Jean and Michael Spong founded the ServiceMaster Clean franchise, based in Elizabeth City, NC, in September of 1993. The business was started in a small garage behind their residence, offering carpet and upholstry cleaning, and fire and water damage restoration services. In the spring of 1994, ServiceMaster Clean started offering janitorial services to the Albemarle area. In October of 1994, ServiceMaster Clean became incorporated. The corporation name is the The Moth Corporation which was chosen for the Moth Boat, a symbol of Elizabeth City, NC.

In May 2003, Danny Teachey purchased the Moth Corporation, dba ServiceMaster Clean, from Michael and Jean Sprong. Since then, ServiceMaster Clean has been steadily growing; building it's reputation for top quality work, honesty and integrity.

Our Standards


ServiceMaster Clean quality includes carefully selected and trained crew, products and equipment manufactured by ServiceMaster, and a variety of cleaning systems to fit our customers needs. All of this adds up to our Quality Assured Guarantee. Our guarantee is that if the job is not done right the first time, we will do it over at no additional charge.


ServiceMaster Clean price includes use of time and motion studies and customizes the cleaning to fit our customer's needs. This assures our customers that they are not paying too much, or paying for services they do not need or services they have decided not to use in their account.


ServiceMaster Clean service includes the asset of a worldwide information network, the availability of our staff in an emergency, and owners involvement and commitment. This assures customers worry free, quality service.

Members Of

Elizabeth City Chamber of CommercePerquimans County Chamber of Commerce Outer Banks Chamber of CommerceNortheastern North Carolina Home Builders Association