the exterior of buildings, sidewalks and pavement. At Clean Sweep, Inc., we provide comprehensive retail, industral, and commercial pressure washing services to bring the life back to your investments. Choose our power pressure washing service to give your retail or commercial location a facelift today.

Commercial Power Washing Benefits

We use a heat-assisted pressure washer with a water temperature that reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit and has 3000 psi. This outstanding combination is ready to tackle even the toughest of industrial-size messes. By choosing our commercial power washing service in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia, we provide the following:

  • Removal of dirt and grime from parking lots
  • Gum removal from pavement and asphalt
  • Mold and mildew removal
  • Cleaning of sidewalks and curbs

Our retail, industrial, and commercial pressure washing services are available in the following cities:

Clean Sweep Inc. will cover your power pressure washing needs throughout all four seasons. Contact Clean Sweep, Inc. today to get started with our commercial power washing services.


Dedicated to Cleanliness.

Clean Sweep, Inc. offers commercial property cleaning via porter cleaning services throughout Tennessee and Georgia. A porter cleaning service allows you to manage your business on the busiest of days without falling short on maintaining a clean and safe commercial space.

What are Porter Cleaning Services?

Porter cleaning services are vital for commercial spaces that experience a great deal of foot traffic. A porter cleaning service handles everything from garbage removal to tearing down meeting room setups. We work with property managers of multi-tenant properties, construction company crews, and contractors renovating commercial spaces.

Our Porter Cleaning Services Include:

  • Post-tenant clean-out including window washing, ceiling tile replacement, and broken door boarding
  • Landscaping for properties including sweeping walkways, weeding gardens and picking up pet litter
  • Bulk refuse hauling including large debris removal
  • Graffiti and paint removal from buildings, dumpster gates, signs, etc.
  • Lighting survey along with light bulb and total fixture replacement
  • Snow removal and street sweeping

Our commercial property cleaning and porter cleaning services are available in the following cities:

Along with providing the most comprehensive commercial property cleaning in Tennessee and Georgia, we also offer parking lot sweeping, asphalt repair and commercial landscaping services. To get started, contact Clean Sweep, Inc. today.


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