CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.
FAX 574-586-7029
Walkerton, IN 46574
Monday - Friday 8-5
Serving a 60 miles radius from Walkerton, IN

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pARTy! This year, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by throwing not one, but two parties -- a Friday evening party as well as a Saturday morning party -- for some of our favorite CleanRite Cleaning and Verhaeghe Farms people!

What a festive Friday night we enjoyed with pizza, charcuterie boards, sweet treats, and wine/open bar coupled with canvas painting with a “heart” theme!

Saturday morning was Party #2, complete with smoked ham, pork hocks, pork sausage for gravy, and homegrown eggs from Verhaeghe Farms! We also enjoyed Bloody Marys and Mimosas!

In addition, the guests learned some fun facts about Valentine’s Day and took home some mementos from CleanRite Cleaning and Verhaeghe Farms!

We’d like to give a big shout out to Corinne from Cors Delights (who is available on Facebook at Cors Delights, Instagram @Cors_Delight, email at, or phone at 574-540-9894). Corinne provided an array of specialty cheeses and meats, veggie platters, fruit trays, and delicious goodies, including chocolate covered strawberries and truffles. Needless to say, we were impressed and spoiled!

We’d also like to give a resounding thank you to Lisa Bemish, an artist from Get Your Party On! She is available on Facebook at LLBemishArt, by email at, and by phone at 574-540-1921. She is an amazing artist and teacher, helping everyone create amazing canvas art. What wonderful keepsakes! So much fun for everyone.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we loved giving back to our friends and employees and are so glad they enjoyed it, too.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!


The Twelve Days of Christmas - we all recognize this cheery song during the holidays. This year, as we approached Christmas Day, we celebrated our amazing CleanRite crew by making a few tweaks to the traditional gifts mentioned in the song. Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards replaced the French hens, a bird feeder replaced the calling birds, golden eggs stuffed with cash replaced the geese a’laying, and so on. 

Here are our recipients for Christmas 2021. They are all amazing in their own right and we’re very thankful to have each one on our team!

Seth Verhaeghe & Hunter Verhaeghe

Taylor Verhaeghe & Haley Verhaeghe

Patricia Platz-Koch

June Warren

Pat Pranger

Brook Green

Kayla Laethem

Carol Groves

Stacy Kissinger

Jason Verhaeghe

Linda Houin

Debra Leake


Happy Mother’s Day from CleanRite Cleaning Service, Inc.
Nothing like booking an initial clean for a mother who is 80 years old from her daughter this morning. What a blessing to her MOM!


On Tuesday evening, the American Legion presented me with a special award, which I will forever treasure, for “the volunteer time given to American Legion Post 365 due to Covid-19.”

I’m humbled to receive this award on behalf of my entire CleanRite staff. I’m truly blessed with a crew that is so hardworking and dedicated.

Looking back a year, I recall the unknown future our community faced when it was forced to shut down. Some businesses sat empty for weeks. No income but the bills were still coming in. The new rules and procedures to administer once businesses opened their doors were daunting. A “new normal” impacted us all.

I felt it was better to give back and help some of our local non-profit organizations and businesses. The crew rallied, jumping on board wholeheartedly and giving it their all. I could not be more proud of the CleanRite employees and their amazing work ethic!

Thank you to the American Legion for this award and for all you do for your community! We appreciate you!


The Pilot is holding the 2021 Best of Marshall County Reader's Choice Awards and we are so excited to be in the running!

Please go to the site and VOTE once every 24 hours through April 30. We appreciate your vote! Click here for the site.

April 2021
Someone once said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” We agree and are happy to serve you with your special springtime projects. If you need your windows, walls, or inside appliances cleaned, please let us know and we can schedule those tasks for you.

Recently, we reached the one-year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we are beginning to approach normalcy, we’d like to take the opportunity to remind you to please let us know if you are sick or have been diagnosed with Covid-19, as we need to keep our ladies healthy.

With appreciation,
Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe
CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.


Meet some of our new gals: Dee, Brooke, Kaitlyn, and Bekki. They are great additions to the CleanRite crew.

Another successful commercial account almost done. What a great team of ladies who pulled this job off! Wall washing, windows, hanging mini blinds, painting, cabinet setups, and list goes on. Thanks to Brooke, Patty, Heather, Bekki, and Katilyn. So proud of my crew. I really enjoyed working beside each one of them during this project.

So proud of my crew. I really enjoyed working besides each one of them during this project.


Thank you to our wonderful clients. We appreciate you and couldn’t be happier to hear such great positive customer feedback this month.

Awesome as always! – Lakeville residential account two times per week (Cleaners: Deb and Linda)

Great! – Mishawaka monthly (Cleaner: Patty)

She always does such a good job! We’re lucky to have you -- Commercial three times per week (Cleaner: Nancy)

All good here – New Carlisle commercial three times a week account (Allison)

Everything was fine. I actually got home pretty late and went quickly to bed. It’s nice coming home to a clean home. – Walkerton monthly residential account (Cleaner: Patty)

All Good, Thanks! – Lakeville bi-weekly residential account (Cleaners: Deb and Linda)

Hello! Things are great here! June does a fantastic job. – Plymouth commercial weekly account

June did great! It was much needed. – Plymouth residential monthly account

Everything’s good! I know we have been off the schedule on a needed deep cleaning! – Walkerton monthly residential (Cleaner: Patty)

Everything is good – thanks! Plymouth commercial weekly account (Cleaners: Deb and Linda)

I believe everything was good. Smelled really clean. – Lakeville commercial bi-weekly account (Cleaner: Pat)

Happy Friday! Pat is doing a good job!!! – Walkerton commercial 5 times per week account

We provide a variety of cleaning services for your home and office and can set up a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleaning schedule. Our upbeat and reliable team members will go above and beyond to make your life easier and your home or office sparkle!


We’d like to thank our customers for supporting our business. This week, we appreciated the feedback we received and thought we’d share it. Here are some of the comments:

“Awesome as usual” – Bi-weekly residential/weekly commercial
“All good” – Walkerton commercial account
“We’re all good! Allison does a nice job for us.” – Omni
“It was great as usual!” – Plymouth weekly commercial account
“Doing a good job. J” – monthly Walkerton residential account
“It’s been awesome!” – Omni
“Was good. Thank you.” – Culver lakehouse
“Great job!” – lakehouse on Koontz Lake
“Looked great as usual!” – bi-weekly residential

It’s our pleasure to serve our customers! If you’d like to chat about the cleaning needs of your residential or commercial property, please give us a call at 574-586-9614.


CleanRite Cleaning Services cleaned the Clemens Vonnegut Jr. House (Old East Shore Drive) in Culver before another group of people who rented the house arrived.

Other renters had left at 9 a.m. and all the bedrooms, baths, laundry, and other areas of the house were detailed/cleaned before the next family came by 4 p.m.


CleanRite Cleaning Service is excited to gain another commercial account.

We are almost done with the initial clean of Plymouth Community Church and its outside building.

The church services currently are being held outside on Sunday mornings with the outside building open for bathrooms.

If you're looking for a new church in which to worship, this would be a good choice to try.


The CleanRite gals and I are excited to add these new accounts to our schedule:
1) New commercial account in Walkerton five days/week
2) New weekly commercial church account in Plymouth
3) New bi-weekly residential account in Plymouth
4) Two window residential jobs in Plymouth
5) Initial clean for a lakehouse in Koontz Lake
Welcome aboard to our new customers!


July 24, 2020

As the world continues to learn more about COVID-19, we at CleanRite are staying abreast of the current news and adapting our protocols as necessary.

Currently, we should all watch out for the following symptoms:

• Congestion or runny nose
• Sore throat
• Cough
• Fever
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Loss of taste and/or smell
• Diarrhea
• Headache
• Nausea or vomiting
• Muscle pain and/or fatigue
• Chills

I am continuing to check in with employees before each account to make sure they are symptom-free. If anyone does develop symptoms, I will touch base with you immediately. If anyone at your account has any of these symptoms or is being tested or has tested positive, please advise us so we can reschedule your appointment. We want our staff and customers healthy.


How is your summer? For the gals at CleanRite, summertime means we’re busy, busy, busy!

Here are a few of our projects from the past week:

• Cleaning for a move-out in Plymouth

• Initial cleaning - pool house monthly acct. in Plymouth

• Initial cleaning for a monthly acct. in Plymouth

• Initial cleaning for a monthly acct. in Walkerton

• Initial spring house cleaning in Chicago

In this uniquely challenging time, we appreciate those of you who have supported our business more than you know!

We also want you to know that we are here to help and support you. Nothing makes us happier than helping our clients make their home or business a better place – cleaner and brighter.

In fact, we have been branching out to help folks with other tasks as well. We’ve helped with laundry duties, and we’ve also picked up groceries, unloaded them, and put them away. Recently we’ve even gone on mail and dinner runs. Yes, we are wearing many hats during this challenging year!

If we can help you, please let us know! We’re more than happy to help! In the meantime, we hope you’re staying safe and healthy this summer!.


For the past two weeks, CleanRite has been “paying it forward” to the community, helping local non-profit organizations with their cleaning needs as they prepare to open again under Indiana’s #backontrack program during the coronavirus global pandemic.

• The fortunate recipients included the following organizations:
• Crumstown Conservation Club
• North Liberty Church of Christ
• Life Enrichment Center
• American Legion

Enjoy these pictures of our efforts, and please know that we are open for business. Give us a call at 574.586.9614 to schedule your cleaning.


Happy New Year
Scheduling Spring Cleaning & Window Jobs Now.

press release

Did you catch a glimpse of the spring cleaning article in the South Bend Tribune’s magazine at home places on Sunday, April 12th?! South Bend Tribune Correspondent Kathy Borlik wrote an informative article called “Freshen Up” about the enduring appeal of spring cleaning and taking the time “to clear the house of clutter and cobwebs.” She includes hints on spring cleaning, and the gals and I were excited that CleanRite received a shout out and was quoted in the article!

If you’re not excited about spring cleaning yourself, please know that we are! Every spring, we’re happy to schedule professional deep cleanings for new and existing clients, and this year is no different! Every time I see a freshly cleaned home, I’m transported back to my childhood, watching my grandmothers undertake their yearly spring cleaning rituals.

Are you interested in freshening up your home or business this spring? Give CleanRite a call, and we’ll add you to our schedule!

Thank you,
Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe
CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.

Posting courtesy of the South Bend Tribune

COVID-19 Self-Assessment (Employees and Clients)

Given the recent COVID-19 outbreak, all CleanRite employees are screened before being sent on client calls. This screening protects our employees and our clients. We are sharing our screening process with you for your personal use so that both parties (our employees and our clients) are protected.

By answering these questions, you will be able to assess your personal situation and take action. Please answer the questions truthfully and follow the suggested guidance so that everyone is protected.

1. Have you personally traveled or had contact with someone who has traveled internationally or to a high-risk area within the last 14 days?
• The CDC advises all U.S. citizens to avoid international travel because of the global impact of
COVID-19; several American cities are also considered high risk.
• If the answer is yes, please reschedule your cleaning appointment.
2. In the last 14 days, to your knowledge have you been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 but has not been tested?
• If the answer is yes, please reschedule your cleaning appointment.
3. Are you currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have you experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
• Visit the CDC to check symptoms:
• If the answer is yes, please reschedule your cleaning appointment and contact your healthcare provider.

If your answers were no and our employees’ answers are no, then we are delighted to serve you today.

CleanRite gals are sporting new masks, embracing each new day with our heads up, thanks to Kim Clark, who made these beautiful and functional masks for us to use as a barrier against COVID-19. Our normal before is something we look forward to returning to; however, until then we will embrace our new normal as we continue to serve our clients. Thanks, Kim, for rising to the occasion, and we hope the donations you receive will help provide resources to so many who are serving on the front lines against the current pandemic.

March 15, 2020
Going forward, I plan on touching base with employees and accounts, making sure that neither one has the following:
Runny nose
Sore throat
Difficulty breathing
I plan on communicating with everyone daily before each account, keeping everyone in the loop in the weeks to follow.
As I touch base with the ladies daily, if by chance they have any symptoms, I will advise you and we will decide what we want to do.
I feel it’s important that we are all communicating honestly between staff and customers. We will get through this together.
CleanRite Cleaning Service
Corona Virus 2020

Effective March 18, 2020
CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.
Every day, we approach our job with the same goal: to provide our residential and commercial clients with the highest level of cleanliness. To help prevent exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we are continuing to do the same; however, we would like to take the time to emphasize that we are taking extra precautions to help contain the spread of this deadly virus. For all of us, here are some general reminders:

Practice good hygiene
• Wash hands with soap frequently and properly for 20 seconds at a time.
• Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
• Maintain non-contact forms of greetings.
• Practice social distancing.
• Cover coughs and sneezes.
• Disinfect surfaces (counters, tabletops, handles, light switches, phones, steering wheels, etc.)

Practice good habits
• We are communicating with each employee and client to make sure there are no signs of the virus
(fever, dry cough, muscle aches, fatigue, and shortness of breath). Additional symptoms may include runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, and diarrhea.
• We are depending on our clients to communicate with us if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or have tested positive; likewise, we will not send staff on jobs if they have been exposed or tested positive to the virus.
• Our staff is wearing gloves as a protective measure.
• We are disinfecting any locations you could touch, and you should be disinfecting surfaces on a daily basis. This is important as the virus can survive for hours to days, depending on the surface.

We are all in this together and wish you continued good health. Please follow all recommendations from the CDC and contact your physician if you have any symptoms.

Dawn M. Gorby-Verhaeghe
CleanRite Cleaning Service, Inc.

CleanRite has been in business for 17 years as of 11-17-2017.
As of Jan 1, it will be 18 years.
Rhonda has been with CleanRite since 2007; Patti, 2007; Tori, 2008; June, 2010; Deb, 2012; Diana, 2013; Linda, 2014; Pat, 2016; Bert, 2016. Nancy/Taylor/Tessa were hired in 2017.
The residential account we have had the longest is from 2005. 
The newest commercial account we have is from November 2017.
We are active chamber members in five various local chambers.
We are involved in the Better Business Bureau and Marshall County Human Resource Association.
We donated to 15 different non-profit organizations throughout the year.
As of today, we have had 67 initial cleans in the area this year as well as 37 window jobs.
We have 57 regular residential accounts.
We have 15 regular commercial accounts.
For December 2017, we will be cleaning 134 accounts for the month. These include weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly accounts.
We advertise in 15 local phone books and newspapers in the area.

Memorandum for Credit Card Surcharges
During our fifteen years in business, CleanRite has accepted cash, checks, and credit cards for payment for both residential and commercial cleaning accounts. However, as the use of credit cards has increased, the cost of accepting credit cards for payment has become prohibitively expensive for us.

In order to serve you, our customers, we will continue to accept credit cards for payment, though we would prefer cash or checks. Unfortunately, however, we cannot afford to accept the additional costs associated with those credit cards. Therefore, as of September 15, we will begin charging a convenience fee of 3% for credit cards. For example, a bill of $100.00 will be charged an additional $3.00 if a credit card is used.

We will, of course, continue to accept credit card payments, as well as cash and checks. Also, as always, we will do everything we can to keep costs for our customers as reasonable as possible. Please feel free to call with any questions.

Now Hiring
Join our team! CleanRite is hiring responsible, positive, and industrious employees for our residential and commercial accounts.

Click on “Employment Form” to begin the application process.

About CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.
CleanRite owner is Dawn M. Gorby-Verhaeghe, whose home office is in Walkerton, Indiana. After graduating from John Glenn High School, Dawn went on to graduate from Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1996. She also holds an Associate’s Degree from Southwestern Michigan College (1991) and a Management Degree from Ivy Tech College (1991).

Dawn waitressed and cleaned homes throughout college, fitting her work responsibilities around her school schedule. From an early age, she learned from her family the importance of a clean house. While she was growing up, her home was always cleaned weekly and spring cleaning was an annual event during Spring Break.

In 2000, Dawn started CleanRite Cleaning Services, not only to run a successful business from her home and stay home with her children, but also to help others enjoy a clean home or business. She now has 16 dynamic employees.

In 2007, CleanRite Cleaning Services serviced 30 residential accounts as well as 15 weekly commercial accounts. This number does not include many one-day jobs; apartment cleaning; initial cleaning for new homes, remodeled residences, and fire restoration jobs; job site cleanup; and window cleaning.

In 2008, CleanRite Cleaning Service serviced over 80 residential accounts and 18 commercial accounts.

In 2010, CleanRite serviced 75 Residential Accounts and 24 Commercial Accounts.

In 2011, CleanRite serviced 128 Residential Accounts and 23 Commercial Accounts.

In 2012, CleanRite serviced 147 Residential Accounts and 23 Commercial Accounts.

In 2013, CleanRite serviced 107 Residential Accounts and 27 Commercial Accounts.

At CleanRite, our mission is to help you set up a cleaning program in your home/office that will benefit you and your family/business. Your satisfaction is our #1 concern.

My Family: {l-r) Haley, Seth, Jason, Dawn, Hunter, and Taylor

My Family: Presley, Chase, Oaklynn and Harlee

 You’re guaranteed the professional, quality cleaning service you deserve when you choose CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc., serving residential and commercial clients within a 60-mile radius of Walkerton, Indiana since 2000.

You’ll never miss a cleaning, because we have sixteen team members ready to serve you. And because we send the same person (or team, for larger accounts) every time, you’ll have the personalized attention that’s so important.

KITCHEN: All surfaces are washed and wiped down, the sink is scoured. Inside cabinets, drawers, refrigerator, oven and dishwasher are not cleaned. Window above sink cleaned. Cabinets wiped down, vinegar coffee pot (monthly).

FLOORS: All floor areas are cleaned. Carpets and area rugs are vacuumed. Tile/hardwood are cleaned to your request.

BATHROOMS: The entire bathroom is cleaned. The only areas in the bathroom not cleaned are inside cabinets, drawers, ceiling.

DUSTING: Furniture cleaned, window ledges and sills and lamp shades. Cobwebs, ceiling fans, light fixtures, baseboards, pictures, cold air returns, above doors (monthly).

WINDOWS: Main doors in and out.

TRASH: Gathered and taken out and replaced with new liners.

ITEMS NOT DONE ON GENERAL CLEANING: Dishes, inside cabinets, wash laundry, make bed, ironing, inside fireplace, wash walls or ceilings and wax floors.

Call CleanRite today at (574) 274-2424 for a complimentary consultation.

Friendly Reminder on all Accounts
If you go longer than a month on your regular cleaning schedule of not having your account cleaned the following cleaning appointment will be charged at our hourly rate at your next scheduled visit. This is due to the ladies will have to work twice as hard and do an initial in every area they normally clean.

We take great pride in winning the "Best of Marshall County" contest and look forward to working with everyone who voted for us in the next year.

who voted for CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.

CleanRIte Cleaning Services, Inc. has been selected as one of the
Top 7 cleaning companies in the state of Indiana

CleanRite Cleaning Services can be your best friend, too!

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Year's Best Gift
Looking for this year's best gift?

Give a CleanRite gift certificate and treat your friend or family member to a freshly cleaned home! Our gift certificates are perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holidays, New Babies, Retirement, House Selling, House Warming, or Job Changes.

What a great gift for a family member who has everything but would love a year's worth of monthly cleaning services!

Contact Dawn to discuss our services and your gift budget.

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NLYL Minor League Baseball Team
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Christmas 2010 pictures


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CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 65, Walkerton, IN 46574