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Office Cleaning and year end Budgets
 
Many times when it comes to balancing the budget of a facility, or management looking to reduce overall costs, professional office cleaning services is often one of the items at the top of the list to be reviewed.

Having a commercial cleaning service provider that knows and understands how to workload a building, implements team cleaning strategies within their workforce and uses the proper cleaning agents and equipment can help to reduce the time spent cleaning your facility.  Which in return, equates to increased efficiency and quality, and lower overall cost to the customer.

Office Cleaning and Proper Building Work Load Planning

Work loading a building correctly is one of the most critical steps in assuring the building gets cleaned, maintains a high level of cleanliness consistently and most importantly, accurately allots the correct amount of time needed to effectively clean the building and the tasks involved.  Many times cleaning companies just "wing it" when it comes to figuring out the correct time needed to clean a facility.  This is often where janitorial service companies get themselves into trouble right from the start.  Incorrect work loading can lead to underestimating the time needed to effectively clean the building; therefore leaving the customer with their facility under cleaned because the janitorial service provider is trying to squeeze out as much profit as they can by reducing the labor hours that are actually needed to effectively clean.  Also, incorrectly work loading a facility could lead to allocating too much time to clean and then the customer ultimately ends up overpaying for the services being rendered.  The time taken by the cleaning contractor up front to accurately measure and input information about your building into a software system designed for work loading in the cleaning industry, is the most accurate way to get the proper times needed to complete the tasks to effectively and efficiently clean your facility.

Another way to know if you are receiving the most efficient and cost effective cleaning is whether or not your current cleaning company is using the "Team Cleaning Strategy". For example:  Traditional methods would have a 8-story building with a janitor on each floor completing every task.  This means 8 people, 8 trash containers, 8 vacuums etc... I think you get the picture.  Team cleaning in the same building you would only have 6 cleaning technicians.  One pair being the light duty techs and vacuum techs assigned to floors 1-4, with another pair assigned to floors 4-8.  Then a bathroom cleaning tech and the utility tech working throughout the whole building.  Outcome??? Greater efficiency in cleaning with more consistent service results with only 6 techs, two vacuums, two trash containers, one bathroom cart and one mopping system.  Also, the customer receives a proposal that has been properly work loaded with 6 cleaning techs instead of 8.  End result being, more than likely YOUR monthly cost be lower!!

Cleaning agents and  equipment also have their role in helping the bottom line of the customer.  Using the proper cleaning agents on surfaces will help to efficiently clean and maintain your facility.  Improper use of cleaning agents can lead to damaging surfaces, etching and faster wearing out of floor finishes, which can result in more frequent floor refinishing which is not cheap.  Backpack vacuums have been proven to reduce vacuuming times up to 70% from standard upright vacuums.

When budgeting cleaning for your facility, whether it's a new building or you are budgeting for the upcoming year, it is important to know and understand just how your current cleaning service work loaded your building, what processes they have in place and do they use the "Team Cleaning Method" and do they use proper cleaning agents and equipment.  Knowing these three key items could inform you of whether or not you are really getting the most efficient cleaning at the best price!
Posted: 12/21/2012 11:12:21 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


Commercial Cleaning Services NJ

A few months have passed since Superstorm Sandy hit in October 2012, but there's still a lot of cleanup to be done.  Many businesses in coastal New Jersey were affected and are still repairing facilities or offices and cleaning up flood-damaged interiors.  The effects of the superstorm could linger for months, even years, and require the best commercial cleaning services NJ has to offer.

Given all the construction going on after Superstorm Sandy, a service that's greatly needed by NJ businesses is post-construction cleaning.  Consider the mess that construction or other repair jobs leave in their wake.  Though construction companies and repair businesses may offer to clean up after they've finished, they aren't professional cleaners; they might tidy up a little or remove some of the worst of the remaining debris, but there's usually a lot more left to be done.

Hiring professional cleaners will ensure that your office or facility is spotless once construction and repairs have been completed.  Professional cleaners will remove all remaining debris and get rid of the layers of dust and dirt.  They will remove stains left from paint jobs or other repair work, vacuum carpets, wax and buff the floors, and scrub every surface: floors, ceilings, walls, countertops, and furniture.  Professional cleaners will also get rid of the smells that sour the air after construction or repair work and do a thorough job of getting into out-of-the-way places like air vents and ceiling pipes.

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, dealing with all the rebuilding and repair work is a hassle; at the very least, you can give yourself some peace of mind by ensuring that the clean-up afterwards is as effective and thorough as possible,  restoring your building to top condition. Contact us to discuss your post-construction cleaning needs.  We tailor our professional cleaning services to your specific office or facility and deploy only experienced, well-trained professionals.

 
Posted: 1/2/2014 12:18:51 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


At Eagle’s New Jersey cleaning company, we understand exactly how important it is that your business’ electronics continue to run smoothly. These days just about every office relies on digital technology in one form or another, from phones to computers to iPads. Many of the day-to-day operations of a business would grind to a halt if the electronics they used started malfunctioning or stopped working completely!

You might think that a complete blackout is the only thing that could interfere with your business’ electronics, but something as seemingly minor as a dirty keyboard or phone dial pad can negatively impact your operations and your employees’ health. As a company that specializes in NJ office cleaning services, this is something that we deal with on a regular basis.

Let’s start with that phone: employees touch the dial pad every time they make a call, and they also hold the receiver close to their mouths. This makes the phone an easy place for bacteria to build up, and if a cold or the flu is going around the office, dirty phones can lead to more employees out sick unless you work with a NJ cleaning company to keep them spic and span.

Computers are another electronic item that needs to be kept clean by your NJ office cleaning service. Dust builds up inside and around a computer over time, especially if it’s a computer that is kept underneath a desk. This can cause the computer to overheat, slow its performance, and decrease its overall longevity. And then there are computer keyboards, which are another site for bacteria to build up because of their frequent use unless you use the right New Jersey office cleaning services. Keyboards also start working more slowly when they’re dirty, revealing yet another way that unclean electronics can affect your business.

Let’s review just one more problem area. If your company uses iPads or other touch screen technologies, you likely know how easy it is for these electronics to get dirty with frequent use. These kinds of electronic devices need to be carefully cleaned by your New Jersey cleaning company on a regular basis using a soft lint free cloth, and sometimes you just don’t have time to do that, especially if your business owns dozens or even hundreds of iPads.

Is Your New Jersey Cleaning Company Meeting Your Electronic Cleaning Needs?

Keeping on top of electronic cleaning can be difficult, especially in a large office, but it needs to be done. Our NJ office cleaning services provide a great way to keep your electronics clean without having to take time out of your day—or your employees’ days—to go around the office wiping all the computers down with a microfiber cloth.

Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial specializes in office cleaning for businesses in New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

We’re a New Jersey cleaning company that will work closely with your business to develop a unique cleaning plan that fits your needs, so if keeping your office electronics clean is a top priority, we’ll make sure that happens.

Eagle BMJ can also work around your business’s schedule. We know that your electronics are likely to be in use during business hours, and we don’t want to interrupt you and your employees by trying to clean around them. Our NJ office cleaning company is available to you in the evenings, on the weekend, or even early in the morning before you start work.

If you’re worried about the state of your office electronics—or your office in general—consider working with Eagle’s commercial cleaning services. 60% of our business comes from NJ office cleaning, so we’ve got the experience and knowledge to carefully clean your building and the electronics you depend on.

Posted: 6/11/2015 10:07:23 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments



Building Cleaning Daytime

After being in janitorial services industry for over 15 years, we are starting to see a shift in the hours in which facility managers are requesting to have their buildings maintained.  As most of us are these days, also are the facility managers and other decision makers to adhere to extremely tight budget constraints. 

The number one reason that facility managers are making the transition from night time cleaning to day time cleaning is to save costs on the energy alone that it takes to keep the facility operating during the night hours so that the commercial cleaning company is able to do their job effectively.   Studies have shown that facilities that have made the transition to day time cleaning have been able to see a savings of up to 8% in their energy usage.

An increased morale by the employees and building occupants of the facility is also another benefit that is being noticed by this transition.  Employees that see cleaning of their facility taking place in front of them, tend to have a better feeling about the workplace they are working in.  Studies have shown that employees with a higher morale in the workplace can lead to higher productivity levels.  There is also a relationship that builds between the cleaning crews and the employees which can lead to a better communication and overall higher customer satisfaction.  If a specific issue arises, instead of the customer having to call the commercial cleaning companies main office to alert, or leave a note for the night time crew, they can have the issue addressed right away. 

Customers who are visiting the facility also have a better feeling and a higher appreciation of the place they are in when seeing cleaning taking place.  This ultimately leads to the customer more likely to return to your facility and an increase in revenue.

With the new technology that has come about in the janitorial service industry, it has allowed cleaning crews to work more quickly and efficiently, minimizing downtime and restricted access in daytime scenarios.  With areas that are just not able to be closed off for any period of time, cleaning crews can wait until the end of business day to address these areas.  For example, if your main lobby or any other high traffic area cannot be vacuumed or mopped during business hours, then the cleaning crew would address these areas just prior to closing. 

At the end of business day, facility managers can go home with piece of mind knowing that they are doing their due diligence in meeting budget constraints, their building is clean and ready to go when they return tomorrow.  And there is no worrying if the night time cleaning crew is going to show up, miss an entire area, not secure the building properly when entering or leaving, or not read the note for the specific issue that you requested be taken care of.
Posted: 2/18/2013 11:47:11 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


Janitorial Cleaning of Restrooms

Greasy door handles. Floors wet with more than just water. Paper towels littering the sinks and overflowing from the trash, and of course, toilets that haven’t been flushed.

Dirty restroomJanitorial services aren’t something the majority of us typically think about when we’re out and about, but when you find yourself in a restroom like the one described above, you can’t help but wonder who does the cleaning.

And we’ve all had that experience somewhere. Maybe yours was at a sports arena, a fast food restaurant, or even a high-end department store. No matter where it was, chances are good that you weren’t in a hurry to ever go there again.

Now imagine that the restroom at your office building looks like that. How do you think it might affect your employees? And what about when clients visit?

Clean restroomA lack of good cleaning could cost your business more than you realize. Do you know how clean your restrooms are?

Lazy Janitorial Services Are Bad for Productivity and Your Image

Trying to save money by not using a high-quality New Jersey janitorial service ends up costing you more in the end. Restrooms are breeding grounds for germs and not cleaning them well can help illness to spread through your workforce more quickly. That means you’ll lose productivity as people call in sick or work slower because they’re not feeling well.

It’s just as bad where clients are concerned. After all, who wants to work with an organization that can’t even keep the office clean? What does that tell them about your ability to provide them with high-quality work?

Never Worry about Your Restrooms Again with Eagle New Jersey Commercial Cleaning

Some New Jersey commercial cleaning companies offer rock-bottom prices, but what they don’t tell you is that you’re also going to get rock-bottom janitorial services.

That’s not how Eagle Building Maintenance & Janitorial Services works. We may have a big workforce that’s available to you 24 hours a day, but at heart, we’re still a father and son company. We take pride in our work.

A big part of that pride involves making sure that you’re getting the janitorial services you really need, so when you decide to work with us, one of our owners will personally meet with you at your business and create a customized cleaning solution.

Other cleaning companies in New Jersey may demand that you order janitorial services on their timetable, but our staff will provide cleaning whenever you want it. Need daily cleaning services? Great. But we’re just as happy to offer you our janitorial services on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly basis, or whatever you request.

Work with Eagle Building Maintenance & Janitorial Services, and we ensure you’ll always have:
  • Fresh-smelling restrooms
  • Door handles that shine
  • Plenty of supplies
  • Sparkling counters
  • Immaculate floors
  • Mirrors without smudges or stains
  • Spotless urinals, toilets, and sinks
  • Fixtures, doors, and locks that work
  • No graffiti
For more than 15 years, we’ve been providing cleaning and janitorial services to all kinds of companies in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Give Eagle a call today, and let us help your business to shine, too!
Posted: 10/10/2013 12:13:13 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


Good communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship, whether it’s personal or professional. That’s why at Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial, we strive to be great communicators as well as a great New Jersey cleaning company. And we know that communication isn’t just about telling clients what we can do, but listening to clients tell us what services they need. We think that our commitment to communication is what allows us to:

  • Tailor our cleaning services to each client’s and facility’s need
  • Help clients come up with a cleaning plan that works with their schedule and budget
  • Choose the right cleaning products (including environmentally-friendly options) for your facility
  • Respond promptly to special requests and emergencies

We Want to Keep Our Clients—That’s Why We Value Your Input

It’s always a good feeling to get a new client, but it’s an even better feeling to have a client rely on us for years or recommend our services to a friend. We’re constantly working to improve our communication skills because we want our clients to stick with us, and we know we have to listen and respond to their comments and requests if we want that to happen.

If you’re a current client, we’d like to encourage you to let us know both when we’re doing something well and when you’d like us to do something differently. Getting positive feedback is a great self-esteem boost (we’re only human, after all), and getting constructive criticism helps us improve and offer even better services to you and your facility in the future.

If you’re not yet a client but have been thinking about using our NJ cleaning services, we encourage you to set up an initial meeting with us. One of our owners will personally sit down with you and listen to what you want before advising you on a cleaning plan that will work for your facility. You’re under no obligation to hire us after this first meeting, but we hope that our ability to listen and respond well to your unique needs will win you over.

 

Posted: 6/16/2015 2:00:00 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments



Technology and Janitorial Cleaning

How "You" the Customer Benefit from Technology in the Cleaning Industry

Smart Phones, Call Forwarding, Ipads, Industry Specific Software that allows commercial cleaning contractors to perform site inspections and respond to work orders,  are just a few of the items that any customer would hope their current janitorial service provider would have in place.

Long gone are the days of it being acceptable for commercial cleaning service companies to wait until the end of the day or the next morning to reply to voicemail messages or email from their customers.  With all the technology at our fingertips it is foolish for any reputable janitorial services company not to invest and implement some of these items.

Smart Phones are an absolute must have in the cleaning industry.  Smart Phones have essentially made it near impossible for a customer not to be able to get in contact with someone from their cleaning service.  Whether it be a phone call , email or even a text message,  customers should always be able to get an almost immediate response.  

Call forwarding also has made the contractors office easier to take with them.  Clients can call the main office and even the extension of whom they are trying to contact at the cleaning company and automatically be redirected to their contact persons cell phone without ever knowing.  Thus, allowing an even quicker response to a potentially high importance item you made need resolved ASAP.

The use of Industry Specific Software that allows your commercial cleaning contractor to perform detailed inspections of your facility on Ipads while the walk through to insure that you are getting what you are paying for.  Once the inspection is completed, the quality control supervisor can instantly submit it to the client via email so they can review as well.  Many times these types of software will allow customers to have access with their own login credentials, so that they can view their facilities inspection results, history, trends and even comment if they chose to.  There is also the ability for the customer to create work orders from this software and at the click-of-a-button they can submit them.  Provided the contractor has there management outfitted with smart phones, they would quickly receive the work order and once completed, can sign off and email back to client as completed.

Being the "microwave society" that we have become and accustom to immediate answers, why should getting response and answers from your commercial cleaning service provider be any different? 

Technology has simply made a lack of response and ineffective cleaning services inexcusable.
Posted: 1/20/2013 11:01:49 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


Commercial Cleaning NJ

If you’re in charge of managing a large building, the idea of cleaning the whole place might send you running down the lengthy hallways towards the exit. Maintaining the cleanliness of a large facility certainly isn’t an easy endeavor; it requires a lot of attention and manpower to make sure that every single floor, window, and feature is kept looking good.
 
That’s why it’s important to hire the right janitorial service—you want to find a New Jersey cleaning company that has plenty of experience working with large facilities and well-trained employees to do a thorough cleaning job. Here are a few specific things you should look for when choosing a janitorial service in NJ.
 
A Capable NJ Commercial Cleaning Staff
 
As mentioned above, having well-trained NJ commercial cleaners is essential to making sure your spacious building is kept clean. At Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial Cleaning, we have a large staff of fully bonded, insured, and well-trained employees available to clean your office at any time of the day (or night). More on that in a second.
 
Flexibility from Your Cleaning Services
 
If you’re running a large building, there may be certain areas that you want to have cleaned during business hours and other high-traffic areas that you don’t want cleaned until the office has cleared out. Or maybe the whole building needs to be cleaned before work starts in the morning.
 
Every large facility is different in their exact needs, and Eagle’s commercial cleaning services recognize that. Our NJ commercial cleaning services are available 24 hours a day, so you can tailor your cleaning schedule to your building.
 
Reasonable Pricing from Your Commercial Cleaners
 
This one should be pretty obvious—you want to get the most for your money with your NJ cleaning company. This is where flexibility comes into play again. Before you hire a New Jersey cleaning company, schedule a consultation with Eagle BMJ. One of our owners will personally meet with you to discuss your building needs and your budget, and we can offer you transparent pricing at the end of that meeting. You shouldn’t have your first cleaning bill be a surprise, especially when you’re managing a large facility that likely needs more cleaning than the average office building.
 
Good Communication from Your Commercial Cleaning Company
 
One of the trickiest things about managing a large facility can be communicating well with all areas of a building’s operations. You don’t want any more communication-related anxiety on your plate, so you need to find a New Jersey cleaning company that you can easily get a hold of whenever you need to talk to someone about your building maintenance. Not only will this cut down on your stress, it will allow you to better adjust your cleaning schedule when you figure out what works best for your building.
 
Because Eagle BMJ is a family business that takes pride in what we do, we work hard to make sure that an owner is available to talk to you whenever you have questions or requests. We also utilize software that gives you instant access to your cleaning plan and allows you to make comments and changes whenever you need to.
 
Don’t let the management of a large facility swamp you. Keeping a large building clean and professional is a great accomplishment, and going to a well-maintained building during the work week can be extremely satisfying for you and everyone else who shares that space. But it’s not something you can do alone – you need a NJ cleaning company you can trust.
Posted: 2/6/2014 9:12:01 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


You read that title correctly... Flu season is right around the corner! In preparation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a page on their website dedicated to the 2015-2016 flu season. There are many news reports annually telling us how our fellow Americans work too much and forego time off to continue working, thinking it protects their jobs or pleases management. Yet, when it comes to the flu, time off from work must be taken to allow for recuperation and to prevent the spread of the virus to others. Nevertheless, we all know of “that person” who comes to work, even when they’re sick, which doesn’t help matters. But just how potent is the flu each year? A staggering 111 million sick days are used at a cost of $7 billion in lost wages and productivity annually, proving that the flu is a real threat that must be taken seriously.
 
 
Although most, if not all, of the major pharmacy chains offer free or deeply discounted flu vaccinations, not everyone takes advantage of them. In fact, another CDC report shows that less than 45% of American adults got vaccinated between 2009-2015. Thankfully, people are a little better at getting their children vaccinated, with just under 60% getting vaccinated in the same time period.
 
 
With respect to the workplace, the best way to prevent fellow employees from getting sick is to try and prevent the spread of the flu virus, and other germs, in the first place. This can be accomplished, in part, by simply keeping the working environment clean. In many instances, personal hygiene - and common sense - can go a long way towards preventing the flu. As uncomfortable as it sounds, not everyone washes their hands after using the restroom, nor do they cover their mouths and noses with their elbows when sneezing or coughing, if at all. Worse still, how many times have we all come across used tissues on countertops or tables! As gross as these examples sound, we all know they happen, and not always by accident.
 

While you can’t control the hygienic habits of others, control what you can by choosing a professional office cleaning service that will keep your office clean and sanitized. 


Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services (Eagle BMJ) has provided clients throughout NJ, NY, and PA with high-quality, custom-tailored cleaning options for almost 20 years. One of our services includes an on-going commercial cleaning program, making us the perfect choice for ensuring year-round cleanliness.
 
 professional cleaning service, NJ and PA

Our cleaning experts are well-trained and well-equipped to clean almost any facility or situation with ease. Eagle BMJ has a copious number of services available, but the following list represents a good sampling of what one should expect from our crews on a daily basis in an attempt to prevent the spread of the flu throughout the workplace. 

  • Air Vent Cleaning
  • Breakroom, Kitchen, and Cafeteria Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning & Hard Surface Floor Care
  • Dusting and Damp Wiping
  • Emptying of Trash Receptacles
  • Restroom Sanitizing and Disinfecting

 
 
Eagle BMJ understands the importance of keeping any facility (along with our own homes) clean, especially during flu season. While the physical appearance of your facility is very important to us, the health of all those who enter the building matters more. Still, almost 200,000 people are hospitalized annually for the flu or flu-related ailments, according to the CDC. Help keep that number from getting bigger by choosing Eagle BMJ as your professional cleaning service. As with the other services we offer, this is something we take very seriously, reinforcing why we have become one of the best full-service office cleaning companies in NJ.


Please contact us today to arrange for a FREE on-site evaluation and to learn more about how Eagle BMJ can make your entire facility cleaner and safer this flu season.

 

Posted: 12/18/2015 11:26:03 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments



New Jersey Cleaning Company
 
Finding a good New Jersey commercial cleaning company for your office is getting harder and harder.

With many of the better NJ cleaning professionals turning towards private clients - or getting out of the business altogether - newer hires are not always likely to be the “best and brightest”. There’s also a tendency for fly-by-night companies to sprout as start-up costs for cleaning businesses remain relatively low. These smaller commercial cleaning companies may promise the moon, but they rarely come through.

So what are some of the ways to ensure the NJ cleaning company you hire will provide excellent service?

Take Your Time

Firstly, do not hire the cheapest bidder out there! Cheap bids often reflect a New Jersey cleaning company that will send in subpar (possibly illegal) workers who aren’t being paid very well and lack enthusiasm.

There’s also the possibility that the manager has, purposefully or otherwise, underestimated the man-hours necessary to clean your facility. Bargain barrel rates such as these are often “revised upwards” as the relationship continues. If you refuse to pay more, the cleaning company will simply instruct its employees to do less, leaving you feeling a victim of the old “bait and switch” and your facility languishing in untidy conditions.

 A cleaning company that comes in at a fair bid is more likely to:

1.    Be established
2.    Be professional
3.    Have long-standing relationships with their well-treated employee

All of which will benefit your business in the long run.

Ask Around

If you have friends or professional contacts that use a commercial cleaning service at their New Jersey business, ask them about their experiences. Trusted word-of-mouth will always trump a company’s slick webpage or the star-ratings found at places like Yelp, which can easily be skewed by biased or dishonest opinions and posts.

Make a Call

Once you have a few New Jersey cleaning services in mind, call around and schedule an appointment to meet with their representatives. Make sure you mention a ballpark amount you’re willing to spend. If what you have in your budget is too little (or if your facility is too big) they can politely decline, saving everybody time.

Once the rep is out at your facility, you can discuss actual rates. Too low and you run the risk of slipshod work. Too high and you’re simply overpaying. You’ll also be able to ask questions regarding scheduling, hours of cleaning time, cancellation policies, etc.

Open the Book

Make sure the New Jersey cleaning service you use allows for open book pricing. What does each task involve time-wise? How much will it cost? When you and the cleaning company representative can sit down together and determine, task-by-task, how much you’ll be expected to pay, you can then make an accurate comparison when negotiating with other cleaning companies.

An honest, experienced janitorial service will be happy to do this with you.

Check Insurance

Finally, if you’re not sure about who you’re dealing with, you can rest easier by finding a New Jersey cleaning company that is bonded and insured.  This protects you from liability and also means that you’re dealing with a professional organization.

Posted: 7/1/2013 4:04:25 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


Office Cleaning Service - go Green


Do you know what kind of products your commercial cleaning company uses on your office? Or do you take the approach that as long as your workspace gets clean, it doesn’t really matter how it happens?

Well, if you haven’t thought about the impact that harsh cleaning products can have on the work environment and employee health, it may be time to reconsider. Here are 4 good reasons why you should hire a janitorial company that understands green cleaning when it comes to Office Cleaning Services.


1.    Avoid releasing harsh toxins into the environment. Many conventional cleaning products do a great job of making your office space look clean… but they also release harsh toxins into the air and waterways, which can have a seriously negative impact on the environment. Ammonia, which is found in many cleaning products used for sanitizing, can cause vegetation to grow too densely around waterways, clogging streams and crowding out other plants and animals, when it gets rinsed down drains or flushed down toilets

2.    Improve the air quality in your office. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like ammonia evaporate into the air when many conventional cleaning products are used—and can sometimes evaporate even if cleaning products are just being stored in your office! These compounds can irritate employees’ eyes, nose, and throat, cause headaches and nausea, damage the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system, and in some cases even cause cancer. Don’t risk keeping your employees in an environment that’s uncomfortable or even hazardous to their health; switch to green cleaning.

3.    Reduce asthma triggers. If you have employees with asthma or other respiratory problems, it’s especially important to keep the quality of air high in your office. If the office isn’t kept clean enough, dust or mold can become an asthma trigger, but if the office is cleaned with conventional cleaning products, they can reduce the air quality and trigger asthma as well. Some cleaning products even stir up dirt, making things even worse! The best solution is to use green cleaning products so that employees with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems won’t be forced to take time away from work.

4.    Improve employee productivity. One thing you may not have considered about green cleaning is that it can actually make your employees more productive! How? Studies have shown that better air quality as a result of green cleaning services can improve the performance of tasks like typing and solving math problems by between 4 and 16%. Many employees also report feeling like they have more energy after their office has switched to using green cleaning products. And everyone knows that a happy, energetic employee is the type of employee who will deliver the best results at work.

Go Green with Eagle

If you manage an office in New Jersey and are unhappy with your current cleaning services or products, contact Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial and ask about our green cleaning services.
We use many green cleaning products for all our clients, but when you ask for green cleaning, we make sure that we don’t use any products, equipment, or procedures that could negatively impact the environment or your employees. We only use products that have been certified green by the Environmental Protection Agency, so you can rest easy knowing that your office is going green.

Get a Free Estimate Today

Posted: 2/22/2014 10:56:51 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments


Whether you live in a home or own a commercial building, there is a lot more you will need to do to your floors than run them over with a mop to keep them lasting long and pristine. Many types of flooring require extra care that isn’t always disclosed by the distributor. It is best to seek out professional help to give your floors the necessary treatment to keep them from being damaged by incorrect handling.
 

A Little Bit of Cleaning Can Help Prevent Huge Problems

 
The results can be disastrous if your floors are not treated properly and regularly, regardless of the kind of flooring you have installed. Carpets can become incredibly filthy after years of use, sometimes even 4,000 times more germ-infested than a toilet seat. The best way to get rid of pesky bacteria is to conduct a deep steam clean. The more often you clean your carpets and rugs with this method the better off your carpets and your health will be. Your quality of life should drastically improve the moment you thoroughly clean your carpets.
 
There is more to your floors than your introductory costs as well. Vinyl tile may be less expensive than other alternatives at the beginning, but it has the potential to become costly and hazardous to the foundation of your floor. It requires constant sealing, buffing, scrubbing, stripping, and coats of finish to keep the flooring from coming undone and exposing the foundation. Moreover, tile grout needs to be reapplied every 3-5 years to help maintain its waterproofing. Don’t skip any steps when maintaining your floors. Otherwise, you might end up replacing all the tile in the affected area. This becomes incredibly costly the more often it occurs. Always research the proper methods of care whenever deciding on what flooring to install in your home or business.
 
Wood floors are another common flooring option many people use, but might not know how to care for. Wooden floors absorb more moisture than any other flooring alternative and this goes beyond simple spills. The moisture in the air even affects wooden floors and this changes depending on the time of year. Winter air can cause cracks by the lack of moisture and summer air can cause wooden floors to expand. You will then be forced to replace the wood panels, which can lead to other difficulties if the same type of wood is no longer available from your distributor. The best way to combat these occurrences is to manage the humidity within your building and clean up any spills immediately. This way there will never be too much or too little moisture for the floors to absorb.
 

Knowing Who to Go to is Half the Battle

 
The best ways to keep your floors lasting in pristine condition is to have them professionally cleaned by our team at Eagle Janitorial as often as is within your budget. We offer our services every single day so we can meet your expectations and match your cleaning schedule. We even work overnight to perform floor cleaning services to keep your workplace uninterrupted. Eagle Janitorial is committed to prolonging the lifespan of your floors so you don’t have to worry about the high costs of replacing them!
Posted: 5/11/2017 5:28:41 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments



Property Managers: Janitorial Support

In recent years, economic issues have forced many management companies to cut back on staff, both with regards to number of employees and the amount of hours each employee works. This has added a significant strain on the remaining employees as they have all been asked to handle added responsibilities.

One employee that has seen the biggest jump in responsibilities is the property manager, who has likely been asked to oversee many more locations than they are used to.

Because of this jump in responsibility, property managers are often on site no more than once per week. With the amount of properties they each oversee, it is just plain impossible for them to be there more. After all, how can someone be in several places at once?

Unfortunately, this has made it rather difficult for them to stay abreast of problems as they crop up, resulting in more and more issues at properties. But this problem can be alleviated with a little bit of creativity. And one way to do that is to let your New Jersey cleaning crew be an extra set of eyes and ears for your property manager.

How Can a NJ Cleaning Crew Assist Our Property Managers?

Simply put, commercial cleaning crews tend to be on site multiple times per week, day or night, which is more than the average property manager is there. That puts them in a unique position to see and hear things that the property manager might not ever know about.

A good way to have your commercial cleaning crew assist your property manager is to designate a contact person from the crew to serve as your “eyes and ears” while they are at the property. Then that contact person can report any issues they come across either to their own office or immediately to the property manager.

This way your New Jersey cleaning company can allow the property manager to more easily catch problems and respond them much quicker than they normally would. You’ll be able to stop leaks from becoming floods, broken security doors from leading to break-ins, and air conditioner issues from causing unbearable building temperatures, all of which will leave your tenants happier!

Call Eagle New Jersey commercial cleaning today and learn about how we can help you.
Posted: 6/12/2013 11:41:40 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments