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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.

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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.

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?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90481370/why-havent-they-designed-reusable-n95-masks?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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.

Corona Virus COVID-19

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.

Call for a free estimate – 609-365-8045

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If frozen pipes burst in your home or office – call Offshore, for emergency service!

With freezing temperatures sweeping South Jersey and the entire Atlantic and Cape May Counties you never expect to be dealing with the frozen pipes that burst. When water gets into your home or business you focus needs to be to get it out ASAP! Should a pipe freeze and break in your home or place of business, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Cut-off the water supply to your home. Locate the water main cut-off valve and have a water key handy before attempting to thaw out frozen pipes. If you don’t have a key (most hardware and home-improvement stores sell them), you can use a pair of locking pliers to rotate the valve a quarter turn. If you don’t know the location of your main water valve, it is usually at the water meter, which is commonly found within a few feet of the curb of your street.
  2. Relieve any pressure. Open up any faucets connected to frozen pipes before thawing. This will allow water to flow through the pipe and relieve any built-up pressure, reducing the risk of rupture.
  3. Warm things up. You’ll need to gradually warm the frozen pipe. You can use a warm hair dryer or towels soaked in warm water to thaw frozen pipes that haven’t burst. (Do not use a flame or high-heat source to thaw pipes. It can lead to cracking.) Start from the interior faucet end of the pipe, and work your way toward the colder end of the pipe.
  4. Check for Leaks. After pipes have thawed, listen for sounds of gushing water. That is your first sign that a pipe has burst. You can also conduct a quick water test to determine if you have any leaks. Turn off the icemaker and discontinue use of any faucets and toilets. Do not run the dishwasher or washing machine. Take a picture of your water meter reading. Wait 15 minutes, check the meter reading and compare. If there’s any movement, you have a leak.
  5. Contact a professional. If you’ve detected a leak, your best bet is to cut off the main water valve and call Offshore Carpet Cleaning to remove the water help you dry out.  Offshore offers 24 hour emergency service and will come to help you immediately. Offshore works with remediation specialists who will help you fix and damage and get the most out of your insurance coverage if needed.  Our professional network will make sure you home is restored to it’s former state and limit your out of pocket cost tremendously.
  6. Or skip steps 1-5 and call Offshore first!  Our professional team will help guide you through the process start to finish.

Make Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Property Services your first call.  609-365-8045 or visit out website @ http://www.offshorepropertyservices.com

Truck Mounted Cleaning System

Our Nearby team handles Atlantic City and all the Jersey Shore

Carpet Cleaning services mainly use carpet extraction as their means for getting your carpets clean. Offshore Carpet Cleaning uses this method, as it leaves great results for our clients. On top of that, we have one of the most powerful systems for accomplishing this—a truck-mounted extraction system.

Why is carpet extraction a great way to get your carpets cleaner than ever? And, how does the powerful truck-mounted system benefit you even more than a standalone portable unit? Allow us to reviews some of the great benefits of our system.

Carpet extraction is sometimes also referred to as “steam cleaning” for your carpets. What are the steps to cleaning this way?  First, a cleaning chemical is commonly pre-sprayed onto your carpets and allowed to soak in and liquify or loosen soils and oil build-ups. Then super-heated water (near boiling if possible) is shot down into the carpet and then sucked back out or “extracted” from the carpeting, thus scooping up all of the loose dirt, germs, and residues.

The main benefits of carpet extraction cleaning are:

  • Cleaning dirt, germs & allergens out from deep between the carpet fibers
  • Utilizes heated water, which sanitize’s and drys carpet faster
  • This is the method most recommended by carpet manufacturers and experts in the field for optimal results
  • Best way to eliminate odor versus other methods that may simply cover smells

The do it yourself machines that can be rented at your local Home Depot or Supermarket, do not get the water as hot, nor do they provide the same amount of power to remove the water and dirt.

A truck-mounted extractor will heat the water to near-boiling temperatures and shoot this water to our wand through a hose running into the building. Most of what you see is the hose running to a wand that your hard-working carpet cleaner moves in a pattern to cover the entire floor. That water is sucked back up and sent back through another hose to a holding tank in the truck. It’s SUPER-efficient and SUPER-effective, which you will notice when stains, germs, and odors disappear as a result. We use it to clean upholstery, tile & grout, hardwood floors and VCT Tile.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning  located in Southern New Jersey is the best choice for all your residential and commercial cleaning services.  We have a full array of services to offer all under one roof.  Power washing, Janitorial Cleaning, Window Washing and more.  Visit WeCleanSouthJersey.com for more information and to obtain a free estimate call 609-365-8045.

Why You Should Have a Professional Clean Your Carpets

When is the last time you had your carpets cleaned by a device other than a vacuum? If you answer is in the form of years, you should strongly consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning servicein Southern New Jersey to revitalize the appearance and quality of your carpets. From pet stains to messes made by children over the years, the carpets in your home have been through quite the adventure and are in desperate need of a cleaning – let a professional carpet cleaning service take care of it for you.

Vacuums don’t deep clean

For whatever reason, many homeowners believe that a vacuum is provides their carpets with a deep clean. In fact, vacuums simply suck up the most evident dirt, dust and hair towards the top of your carpet. Depending on the type of carpet you have in your home, there could be so much more dirt and dust trapped towards the bottom of your carpet. A vacuum cannot capture that!  Although in between profession deep cleanings, Offshore Carpet Cleaning recommends vacuuming 2-3 times a week to extend the life of your carpets.

Your carpets have faded or changed color

For homeowners with very light colored carpeting throughout their home, the current color may not be the same as it was when you originally installed the carpet of purchased the home. This is due to the wear and tear throughout the years. From spills integrated into the fibers to deep dirt and other messes, these can all affect the color of your carpet.

With a deep and thorough carpet cleaning by an expert using the finest equipment, you’ll be amazed just how new and refreshed your carpet will look. A professional carpet cleaner will have the materials, equipment and more that is needed to clean your carpet fully.

Reduce Allergies and Cleanings

Because pollen, dust, dirt, dander, fur, hair and so much more becomes trapped in your household carpet, a deep carpet clean can eliminate these common allergens from the atmosphere. If you have individuals in your home with severe allergies, this will prove to be beneficial to their respiratory health.

In addition, you can reduce the amount of vacuuming you will have to complete since your carpet will be completely clean after a visit from a carpet cleaner. That sounds nice, doesn’t it?

When you are ready to get your home in order and hire that professional for a deep cleaning, call Offshore Carpet Cleaning.  We offer free estimates and we are booking now to get your floors cleaned before the holiday season!

Call 609-365-8045 or visit out website at  https://offshorepropertyservices.com/

Costal Flooding could impact residents and businesses this weekend!

October 25, 2019 – Tracking rain for the weekend…  We will see a mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the low to mid 70s, about 5 degrees above normal for this time of year.

We are tracking an area of low pressure and cold front that will move from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast this weekend. We will see a mix of sun and clouds Saturday with highs in the mid 70s. An isolated shower is possible but most of the area will stay dry on Saturday. Rain chances will increase for Sunday as the cold front moves through. Expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers through midday and the afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm is possible but severe storms are not expected at this time. Highs will warm to near 80 before the cold front moves through.

Highs will drop to the low 70s early next week with partly cloudy skies. Rain chances will return for midweek and could linger for Halloween.

Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Clouds building in today, rain this weekend

 

 

Fall is the right time for a deep cleaning! Professional cleaning for carpets, hardwood & upholstery is a great way to prepare for the holiday season!

 

Doormats

Invest in a doormat that helps keep out the largest particles — like leaves and chunks of dirt — and make sure you get one of the right design, which depends whether it will be outside or inside. All doormats should be longer than a single stride, while inside mats should be made of acrylic with a vinyl or rubber backing. Outdoor mats should have a wire rack underneath to catch mud.

 

Shoe Rack

Make sure that you enforce a no-shoes-inside policy, or have a shoe rack that you use at the very entrance to the house to restrict the dirt to one specific area.

 

Vacuum often

To protect your carpet, vacuum entrance areas and high-traffic areas twice a week and the rest of the carpeting at least weekly. Oily soils attract oily soils, and frequent vacuuming will reduce soil buildup.

 

Start with a clean bag or filter

A dirty bag, dirt cup or filter can cut a vacuums suction power in half. The main reason bagless vacuums stop working is that the filters aren’t changed often enough. Replace or wash (if possible) the filters on bagless vacuums every three months. Replace vacuum bags when they’re three-quarters full.

 

Vacuum at the right speed

Vacuum slowly enough to get out as much dirt as possible. Make one quick pass over low-traffic areas and two slow passes over high-traffic areas. Two slow passes removes ground-in dirt more effectively than several fast passes.

 

Rotate Furniture

Carpets can wear at confined areas of the carpet pile and dirt can work its way into the carpet pile and backing. If your room layout allows it, move the furniture around. It’s best to do this every six months to prevent premature wear areas.

 

Baking Soda

Prior to vacuuming, sprinkle some baking soda over the carpet to absorb odors. Avoid carpet powders. Powders are often sold to eliminate unwanted scents on the carpet. However, such powders leave residue in the carpet which can damage it over time. Stick to baking soda if you want to remove an unwanted smell.

 

Pretreat stains and high-traffic areas

If you’ve recently had your carpet cleaned and quickly get new stains, you can always pre treat stains yourself until you’re ready for your next professional carpet cleaning. Mix a drop of detergent with hot water in a spray bottle and lightly mist the dirtiest areas. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes before cleaning the area. Be sure not to over saturate your carpet or use any harsh chemicals that could set the stain in. Do not rub stains. When removing a stain, stick to blotting motions.

Your carpets aren’t invincible. Any professional carpet cleaning company at the Jersey Shore will tell you the rain & weather, plus dirt, leaves, and other fall debris can contaminate your carpet fibers easily. Carpeting is expensive, so you want to maintain your carpet long term. We know that keeping carpet clean is an ongoing project, but the fall months are a great time to use these tips.

The Professional Carpet Cleaning staff at Offshore Carpet Cleaning will put a cleaning plan together that is right for you and your family.  Owner operated  Offshore ensures every customer is completely satisfied.  Offering free estimates to ensure no surprises on fees and what you can expect from the partnership.  Offshore also services many businesses and municipalities in South Jersey, with commercial cleaning and janitorial services.  This ensures that you are dealing with a well respected local company that  takes pride in their work and doing the very best job for you.  Call today at 609-365-8045, email owner@offshorecarpetcleaning.com or visit our website wecleansouthjersey.com.

Do You Know If Your Restaurant or Workplace is Really Clean?

Offshore Carpet Cleaning offers these tips to consider…

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Offices and restaurants 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. They give the office a professional look, make the office safer, and boost the comfort of everyone on the premises. Restaurants must especially be looking and smelling good as there is even a higher expectation when customers will be eating at your establishment.

DETERMINING IF THE JOB IS DONE RIGHT:

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.

Signs Your Office or Restaurant Cleaning Staff Aren’t Getting the Job Done

If the cleanliness of your workplace, kitchen or dining room is less than stellar, your cleaning crew may not be delivering the quality work they promised when you hired them. You might need to consider replacing them if they show any of the following signs:

Not bringing the proper cleaning products – Your cleaners should always be carrying the equipment and supplies necessary to get the job done effectively and efficiently. If they’re unable to finish all of the required tasks due to the lack of tools, they’re not adequately fulfilling their cleaning obligations.

They are in a hurry– Cleaning crews should be efficient when they’re on the job. Speed, however doesn’t mean clean . They should take their time when cleaning the areas in your workplace to ensure everything is completely clean and sanitized. If you find them coming in and out of your office too quickly, they may not be spending enough time to meet the quality cleaning standards you established and often not giving cleaning products the time they need to sit and to do their job.

Certain areas still look dirty after cleaning – Your service provider is not doing an excellent job if the garbage cans remain full, the desks are still dusty, and the break room area remains a mess. Kitchen Counters or break areas seem sticky or not fully sanitized. If these issues are showing up often, contact the cleaning company and ask for an explanation. It’s either you need to raise the frequency of cleaning visits or the cleaners are not fulfilling the job requirements stated in the contract.

You notice damaged, or missing items – Damage and theft to personal belongings and company property unfortunately can happen. You should seriously look into switching to another cleaning service provider if you start noticing broken or missing stuff from your office.

Janitorial cleaning and commercial cleaning

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.

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 cleaning quote.

Pet Urine in Carpets can be unpleasant and present real issues for you and your family!

Dog and Cat Odor and Urine Removal

If you have older animals who are breaking down, a little dog who’s just never seemed to grasp the concept of “going” in the outdoors, or if you have had a puppy, then you understand the risks your home faces. Unfortunately, animals can and will have accidents on floors from time to time, but it is essential that you clean the urine from your carpets immediately in order to avoid some potentially serious effects on your health. The professional staff at Offshore Carpet Cleaning has seen it all and understands. Below are some of the potential damage that animal urine in carpets can cause, and why professional carpet cleaning is so important.

#1 – The Ammonia Odor

The most noticeable effect of animal urine in carpets is the strong smell of ammonia. Although all urine contains some amount of ammonia, it is especially concentrated in cat urine. What’s more, once a pet urinates on the carpet, if it is not cleaned thoroughly – and immediately – the water in the urine evaporates, leaving behind even more concentrated ammonia. This can have a tremendous negative effect on people who have COPD, asthma, or emphysema, and it may even cause allergies.

#2 – The Growth of Bacteria and Other Microorganisms

Most of the bacteria that grows in old pet stains is not particularly dangerous to anyone who has a healthy immune system, but it can become quite bothersome. In otherwise healthy people, the bacteria and microorganisms found in old urine stains may cause sinusitis, watery eyes, allergies, and inflammation of the airways. However, in people who have compromised immune systems, such as very young children, the elderly, or people with immune systems weakened by illness or medication, these bacteria can cause significant health issues.

#3 – The Potential for Dangerous Mold

Although one or two accidents that are cleaned up quickly and efficiently are often not a reason for concern, repeated pet stains or urine that is not immediately and thoroughly cleaned can soak through your carpet into the padding below. The components of the urine attract moisture, and over time, several varieties of mold can begin to grow underneath your carpet. Some of these mold varieties, like penicillium, can cause respiratory symptoms, and a few, such as aspergillus, can cause long-term lung conditions with prolonged exposure.

#4 – The Expense of Replacing a Rotting Subfloor

Finally, it is important to consider the financial expense that animal urine can create. Your carpet padding likely sits directly on your subfloor, which is generally made of wood. Over time, the urine soaks through your carpet and the padding below, and into the subfloor. With repeated pet accidents, the wood becomes more and more saturated and may even begin to rot. As such, it may be necessary to completely remove your carpeting and replace sections of your subfloor in order to combat structural damage to your floors.

Although pets are an important part of millions of lives, cleaning up after them is a responsibility that should never be neglected. Over time, animal urine can cause allergy-like symptoms, strong odors, mold growth, and even structural damage to your home. Aside from immediately cleaning up after your pet, it is important to contact a professional carpet cleaner. The professional grade equipment is the best and most effective way to ensure your home is cleaned properly. We recommend at least twice per year to not only clean your carpets, but also evaluate your risks.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning says: There may be a lot more living in your carpets than you think!

Schedule your regular deep cleanings to kill deep down dirt, germs and more….


Offshore Carpet Cleaning understands you work hard to keep you home clean. Dusting, cleaning window sills, potty train your pets, get non-spill cups for the kids (and possibly even your husband), spot clean that wine you spilled (oops), vacuum, take your shoes off before you come in the house and yet STILL your carpets look dirty! It looks like it’s time to get the carpets cleaned again, but how can I take care of them between cleanings so that they don’t get so soiled looking?

It turns out carpets act like a giant filter which trap indoor air pollutants such as dust, dirt, pet dander, moisture and pests! Apparently wiping your shoes before entering is not enough to keep those carpets clean. Dirt and soil is not the only thing cohabitating with your carpet fibers, it is common for many microorganisms and bugs to live in carpets! Bugs such as dust mites, ground beetles, potato bugs, carpet mites and more could be snuggling with your carpet fibers. If carpet cleaning is neglected your indoor air quality will decline and your carpets can turn into a breeding ground for contaminants and pollutants.

So, what can you do to protect your carpets and keep them clean between calling Offshore Carpet Cleaning for professional cleanings deep cleanings?

Carpet is damaged by soils not visible to the human eye, so how are we supposed to protect them? High traffic areas create ground in soil which needs to be removed on a regular basis. Dirt is extremely abrasive against the fibers of carpet and will wear the carpet excessively if not properly maintained. Make sure to vacuum regularly, even if it does not appear to be dirty!

Offshore Carpet Cleaning recommended to steam clean your carpets professionally every 6 months – 1 year. To get out embedded soils or bugs it is important to have a steam cleaning at a high heat to kill any contaminants or bugs hiding in the carpet fibers! Also, to maintain a longer life span of the carpets and have the carpet looking as good as possible, it is recommended to have it cleaned before it starts to show sign of wear! Soils that embed into the carpet fibers can cause the carpeting to break down, making it look worse and shortening its life span.

“Spots and stains will act as a dye if not treated immediately or the carpets are unprotected” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning. “Most over-the-counter stain removal products will make a stain worse”. To prevent a stain from embedding into the carpet, when you have your carpets cleaned you should get stain resistance on your carpets. Each time your carpets are steam cleaned this removes any stain resistance that was on the carpet. Stain resistance forms a topical barrier on the fibers of the carpets in order to repel liquids and dry soils. Therefore, any dirt, spots and stains will lay on the top of the carpet fibers instead of embedding into them so they do not become a dye to the carpet fibers.

After everything you’ve been doing around the house to keep those carpets cleaned, turns out you could be doing more! Who knew? Moral of the story… vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, clean, protect, repeat!

Offshore offers 5 Tips For Cleaner, Fresher Carpets Once the Summer is coming to an end.

Summers almost over, time to clean up!

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Deep cleaning for furniture and upholstery all fabrics.

With more entertaining spills and stains, kids playing outside and coming home with dirty shoes or rooms shut up for the vacation getting musty, summer can be a time that’s hard on your carpets. With the hot, dry summer we have had, dust levels are elevated and chances are your carpets have accumulated plenty of dirt even without you even knowing it.

The good news is, the end of summer is one of the best times to get your carpet clean and fresh for the rest of the year to come. Here are 5 tips from Offshore Carpet Cleaning to restore your carpets to a healthy and hygienic condition for the rest of the year.

Deep Cleaning

If your carpet hasn’t had a thorough, professional clean in over a year, or if you’ve faced a particularly dirty and dusty summer, you need professional help to restore your carpet’s cleanliness, like Offshore. Professional carpet cleaners use powerful deep cleaning machinery to draw out dirt, dust and impurities from your carpet that conventional cleaning and vacuuming just can’t reach. This type of cleaning you cannot reach on your own as the hot steam extraction completely eliminates bacteria, dirt & odor. It’s a great time to get it done, while the weather is still warm to quickly dry out after professional cleaning.

Wipe Feet And Shoes Off

As much as 75% of the dirt and dust lodged in your carpet and rugs comes in to your home on the bottom of your shoes. After deep cleaning or as a general rule, simply place a mat in front of doorways for your family or guests to wipe their feet before they enter. You can also ask your children to remove shoes they’ve been playing in outside. Doing this can quickly reduce the amount of dirt and mud entering your home.

Regular Vacuuming

Of course regular vacuuming can help to restore and keep your dirt and dust levels under control after summer and as the dry weather continues as well. Choose a high quality vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to pick up all the fine particles of dust and filter them out as you go, rather than simply stirring them into the air. If you’re vacuuming schedule has gotten a little off track this summer, you may be looking for a deeper carpet and rug clean than your vacuum cleaner can allow and will need the services of a professional carpet cleaner.

Rapid Stain Treatment

Having kids around during the summer and more entertaining at home could mean more spills and stains have accumulated on your carpet throughout summer. There’s no doubt that saving your carpet and rugs from long term stains relies on you treating stains as quickly as possible. Quickly take care of spot removal by blotting the area of a spill using a clean absorbent cloth. After this it’s best to call in the professionals. Home stain removal methods often do more harm than good. Professional carpet cleaners offer expert carpet stain removal to remove even the toughest stains. Call your local carpet cleaning company as soon as possible after a spill before a stain sets, in order to have the best chance of removal.

Don’t Bring Your Vacation Home With You

If you enjoyed a holiday to a tropical beach or a wild forest destination, you want to be careful about what you bring home in your clothes, luggage and shoes. Kids in particular are susceptible to bringing home half a beach worth of sand after a holiday in dirty clothes, and muddy boots that are not quickly cleaned could continue to spread dirt around the house. Make sure your first stop after arriving home from a holiday is the washing machine!

Save the memories of summer but wash away the dirt, sand and stains with these tips for cleaner carpets from Offshore Carpet Cleaning.

Are your shoes making your family sick?

We have all heard about the benefits of removing our shoes before entering our homes and perhaps some of you are ahead here because you already implement this strategy. For the rest of us, however, it seems a tedious prospect especially considering how frequently the members of our busy households are coming and going. Perhaps on occasion we even roll our eyes at the ever-vigilant friend that insists everyone remove their shoes before entering. However, if you knew that by taking off your shoes every time you enter you were reducing your home’s bacterial and toxic loadsignificantly, would you consider it?

It turns out that besides the soles of our shoes being inherently gross (because, well, they are shoes), they carry all manner of disgusting stuff. For starters, think of the places your shoes have been throughout the day. Perhaps to the doctor’s or dentist’s office? Maybe to the hospital to visit a friend? Did you use a public restroom or take your dog for a walk? Maybe just through a parking lot on the way to the grocery store? Though the areas you have been throughout the day appear clean, there are countless germs in all of these spaces, to say nothing of bird droppings, dog waste, herbicides, fertilizers, fuel and pesticides, that the soles of our shoes pick up. Researchers at the University of Arizona conducted a study and found on average 421,000 different bacteria on shoes. Specifically, coliform bacteria (from feces) was found on 96% of shoes and E coli on 27%. Some of the bacteria found in the study are responsible for urinary tract and respiratory infections and unfortunately all of these bacteria and toxins transfer to our home’s flooring surfaces. As if this isn’t bad enough, Men’s Health says that carpet already contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch making it much dirtier than your average toilet seat.

While many of us vacuum our homes frequently, vacuums simply aren’t able to reach the bottom of the carpet where the bacteria can thrive and even feed on the human skin cells, pollen, pet dander, food and dirt from daily living. Every time the kids sit and play or anyone walks on the surface of the carpet, the bacteria (including colonies of E. coli, salmonella and staphylococcus) is disrupted and brought closer to the surface. (Maybe a good time to rethink the 5-second rule?)

What can be done about this biohazard brewing in our homes? Besides leaving those shoes at the door, get your carpets steam cleaned. The University of Arizona researchers found that steam cleaning removes the various types of bacteria described above. (If you are interested in getting those shoes clean, too, they found that washing them in detergent worked.) Men’s Health recommends hiring a company at least once per year to do a deep steam cleaning, though others recommend greater frequency especially if allergies and respiratory disorders are an issue. (It should also be noted that some carpet companies will not honor your warranty unless professional cleaners are hired every 12-18 months, so be sure to check those warranties.)

As you prepare to have those carpets steam cleaned, be sure to hire a company that does not utilize harsh soaps or carbonated chemicals, which can introduce additional toxins to your home. Environmentally savvy companies, like Offshore Carpet Cleaning, use truck-mounted steam cleaners with 100% natural detergents, providing a safe, non-toxic environment for your family and pets. And don’t limit yourself to just carpet since bacteria can flourish in hard surfaces including tile and grout.

Lastly, what to do about having friends remove their shoes when visiting your newly cleaned home? According to a variety of articles and websites, the leading suggestions are to mention in the invite that shoes aren’t worn in the home so guests can plan accordingly. A few others suggest providing slippers or socks to make guests comfortable.

Do you know the benefits of cleaning and sealing your tile and grout

For one it keeps it looking great and lasting longer….

Are you using a shampoo bottle to hide a mildewy corner of your tile shower? Don’t worry – we’ve all been there. Just like any other frequently used surface in your home, grout and tile collect a lot of dirt over time. So if you’re starting to forget what color your grout used to be, it might be time to give it a good cleaning.Cleaning grout is difficult, time-consuming work. Without a good set of knees, an old toothbrush, and several hours of back-breaking work, it is almost impossible to thoroughly clean soiled grout. If you have the elbow grease, go for it! Or, you can hire professionals to do a fast, thorough cleaning of your tile and grout for you.

Whether you choose the old toothbrush method or hire professionals, it is important to know how cleaning your tile and grout can improve the aesthetics and safety of your home. Tile can get slippery when wet, especially when water mixes with mildew from the grout. This is potentially dangerous for you, your children, and your pets. In addition to improving the traction on your tile, a thorough cleaning can completely change (and improve) the look of your entire room if your grout is in bad shape.

At Offshore Carpet Cleaning we highly recommend sealing your grout after cleaning. Our grout sealing service is a great way to prevent the grout from mildewing, and it will keep your tile looking clean and new. Here are some more tips for preventing your tile and grout from re-soiling:

  • Sweep or vacuum before you mop. This will reduce most of the wet dirt that might gather in your grout when you mop.
  • Use gentle cleaners on your grout, especially if you have it sealed. Some cleaners can erode sealants and allow moisture and dirt to get into the grout.
  • Give your tile an extra rinse after you mop. This will help get rid of a lot of loose dirt that may remain.
  • Clean frequently. Nobody wants to mop every day, but even giving your floor a quick sweep on a regular basis can help keep your tile and grout looking squeaky clean.

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