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What’s your germ count?

Don’t just think it’s clean. KNOW IT!

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses data to measure germs and micro organisms when recommending disinfecting and sanitizing solutions.

When exploring Disinfecting and Sanitizing Services for your home or business, hard data is used to put the need into perspective. Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial services, located in Linwood New Jersey, uses a ATP meter to make this invisible enemy undeniable.

“This tool is invaluable,” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, “since germ levels vary at every location, this device provides data for our customers with immediate feedback of cleanliness. It sets our baseline when recommending a solution.”

The SystemSURE PLUS Luminometer measures Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the universal energy molecule found in all animal, plant, bacterial, yeast, and mold cells.

ATP testing is a universally recognized tool used by organizations of all sizes for measuring the hygiene levels of surfaces in order to ensure consistent sanitation practices as well as public safety.

Monitoring and maintenance plans are key in staying at appropriate levels.

Implementing a monitoring system to validate cleanliness has been shown to increase compliance to cleaning procedures from 40% to 82%. Working with a professional cleaning company offering sanitizing and disinfecting services plus deep cleaning is key.

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ATP meter hygiene monitoring provides accurate and traceable verification of the hygienic status of a surface, which is a key component of a good hygiene program. After cleaning, all sources of ATP should be significantly reduced.

“It’s all about the data. Customers are astonished when they see the difference from when we start our procedure to when it is completed,” continues Ed. “Our sanitize system provides disinfection with an eco-friendly hospital grade solution that reduces micro-organisms by 99.9% on contact.”

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides both commercial & residential sanitizing and disinfecting services for Southern New Jersey. Servicing all of Atlantic County, Cape May County and Southern Ocean County. Offshore offers flexible options for clients depending on the need for individual cleanings or an ongoing cleaning maintenance plan. Call Ed for more information at 609-365-8045.

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What’s the difference between regular cleaning and deep cleaning?

Our Nearby team handles Atlantic City and all the Jersey Shore

Regular cleaning is what most people do on a regular basis e.g weekly vs a deep clean which is every 6 months to a year.

It’s often to maintain a level of cleanliness around the house. Regular cleaning often covers things like:

  • hovering and mopping the floors
  • cleaning bathrooms – sink, mirror, bath and toilet
  • Tidying up
  • cleaning the kitchen – wiping down work surfaces, cupboard doors, hob etc

Deep cleaning is different from regular or spring cleaning because it reaches the deep grime and dirt in your home.  These cleanings are much more effective in killing germs and allergens that may exist and cannot be vacated with a light cleaning.  Hot steam is needed to effectively get to this level of cleaning.

It covers areas which aren’t traditionally covered by a regular or spring clean for example:

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Offshore Property Services is a one stop option to take care of all your deep cleaning needs in your home or place of business.  Deep cleaning protects your family and pets, plus at your business lets you clients know cleanliness is important to you.  Offshore offers one time cleanings or repeat visits based on your unique needs.

Call for a free estimate – 609-365-8045

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning is owner operated so you can count on top not service every time.  Deep cleaning services and Janitorial services 7 days a week.  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 & commercial cleaning,  restaurant cleaning, fitness center, 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, Absecon, Brigantine, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Linwood, Northfield, Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Vineland, Marmora, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Avalon, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and surrounding areas. You Property Service Company at the Shore.

New Sanitizing Technology Using Electrolyzed Water Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Helps Lead The Fight On COVID-19

Sanitation is an essential component of cruise ship operation, and in recent months it has become an even more critical component. Global port authorities around the world are carefully screening for COVID-19 coronavirus along with other illnesses such as the common flu, all of which could lead to delays or denial of permission for ships to enter ports. 

This new health challenge calls for new sanitation solutions. [Cruise] ships usually use heavy-duty chemical disinfectants, but there is a better and safer way. Electrolyzed water – also known as hypochlorous acid (HOCl) – is a highly effective and intrinsically safe sanitizing agent, and it can be generated in unlimited quantities with technology from Miami-based manufacturer EcoloxTech. 

The single most important feature of hypochlorous acid is that it is unusually efficient in eliminating viruses. “One of the big reasons why people are switching over is efficacy. Working with Norwegian Cruise Line, we did research at a FDA-approved lab proving that electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid can kill norovirus in less than one minute at 50 ppm. Given that norovirus is listed by the CDC as one of the top five foodborne pathogens, this has huge implications not just for general sanitation but also for food sanitation and food contact surface sanitation,” says Dr. Scott Hartnett, chief medical officer at EcoloxTech. 

National and international reference laboratories have proven that HOCl works very well against viruses, including norovirus and human coronaviruses. One study is of particular interest: in 2016, researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health found that HOCl was more than 99.999 percent effective in eliminating coronavirus OC43, which is similar to COVID-19.

A proven solution for cruise ships

HOCl technology is already in use aboard ships in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ fleet. “We use EcoloxTech’s hypochlorous acid system on board because of its proven effectiveness in killing bacteria, fungi and viruses,” says Robert Wilkinson, Senior Director of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “It reduces our dependence on the usual harsh chemicals and provides and additional layer of safety for our crewmembers and guests. Our shipboard teams truly appreciate the deployment of this new technology.” 

Wilkinson notes that HOCl is the rare single product that can be used to disinfect every compartment onboard, from galleys and dining areas to cabins. HOCl that is generated from EcoloxTech systems is FDA-cleared for washing fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables and sanitation of food prep surfaces without rinsing – making it a perfect choice for the galley. EcoloxTech is the only company that has obtained this clearance from the FDA in the form of a food contact notification (FCN 1811). It is also listed by the USDA as an authorized material for use in organic food production. 

For large-scale disinfection, HOCl can be dispensed using a fogger without any chemical-related PPE for workers. HOCl is intrinsically safe, as it is non-irritant and the human body produces the same molecule for self-defense. In fact, it is so safe to inhale that it is being evaluated as a treatment for throat and lung infections. By contrast, the preparatory steps required for other fogging agents of similar power – products based on peracetic acid, ozone, chlorine dioxide or peroxides – require considerable time and expense. 

In hotel areas of the ship, HOCl has an extra edge over bleach and peroxide-based chemicals because it will not cause discoloration of most carpets, furniture and textiles. This is a critical economic and operational consideration when disinfecting hundreds of cabins. 

Navigating a Safe Return to Work: NAIOP Provides Best Practices for U.S. Office Building Owners and Tenants

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WASHINGTON, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a new guidance released today, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has released best practices for the safe return to work in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Download the report: www.naiop.org/safeofficereturn

“We are glad to see the gradual and steady reopening of our office workplaces,” said NAIOP President and CEO Thomas J. Bisacquino. “We have to do this correctly to keep people safe and to avoid a resurgence of this disease. Commercial real estate is front and center among the economic factors that will lead us out of this crisis.”

NAIOP offers best practices for building owners:

  • Equipping and Training Staff
    All staff require training in the proper usage and disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE), the proper application of disinfectants, proper hand washing techniques and social-distancing measures that are in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
    Adopting advanced cleaning and sanitation protocols is one of the most immediate and important steps that building owners must adopt to improve occupant health and safety.
  • Inspection and Maintenance
    Maintenance staff need to thoroughly inspect buildings for any damage that might have occurred during vacancy and to ensure that all building systems are in good working order.
  • HVAC Systems
    HVAC systems are of particular importance due to their role in circulating and purifying the air. Prior to reopening, conduct an air flush of the building to reduce pollutants and particulate matter in interior space.
  • Facilitating Social Distancing and Hygiene
    Use signs to identify the safest routes for foot traffic within buildings. Where possible, owners should collaborate with tenants to identify and demarcate one-way traffic flows that allow occupants to circulate within the building without passing each other in narrow corridors.
  • Screening for Coronavirus Symptoms
    Building owners should consider screening their own staff for fevers and asking employees to monitor their health for other symptoms of the coronavirus. Temperature checks would normally be considered a medical exam and restricted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance to employers, permitting them to screen employees for fevers due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Entry and Receiving Protocols
    Staff can reduce the number of building entrances to more easily direct entrants to monitored routes that receive additional cleaning.
  • State and Federal Guidelines for a Phased Return to Work
    Building owners should frequently consult the most recent state and local regulations that apply to their buildings and tenants, as guidelines are continually being updated.

NAIOP also offers best practices for tenants:

  • Communication is Key
    Fears about the virus are likely to be a significant and ongoing concern for employees during the outbreak. Encourage employees to express their concerns so that they can be effectively addressed. Solicit input through emails, surveys and virtual suggestion boxes. Once employers develop new protocols for returning to the workplace, these must be communicated clearly and frequently to employees through emails, virtual meetings and virtual training.
  • Reconfiguring Work Arrangements
    Employers should consider returning their employees to the office in phases until the outbreak is no longer a major threat to public health. To allow more employees to access the office while maintaining safe spacing, employers can place non-vulnerable employees on a rotational schedule so that they alternate between days in the office and days at home.
  • Reconfiguring Space
    Most employers will need to reconfigure office interiors to adhere to physical-distancing measures. In offices where employees do not already sit six feet apart, employers will need to increase the space between them. This can be accomplished by a combination of measures — assigned seating, employees alternating workdays in the office, moving desks farther away from each other, and removing chairs from desks or shared workstations.
  • Be Ready for a Second Wave
    Employers should prepare for the possibility that a second wave of infections could force them to close their office again. To that end, they should have a plan in place for a smooth transition to a remote work environment. Employers can review the steps they took during the initial closure to identify measures that worked well and those that did not. Communicate any plan to employees so that everyone is prepared should they need to return to teleworking.

Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19

The CDC communicates recommendations for small businesses’ “New Normal”

The CDC article here, helps guide small businesses during this uncertain time when businesses are disrupted & closed. As the preparations begin to reopen, employers are tasked with ensuring the confidence and safety of the workplace to their employees. This article give employers a lot to think about and help them embark on unchartered territory.

Serving South Jersey, Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides sanitizing services to households and commercial businesses including small businesses.

During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’ health and safety in the workplace.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms can include fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, which may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

These steps are recommended to protect employees and prepare your business for disruption:

Identify a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 issues and their impact at the workplace.

Examine policies for leave, telework, and employee compensation.

  • Leave policies should be flexible and non-punitive, and allow sick employees to stay home and away from co-workers. Leave policies should also account for employees who need to stay home with their children if there are school or childcare closures, or to care for sick family members.
  • When possible, use flexible worksites (e.g., telework) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts) to help establish policies and practices for social distancing (maintaining distance of approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) between employees and others, especially if social distancing is recommended by state and local health authorities.

Review your leave policies with all employees and provide information about available employee assistance servicesShare information on steps they can take to protect themselves at work and at home, and any available

Identify essential employees and business functions, and other critical inputs such as raw materials, suppliers, subcontractor services/products, and logistics required to maintain business operations. Explore ways you can continue business operations if there are disruptions.

Prepare business continuity plans for significant absenteeism, supply chain disruptions, or changes in the way you need to conduct business.

Establish an emergency communications plan. Identify key contacts (with back-ups), chain of communications (including suppliers and customers), and processes for tracking and communicating about business and employee status.

Share your response plans with employees and clearly communicate expectations. It is important to let employees know plans and expectations if COVID-19 occurs in communities where you have a workplace.

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Actively encourage sick employees to stay home. Develop policies that encourage sick employees to stay at home without fear of reprisals, and ensure employees are aware of these policies.

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Have conversations with employees about their concerns. Some employees may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions.

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Develop other flexible policies for scheduling and telework (if feasible) and create leave policies to allow employees to stay home to care for sick family members or care for children if schools and childcare close.

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Talk with companies that provide your business with contract or temporary employees about their plans. Discuss the importance of sick employees staying home and encourage them to develop non-punitive “emergency sick leave” policies.

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Promote etiquette for coughing and sneezing and handwashing. Provide tissues, no-touch trash cans, soap and water, and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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Plan to implement practices to minimize face-to-face contact between employees if social distancing is recommended by your state or local health department. Actively encourage flexible work arrangements such as teleworking or staggered shifts.

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Perform routine environmental cleaning. Routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops, handrails, and doorknobs. Discourage sharing of tools and equipment, if feasible.

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Consider the need for travel and explore alternatives. Check CDC’s Travelers’ Health for the latest guidance and recommendations. Consider using teleconferencing and video conferencing for meetings, when possible.

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Provide education and training materials in an easy to understand format and in the appropriate language and literacy level for all employees, like fact sheets and posters.

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If an employee becomes sick while at work, they should be separated from other employees, customers, and visitors and sent home immediately. Follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting areas the sick employee visited.

For more tips and information See the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and the OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19pdf iconexternal icon.

Cleaning and Disinfection for Households

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Interim Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Other LanguagesPrint PageSummary of Recent Changes

Revisions were made on 3/26/2020 to reflect the following:

  • Updated links to EPA-registered disinfectant list
  • Added guidance for disinfection of electronics
  • Updated core disinfection/cleaning guidance

Background

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about COVID-19, spread from person-to-person of this virus happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documentedRecent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects and surfaces, like doorknobs, countertops, keyboards, toys, etc. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

It is unknown how long the air inside a room occupied by someone with confirmed COVID-19 remains potentially infectious. Facilities will need to consider factors such as the size of the room and the ventilation system design (including flowrate [air changes per hour] and location of supply and exhaust vents) when deciding how long to close off rooms or areas used by ill persons before beginning disinfection.  Taking measures to improve ventilation in an area or room where someone was ill or suspected to be ill with COVID-19 will help shorten the time it takes respiratory droplets to be removed from the air.

Purpose

This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where persons under investigation (PUI) or those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self- isolation. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.

These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

General recommendations for routine cleaning and disinfection of households

  • Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics (see below for special electronics cleaning and disinfection instructions)) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectantsexternal icon that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
    • For electronics follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products. Consider use of wipeable covers for electronics. If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or spray containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

General recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of households with people isolated in home care (e.g. suspected/confirmed to have COVID-19)

  • Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 symptoms and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in homes.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, keyboards, handles, desks, toilets, sinks)
    • In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated for an ill person: consider reducing cleaning frequency to as-needed (e.g., soiled items and surfaces) to avoid unnecessary contact with the ill person.
  • As much as possible, an ill person should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home, following home care guidance.
  • The caregiver can provide personal cleaning supplies for an ill person’s room and bathroom, unless the room is occupied by child or another person for whom such supplies would not be appropriate. These supplies include tissues, paper towels, cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants (see examplesexternal icon).
  • If a separate bathroom is not available, the bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by an ill person. If this is not possible, the caregiver should wait as long as practical after use by an ill person to clean and disinfect the high-touch surfaces.
  • Household members should follow home care guidance when interacting with persons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and their isolation rooms/bathrooms.

How to clean and disinfect

Hard (Non-porous) Surfaces

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
    • A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available hereexternal icon. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for (concentration, application method and contact time, etc.)

Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards
  • Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Use no more than the amount recommended on the label
  • Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)
  • Avoid mixing chemical products
  • Label diluted cleaning solutions
  • Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets

You should never eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm. Do not wipe or bathe pets with these products or any other products that are not approved for animal use.

See EPA’s 6 steps for Safe and Effective Disinfectant Useexternal icon

  • Additionally, diluted household bleach solutions (at least 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite, or concentration of 5%–6%) can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

Soft (Porous) Surfaces

  • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:

Electronics

  • For electronics such as cell phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, and keyboards, remove visible contamination if present.
    • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
    • Consider use of wipeable covers for electronics.
    • If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

Linens, clothing, and other items that go in the laundry

  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from an ill person and then discard after each use. If using reusable gloves, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other household purposes. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
    • If no gloves are used when handling dirty laundry, be sure to wash hands afterwards.
    • If possible, do not shake dirty laundry. This will minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.
    • Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
    • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces. If possible, consider placing a bag liner that is either disposable (can be thrown away) or can be laundered.

Hand hygiene and other preventive measures

  • Household members should clean hands often, including immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person, by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.

Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Keep hand sanitizers away from fire or flame
  • For children under six years of age, hand sanitizer should be used with adult supervision
  • Always store hand sanitizer out of reach of children and pets

See FDA’s Tips for Safe Sanitizer Useexternal icon and CDC’s Hand Sanitizer Use Considerations

  • Household members should follow normal preventive actions while at work and home including recommended hand hygiene and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Additional key times to clean hands include:
      • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
      • After using the restroom
      • Before eating or preparing food
      • After contact with animals or pets
      • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)

Other considerations

  • The ill person should eat/be fed in their room if possible. Non-disposable food service items used should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Clean hands after handling used food service items.
  • If possible, dedicate a lined trash can for the ill person. Use gloves when removing garbage bags, handling, and disposing of trash. Wash hands after handling or disposing of trash.
  • Consider consulting with your local health department about trash disposal guidance if available.

More Information

Page last reviewed: May 27, 2020Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)Division of Viral Diseases

What is Electrolyzed Water & Hypochlorous Acid?

Why is it so effective and how Does Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services produce it?

Electrolyzed water is generated using water, salt and electricity. The process is called electrolysis and involves applying a direct electric current (DC) across a pair of electrodes immersed in a solution of ions to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. The key process is the removal or addition of electrons and therefore a change in the oxidation-reduction potential of the solution.

Offshore carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services systems are capable of generating neutral-to-acidic electrolyzed water (anolyte) for cleaning & sanitation and for water disinfection. The anolyte is composed primarily of the free chlorine molecule hypochlorous acid (HOCl), a powerful oxidant.

Electrolysis is a well-known technology but the generated solution can be highly variable depending on many factors such as the quality of the electrolysis cells, the chemistry of the additive, and the software settings of the electrolyzer systems. Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses a machine that manufactures the highest quality electrolysis cells and has identified the optimal formulas and settings of voltage, amperage, and flow rates for our systems to generate the highest quality solutions of HOCl for food sanitation, general sanitation and water disinfection.

Advantages of using Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services:

  • We generate electroyzed water on-site and on-demand
  • Eliminates the logistical resources for purchasing, transporting, storing, and preparing of chemicals
  • Non-toxic
  • No harmful residuals, therefore no potable water rinse required after application
  • Allows for the disinfection of areas where toxic chemicals were not permitted
  • No protective gear required (no inhalation, ocular, cutaneous, or ingestion risks)
  • No harmful residuals
  • No exposure limits
  • No special disposal required
  • Does not require a hazardous use permit
Electrolyzed Water
  • Sanitation – Generated on-site from just table salt (NaCl), water, and electricity, electrolyzed sanitizing water is safe and all-natural, allowing for it to be used for applications where traditional chemicals cannot. Electrolyzed sanitizing water can be used for food sanitation and all food contact surfaces.
  • Water Disinfection – Electrolyzing water generates an anolyte of hypochlorous acid, the most powerful free chlorine molecule for disinfecting drinking water. Electrolyzed water can be used to disinfect water for any home, commercial, or industrial application. Electrolyzed water can disinfect public drinking water, can be used in manufacturing, and can be used in wastewater recovery systems.
Single Cell Technology
Membrane Cell Technology

The electrolyzed water systems Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses utilize single cell technology and are different from almost every other electrolyzer on the market. The electrolyzers do not contain a diaphragm (or membrane) but are a single stream system that generates only an anolyte solution. The pH of the generated anolyte solution depends on several variables such as the pH of the additive, the pH of the flow water, and the amperage settings on the electrolysis cells.

Most other electrolyzed water systems are dual stream systems that contain a diaphragm (or membrane) separating the cathode from the anode. Dual stream systems operate under very high pressures and generate two solutions, half of which is acidic electrolyzed water (containing hypochlorous acid) and half of which is alkaline electrolyzed water (containing sodium hydroxide).

There are some electrolyzed water systems that are categorized as single stream but also contain a diaphragm. These systems combine the two electrolytes to generate one solution of pH neutral electrolyzed water. These systems, like the dual stream systems, operate under very high pressures.

Why is HOCl more efficient at killing pathogens? 

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) vs. Sodium Hypochlorite (Chlorine Bleach) 

Hypochlorite ion carries a negative electrical charge, while hypochlorous acid carries no electrical charge. The hypochlorous acid moves quickly, able to oxidize the bacteria in a matter of seconds, while the hypochlorite ion might take up to a half hour to do the same. Germ surfaces carry a negative electrical charge which results in a repulsion of the negatively charged hypochlorite ion to the area of the germ surfaces, making hypochlorite ion less effective at killing germs. The ratio of the two compounds is determined by the relative acidity (pH) of the water. Water treatment specialists can adjust the pH level to make hypochlorous acid more dominate, as it is more efficient at killing bacteria. The hypochlorous acid’s lack of electrical charge allows it to more efficiently penetrate the protective barriers surrounding germs. 

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial services produces this solution onsite at their location in Linwood, New Jersey. When sanitizing homes or businesses the highest quality of products and services are used. Visit www.WeCleanSouthJersey.com for more information. Contact us for a free quote.

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Whats your germ count?

Germs and Virus

Don’t just think it’s clean. KNOW IT!

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses testing to measure germs and micro organisms when recommending disinfecting and sanitizing solutions.

When exploring Disinfecting and Sanitizing Services for your home or business, hard data is used to put the need into perspective. Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial services, located in Linwood New Jersey, uses a ATP meter to make this invisible enemy undeniable.

“This tool is invaluable,” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, “since germ levels vary at every location, this device provides data for our customers with immediate feedback of cleanliness. It sets our baseline when recommending a solution.”

The SystemSURE PLUS Luminometer measures Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the universal energy molecule found in all animal, plant, bacterial, yeast, and mold cells.

ATP testing is a universally recognized tool used by organizations of all sizes for measuring the hygiene levels of surfaces in order to ensure consistent sanitation practices as well as public safety.

Monitoring and maintenance plans are key in staying at appropriate levels.

Implementing a monitoring system to validate cleanliness has been shown to increase compliance to cleaning procedures from 40% to 82%. Working with a professional cleaning company offering sanitizing and disinfecting services plus deep cleaning is key.

systemsure ATP monitoring

ATP meter hygiene monitoring provides accurate and traceable verification of the hygienic status of a surface, which is a key component of a good hygiene program. After cleaning, all sources of ATP should be significantly reduced.

“It’s all about the data. Customers are astonished when they see the difference from when we start our procedure to when it is completed,” continues Ed. “Our sanitize system provides disinfection with an eco-friendly hospital grade solution that reduces micro-organisms by 99.9% on contact.”

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides both commercial & residential sanitizing and disinfecting services for Southern New Jersey. Servicing all of Atlantic County, Cape May County and Southern Ocean County. Offshore offers flexible options for clients depending on the need for individual cleanings or an ongoing cleaning maintenance plan. Call Ed for more information at 609-365-8045.

Visit: www.WeCleanSouthJersey.com

What does “cleaning” look like for summer rentals at the Jersey Shore?

For Summer 2020 rentals at the Jersey Shore’s beach communities home owners need to ensure cleanliness more than ever!

Sanitizing Summer Rentals

If you own a home at the Jersey Shore in Ocean City, Longport, Margate, Avalon or Sea Isle City and rent it out all summer long Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services can help! Did you know as part of your regular cleanings you can include a sanitizing service for your rental? You summer renters will feel confident you are concerned for their health and well being by ensuring every part of you home is completely disinfected. We even provide on site signage to show your rental families the date of the the last sanitizing treatment to ensure they feel confident and safe in their surroundings durning their summer vacation. This is a very affordable treatment to provide or if you wish you can pass the cost along to your renters. Most summer rentals charge a cleaning service anyway and this could be an add on service for you to extend to them should they choose. In this era of social distancing and the COVID-19 or the Corona Virus, feeling safe and secure is everything when it comes to you & your family.

Give us a call for a free estimate for sanitizing your Jersey Shore Property.

We are currently servicing Cape May, Avalon, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Longport, Margate, Ventnor City, Brigantine and Ocean City, New Jersey. Estimates are free and we work 7 days a week for your convenience.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides and array of deep cleaning services along with sanitizing services for your home, vehicles or business. Estimates are free and can be requested by calling 609-365-8045 or emailing owner@offshorecarpetcleaning.com.

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Measuring your germ count is a real Game Changer!

Don’t just think it’s clean. KNOW IT!

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses data to measure germs and micro organisms when recommending disinfecting and sanitizing solutions.

When exploring Disinfecting and Sanitizing Services for your home or business, hard data is used to put the need into perspective. Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial services, located in Linwood New Jersey, uses a ATP meter to make this invisible enemy undeniable.

“This tool is invaluable,” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, “since germ levels vary at every location, this device provides data for our customers with immediate feedback of cleanliness. It sets our baseline when recommending a solution.”

The SystemSURE PLUS Luminometer measures Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the universal energy molecule found in all animal, plant, bacterial, yeast, and mold cells.

ATP testing is a universally recognized tool used by organizations of all sizes for measuring the hygiene levels of surfaces in order to ensure consistent sanitation practices as well as public safety.

Monitoring and maintenance plans are key in staying at appropriate levels.

Implementing a monitoring system to validate cleanliness has been shown to increase compliance to cleaning procedures from 40% to 82%. Working with a professional cleaning company offering sanitizing and disinfecting services plus deep cleaning is key.

systemsure ATP monitoring

ATP meter hygiene monitoring provides accurate and traceable verification of the hygienic status of a surface, which is a key component of a good hygiene program. After cleaning, all sources of ATP should be significantly reduced.

“It’s all about the data. Customers are astonished when they see the difference from when we start our procedure to when it is completed,” continues Ed. “Our sanitize system provides disinfection with an eco-friendly hospital grade solution that reduces micro-organisms by 99.9% on contact.”

disinfecting sanitizing services must have data to support

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides both commercial & residential sanitizing and disinfecting services for Southern New Jersey. Servicing all of Atlantic County, Cape May County and Southern Ocean County. Offshore offers flexible options for clients depending on the need for individual cleanings or an ongoing cleaning maintenance plan. Call Ed for more information at 609-365-8045.

Visit: www.WeCleanSouthJersey.com

We cover all your deep cleaning needs, commercial & residential. Any of our deep cleaning services can be added to any Janitorial Cleaning service contract.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Offshore Property Services is a one stop option to take care of all your deep cleaning needs in your home or place of business.  Deep cleaning protects your family and pets, plus at your business lets you clients know cleanliness is important to you.  Offshore offers one time cleanings or repeat visits based on your unique needs.

Call for a free estimate – 609-365-8045

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning is owner operated so you can count on top not service every time.  Deep cleaning services and Janitorial services 7 days a week.  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 & commercial cleaning,  restaurant cleaning, fitness center, 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, Absecon, Brigantine, Ocean CityAtlantic CityLinwoodNorthfield, Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Vineland, Marmora, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Avalon, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and surrounding areas. You Property Service Company at the Shore.

CORONAVIRUS AND CLEANING

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What is Coronavirus

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which already circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new strain first identified in China. Health experts continue to learn more about this new strain.

The virus has symptoms associated with respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. It seems to spread like other respiratory illnesses as well, primarily through person-to-person contact.

Preventing Coronavirus

At this time, the differing parts of the U.S. are experiencing different levels of novel coronavirus activity and everyone needs to be prepared. Targeted hygiene practices can go a long way to help keeping families safe. Following product use and safety information is critical in this regard. It is especially important now to make sure cleaning and hygiene precautions are not just being done, but being done correctly, to ensure effectiveness.

Cleaning for Coronavirus

Handwashing: Proper handwashing is particularly important because it is such a critical step in preventing the spread of germs, yet a study found that 95 percent of people are doing it incorrectly.

  • Wet hands with clean, running water before applying soap.
  • Lather both hands, including the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
  • Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying.

Hand Sanitizer: The CDC notes that this can be a useful alternative if soap and water are not readily available, as long as it contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

  • Use one or two squirts or pumps of the product.
  • Rub hands together briskly, including the front and back, between fingers, around and under nails until hands are dry.

Disinfecting: There are a number of disinfectant and cleaning products that can be effective against the novel coronavirus on hard, nonporous surfaces, in accordance with the EPA Viral Emerging Pathogen Policy.

EPA-registered disinfectant products to use against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cleaning and disinfecting tips to remember:

  • Pre-clean any surfaces prior to disinfecting to remove any excess dirt or grime.
  • After disinfecting, let the surface air dry as recommended on the product label.
  • If disinfecting food contact surfaces or toys, rinse with water after they air dry.
  • Pay particular attention to disinfecting things that come into frequent contact with your hands, like your phone.
  • If using a disinfectant wipe, throw out after using. Do not flush any non-flushable products.

Disinfectants are meant to kill germs or viruses on hard surfaces. Under no circumstances should they ever be used on one’s skin, ingested or injected internally.

Always store products used for cleaning and disinfecting up and out of reach of children.

If you still have questions about a product’s specific effectiveness, check out the product or company website, which can provide additional information.

Key Times to Clean

  • At Home: Wash your hands before and after food prep, before eating, after using the bathroom, after touching garbage or diapers and after handling pet food. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, like door handles and light switches. If someone in your home is sick, follow these CDC guidelines for additional cleaning and disinfecting actions.
  • At Work: Always wash hands before eating and after using the bathroom. If you’re not near a sink, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Try not to share food and routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Stay home if sick and encourage colleagues to do the same.
  • When You Have to Go Out: Avoid touching your face after contact with frequently-touched surfaces. Consider using an antibacterial wipe on the grocery cart handle, especially if a child will be riding in the cart. If using reusable bags, be sure to wash them when you get home.
  • During Essential Travel: Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose. At the airport, wash your hands after going through security and after getting off the plane. 

Coronavirus Cleaning Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions and submit your own questions to our cleaning experts!

Additional Resources

Full article @ https://www.cleaninginstitute.org/coronavirus

ELECTROLYZED WATER: Electrolyzed Water 101

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electrolyzed water equipment

The technology to make electrolyzed water has actually been around for years, but it has required expensive industrial-size equipment accessible to only large institutions and companies. The applications of electrolyzed water are broad given its efficacy, safety & low cost per ounce.  Research on hypochlorous acid, its active ingredient, has been extensive given its many applications, including in eyewound & veterinary care products. Examples of institutions using electrolyzed water are hospitals in Japan and in the United States for both cleaning as well as in wound care products. Even though the chemistry is pretty simple, some of the equipment costs $10,000 or more. Look for companies, like Offshore who provide disinfecting services that utilize Electrolyzed Water solutions for the best results in your space.

How Electrolyzed Water Is Made

Making it is pretty simple chemistry.  You start with the right proportions of salt and water.  A salt molecule is made up of the elements sodium and chloride, and a water molecule is made up of hydrogen and oxygen. When an electrical current is applied to the solution, the molecules are broken apart and combined into 2 new molecules:

  • Hypochlorous acid – This is ingredient is as effective as bleach. This is actually the same substance your white blood cells produce to keep you healthy. As in your immune system’s fighter. Really! It’s gentleness & efficacy are what make it commonly used in wound, eye & veterinary care products. It’s even approved for use in organic crop production.
  • Sodium hydroxide – a detergent used at low concentrations in products like toothpaste and skin moisturizers, and at higher concentrations in conventional cleaners. Force of Nature contains a concentration of just 0.0000003% (not toxic). In all-purpose cleaners, typical concentration levels are from 1-5% (3 million to 17 million times the concentration as in Force of Nature, and can be extremely harmful).

The result is a cleaner & deodorizer that’s just as effective as conventional cleaners with no harmful chemicals, residues or fumes. See 3rd party independent lab test results here and watch this little video for a super simple chemistry lesson.

Offshore offers several different packages to chose form when looking for disinfection solutions in you home or business. Chose the level and need that is right for you.

Why haven’t they designed reusable N95 masks?

As the country faces a shortage of protective gear and healthcare workers are asked to keep masks in paper bags between shifts, why don’t we have masks that can be disinfected safely?

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One of the tragedies of the coronavirus crisis is the lack of protection for healthcare workers: With a shortage of N95 masks—the respirators that can help filter out virus-filled droplets from coughs or sneezes—doctors and nurses in the U.S. are begging the government to do more to increase production. In Italy and China, thousands of doctors were infected with COVID-19 in part because they didn’t have masks, gloves, or other protection. Many have died.

The U.S. government’s national stockpile includes 12 million N95 masks and 30 million of the less-effective simple surgical masks. But during a pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that as many as 3.5 billion could be needed in a single year. Already, hospitals and clinics are rationing masks. Some healthcare workers, in desperation, are using DIY masks, or none at all. “It’s like going to war with a butter knife,” one doctor told The Atlantic. It raises a question: Why aren’t N95 masks designed to be safely reused?

The mask shortage problem has happened before, including in the SARS epidemic, when some areas ran low on respirators. Following that, the National Academy of Sciences said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should study whether the masks could be decontaminated and reused. “The problems that we’re facing today are not new, in that there was at least a small group of people that had recognized this was going to be a problem and we should be better prepared for it in the future,” says Ron Shaffer, a scientist who previously worked at the CDC and led a team researching the potential for reusing personal protective equipment.

The challenge, of course, is that if a mask is exposed to a virus like SARS-CoV-2, reusing it could potentially spread the virus. In a series of studies, Shaffer’s team identified some promising methods for eliminating viruses on N95 masks, including generating steam heat along with the mask in a microwave, and treating the mask with ultraviolet light. (Other methods, including using bleach, killed the virus but left an unpleasant smell and could also potentially damage the mask.) “The trick is you have to create a decontamination method that’s rigorous enough to kill the virus but gentle enough not to destroy the respirator,” he says. One problem is the fact that all masks are not alike; the researchers found that some were sturdier than others, and some broke down more easily. Some more recent studies by other researchers confirmed that when masks were disinfected with UV light multiple times, it affected the longevity of some models.

The decontamination process also has to be precise, and Shaffer says that’s one reason that manufacturers have resisted making reusable N95s. “We contaminated respirators with certain influenza strains and other viruses, and sure enough, you could kill the virus and keep the respirator intact, but that was in trained hands under well-controlled conditions,” he says. If the public was told that they could decontaminate masks, for example, with 30 seconds of steam in a microwave, some people might decide that two minutes would kill more germs—and destroy the mask’s material in the process. “You’ve melted the respirator, and they may not know that and they may try to put it on. Now they don’t get protection. There’s a false sense of security, and then I think the companies were afraid they’d get sued for that because somebody had used their product in a way that it wasn’t designed for.”

Even in a hospital that has the right disinfecting UV equipment, simply processing masks during a pandemic would be difficult. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, for example, is reportedly using 40,000 masks a day, and may use as many as 70,000 as the virus peaks in the city. While a hospital might have a microbiology lab with UV equipment, “they’re really not set up for sort of a routine operation, especially with the quantity of masks that we’re talking about,” says Shaffer. “Really, it’s a logistical problem to deal with. This is a tough problem to solve.”

Because of the current shortage, some hospitals are now taking a different approach of “limited reuse” recommended by the CDC as a last resort, and storing some used respirators in paper bags to be used for the next shift. But it’s not ideal. Some companies also already sell “elastomeric respirators,” reusable respirators that hospitals tend to avoid, both because of their expense and because they look more like gas masks, which can make patients more anxious. (Scientists are also working on washable cloth masks.)

As manufacturers scramble to make more disposable masks now—including clothing companies like Hanes that have been recruited for the effort—preparing for the next pandemic may mean revisiting the idea of reusable masks. The healthcare system can also do a better job of keeping masks on hand. “Stockpiling has a place, but it’s not the perfect solution,” says Shaffer. “I think that reusable respirators, like the elastomeric, are a solution for some situations. And I think that the manufacturers could do better working with what traditionally looks like the N95 masks and helping them to be a little more reusable.”

Coronavirus FAQ: Disinfecting your devices and other things you should know

What is COVID-19?

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The coronavirus is actually a large family of viruses that also includes SARS. COVID-19 is the specific illness related to the current outbreak. The acronym stands for “coronavirus disease 2019,” which refers to the year the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December. The name of the virus is SARS-CoV-2. The exact origin of this particular virus is still unknown.

What are the symptoms?

The World Health Organization says the most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems, such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

How does it spread?

People catch COVID-19 from other people who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets produced when a person coughs or exhales. Those droplets land on surfaces and other people can become infected by touching the objects and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Someone can also breathe in the droplets from someone who is sick and become infected. The WHO says it is currently unknown how long the virus can live on a surface. Local health experts say it is possible the virus can live on surfaces for nine days.

According to Harvard Medical School, a recent study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

The researchers also found that this virus can hang out as droplets in the air for up to three hours before they fall. But most often, they will fall more quickly.

Surfaces to clean daily:

  • Doorknobs
  • Table surfaces
  • Chairs (seats, backs, arms)
  • Kitchen counters
  • Bathroom counters
  • Faucets and faucet knobs
  • Toilets (seat and handle)
  • Light switches
  • Remote controls
  • Game controllers

How to disinfect your devices:

According to the CDC, use a disinfecting wipe or alcohol solution that is at least 70 percent. Take the case off and clean everything underneath, and let it dry. It is safe for the devices to do it once daily.

Computer screens can be cleaned with an alcohol solution that’s at least 70 percent and a soft towel.

How long does it take to show symptoms?

According to a new study by the Annals of Internal Medicine, the coronavirus median incubation period is about five days, with most people developing symptoms within 12 days. That also explains why the CDC recommendation for self-quarantine is 14 days.

Is there a vaccine?

A vaccine and specific drug treatments are under investigation and being tested through clinical trials. To date, there is no vaccine.

Why are so many events being canceled and schools being closed?

According to Joan Hall, an epidemiologist with the Summit County Department of Health, health leaders know they won’t stop the spread, but that they want to slow it so we don’t see a spike in illnesses that will overwhelm hospitals.

What about pets?

There is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection in the United States, according to the CDC.

Is my mail safe?

The virus is mainly thought to spread person to person, according to the CDC.

According to Harvard Health, the virus cannot live longer than 24 hours on cardboard or paper products, so using a disinfectant spray on packages or mail is not a bad idea.

Disinfect & Decontaminate surfaces and air from Viruses & Bacteria.

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services offers a disinfecting and decontaminating fog for businesses and homes.

The Coronavirus has caused a national pandemic across our country. It is important to ensure you are disinfecting spaces and preventing the continued spread of COVID-19 and other germs and bacteria. Offshore’s Bio Mist is applied to air and surfaces to reduce the spread of 99.9% of micro organisms.

Sterilize, disinfect & prevent virus spread by calling Offshore to your location.

Bacteria & Virus Abatement & Decontamination Services in Southern New Jersey. Atlantic County, Cape May County and Southern Ocean County. Atlantic City & Ocean City.

So many different surfaces are touched on a daily basis. Great tips to get your daily “corona cleaning”.

NEW YORK, New York (NBC News) – Spring is right around the corner, and before you start that spring cleaning you may want to “corona clean” first. Focus on parts of your home that get the most use. “You want to pay special attention to the bathroom, your bedroom, the kitchen, the living area and […]

Before spring cleaning, try ‘corona cleaning’ — KETK | FOX51 | EastTexasMatters.com

There is no replacing a Professional Cleaning by Offshore!

Our Nearby team handles Atlantic City and all the Jersey Shore

If you are looking for professional carpet cleaning near Ocean City and Atlantic City look no further than Offshore Carpet Cleaning.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services is southern New Jersey’s best and most professional floor cleaning & commercial 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 provide daily, weekly, bi weekly or monthly Janitorial Service & commercial Cleaning for busineese & restaurants in Southern New Jersey, Atlantic County, Ocean County & Cape May County. We Know Clean.

Our team of train professionals provide optimal cleaning service where no detail is left out and areas are clean and sanitized. With the coronavirus spreading as it is, it is more important that ever to disinfect every surface to ensure cleanliness. When cleaning carpets, tile & hardwood we use 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.

24 hour emergency service

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

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning and 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

Go Green! Deep clean with no harsh chemicals that could affect your family or pets!

Offshore Carpet Cleaning located in Linwood, New Jersey offers ECO Friendly cleaning products. This prevents you, your family or pets from have a reaction or side effects from harsh chemical cleaning products. Offshore offers environmentally safe options when cleaning your home or business. Offshore recommends regular deep cleaning to eliminate dirt and germs and keep a consistently clean space.  Annually or bi Annually cleaning of your floors and carpets not only extends the life of your flooring, but provides a deep cleaning that keeps your home free of dirt and germs.  Do you need pet remediation to eliminate pet and urine odors?  Offshore can be your resource.  We use deodorizing products that can tackle to toughest odors.  Emergency service is another great benefit and we are owner operated to ensure every client is completely satisfied.

Call for a free estimate – 609-365-8045

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning 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, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and surrounding areas. You Property Service Company at the Shore.

Environmentally Friendly Products
When cleaning your floors or carpets Offshore only uses ECO friendly cleaning products that are safe for you and your family and pets.

Laminate and Wood Floors Need to be Cleaned and Maintained too!

If your floors could talk, they might very well cry out for a thorough cleaning. Laminate and wood flooring is often able to conceal dirt so it isn’t visible—how disgusting! Now is the time to once and for all figure out how to clean, maintain, protect, and restore your floors the right way.

HOW DIRTY YOUR FLOORS REALLY ARE

The ugly truth with both laminate and wood floors is they can look perfectly clean, despite actually being filthy. Try this simple trick of grabbing a white paper towel or dish rag, wetting it slightly (with an emphasis on the word slightly because moisture is terrible for craftsman wood). Wipe the damp cloth across the floor and see how dark the white area has become. Bacteria tends to grow like crazy on neglected surfaces, with germs seeping into the crevices. Trust us, your floors are typically much dirtier—and less sanitary—than you think.

WHAT NOT TO DO TO CLEAN & MAINTAIN FLOORS

Knowing what to do in order to properly clean and maintain floors is tough. More importantly, consider what not to do. If going the DIY route, it’s very important you don’t use steam cleaners on the wooden floors in your home. Steam cleaners are great for tile or even vinyl, but when water soaks into the wood grain, it causes discoloration and expansion in the wood. However, using a damp mop is fine, but the use of vinegar is strongly discouraged, as this will significantly dull the finish over time.

The most important thing you can do is sweep or vacuum your wood floors on a regular basis, since this is a great way to get rid of dust.

WHY TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FOR YOUR WOOD (OR LAMINATE) FLOORS

Over time, you often won’t notice how day-to-day wear gradually ages your wood floors. Professionally cleaning hardwood will restore the wood to its youthful beauty. It’s recommended you have this done every 24 months to maintain the wow factor.

Offshore follows a strict procedure of removing loose debris, scrubbing the surface, carrying out a detailed hand cleaning, then scrubbing a second time, and finally applying a top coat to leave a streak-free finish.

Commercial Wood Floor Cleaning

Another service Offshore offers is wood floor cleaning for businesses. This commercial service combines intensive floor treatment products with masterful techniques to achieve proven results. Why not prolong the life of the wood floors in your office? We will help your facilities maintain a long-lasting finish.

Hiring a Professional, Commercial Cleaning Service has many Benefits & Why Every Business Needs One

Americans spend most of their waking hours at work. While many businesses use a cleaning service, the actual cleaning performed is often minimal, with a quick vacuum and emptying of trash. Deeper dirt, dust, allergens, and pathogens remain in carpets, on blinds, and deep within the upholstery of office furniture. Read about the ten benefits of a professional commercial cleaning, and why your business should consider investing in a high-quality cleaning from Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services:

Increased Employee Productivity

Your employees are happier when the workspace is fresh, clean, and free from accumulated dust and dirt. The air smells sweet, and is healthier to breathe. While many businesses understand the need for ongoing employee training and recognize that a healthy company culture is important, very little thought may be paid to the most important factor in productivity – pure, clean air. 

While it is well-established that polluted air is risk to human health, many business owners may not realize the significant impact of unhealthy indoor air. Within the walls of a business, the air may be contaminated with particulate matter, all of which is continuously circulated by the HVAC system. Research reveals that polluted indoor air quality leads to a significant drop in productivity. It is believed that dirty, unhealthy indoor air diminishes human cognitive function. 

The EPA reports that indoor air quality is one of the top five risks to human health in the USA. Studies released by the agency have established that indoor air often contains levels of pollutants higher than what is found in the outside air. Even the most well-run business may have a hidden indoor air quality problem, leading to lost productivity.  

Want a team of bright, eager, productive employees? Help them breathe cleaner air. A regularly performed, deep, professional cleaning leaves your office air clean and fresh. 

Reduced Spread of Disease – Fewer Sick Days

Most businesses struggle when a virus is spread from employee to employee. With many of your most valued team out of the office, production slows. Whether an illness is affecting your sales, delivery, or other area, reducing the spread of disease is important. Even when employees are asked to remain at home when ill, many disregard this request, and then move through the office spreading the virus by contacting various surfaces, which are contacted by others, and so it goes. A deep, professional cleaning is an important factor in keeping your workforce healthier and can help reduce the spread of the latest virus. 

A thorough cleaning of the entire workplace is a critical aspect in warding off the spread of disease. All shared areas, including bathrooms, breakrooms, and training rooms must be disinfected to help avoid employee illness. Many companies recognize that investing in no-touch wastebaskets, hand-drying systems, and soap dispensers can be a critical step in ensuring that all shared areas are disinfected. The CDC recommends sanitizing areas such as desktops, doorknobs, faucets, and phones daily. At Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, our professional team can advise you about the most effective cleaning protocols and products to you help limit the spread of dangerous viruses. Viruses live and pose the risk of infecting others for up to 48 hours on a surface such as a desk, workstation, or table. 

A Safer, Healthier Work Environment

Employee health has become an issue of concern, more so now than ever. Many businesses are interested in a more environmentally-friendly operation. A professional commercial cleaning service can use safer, “green” products so that toxins do not linger in the air and the environment is not filled with perfumed cleaning products that can trigger a reaction in many people. If you want to provide a safe, healthy environment for your employees, clean, fresh air matters.

The air ducts in your business must be regularly cleaned to keep free from pathogens. The procedure used in duct cleaning can vary. To fully extract allergens, bacteria, dust, dirt, mold, and debris, a state-of-the-art, advanced extraction system should be used. Removing all harmful contaminants on a yearly basis can help keep business indoor air quality fresh, with the added benefit of reducing energy costs, as your HVAC system will perform more efficiently. 

Allergies affect many people, and are one of the top three reasons employees miss work. At Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, we understand how to limit the spread of disease through a professional cleaning process. Employees carry allergens from home to work, including pet hair and dander, dust mite eggs, and other substances into the business. Frequent carpet and upholstery cleaning, along with standardized processes to fully remove dust and allergens from surfaces, goes a long way in keeping your employees functioning at their best. 

A Positive, Professional Appearance

Contrast two ideas: Walking into a business that has stained carpet, dusty desks, and trash overflowing with crumpled paper and takeout cartons, or walking into a business that looks pristine, smells fresh, and is obviously clean. The image you project to customers is an important factor in the success of your operation. A shoddy appearance creates the impression that your business performs shoddy work. A smart, clean, sanitary appearance, with air that smells fresh and sweet produces a subtle impact on customers, clients, and visitors to your enterprise – and higher confidence in your business goods or services. 

Good business “housekeeping” includes several critical steps. Some of the more obvious are reducing clutter accumulating in stairways, halls, and other walking areas, keeping trash bins clean, rather than just replacing bags, along with effective dust and dirt removal performed daily. Standard vacuums, even larger models often used by small commercial cleaning companies, do not offer the option of HEPA filters, which are needed in businesses that work with hazardous substances. No matter what industry, at COIT, our team of professionals has the correct equipment for the job at hand.

Many areas must be thoroughly cleaned every day, while others will require periodical maintenance. The kitchen, coffee area, or any space where food is consumed must be sanitized daily. The refrigerator should be cleaned and sanitized weekly. An office microwave or stove must be cleaned daily. 

Morale Booster

Your employees respond to a cleaner environment, and morale is higher. They feel that the activities you are engaged in are important, and will tend to dress in a more appropriate manner in a clean environment. Even a smaller operation that is kept clean will experience a boost in employee morale, and happier employees attract more business and do their jobs with more pride in accomplishment.

Your employees, when morale is high, help to elevate your brand. They post their thoughts about work on social media platforms, and these posts have a big impact on whether you can attract the talent you need to grow your business. 

Long Term Cost Savings

Many less competent office cleaning companies perform only the most basic cleaning process. Dust lingers on top of cabinets, shelves, on blinds, and in harder-to-reach areas. Furniture covered with fabric emits dust and odors. Maintaining your office should include keeping furniture, shelving, desks, floors and other areas free from dust, dirt, and contaminants. A high-quality cleaning helps avoid carpets that become heavily stained and damaged, with deeply ingrained dirt that can only be resolved by installing new carpet at high expense. The savings can be significant in the long-term, and at Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, we offer various financing options for more extensive repairs, cleaning, and remediation services if needed.

Higher Quality Cleaning

When engaging the services of a commercial cleaning service, find out what professional cleaning processes are used. Not all commercial cleaning companies are equal in the level of service they perform. Some, like Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, can perform added services such as deep rug and upholstery cleaning for improved maintenance, cleaner air, and a fresher, spotless look. Windows should be sparkling, not smudged or dusty. Our range of services covers every need, from regular deep cleaning to deep cleaning services. The Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services team offers far more in cleaning services, including:

  • Carpet and area rug cleaning
  • Drapery and blind cleaning
  • Tile and grout cleaning
  • Air duct cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Concrete floor care
  • Hardwood cleaning
  • Power washing
  • Degreasing
  • Wall cleaning

A Wider Range of Services 

A company may present itself as a commercial cleaning service, but what are the services they offer? Can they clean upholstery, blinds, or carpeting? In many cases, the answer is no. They perform just basic services, which often become less and less as the time passes. If you are unhappy with the quality of cleaning your current commercial cleaners is providing, find out the difference.

While many less-qualified cleaning services are often let go due to the lack of quality work, our work is consistent; we never skimp on the details, no matter how many years we have been providing cleaning services to your business. 

Call Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services today to discuss your specific commercial cleaning needs. Located in Southern New Jersey we are ready to get to work, and to provide you with all the benefits a truly professional cleaning service can provide. Check out our reviews online! We are an owner operated business where quality, service & dependability are our main focus!

Offshore thinks 2020 is the perfect time start new habits! Clean up and get organized!

Now that the holiday season is over, you may find a big mess to clean-up in your home. Holiday decorations need to be packed up, wrapping paper needs to be thrown out, dishes need to be washed – the whole house may need to be deep cleaned.

January is the perfect time to establish a New Year’s cleaning plan to refresh your home now and keep it clean throughout the year. We’ve put together a list of our favorite New Year cleaning tips and ideas to help inspire your own New Year’s cleaning resolutions. Use these New Year’s cleaning tips from the experts at Offshore Property Services to start your new cleaning routine.

NEW YEAR’S CLEANING TIPS

Follow these tips to help organize your home after the holidays:

PACK IT UP

New Year’s clean-up starts with taking down the decorations. For many families, it’s a tradition to keep the Christmas tree and decorations up through January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day. Other households opt to remove decorations on January 1, or by the first weekend after New Year’s Day. Either way, the timely removal and pack-up of holiday décor is an essential step before beginning any other deep cleaning projects. Make a resolution to remove your holiday decorations before the second week of January to help keep yourself on track.

CLEAN IT OUT

We recommend removing everything from your storage space before trying to put your holiday decorations away or reorganizing the shelves. That way, you can take inventory of your items and make sure there isn’t anything that can be thrown away, donated or sold. You can then place the items you’re keeping back in their storage spaces in a neat, organized manner that will be easier to locate later.

PUT IT AWAY

The New Year is the perfect time to organize all your storage areas, from your attic and basement to the shed, closets and even crawl spaces. Like you did with your holiday storage areas, take your items out and make sure that nothing is broken or should be donated or sold. Then, carefully store the items you’d like to keep in durable containers. Once everything is safely put away, your storage spaces will look tidy and organized.

SCHEDULE TIME FOR THE BIG JOBS

We often intend to have all the deep cleaning projects done before the holiday season begins, including cleaning the carpets, floors, furniture, bedrooms and – of course – the kitchen. If the holiday season came and went again without these chores being crossed off your list, take the time to do them now! Put the big jobs at the top of your New Year’s cleaning resolutions to make sure they get done this year. If you need help deep cleaning your home, the experts at ServiceMaster Clean can help you clean the following areas of your home:

By starting your New Year’s cleaning now, you can start off on the right foot and continue to maintain your home’s cleanliness all year long. So grab those storage containers and cleaning supplies and get to it! From Offshore Property Services, we hope you have a happy New Year’s!


Offshore Carpet Cleaning located between Ocean City and Atlantic City, New Jersey offers exemplary service and fair pricing for your family.  Annually or bi Annually cleaning of your floors and carpets not only extends the life of your flooring, but provides a deep cleaning that keeps your home free of dirt and germs.  Do you need pet remediation to eliminate pet and urine odors?  Offshore can be your resource.  We use deodorizing products that can tackle to toughest odors.  Emergency service is another great benefit and we are owner operated to ensure every client is completely satisfied.

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