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Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services

Cleaning and Disinfecting are not the same thing!

Maintaining clean facilities requires daily cleaning and disinfection; however, cleaning personnel often use incorrect techniques and processes when completing these routine tasks. Whether you are located at the Jersey Shore or anywhere in New Jersey, the humidity in the North East varies season to season. This plays into many cleaning factors. A common misconception exists that cleaning and disinfecting are the same when, in reality, they are two separate and unique processes. Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services personnel know that surfaces may appear clean, but infections and germs could linger.

It is helpful to note a few key differences between “cleaning” and “disinfecting” surfaces. By definition, cleaning and disinfecting vary. Cleaning removes visible soil, dirt, stains and other debris from surfaces. It is usually performed by simply wiping surfaces using soap and water or a multipurpose cleaner. Disinfecting takes cleaning a step further and destroys viruses, bacteria, germs and other harmful microorganisms. This requires use of a chemical specifically designed to kill bacteria.

There are 3 key differences.

1. Identify the surface type — Before beginning to clean or disinfect an area, identify the types of surfaces to clean and disinfect. Touch points include objects that people touch on a regular basis, such as door handles, soap dispensers, locks, display cases, telephones, desk surfaces, etc. These surfaces require daily cleaning attention, if not more, to prevent the spread of germs.

In addition, consider the specific needs of the facility. Different types of surfaces and facilities require different levels of cleaning. For example, in restrooms, sinks, counters, dispensers and handles should be cleaned and disinfected to rid surfaces of bacteria. In convenience and grocery stores, counters, windows and glass displays and surfaces require use of a glass and multi-surface cleaner.

2. Select the right products for the job — When cleaning or disinfecting, the best performing products should be used if productivity is a concern. An ammonia-free glass and multi-surface cleaner with a high cleaning chemical concentration and Green Seal certification works the best for cleaning and has a low odor compared to similar products. For cleaning and disinfecting, a heavy-duty, non-acid washroom product will kill bacteria and reduce odors. If using a two-in-one product, simply spray the chemical twice to work properly – once for cleaning and once for disinfecting.

3. Clean, then disinfect — Keep in mind that the order of tasks impacts the end result. To effectively clean and disinfect, cleaning personnel should first clean the surfaces to remove soil and stains. Once the surface is visibly clean, it can then be disinfected. Allot a sufficient amount of time to allow the disinfectant to dwell. Simply spraying and wiping doesn’t give the chemical the time it needs to effectively rid surfaces of germs. Read the labels and educate cleaning personnel before wiping surfaces, as some products require a dwell time of 10 minutes or longer for effective results.

Properly cleaning and disinfecting results in surfaces that are both visibly clean and free of bacteria. It also helps reduce the spread of dirt and germs throughout the facility, protecting workers and building occupants. Make the extra effort to ensure employees participating in the maintenance program are knowledgeable of the techniques behind cleaning and disinfecting and the result will be will be consistently clean surfaces.

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Your Home Needs A Fall Deep Cleaning

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Seasonal organic deep cleaning in your home can make all the difference for a sanitized, clean smelling home – especially for allergy suffers!

Most Jersey Shore home owners choose to have fairly regular professional deep cleaning in their home. Offshore recommends professional deep cleaning during seasonal changes to get the most for your money and optimal results. Organic cleaning of carpets, furniture and any flooring or tile surfaces in your home not only ensure cleanliness but will extend the life of your product. Plus, it will keep everything looking great!

Offshore provides very competitive rates and serves homes in Cape May County & Atlantic County, most of South Jersey. Plus all surrounding areas, Egg Harbor Township, Margate, Brigantine, Longport City, Avalon and more.

The Dirt and Debris of Fall

With cooler temps come new and different substances underfoot, from leaves to slush. Plus, it’s time for cold temps – that means your windows and doors will be closed more often and fresh air will not be sweeping through your home regularly. Indoor air quality will be improved by clean carpets. Carpets become better filters for the fall and winter months when they are a clean slate.

Carpet-Clean Early, Be Thankful Later

The fall moves quickly into winter. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us, and if you’re hosting this year you know you want your carpet to look excellent for guests. Get ready early for the winter holidays. If you take the time to get your carpets cleaned in early fall, you will benefit from the last of the warm weather – and that can help your super-clean carpets dry more quickly.

Prepare for a New Jersey/Jersey shore Fall and Winter

While you are having your carpets professionally cleaned, take the time to invest in furniture cleaning, tile & grout as well. Your home will feel, look, and smell so fresh, you can trick yourself into thinking the cold-weather months are not upon us. And if you are a lover of all things fall and winter, you’ll feel cozy and warm in a home with freshly cleaned carpets.

Fall is a beautiful season, and it’s a dusty and dirty one. Your home and carpet will thank you for a thorough carpet cleaning from Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services!

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You Only Get One Chance To Make A First Impression

Now more than ever your clients and guest are looking at cleanliness. How will your business fare?

The appearance of your business is one of the most important and powerful tools. First impressions are everything, so make sure you take the necessary time to develop a good one.

Imagine you’re walking into a business to meet with a financial advisor to plan your retirement. The doormat is filthy, there is dust on every surface, and there is a stale odor in the air. The trash can is overflowing and there are empty fast food bags littering the desktops. Your natural instinct would be to turn around and walk out. No way you’re trusting these people with your retirement!

Now imagine you walk into a similar business. The doormat looks brand new, the floor is neatly swept and vacuumed, and the air has a refreshing scent. Not only is the trash can empty, but the can itself is clean. The desktops are tidy and free of any dust or garbage. Now this is a group of professionals!

Importance of a Clean Business

Generally speaking, humans are visual beings that rely heavily on what they see. This reason is why first impressions are so important. The image you portray to your customers is the first thing that they see. In addition, this is how they will view the quality of work your business produces

While it may not be true, a messy-looking business is associated with lesser quality work. Alternatively, a clean, tidy office is associated with professionalism and people who are experts in their field.  Overall, a good-looking business gives customers and clients confidence in your products and services.

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How to Take Care of Your Business’s Appearance

In order to keep your business’s appearance to a high standard, there are a few things you need to do regularly. The most obvious is to reduce the clutter that may accumulate in common areas. Take care of things that accumulate in hallways, stairs, and other walkways. Keep these areas clear of clutter to drastically improve the image of your business very quickly. If you have a waiting room, this area should be constantly checked and maintained. Check for garbage, make sure the trash bin is not full, bust out the vacuum if there is dirt or crumbs, and organize any reading material. Empty trash cans if they are above 75% full. Lastly, keep the trash bin itself clean. These subtle things make a big difference in the overall appearance of your business. 

Dust & Dirt Removal

No matter how much we clean, dust and dirt seem to accumulate everywhere. Unfortunately, these are some of the most visual things that make your business look like it hasn’t been taken care of. Luckily, regular cleaning can effectively remove the dust and dirt from your office to keep it looking the best it can. Frequent vacuuming is the best way to reduce this mess as well as keep the air clean and safe for employees and visitors to your business. To learn more about the health benefits of vacuuming and dusting, read our post on this topic!

Frequency of Cleaning to Improve Your Business’s Appearance

Depending on what kind of business you have, your cleaning needs may vary. Generally speaking, many areas need regular or daily cleaning, while other areas only require it periodically. Some areas that require daily cleaning maintenance are any areas where food is prepared or consumed. This is to keep employees safe and healthy. Some of these areas include an office kitchen, coffee areas, lunch rooms, and break rooms. Refrigerators need to be cleaned and sanitized weekly and microwaves and stove tops need to be cleaned daily. This may seem tedious, but it only takes a few seconds of your day if regularly kept up on, and the health of your employees is at stake!

Potential Harm if You Don’t Clean

Putting it bluntly, if you don’t keep your office clean you could be jeopardizing potential customers and therefore potential profits. Due to the strong correlation between clean and professional, it is a must to clean your office. Offshore Janitorial Services & Commercial Cleaning makes sure that your business is always presentable and consistently clean. We strive to make sure the image of your business portrays that it is as professional and trustworthy as you are. No matter what industry you are in, no matter the size of your business, Offshore professionals have the experience and the equipment needed to get the job done right the first time. Give us a call today!

Organic Carpet Cleaning Eliminates Harsh Chemical Exposure & Extends The Life of Your Carpets.

Regular carpet cleaning keeps floors looking and smelling great, as well as extends the life of your carpets. Whether at home or at the office, organic cleaning is the way to go.

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Organic Cleaning

Whether you’re talking about a house or office, carpet cleaning is an important part of regular maintenance. Everyone has walked into a business and seen big, ugly stains on the carpet. Right upon entering, you immediately have negative thoughts about the business. If you can’t keep a carpet clean, what does that say about their products and services? 

A first impression is crucial in almost all aspects of life, which doesn’t exclude business. Carpet maintenance plays a large role in your overall business appearance because it easily traps dirt and dust. This dirt and dust can get stirred up from movement and foot traffic, causing it to spread and create a mess across your entire office. To prevent this from happening you need to regularly clean and maintain your carpets, especially heavily trafficked areas. Not only does this keep your business looking great, but it extends the life of your carpet. Overall, this saves you money in the long run.

Importance of Carpet Cleaning

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services knows what it takes to properly care for your carpets, which means there are three levels of cleaning that need to be considered. These cover both short and long term care for your carpets. Varying in intensity, these cleaning methods will keep your carpets as clean as possible while extending their life.

Daily Maintenance

Vacuuming is one of the best methods for cleaning carpets. This should be done on a daily basis, even if the carpets don’t appear to need it. Small dirt and dust particles get trapped and hidden in the fibers of the carpet, making it dirtier then it appears. Vacuuming is a quick and effective way to remove these surface-level dirt particles in order to keep the carpets clean, as well as the air. To learn more about vacuuming and dusting and its health benefits, make sure to read our post on it! 

In the case that something is spilled on your carpet, it should be given immediate attention. The best time to clean up a spill is soon after it happens before the liquid dries. After it is dried, it is embedded into the fibers of the carpet making it harder to remove. Apply a carpet cleaning solution to the spill and allow it to sit for a few minutes before using an extracting tool for best results.

Interim Carpet Cleaning

The second level of cleaning is interim carpet cleaning. This is cleaning done every few months, such as quarterly or every six months. This level of cleaning is more intense, removing more of the deep-seated dirt. 

RCF Commercial Cleaning understands the balance between saving money and keeping a clean work environment. Interim carpet cleaning is a cost effective way to take care of your carpet to keep it looking newer for longer. 

The RCF process uses a slow-spinning rotary machine with a cotton looped bonnet. The spinning bonnet agitates soil and dirt from the top of the carpet, removing it to leave behind cleaner and brighter looking carpet. 

All carpeted surfaces should have interim carpet cleaning done at least once every six months. Heavily trafficked areas such as hallways require it more often to effectively prolong the life of the carpet. 

Regularly maintained carpets look better and last longer.

Deep Cleaning

The third and final level of carpet cleaning is deep cleaning. RCF recommends that the average business gets this done at least once a year. Using a high end commercial carpet cleaning machine, all carpeted surfaces are cleaned. Wall to wall, the carpet is agitated and extracted using hot water and suction. This leaves your carpet looking and feeling brand new while putting life back into it.

Deep Cleaning and Organic Carpet Cleaning in New Jersey. Servicing Ocean City, Avalon, Cape May, Egg Harbor Township, Northfield, Galloway, Absecon, Margate City and surrounding areas.

The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

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Due to the current health pandemic, businesses and individuals have more responsibilities when it comes to cleanliness and sanitation. Businesses in New Jersey are receiving recommendations from public health organizations to increase disinfection procedures to further protect the health of employees, visitors, or occupants of buildings or public environments. Organic cleaning that can disinfect and sanitize is even more appealing as it it safe for everyone.

Cleaning procedures generally include 3 steps: cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Whether you do the cleaning yourself or entrust this responsibility to a professional cleaning and disinfecting company, it’s important to understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting which is applicable in New Jersey and globally.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services: Your Partner in Success

Cleaning

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The process of removing dirt and debris from surfaces.

In other words, cleaning is simply removing the stuff you can see.

Though chemicals are not typically involved, the cleaning process reduces the presence of germs by 80%.

Cleaning should be performed on a consistent basis in all areas of a business or home.

Sanitizing

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Reduces the presence of germs to a level deemed as acceptable by public health authorities.

It is recommended to consistently sanitize in areas where there is contact with food such as kitchens and dining areas

Disinfecting

Kills and eliminates viruses and bacteria at a proven rate of 99.999%.

It is highly recommended to disinfect areas that are in contact with contaminants and bodily fluids such as bathrooms, and all frequently touched areas such as door handles, light switches, faucet handles, desks, keyboards, etc.

Remember, this sanitizing and disinfecting process is not effective if you haven’t cleaned first.

Disinfectants can’t destroy germs that are under too much dirt and debris!

Your Partner In Success

Offshore in South Jersey understands the importance of keeping your business clean – for health and safety, and to create a positive first impression for those who enter your premises.

We take pride in the support we provide and how we have aided our clients to have a healthier work environment and to present an image that reflects the quality of their goods or services. Schedule a consultation and talk to us today.

We guarantee our organic commercial cleaning services and our entire team is trained, professional, and dedicated to providing excellent service while treating your office or facility with the utmost respect.

Call today to discuss your specific commercial cleaning needs.

We are ready to get to work and to provide you with all the benefits a Professional Cleaning Service can provide.

Professional Office Cleaning in New Jersey

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As a professional, it is critical for you to provide the healthiest environment for the health and welfare of everyone who visits your office as well as your employees. It’s important to make every effort to eliminate germs, bacteria, and other contaminants that could potentially spread illness or infections. Depending on the nature of your business, you could be potentially exposing hundreds of people a day to the cold, flu, or Covid-19. To make sure that your office is immaculate, Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services offers a wide variety of cleaning services to remove dirt, dust, mold, mildew, dander, germs, and bacteria from offices of all sizes. We clean offices located in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic City, Northfield, Linwood, Ocean City, Avalon, Cape May and all areas in between.

WE OFFER FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services works as your partner to effectively clean your office as often, or as little as you need us to. Our flexible scheduling allows you to reserve cleanings on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. We are also happy to help complete periodic cleanings, as needed. Our janitorial services are ideal for offices that require daily cleaning. Our mission is to make your job easier and create a sanitary environment for your employees and your customers.

OUR OFFICES CLEANING SERVICES ARE IDEAL FOR:

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WE OFFER BUSINESS OFFICES THE FOLLOWING SOLUTIONS:

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In South Jersey hiring a professional floor cleaning company makes all the difference!

Offshore specializes in organic deep cleaning of floors, carpets and upholsteries.

Nothing beats a professional deep cleaning in your home or office.

It’s common to overlook the flooring and carpeting in your office, retail space, or facility, but it’s something all business owners, supervisors, and property managers need to pay attention to. Floor care and general cleanliness in the workplace make a big impression on your customers and team members. Plus, along the Jersey shore and beaches in South Jersey there is high seasonal traffic where all eyes are on you and first impressions are everything.

Professional floor care specialists will keep your business sparkling and help you spot trouble areas. They can address problems early before they become expensive maintenance issues. With new COVID-19 CDC guidelines in place across the country, it’s more important than ever to focus on upkeep and proper sanitation. Using organic effective solutions to deep clean and sanitize can make all the difference to staff and clients.

You may assume that your staff or regular cleaning service is taking adequate care of your flooring, but that might not be the case. Great floor care requires more than just vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping; when you work with a professional the results will speak for themselves. 

Why is it so important to get the professional in South Jersey

Here are a few business savvy reasons to consider an ongoing maintenance plan with a professional floor care contractor like Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services.


Send a clear message to your customers and staff members that you value your space and that appearance and cleanliness are an important part of your business operations. Professional floor care companies will make sure that your floors are finished and sparkling throughout the year.

Cleaner and More Presentable

Get a Professional Assessment
There is nothing more reassuring than having an expert to consult with. Most commercial floor care companies offer free assessments and walkthroughs. They may catch issues or problems that you missed or overlooked. It never hurts to ask a professional for assistance!

Workplace Safety  
Proper floor care maintenance is vital to maintaining a safe workplace for your team members and a clean and healthy environment for your customers. Hiring professionals to maintain your flooring also reduces the risks of slips/falls and subsequent liability and compensation cases. Make sure your commercial flooring partner is licensed, bonded, and insured for the work they are performing.

Cost Effectiveness 
It’s far more affordable to have preventative maintenance performed on your flooring and carpeting than it is to replace it altogether, often much sooner than would have been necessary with the proper precautions. Save money in the long run by partnering with a professional floorcare company.

Superior Equipment
It’s likely your business does not own the expensive machinery and specialty tools needed to service flooring at a professional level. For example, each type of flooring (marble, terrazzo, concrete, wood, vinyl, rubber, ceramic) requires specific processes to maintain it.

Commercial floorcare companies offer a range of specialty services that will extend the life of your flooring and make your business shine.

Floorcare:

  • Floor Scrubbing
  • Strip and Refinish
  • Organic Cleaning
  • Professional Assessment​
  • Tile & Marble plus all specialty surfaces
  • Hardwood Cleaning

Carpet Care:

  • Hot Water Extraction
  • Truck Mount Extraction
  • Organic Cleaning
  • Spot Cleaning
  • Deodorizing & Sanitizing

Additional Services: Upholstery, leather furniture, Power Washing, Area Rugs, Commercial Cleaning

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services is your professional resource in New Jersey. Providing the best service, organic cleaning all at fair pricing. Locally owned and operated it is very easy to get a referral on the exceptional quality and service that Offshore provides. Call today for a free estimate. 609-365-8045

Is Your Workplace is Really Clean?

Offshore Carpet Cleaning Offers some things to consider for businesses who believe they are operating in clean spaces..

Offices must always be in clean and pristine condition, especially if some of the areas are open to the public. Clean work environments leave a good impression on clients and visitors plus 2020 has proven cleanliness is of optimal importance. Sanitizing and regular cleaning will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 the Corona Virus, to employees and clients. A cleaning routine at your place of business will give your teams comfort and ease while in your space. Regular janitorial cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery not only give the office a professional look, make the office safer, and boost the comfort of everyone on the premises.

COMMERCIAL OFFICE CLEANING: DETERMINING IF THE JOB IS DONE RIGHT

Business owners need to make sure that their office stays tidy at all times. They can monitor the overall cleanliness of the workplace by regularly inspecting the following areas:

The Front Door

This is the first thing that employees and visitors see when they enter the building. When examining the main entrance of your workplace, check the handle for signs of dirt and the glass for any smears or fingerprints.

The Reception Area

The next place that you should inspect is your office’s reception area. Check out the condition of the soft furnishings and make sure there is no staining or debri on carpeted areas.

The Communal/Breakroom Area

This area tends to become dirty quickly, as employees and even visitors regularly use it throughout the day. Maintaining the cleanliness of the communal area, therefore, is important for the benefit of the occupants. When checking the general condition of this space, check if the cleaning staff has emptied the trashcans, kept the floor free from grime, and effectively wiped down countertops. Germs love to live in these spaces so ask about your cleaning crew’s methods of sanitation.

Workspaces

Employees use their workstations for long periods of time, so it’s natural for these cubicles and desks to become a little grimey. During the inspection, check the computers for dust and grime. Seeing dirt frequently is an indication that regular cleaning isn’t happening in this part of the office. Trash cans, recycle containers

Qualities that Make a Great Commercial Cleaning Provider

If you’re thinking of replacing your cleaning service provider, you need a commercial office cleaning company that exceeds your expectations and are a cut above other firms. When searching for a great cleaning company, look for the following qualities:

Consistent – The commercial cleaning company should be able to perform quality work every time they’re in your office. The result must always be the same regardless of which staff is in your building.

Thorough – We know that there is a difference between appearing clean and being clean and believe that every cleaning company should hold that same value and be able to prove that they thoroughly and effectively cleaned your workplace. We use our MC Lights to inspect our work to ensure we are delivering on our promise – and when asked, we can inspect our competitors’ work, too. This gurantees that your space doesn’t just look clean, but is clean.

Reputable – The cleaning company you choose must be able to provide references from satisfied customers. On top of that, check the review sites on the web, such as Yelp and Google. This makes it easy to find out who is saying what about the company you’re thinking of hiring.

Organized – When you meet a prospective cleaning company for the first time, they should appear organized both in their demeanor, as well as in the items they use in their presentation. You’ll know you’re bringing on an organized cleaning service provider when they can take care of some clients each day and keep track of each business’ specific needs seamlessly.

Insured and Bonded – Accidents happen no matter how careful you are in vetting your cleaning crew. Excellent service providers will be able to provide you with proof of general liability insurance that covers these unfortunate incidents. Other companies even have additional insurance policies that boost their coverage in case of an accident or theft.

Make Us Your Commercial Cleaning Service Provider

The good news is you don’t have search far for an excellent commercial cleaning company in Kansas City. MC Janitorial, LLC delivers outstanding janitorial services for offices and industrial facilities. We customize our services to the unique requests or needs of our customers. Since every client has varying needs, we offer each customer with a comprehensive list of our service specifications. This way, our customers know what to expect from our services.

What gives us an edge over other companies is that we are a certified green and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cleaner. We’re also a member of the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI). You can trust us to do a job well done, as we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

When you choose us as your cleaning service provider, we meet your expectations by making your facility and work environment healthier and cleaner than before. Rest assured you’ll get a hassle-free and excellent janitorial experience from us. Click here to get a free quote!

Organic Carpet Cleaning in South Jersey

The best residential Organic carpet cleaning in Margate, Longport, Galloway & Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

New Construction Cleaning in South Jersey

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Is it time to upgrade your home’s kitchen or bathroom? Or perhaps finish the basement? Did you just buy a shore house and doing some fixing up? While you likely put a lot of thought and planning into the design and construction of these projects, you may not have considered the cleanup afterwards. That’s why the Offshore offers construction cleaning services to Ocean City, New Jersey and Jersey Shore homeowners.

While the finished product is almost always worth a significant mess along the way, the truth is that the people managing the construction project are experts at planning, engineering, building, and repairing. They may try their best to clean up afterwards, but they aren’t trained to be experts in cleanup. Offshore Experts are. That said, we take great pride in our ability to offer top-notch cleaning after construction, organic cleaning, and we do it through a multifaceted approach to ensuring a recent project looks both well-constructed and perfectly clean.

How Offshore Cleaning Experts Approach Cleaning After Construction

Cleaning a space after heavy-duty construction has been done is a time-consuming, detail-oriented job, not only for the sake of cleanliness but also for the sake of safety. As such, the following is how our highly-trained professionals approach cleaning up after construction sites:

Checking Large, Wide Areas

As with any major cleaning job, it’s always a good idea to start with the largest areas higher up and then work our way down, and for the most part, that means walls and countertops. Throughout the course of a construction project, drywall dust, sawdust, and other debris can get everywhere, and in a kitchen especially, your food preparation areas should be clean enough to help you get a new start in your redesigned space.

Cleaning Kitchen and Shower Hardware

Cleaning the hardware in your kitchen and bathroom is another way to get a great head start on these upgraded areas. Around the hardware, dust is still an issue, but with plumbing there can be other sealants and products that leave small messes. We’ll take care of those, too.

Clearing Dust in Small Places

Any respectable cleaning service will spend significant time digging into the nooks and crannies after a construction job to get all the dust out of hard-to-reach spaces. This means getting in between tiles, around shower doors, inside and outside of commodes, sinks, tubs, and so on.

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Allowing Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services to take care of these things will ensure that your home is well taken care of in the aftermath of a home renovation. Cleaning after construction is one of our specialties, so reach out to us if you’re in Margate City, Longport, Avalon or Ocean CIiy, New Jersey area!

Why Hire a Commercial Cleaning & Janitorial Services Company in South Jersey?

When it comes to keeping your workplace neat and clean, people are often more concerned about the health and hygiene of their employees and, therefore, look for solutions to keep up to the standards of cleanliness. But having a commercial property cleaned is not about regular cleaning, dusting, and mopping. It’s taking care of every minute detail of the commercial places where all the dirt and rubbish are created.

If you think that the regular janitorial services are unable to fulfill the task of cleaning your workplace, one of the most important things is to hire professionals who could help you maintain, clean, and keep it safe for you and your employees. As a safe workplace improves the performance of your employees and also increases the output of your business. To make sure that you have a clean and safe working environment one should always try and seek professional help.

Here are some of the reasons it is recommended to leave it to the professionals:

1.       They are trained professionals:

One of the most important reasons that one should hire professional janitors is because they are experts of the trade and are trained in a manner that no regular cleaner would perform the task as they do. Therefore, it is always essential to hire those cleaning companies who hire staff, train them and then send them to the required destination.

If you haven’t checked up on the credentials of commercial cleaning services and have just hired conventional cleaning bodies, you may not get the desired results from the cleaning services.

2.       They have insurance:

When you are hiring somebody for the cleaning services, one of the most important things is that you rely upon them for the safety and security of your workplace. Therefore, hiring anybody from down the street is so much of a risk.

When you hire the janitorial services in Houston, you need to look for companies backed up by insurance policies; therefore, if any unavoidable circumstances occur while janitors perform the cleaning and other activities, you are always backed by an insurance policy.

Moreover, identifying the risks involved in cleaning services, one of the most important things is that the companies also have insurance for their employees. Therefore, if an accident at the workplace occurs, you will not be paying the medical and health insurance of the employees from your pocket.

Instead, the cleaning services will be offering the medical health insurance of their employees.

3.       Cost-effective and time-saving:

When it comes to commercial cleaning, we know that we are dealing with the large cleaning area required. When you hire professional janitorial services, they send a complete team to complete the cleaning task. It might seem to you that they charge a lot and they are expensive. However, on the contrary, this may not be true. You only pay them once and get the job done for weeks coming ahead.

Therefore, they are the most cost-effective and time-saving solution for cleaning services.

Next time when you have a commercial cleaning task up ahead, then make sure to hire the services of professional cleaners and enjoy the perks of deep-rooted cleaning services and that too in the shortest amount of cost and time.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services located in Linwood & Somers Point NJ, it is the areas best cleaning company for your business, restaurant or school.

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Hypochlorous acid refers to a weak acid formed by dissolving chlorine in water and possesses microbial and oxidizing properties. The product is extensively used as a disinfectant agent in medical, water treatment, and food additives in food and beverages sector and also, employed in various end-user industries such as water treatment, wound management, oil and gas, and personal care. Two type of hypochlorous acid available are sodium hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite.The hypochlorous acid market is expected to witness market growth at a rate of 0.85% in the forecast period of 2021 to 2028 and is expected to reach USD 179 million by 2028. Data Bridge Market Research report on hypochlorous acid market provides analysis and insights regarding the various factors expected to be prevalent throughout the forecast period while providing their impacts on the market’s growth. The increase in demand for the product for its healing application is escalating the growth of the market. The increase in demand for oxidizing and disinfecting agents in order to provide quality water, acts as one of the major factors driving the growth of hypochlorous acid market.

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The major players covered in the hypochlorous acid market reports are BASF SE, Lenntech B.V., Arkema, Nouryon, Lonza., Kuehne Company., Tosoh Corporation, Aditya Birla Chemicals, Surpass Chemical Company, Inc., Ultrapure HOCL (Pty) Ltd, AGC Chemicals Americas, Westlake Chemical Corporation, Tianjin Ruifuxin Chemical Co.,Ltd., INOVYN., Olin Corporation., Occidental Petroleum Corporation, The Clorox Company., Aqualution Systems Ltd, Chemtex Speciality Limited ., AEOLUS SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY PVT. LTD., and EcoCare Technologies among other domestic and global players. Market share data is available for global, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South America separately. DBMR analysts understand competitive strengths and provide competitive analysis for each competitor separately.

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  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
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Pollen & Allergy Season is HERE!!

Take a look around, pollen is everywhere!! Sidewalks, cars and all over the ground. Even if you haven’t seen it the sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose is a key indicator too! People who suffer know how miserable it can get and will do anything to ease their suffering! Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial services has some tips to reduce pollen in you home or office.

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Spring 2021 = Pollen as far as the eye can see!

Tips to Reduce Allergens 

Seasonal allergy sufferers can benefit from regular home or office deep cleaning to reduce indoor allergens, including molds, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and cockroach droppings.  We also suggest professional deep cleaning at the change of seasons, Spring and fall to reduce allergies in your home or office.

“Our busy season is notoriously Spring and Fall.  Our customers are leaning this is the best time to get in professional deep cleanings and the timing offers most benefit,” said Ed Reese, Owner Offshore Carpet Cleaning.  “when the seasons change it increases allergens in the air, a mid spring cleaning gets out whats accumulated over the winter and the heavy content that has been pushed out early spring.”

Regular cleaning at home is a must, to reduce allergies, its best to keep surfaces fresh for your family and coworkers or staff.  Professional deep cleanings twice a year gives you that fresh start you need to stay healthy.

Here are cleaning tasks that should be done regularly at home:

  • Reducing dust-collecting clutter
  • Regularly vacuuming carpeted floors with a double-bag or HEPA filter vacuum
  • Regularly washing blankets and throw rugs
  • Washing all bed linens in hot water every week
  • Keeping counter surfaces clean and dry
  • Not leaving food around, and storing food in sealed containers

Taking a few simple steps to reduce allergies and to keep dust to a minimum, preventing molds from growing, and controlling cockroaches and other pests may help minimize your allergy symptoms.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services is southern New Jersey’s best and most professional carpet cleaning & floor cleaning service. We can clean any flooring surface and provide carpet cleaning, hardwood cleaning, tile and grout cleaning , area rugs and specialty flooring. Plus we can repair and install flooring for both commercial and residential clients in Southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Ocean County & Cape May County. We Know Clean. Using hot steam to ensure the highest level of cleaning sanitation and sterilization. Proper steam cleaning not only extends the life of your carpets but also keeps any flooring surface looking great, plus healthy and free of germs and odor. We specialize in developing an appropriate professional cleaning maintenance plan for any business from restaurants to banks and more. We offer water remediation and pet urine odor elimination and stain removal. Commercial clients are welcome for hotels, office or restaurant space. Our professional cleaning staff is trained to provide quality services for cleaning all types of flooring.

We can develop a custom maintenance plan that is right for you and your business. Just a few miles from Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City Casinos, Ocean City Boardwalk and other famous attractions like Bass Pro Shops, The Atlantic City Outlets and Lucy the Elephant.

We serve residential and commercial clients alike. We specialize in custom maintenance plans and currently service several large chain restaurants, hotels and office complexes.

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Plus: janitorial services, hardwood cleaning, area rug cleaning, upholstery and leather furniture cleaning, water extraction, restoration, window cleaning and power washing.   Call for a free estimate – 609-365-8045   Search for:   http://www.offshorecarpetcleaning.com  _________________________________________

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services is owner operated so you can count on top not service every time.  We offer emergency 24 hour service as well as : restoration, water removal, window cleaning, contractor management, storm checks, rental property oversight, furniture and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout, area rugs, business cleaning, daily cleaning or weekly cleaning of your commercial property.  We are located in southern New Jersey and offer these services for all of Cape May County and Atlantic County.  Including Atlantic City, Margate, Linwood, Absecon, Brigantine, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Linwood, Northfield, Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Vineland, Marmora, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Avalon and surrounding areas. You Property Service Company at the Shore.  

COULD YOUR DIRTY RESTROOMS BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS

Have you ever changed your opinion of a business establishment because of their dirty restrooms? If the bathrooms are filthy, imagine the griminess of the areas that the public doesn’t see! This is particularly off-putting in restaurants. Dirty restrooms hint that the kitchen in which the food is prepared is less than sanitary.

Take a moment and think about the restrooms in your place of business. Do they reflect well on your business, or do they discourage visitors from coming back again, potentially spreading the word about their negative experience to colleagues, friends and family or even on social media?

Maintaining your business’s bathrooms is an important part of offering your customers a pleasant experience, ensuring repeat visitation. Let’s explore the steps you should take to keep your restrooms in proper condition, ensuring that you avoid the negative impact of dirty restrooms.

What Makes Up a Clean Restroom

What makes a restroom clean? The definition of clean is certainly subjective, but there are a few factors that are pretty universal.

Functional— Does everything work as it should, including the door locks, plumbing, hand dryers, dispensers, and the baby changing station? Are the light bulbs functioning, and is there appropriate air circulation?

Stocked Supplies— Does the restroom have sufficient stores of toilet paper, soap, or paper towels? Failure to offer the necessities in your restroom can pull down a customer’s overall impression very quickly.

Cleanliness— Are the sinks, toilets, urinals, and floors clean and debris-free? Is there dirty buildup around the faucets and sink drains? Do the toilet bowls and urinals have stains? Is there dust and buildup on the fixtures behind the toilet seat? What about dust and grime on the partitions and ceiling vents? Do the restrooms smell fresh, or is there a bad odor?

Dry— Is every part of the restroom dry, including the floors and the sink? A wet floor isn’t just offputting, but potentially dangerous. You don’t want to create a hazard where customers could slip and fall, leading to potentially pricey lawsuits.

Consistent Cleaning Protocols

Communication with your staff regarding your standards for cleanliness is vital. The most efficient way to ensure that your restroom is at peak condition is to create protocols that must be followed throughout the day. A simple checklist will make cleaning a breeze for your team, and you can determine the appropriate times to clean throughout the day based on the flow of business.

There are three main parts to effectively cleaning your restroom:

Spot Clean–If you have employees checking the restrooms, have them check certain focus areas throughout the day. They don’t need to spend a lot of time there— it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes— but they can do a quick wipe down of the sinks and counter tops, check the toilets to make sure they’re ready for use and check the supplies to see if they need to be restocked.

Daily Clean— This should be done once or twice a day depending on traffic, at a time of day that’s traditionally slow for your business. That will allow plenty of time to do a more thorough cleaning, including closing the restroom to your employees and/or customers so they can get the job done efficiently and safely. Your daily cleaning list should include:

  • Restocking supplies, such as soap, towels, and toilet paper.
  • Removing trash.
  • Wiping surfaces clean and then disinfecting.
  • Disinfecting bacterial “hot spots” sometimes missed, such as light switches, push plates, door handles, toilet handles, stall handles and baby changing stations.
  • Ensure that fixtures and devices are functioning properly.
  • Sweeping or vacuuming the floor.
  • Mopping the floor.

Deep Clean— Typically, the deep cleaning is performed by professionals trained to clean in a manner that will break down the soil and remove the buildup that’s unreachable by brushes or mops. Depending on the traffic your restroom gets, this cleaning is scheduled every week, every two weeks, or every month. Like the daily clean, the deep clean should be done at a time that won’t be heavily trafficked. The task list should include the following:

  • Thoroughly clean hard-to-reach areas, such as behind toilets.
  • Deep clean any soil buildup around fixtures.
  • Dust vents, door frames, partitions, baseboards, ceilings and fans.
  • Machine scrub floors to prevent soil buildup in grout lines, corners and edges.

Get Professional Assistance

You don’t want to lose customers because of dirty restrooms, so it just makes sense to partner with a janitorial service like Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services to ensure that the restrooms are properly cleaned. We provide daily or weekly service to ensure optional cleaning at your business, restaurant or store front.

A janitorial service has the necessary equipment to do the deep cleaning, not to mention the experience and training that will get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Sticking to a strict restroom cleaning schedule will help keep it clean, ensuring that customers will want to visit your business again; repeat business will boost your bottom line, and ensure that you’re able to stay in business for years to come. Remember, your business is nothing without loyal customers.

Contact us for information about our custom janitorial solutions today!

TIPS FOR FACILITY MANAGERS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

As a facility manager, asset preservation is high on your list of priorities. You’re also responsible for hiring the companies that will care for the building assets, such as heating and air conditioning contractors and janitorial companies. When repairs are required, it’s your job to see that they’re done in a timely and cost-effective manner. You assess damage, determining if it’s done by the tenant or normal wear and tear.

All of these duties relate directly to the preservation of the commercial building and its assets. Some of those assets include the hard surface flooring, carpeting and woodwork. The assets within the building have a life expectancy, but are you ensuring that they’re meeting (or exceeding) their anticipated life span? Here are some tips that will contribute to your building’s asset preservation, saving time and money in the long run.

Carpet

Carpeting is a big investment, particularly if you’ve got a lot of square footage to cover. There are many different grades of carpet available at many different price points, but regardless of the choice you make, it’s a big expenditure. It’s in your best interest to make the carpet last as long as possible, so you don’t have to drop a lot of cash replacing it earlier than you anticipated.

Your janitorial service might be doing the daily cleaning, but are they equipped to do the maintenance that will help extend the life of your carpets? A good service will not only offer yearly deep cleaning, but they’ll provide a schedule for periodic maintenance cleaning for high traffic areas that become quickly soiled. By scheduling the maintenance and pricing it out ahead of time, you will be able to budget accordingly.

Hard Floor Surfaces

Hard floors can last for many years when they’re cared for properly. If you don’t maintain them properly, it will cost a bundle to replace, especially if it’s high end flooring such as granite or marble. Your janitorial service should be able to help you keep your hard floors clean and free of debris, and offer suggestions to protect them from traffic and wear and tear.

When you’re choosing a janitorial service, be sure that they’re properly trained in hard floor care. Your service should have the right equipment to care for a variety of hard floor surfaces, including but not limited to:

  • Ceramic tile
  • Stone
  • Concrete
  • VCT tile
  • Rubber
  • Vinyl
  • Wood

Windows

Maintaining your building’s window goes beyond appearance. Of course, you want them to look clean, but you also want them to last for years to come. Failure to properly clean the tracks, seals, and frames can result in degeneration, which might result in costly repairs and an increase in your energy bills. In addition, if your landscape company allows sprinklers to spray windows regularly, you can end up with hard water stains that eventually pit the windows, which no amount of cleaning can fix.

Your windows are visible to anyone walking past your building; it’s important that you make a positive impression on passers-by as well as people who come inside. A janitorial service should utilize top-of-the-line equipment to keep your windows in great shape for years to come, preventing the need to replace them prematurely.

Preserving Additional Assets

Your windows and floors might be the top of your asset preservation list, but they’re not where it ends. Consider the following:

Wood Surfaces — From baseboards to built-ins, your wood surfaces should be carefully cared for; a qualified, well-trained janitorial service will not just keep them dust-free, but also maintain their natural beauty with the proper cleaners, preventing cracking and damage.

Upholstery — Your furniture and draperies should be regularly deep-cleaned to eliminate the need to replace them frequently; in addition to standard wear-and-tear, there are some pieces that get more use than others.

For example, the chairs in your reception areas probably get more use than the rarely-visited conference room. Your janitorial service can make a schedule for deep cleaning that will ensure that the spots that get the most use will be cleaned with greater frequency.

Stone and Marble Surfaces — If your building has stone or marble surfaces, you need a service that understands the unique methods that will preserve and protect your surfaces for years to come. Trained janitorial staff will know that natural stone and marble requires specialty cleansers as well as gentle treatment with soft cloths. They’ll keep your surfaces free from scratches and other abrasions that can detract from the appearance.

Stainless Steel Surfaces— Stainless steel requires very particular handling, and your janitorial service should understand the proper way to clean it. Stainless steel sinks, refrigerators, drinking fountains, and elevators can be damaged when cleaners don’t use techniques that are specific to the material to get the job done. Certain cleaning supplies might scratch or permanently dull the finish, shortening the lifespan of the item; additionally, failure to properly clean sinks or drinking fountains can result in hard water deposits.

It’s vital that you preserve your investment by partnering with a janitorial service that will not just keep it clean, but also help you to create a schedule for more intensive maintenance that will put you on the path of proper asset preservation. 

Contact us today for more information about the importance of regular maintenance.

How you can tell if your office cleaning crew is doing a good job

An outsourced, professional cleaning service generally operates under the radar in most offices, which is usually a good thing. Operating efficiently without being intrusive is something every cleaning crew must do. But it can also make it tricky for office managers to judge how well the janitorial service is performing.

To help that evaluation, here are some of the traits that mark a superior office cleaning crew:

They follow a routine

The best cleaners are repetitive and predictable. An outstanding cleaning team sets ambitious standards for themselves that don’t change too frequently. They’ll always follow a process that’s consistent from job to job, only changing a routine if their clients make changes to the places they clean.

They stay out of your way

An office maintenance team understands that their clients need to maintain personal space if they remain behind while they clean. They’re self-contained and diligent, and finish their job without interrupting whatever you or your fellow employees are doing.

They don’t rush

Efficiency is always important with any professional service, but good office cleaners remain relaxed and confident while they work, never appearing to be in a hurry. This shows confidence and calm expertise in every cleaning responsibility they carry out.

They use the same people from week to week

Hopefully, every time your cleaners come to your office, you’ll recognize the same faces from week to week. That indicates that there’s not excessive turnover on their staff, which in turn means each member works at a high quality level. They also develop deeper familiarity with your office environment.

They’re prompt and reliable

Just as with any occupation, professional cleaners need to show up on time, every time. You can trust a cleaning team that’s never late for a regular appointment and remains reliable from week to week.

They use safety signs and markings

Professional cleaners are concerned about job safety, not just for themselves but for the clients they serve. If they’re mopping up a bathroom or kitchen floor, they’ll position “Wet Floor” signs in a clearly seen spot, or cordon off an area where walking could be hazardous.

They wear uniforms

Dress codes may be passé in certain offices, but not in the professional cleaning industry. You can tell when a cleaning company is serious and dedicated about their work if their employees wear uniforms when they work.

They carry identification

Individual cleaners should always have ID on hand, so you can know the name of everyone who’s working in their office in case there’s an issue.

They use the best and safest cleaning supplies

For professional cleaners, it’s equally important that the tools and cleaning fluids they use be effective and safe. Some industrial-strength cleaners may produce excessive fumes that pose a health risk to your employees or use solutions that may harm the environment. Good cleaners are mindful of those issues.

They don’t leave dirt or cleaning residue behind

After they depart the premises, a quality cleaning team will have washed off and wiped down every surface they’ve come in contact with. You and your fellow employees should be able to touch everything they’ve worked on without getting grime or leftover cleaning fluid all over your fingers.

Their cleaning supply storage area is organized

Whether your cleaners use a cabinet in your office or their own mobile “stations,” all their supplies and tools should look orderly, neat, and easy to access.

They’re easy to get a hold of

Your office manager should always be able to contact outside cleaning staff without delay or trouble. A good office cleaning crew will either answer your call immediately or return your call as soon as they can.

Finding the Perfect Commercial Carpet Cleaning Company for Your Business

Looking for a commercial carpet cleaning company to help you keep your business clean? If so, you may be overwhelmed by the selection available to you. Many small business owners venture into carpet cleaning because they assume it is an easy industry to work in. This floods the market and makes it difficult for other business owners like you to sort the good from the bad. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect commercial carpet cleaning company for your business.

Look for Experience

Some cleaning processes do not require a lot of experience to master, but that is not the case with carpet cleaning. Using the wrong chemicals or skipping over a crucial step could leave a carpet wet, dirty, sticky, or discolored beyond repair. Look for a carpet cleaning company that has been in business for a while, and don’t be afraid to ask for references. Doing so could greatly reduce the stress you go through later on.

Consider Scheduling and Dry Times

This is a simple factor that is easy to overlook, but you need to make sure the carpet cleaning is not going to interrupt your customers. Try to find a carpet cleaning company that can work after hours so your customers do not have to see them on the job. Also look for a company that has fast-dry cleaning equipment to minimize the time you are unable to work in the building. Some cleaning products must try overnight to be effective, so you want to make sure you won’t have to wait that long.

Consider Organic Cleaning

Organic or green cleaning is worth considering for your business. Not only does it give you a “Green” certification following with your other business practices, but it also ensure a safe environment for your staff and customers. Sanitizing and cleaning with 100% natural solutions is the best for all!

Remember, You Deserve the Best!

Above all else, make sure you work with a company that treats you like the special client you truly are. For example, we provide a 24 hour follow-up for all of our carpet cleaning jobs at RJC Enterprises, just to make sure that the carpets look great when we’re finished with them. Little details like this will go a long way in helping you feel like you’re making a wise investment. Find the best commercial carpet cleaning company near you, and if you’re in the Maryland area, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html

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This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 requires all of us to practice social distancing and other daily habits  to prevent infection. Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, and schools is part of that strategy, and can also be applied to your home.

Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces including your workplace, school, home, and business will require you to:

  • Develop your plan
  • Implement your plan
  • Maintain and revise your plan

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of opening public spaces that will require careful planning. Every American has been called upon to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing and prevention hygiene, such as frequently washing your hands and wearing masks. Everyone also has a role in making sure our communities are as safe as possible to open and remain open.

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.

This document provides a general framework for cleaning and disinfection practices. The framework is based on doing the following:

  1. Normal routine cleaning with soap and water will decrease how much of the virus is on surfaces and objects, which reduces the risk of exposure.
  2. Disinfection using EPA List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19)external icon can also help reduce the risk.  Frequent disinfection of surfaces and objects touched by multiple people is important.
  3. If products on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19)external icon are not available, bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface and will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
    • Most household bleach contains 5%–9% sodium hypochlorite. Do not use a bleach product if the percentage is not in this range or is not specified, such as some types of laundry bleach or splash-less bleach as these are not appropriate for disinfection.
    • Follow the directions on the bleach bottle for preparing a diluted bleach solution. If your bottle does not have directions, you can make a bleach solution for disinfecting by mixing:
      • 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) of bleach per gallon of room temperature water OR
      • 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of room temperature water
    • Follow the manufacturer’s application instructions for the surface. If instructions are not available, leave the diluted bleach solution on the surface for at least 1 minute before removing or wiping. This is known as the “contact time” for disinfection. The surface should remain visibly wet during the contact time.
    • Ensure proper ventilation during and after application (for example, open windows).
    • Never mix household bleach (or any disinfectants) with any other cleaners or disinfectants. This can cause vapors that may be very dangerous to breathe in.
    • Make a new diluted bleach solution daily. Bleach solutions will not be as effective after being mixed with water for over 24 hours.

Use chemical disinfectants safely! Always read and follow the directions on the label of cleaning and disinfection products to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Wear gloves and consider glasses or goggles for potential splash hazards to eyes
  • Ensure adequate ventilation (for example, open windows)
  • Use only the amount recommended on the label
  • Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)
  • Label diluted cleaning solutions
  • Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets
  • Do not mix products or chemicals
  • Do not eat, drink, breathe, or inject cleaning and disinfection products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm
  • Do not wipe or bathe pets with any cleaning and disinfection products.

See EPA’s Six Steps for Safe and Effective Disinfectant Useexternal icon.

Special considerations should be made for people with asthma. Some cleaning and disinfection products can trigger asthma. Learn more about reducing your chance of an asthma attack while disinfecting to prevent COVID-19.

Links to specific recommendations for many public spaces that use this framework, can be found at the end of this document.

It’s important to continue to follow federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local guidance for opening America.

A Few Important Reminders about Coronaviruses and Reducing the Risk of Exposure:

  • Coronaviruses on surfaces and objects naturally die within hours to days. Warmer temperatures and exposure to sunlight will reduce the time the virus survives on surfaces and objects.
  • Normal routine cleaning with soap and water removes germs and dirt from surfaces. It lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
  • Disinfectants kill germs on surfaces. By killing germs on a surface after cleaning, you can further lower the risk of spreading infection. EPA-approved disinfectantsexternal icon are an important part of reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If products on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19)external icon are not available, bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface and will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted. Most household bleach contains 5%–9% sodium hypochlorite. Do not use a bleach product if the percentage is not in this range or is not specified, such as some types of laundry bleach or splash-less bleach as these are not appropriate for disinfection. Follow the directions on the bleach bottle for preparing a diluted bleach solution. If your bottle does not have directions, you can make a bleach solution for disinfecting by mixing:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) of bleach per gallon of room temperature water OR
    • 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of room temperature water.
  • Make a new diluted bleach solution daily. Bleach solutions will not be as effective after being mixed with water for over 24 hours.
  • Store and use disinfectants in a responsible and appropriate manner according to the label.  Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together–this can cause fumes that may be very dangerous to breathe in. Keep all disinfectants out of the reach of children.
  • Do not overuse or stockpile disinfectants or other supplies.  This can result in shortages of appropriate products for others to use in critical situations.
  • Always wear gloves appropriate for the chemicals being used when you are cleaning and disinfecting. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be needed based on setting and product. For more information, see CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities.
  • Practice social distancing, wear facial coverings, and follow proper prevention hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and using alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

If you oversee staff in a workplace, your plan should include considerations about the safety of custodial staff and other people who are carrying out the cleaning or disinfecting. These people are at increased risk of being exposed to the virus and to any toxic effects of the cleaning chemicals. These staff should wear appropriate PPE for cleaning and disinfecting. To protect your staff and to ensure that the products are used effectively, staff should be instructed on how to apply the disinfectants according to the label. For more information on concerns related to cleaning staff, visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s website on Control and Prevention.external icon

Develop Your Plan

Evaluate your workplace, school, home, or business to determine what kinds of surfaces and materials make up that area. Most surfaces and objects will just need normal routine cleaning. Frequently touched surfaces and objects like light switches and doorknobs will need to be cleaned and then disinfected to further reduce the risk of germs on surfaces and objects.

  • First, clean the surface or object with soap and water.
  • Then, disinfect using an EPA-approved disinfectantexternal icon.
  • If an EPA-approved disinfectant is unavailable, you can use 1/3 cup of 5.25%–8.25% bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions to disinfect. Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together. Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours.  Find additional information at CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility.

You should also consider what items can be moved or removed completely to reduce frequent handling or contact from multiple people. Soft and porous materials, such as area rugs and seating, may be removed or stored to reduce the challenges with cleaning and disinfecting them. Find additional opening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting in the Cleaning & Disinfecting Decision Tool.

It is critical that your plan includes how to maintain a cleaning and disinfecting strategy after opening. Develop a flexible plan with your staff or family, adjusting the plan as federal, state, tribal, territorial, or local guidance is updated and if your specific circumstances change.

Determine what needs to be cleaned

Some surfaces only need to be cleaned with soap and water. For example, surfaces and objects that are not frequently touched should be cleaned and do not require additional disinfection. Additionally, disinfectants should typically not be applied on items used by children, especially any items that children might put in their mouths. Many disinfectants are toxic when swallowed. In a household setting, cleaning toys and other items used by children with soap and water is usually sufficient. Find more information on cleaning and disinfection toys and other surfaces in the childcare program setting at CDC’s Guidance for Childcare Programs that Remain Open.

These questions will help you decide which surfaces and objects will need normal routine cleaning.

Is the area outdoors?

Outdoor areas generally require normal routine cleaning and do not require disinfection. Spraying disinfectant on sidewalks and in parks is not an efficient use of disinfectant supplies and has not been proven to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to the public. You should maintain existing cleaning and hygiene practices for outdoor areas.

The targeted use of disinfectants can be done effectively, efficiently and safely on outdoor hard surfaces and objects frequently touched by multiple people. Certain outdoor areas and facilities, such as bars and restaurants, may have additional requirements. More information can be found on FDA’s website on Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)external icon.

There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread directly to humans from water in pools, hot tubs or spas, or water play areas. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (for example, with chlorine or bromine) of pools, hot tubs or spas, and water playgrounds should kill the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there are additional concerns with outdoor areas that may be maintained less frequently, including playgrounds, or other facilities located within local, state, or national parks. For more information, visit CDC’s website on Visiting Parks & Recreational Facilities.

Has the area been unoccupied for the last 7 days?

If your workplace, school, or business has been unoccupied for 7 days or more, it will only need your normal routine cleaning to open the area. This is because the virus that causes COVID-19 has not been shown to survive on surfaces longer than this time.

There are many public health considerations, not just COVID-19 related, when opening public buildings and spaces that have been closed for extended periods. For example, take measures to ensure the safety of your building water system. It is not necessary to clean ventilation systems, other than routine maintenance, as part of reducing risk of corona viruses. For healthcare facilities, additional guidance is provided on CDC’s Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilitiespdf icon.

Determine what needs to be disinfected

Following your normal routine cleaning, you can disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects using a product from EPA’s list of approved products that are effective against  COVID-19.external icon

These questions will help you choose appropriate disinfectants.

Are you cleaning or disinfecting a hard and non-porous material or item like glass, metal, or plastic?

Consult EPA’s list of approved products for use against COVID-19external icon. This list will help you determine the most appropriate disinfectant for the surface or object. You can use diluted household bleach solutions if appropriate for the surface. Pay special attention to the personal protective equipment (PPE) that may be needed to safely apply the disinfectant and the manufacturer’s recommendations concerning any additional hazards. Keep all disinfectants out of the reach of children. Please visit CDC’s website on How to Clean and Disinfect for additional details and warnings.

Examples of frequently touched surfaces and objects that will need routine disinfection following opening are:

  • tables,
  • doorknobs,
  • light switches,
  • countertops,
  • handles,
  • desks,
  • phones,
  • keyboards,
  • toilets,
  • faucets and sinks,
  • gas pump handles,
  • touch screens, and
  • ATM machines

Each business or facility will have different surfaces and objects that are frequently touched by multiple people. Appropriately disinfect these surfaces and objects. For example, transit stations have specific guidance for application of cleaning and disinfection.

Are you cleaning or disinfecting a soft and porous material or items like carpet, rugs, or seating in areas?

Soft and porous materials are generally not as easy to disinfect as hard and non-porous surfaces. EPA has listed a limited number of products approved for disinfection for use on soft and porous materialsexternal icon. Soft and porous materials that are not frequently touched should only be cleaned or laundered, following the directions on the item’s label, using the warmest appropriate water setting. Find more information on CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility for developing strategies for dealing with soft and porous materials.

Consider the resources and equipment needed

Keep in mind the availability of cleaning and disinfection products and appropriate PPE. Always wear gloves appropriate for the chemicals being used for routine cleaning and disinfecting. Follow the directions on the disinfectant label for additional PPE needs. In specific instances, personnel with specialized training and equipment may be required to apply certain disinfectants such as fumigants or fogs. For more information on appropriate PPE for cleaning and disinfection, see CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities.

Implement Your Plan

Once you have a plan, it’s time to take action. Read all manufacturer’s instructions for the cleaning and disinfection products you will use. Put on your gloves and other required personal protective equipment (PPE) to begin the process of cleaning and disinfecting.

Clean visibly dirty surfaces with soap and water

Clean surfaces and objects using soap and water prior to disinfection. Always wear gloves appropriate for the chemicals being used for routine cleaning and disinfecting. Follow the directions on the disinfectant label for additional PPE needs. When you finish cleaning, remember to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.

Clean or launder soft and porous materials like seating in an office or coffee shop, area rugs, and carpets. Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions, using the warmest temperature setting possible and dry items completely.

Use the appropriate cleaning or disinfectant product

EPA approved disinfectantsexternal icon, when applied according to the manufacturer’s label, are effective for use against COVID-19. Follow the instructions on the label for all cleaning and disinfection products for concentration, dilution, application method, contact time and any other special considerations when applying.

Always follow the directions on the label

Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. Many product labels recommend keeping the surface wet for a specific amount of time. The label will also list precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product. Keep all disinfectants out of the reach of children.

Maintain and Revise Your Plan

Take steps to reduce your risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 during daily activities. CDC provides tips to reduce your exposure and risk of acquiring COVID-19. Reducing exposure to yourself and others is a shared responsibility. Continue to update your plan based on updated guidance and your current circumstances.

Continue routine cleaning and disinfecting

Routine cleaning and disinfecting are an important part of reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Normal routine cleaning with soap and water alone can reduce risk of exposure and is a necessary step before you disinfect dirty surfaces.

Surfaces frequently touched by multiple people, such as door handles, desks, phones, light switches, and faucets, should be cleaned and disinfected at least daily. More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on level of use. For example, certain surfaces and objects in public spaces, such as shopping carts and point of sale keypads, should be cleaned and disinfected before each use.

Consider choosing a different disinfectant if your first choice is in short supply. Make sure there is enough supply of gloves and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) based on the label, the amount of product you will need to apply, and the size of the surface you are treating.

Maintain safe behavioral practices

We have all had to make significant behavioral changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To open America, we will need to continue these practices:

  • social distancing (specifically, staying 6 feet away from others when you must go into a shared space)
  • frequently washing hands or use alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • wearing masks
  • avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • staying home when sick
  • cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces

It’s important to continue to follow federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local guidance for opening America. Check this resource for updates on COVID-19external icon. This will help you change your plan when situations are updated.

Consider practices that reduce the potential for exposure

It is also essential to change the ways we use public spaces to work, live, and play. We should continue thinking about our safety and the safety of others.

To reduce your exposure to or the risk of spreading COVID-19 after opening your business or facility, consider whether you need to touch certain surfaces or materials. Consider wiping public surfaces before and after you touch them. These types of behavioral adjustments can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. There are other resources for more information on COVID-19 external iconand how to Prevent Getting Sick.

Another way to reduce the risk of exposure is to make long-term changes to practices and procedures. These could include reducing the use of porous materials used for seating, leaving some doors open to reduce touching by multiple people, opening windows to improve ventilation, or removing objects in your common areas, like coffee creamer containers. There are many other steps that businesses and institutions can put into place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect their staff and the public.

Conclusion

Opening America requires all of us to move forward together using recommended best practices and maintaining safe daily habits in order to reduce our risk of exposure to COVID-19. Remember: We’re all in this together!

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning!

After a long winter the inside isn’t the only area that needs to be spruced up! Lot’s of dirt, leaves and mold accumulate too!

Any beautiful outdoor space can start to look dull over time. That’s because combinations of heat, cold, and rain cycles, along with general wear and tear, can cause these areas to fade and look unattractive. Luckily all you need is to provide your outdoor spaces with a little care and attention, and you can quickly spruce up commonly overlooked outdoor spaces. Before you know it, you’ll have them back in great working for the season:

Outdoor Furniture, Pavers, Sidewalks, Decks And More

Some of the most neglected items in an outdoor space include outdoor rugs, cushions for lawn furniture, and umbrellas. While it may seem that these items are unimportant, they have a big impact on the aesthetics of your outdoor space.

You better believe that these seemingly small things can affect how customers perceive your business. To keep them looking great, you should thoroughly vacuum your textiles to remove dirt, bugs, and leaves.

However, if you notice spots and stains that just won’t go away, then a deeper cleaning may be necessary. You should refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for guidance. Throwing furniture covers in the wash from time to time is an easy way to ensure they’re always ready for the season.

Fixtures Get Built Up Dirt Too

Outdoor light fixtures and fans easily collect dust and dirt that leave them looking dingy and cause your space to look like it’s in total disrepair. The good news is that an occasional deep cleaning can make a huge difference and make these items easier to maintain.

Be sure to dust and scrub outdoor light fixtures and fans as needed. You can use a scrub brush and a bucket of soapy water to clean up other items like decorative art and flower pots.

Refresh Your Finishes

Need to restore your finishes to their former glory? You can remove dirt and dust by rinsing, scrubbing, and brushing your finishes, including wrought iron, metal, aluminum, or wicker furniture.

Don’t forget to add a fresh coat of sealant or a rust-preventative layer of paint to protect your finishes and other surfaces from chipping and appearing dull.

Cleaning a Wide Range of Surfaces

If you want to get rid of dirt and grime, sweeping your outdoor space with a sturdy broom is a good place to start. But you will also likely need the help of a pressure washing tool to thoroughly clean patio areas, decks, sidewalks, siding, exterior windows, tables, and more!

When cleaning these surfaces, make sure you use a power washer with a detergent tank that can quickly and efficiently remove grime and rinse it away. You can repeat the process if needed to achieve your desired outcome.

Every season requires commercial property owners to conduct some sort of outdoor maintenance. If you need commercial cleaning services for your outdoor areas, Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services can help with even your most complicated projects.

Outsourcing your cleaning and maintenance services lets you focus again on running your business. Rest assured, our team of experts will make certain that your outdoor space is cleaned to your exact specifications.

Additional services offered include Soft Wash Power washing, window cleaning and virtually any area that needs to be address.

How Can I Keep My Upholstery Clean After Having It Professionally Cleaned?

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Having your upholstery professionally cleaned is a great way to prolong the life of your furniture and to get some of the brand new feeling back- even if just for a while. But as with any investment, you want your upholstery cleaning to last as long as possible and look as fresh as it did when it got cleaned. Putting plastic covers on your furniture will go a long way toward preserving it, but who wants to live that way? Here are some tips to help you keep upholstery clean without resorting to plastic.

Arm Rest & Slip Covers

These help to protect the most wear-prone parts of your furniture without having to sit on plastic. You can sacrifice these items to daily use, as they absorb the brunt of the wear, oils, and dirt. Staying vigilant about keeping these items in place will go a long way toward preserving your furniture.

Regular Light Cleaning

Give your furniture a light cleaning on a regular basis. Dirt and oils will erode the fabric if left in- especially when furniture is used regularly. A dust buster and a moistened rag are good enough for most fabrics.

Use Scotchgard

This is a great product that basically serves as an invisible plastic sheet. Scotchgard is a plasticizing agent that seeps into the fabric and prevents dirt and oils from working their ways into the fine fibers where it can grind and decompose your upholstery from the inside.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial services specializes in commercial cleaning for businesses. Plus, Organic Cleaning, deep cleaning services, including carpet cleaning, Upholstery cleaning, Leather Furniture, Tile & Grout, VCT Flooring – stripping and waxing and more. Law Offices, restaurants, schools, municipal buildings and more rely on the Offshore Team to ensure regular effective sanitation. Located in Southern New Jersey, Offshore is the best service offering very competitive rates. Servicing Atlantic City, Margate City, Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City New Jersey and all of Atlantic County and Cape May County. Speak with our owner Ed Reese directly about a maintenance plan at your facility. Locally owned and operated since 2013.

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