Pacific Northwest port facility commercial cleaning/janitorial services (TWIC) – Call Cleanstart today or fill out the online contact form for a FREE quote!


Entry to restricted areas of Pacific Northwest ports requires a “Transportation Worker Identification Credential” or TWIC®. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identification program ensures that people accessing secure terminals have received a thorough background check and are not a security threat. 

The TWIC® program was started to enhance security at port facilities after 9/11 and allows individuals access to work on or near the nation’s waterways. It is a security measure to ensure people who could pose a threat to our ports cannot access these vital maritime facilities & vessels and cause any harm.

A TWIC® card is required for all port employees, terminal operators, longshore workers, truckers, and others who require regular, unescorted access to restricted areas and vessels. Each TWIC® applicant undergoes a security threat assessment. The assessment considers convictions, arrest warrants, and indictments for certain offenses and other background information.

Cleanstart is proud to say many of our professional cleaners have fulfilled the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and carry their TWIC cards wherever they go. Our cleaning teams are able to access these sites legally & in accordance with DHS guidelines – just another detail that Cleanstart goes the extra mile for while many other Pacific Northwest commercial cleaning and janitorial companies may not. 

The Technology, Security, and Physical Aspects of TWIC Cards

  • TWIC cards are issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • TWIC cards contain biometric information (human characteristics such as fingerprints) on a microchip, a magnetic strip, and a bar code, and require special reading devices for clearance and verification.
  • The TWIC biometric data will also contain a photo of the cardholder, to verify against the photo on the card itself.
  • In facilities without card readers, workers will be required to produce and show the card to security. TWIC cards must be displayed for the entire visit to the secure facility.
  • Workers who do not have TWIC cards will be required to have an escort when inside the facility, and may be responsible for arranging for the escort.
  • TWIC applicants must undergo a thorough background check to review criminal history records and U.S. citizenship and-or residency status. The background check uses the same criteria as that of the Hazmat endorsement check. A criminal record can keep a person from getting a TWIC card.
  • The entire enrollment process is similar to obtaining a driver’s license at a state department of motor vehicles office. The TWIC card is valid for five years.  

Cleanstart Port Facility Commercial Cleaning and Janitorial Services (TWIC)

With the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, Cleanstart is able to perform commercial cleaning and janitorial services in industrial ports, full port docking facilities, cruise ship port facilities, ferry docks, and cargo loading facilities. 

Pacific Northwest port facility commercial cleaning/janitorial services (TWIC)

Cleanstart commercial cleaning and janitorial services include routine interior cleaning and specified building maintenance services. We use “environmentally preferable” cleaning products when available for the required cleaning, and individuals performing work on the premises will clear a criminal background check.

Cleanstart Commercial Cleaning & Janitorial Services

Port facility commercial cleaning and Janitorial services include, but are not limited to:

  • Clean all marks, and smudges from reception windows, counters, chairs, and other furniture in lobby areas.
  • Clean door glass and frames to remove hand marks and smudges
  • Clean by sweeping and/or dust mop all floors, including halls and rooms. Use of scrubbers, commercial grade stain remover, and scuff solutions as needed
  • Vacuum all carpeted areas. Spot clean or damp mop all spots/stains. Return furniture, chairs, etc. to their appropriate location
  • Clean and disinfect all kitchen and bathroom sinks  
  • Thoroughly clean all urinals, toilets, and lavatories with a solution containing a commercial grade, approved disinfectant. Damp mop lavatory floor area with a germicidal solution. Clean mirrors and bright metal. Spot clean walls around sinks, urinals and toilet bowls. Refill all soap, towel, and paper product dispensers. Dust top of lavatory partitions


  • Remove and deposit trash in the designated containers. Empty recycle bins and shredders at each workstation
  • Wipe/clean/remove any visible dust from heating/air conditioning vents
  • Remove all cobwebs from corners, ceilings and window frames
  • Leave written notice of any irregularities noted during servicing, such as defective plumbing fixtures, electrical problems, burned-out lights and breakage or damage to bulbs
  • Provide adequate supervision to assure competent and satisfactory performance of services   

Why Choose Cleanstart Commercial Cleaning & Janitorial Services

Cleanstart Commercial Cleaning & Janitorial Services

At Cleanstart, we are committed to providing a strategy for an ongoing, regular cleaning and maintenance program to keep your Port facility clean and looking its best day-after-day, year-after-year:

  • We offer over 20 years of experience, setting the industry standard
  • We have experience in providing professional cleaning services for all industries 
  • We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of clean for your facility
  • We offer day and night cleaning options available to best meet your needs
  • We utilize the most efficient cleaning equipment and the highest quality products available
  • We have earned a reputation as the best local cleaning company in the Pacific Northwest/Tacoma/Seattle metro area 

Our full range of high-quality commercial cleaning and janitorial services are competitively priced, fully insured, and come with quick response times. Please give us a call, send us an email or fill out the online contact form today for more information and a FREE quote! 253-921-2593.

Cleanstart proudly services the following areas: Auburn, Bellevue, Bremerton, Factoria, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Tukwila, King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, and Thurston County.

5009 Pacific Hwy E unit 17 Fife, WA 98424 • Phone: 253-921-2593•