Microfiber cloth for Janitorial Cleaning

Microfiber cloth has been shown to save businesses money on their janitorial services because 99% of the cleaning can be done with just the cloth and some water – there’s no need for special chemicals or cleaning solutions. That means companies won’t be able to charge you an arm and a leg for all kinds of cleaning products!

At Eagle’s New Jersey janitorial service, we use microfiber cloths in all of our commercial cleaning, and it allows us to stick to only the bare minimum in cleaning chemicals – a cost savings that is passed on to you.

microfiber clothHow Does Microfiber Cloth Work in Commercial Cleaning?
New Jersey cleaning companies that use microfiber products will be the first to tell you that it really does seem like magic. Made of synthetic fibers, microfiber cloth is amazingly durable, soft, absorbent, electrodynamic, and water repellant. They also have incredible wicking abilities (e.g. they repel moisture), which is why so many athletic clothing today contains microfibers.

When cleaning companies use ordinary sponges and cotton cloths, all they do is push dirt particles around and leave a wet trail behind. This is because of their rounded threads.

Microfibers, in contrast, use internal loops to help them trap oil and dirt inside the actual cloth. That means your janitorial service won’t just be moving germs and dirt from place to place, but getting rid of them for good. Even better, these kinds of cloths won’t tear or stretch like traditional materials, and they’re easy to wash and reuse hundreds of times.

How Does Eagle New Jersey Janitorial Service Use Microfiber Products?

There are a number of ways that we employ microfiber products in our cleaning services for businesses, and we’re always happy to work out a customized commercial cleaning plan for you.
Here are just a few examples of how microfibers help us do the best job possible for our customers.
  • Save money on chemical cleaning products
  • Dusters that won’t leave behind dirt
  • Mops that can hold six to seven times their weight
  • Improved ability to pick up dirt, grime, and germs
  • Cleaning that can be done in any regular washing machine
Call Eagle New Jersey commercial cleaning today and experience the difference with our microfiber cloths.
Posted: 4/16/2013 3:45:23 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

New Jersey Janitorial Services

Your New Jersey janitorial service just isn’t doing it for you anymore. They were once prompt and attentive. They cleaned well and responded to your every request. Your cleaning service, at one time, aimed to please, and your office looked ship shape.

Nowadays, their work is substandard. Your calls are not being returned. Your complaints go unheeded. Certain rooms aren’t being vacuumed anymore, the wastebaskets remain full, and let’s not even talk about what’s going on in the bathrooms.

Let’s face it: Your NJ cleaning company just doesn’t seem to care anymore.

Yes, you’re a busy person and you’ve put a janitorial service change on the back burner. You really do have a lot of choices out there, however, and there are plenty of reasons to find a new company that will give your office the attention it deserves.

New janitorial services pop up like weeds. There’s very little regulation of the industry and start up costs are modest. As a result, many new NJ cleaning companies cut corners and hire unskilled, sometimes even undocumented, workers. This way, the wage they pay is low and their payroll taxes low or entirely nonexistent. As a result, the client suffers, not only due to shoddy cleansmanship but high employee turnover - leading to more substandard service - as well.  

Small cleaning companies often use untrained (and unhappy) employees. Many smaller companies have neither the time nor resources to properly train their new employees. You might not think it, but there’s a lot that goes into commercial office cleaning: things a professional will know and a rookie will not. When employees are well trained they feel more confident in their abilities, leading to a higher degree of professionalism, a greater sense of pride in their work and, as a result, a better job done. The lack of expertise on the part of an untrained, unskilled janitor may leave your NJ office in a dirty, messy or even unhygienic condition.

Many cleaning companies have poor communication systems. You’ve complained about less-than-stellar performance, you’ve gotten a well-meaning response from a company representative, indicating that things will be taken care of – but the job never seems to get done. In the modern age, there’s no excuse for this issue. Technology makes it easier than ever for you to stay connected to your cleaning company, and for them to respond promptly to your needs.

How and why would you remain with a NJ commercial cleaning company that’s not doing what it’s paid to do?

Finding a new cleaning service is certainly worth the time and effort. You want to find a professional cleaning service companies that not only trains but treats their employees well, leading to better results all around. Be sure to look for a company that has received a CIMS certification from ISSA, which oversees the building services industry. That means the organization has passed rigorous tests and will almost always provide better service than the fly-by-nighters.

Ready to change services? Contact Eagle today for a free estimate.
Posted: 6/10/2013 12:17:33 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

Office Cleaning Service

Lots of businesses in New Jersey use an office cleaning service, but far too many don’t use a good one, and that’s unfortunate. Why? Because research has shown that a clean and healthy work environment can actually add to your bottom line by improving productivity and profitability.

Is your janitorial service in NJ doing this for your business? Find out by asking yourself a few simple questions:

Do customers hesitate to give referrals to your business – even after receiving excellent service? One of the best ways to get new customers is word-of-mouth. But no matter how good you are at your job, if you work out of an office that’s dirty or disheveled, people are likely to hesitate before suggesting that their friends and colleagues come to you.

Are your employees clean and organized? Studies have shown that when employees work in an office that’s clean and organized, they tend to keep their personal areas neat as well, and this raises their overall productivity.

How’s your employee turnover rate? Having to replace employees is something that every business experiences, but researchers have found that people are more likely to stick with a job if the workplace itself is clean and well-maintained. Keeping more employees for longer can be a vital part of improving your bottom line because it’s incredibly expensive to go through the hiring and training process.

Are customers frequently walking out after a cursory look around? It’s not an uncommon sight in many businesses for people to browse and then move on without making a purchase, but if you notice that this is happening all the time, you need to figure out why. One reason may be that your place of business looks messy or dirty.

Do your workers consistently use up all of their sick days? Want to talk about a productivity killer? Sick employees hurt your company by taking money without providing you with anything in return. If you’re using New Jersey cleaners who are doing a subpar job, it’s very likely that there are lots of germs floating around just waiting to attach themselves to people. This can become especially problematic in times when certain kinds of bacteria and viruses thrive, because having multiple people unable to work at once will seriously hurt your business.

So do the cleaning and janitorial services you use in NJ help your bottom line? They should. And if they don’t, it might be time to think about switching to a company with a track record of success.

Posted: 4/11/2014 10:43:25 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

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

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

Medical office Cleaning

If you run a medical facility in or around the New Jersey area, you know that one of the most important parts of your job is to make sure that it stays clean. After all, if patients walk into a hospital or doctor’s office that appears messy or dirty, they’re very likely to be turned off and worry about the level of care they’re going to receive. Many won’t come back, and some may not even stay for that initial visit. They have a reason to be worried, too, because research has shown that less-then-cleanly conditions further the spread of disease – not something you want in a place where people are coming to get well.

sanitizing a medical officeThis is absolutely vital to remember when looking at bids from local cleaning companies, because it can be tempting to skip straight to the bottom line and simply go with the cheapest janitorial service to save money. While the cost of the service should obviously be a big part of your decision, there are other factors that you need to consider when comparing bids from medical cleaners.

Do they use EPA-approved cleaning products? Along with potentially causing environmental issues, some chemical cleaners can exacerbate allergies and even make certain people sicker, which is obviously the last thing a medical facility wants. At Eagle, we always use spore-killing disinfectants that have met with approval from the EPA so that you can be sure the only impact on your patients will be a positive one.

Are they experienced? It’s not hard to start a cleaning company, and there are lots of fly-by-night operations in New Jersey. Companies like this might be fine for a simple job every now and then, but cleaning a medical facility is a job that demands extensive training and experience. Eagle has not only been working as a regional cleaner for more than 15 years, a big part of our business comes from hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other medical buildings.

Do they know proper infection-control strategies? A big part of the reason you want a janitorial service with medical cleaning experience is because there are specific and extensive requirements. Medical cleaners need to know how to account for things like dwell time and follow all applicable regulations and protocols. Everyone at Eagle is trained for exactly this purpose.

Are they compliant? To keep your patients and staff members as safe as possible and protect your facility from legal action, you want to make sure that the cleaning company you hire is compliant with all applicable laws. At Eagle, we not only make sure that we stay up-to-date with local, state, and federal, regulations, but also keep up with safety compliance training for HIPPA, OSHA, and blood-borne pathogens.

Beyond this, you want to make sure that any cleaning service you choose presents a janitorial plan to you that is comprehensive, flexible, and designed to meet your specific needs. Only once you’ve compared all of these things and weeded out the companies that don’t make the cut is it time to look at cost.

Posted: 4/30/2014 1:28:03 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

Office Cleaning at EagleJanitorial

DOOR KNOBS.  TELEPHONES. LIGHT SWITCHES.  These are just a few of the point of contact (POC) surfaces to mention that carry all the germs and bacteria that come with the cold and flu season this time of year.

Having a well trained, professional office cleaning staff on hand that understands the proper cleaning techniques, uses the latest in cleaning technology and cleans with proper cleaning solutions for the right application could be the difference between a clean, healthy indoor environment or your facility suffering from sick building syndrome (SBS).

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
The EPA defines Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) as a  situation where building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.  The complaints may be localized in a particular room  or zone, or may be widespread throughout the building.

Although there a several contributing factors to Sick Building Syndrome, Radon and Asbestos, Chemical contaminants from outdoor sources (i.e.  plumbing exhausts, poorly located intake vents), and poor ventilation rates, the lack of education and training from your janitorial services provider could have a significant impact on your facility during the cold and flu season.

A fine balance of using the proper cleaning solutions for the right application is critical.  As all point of contact surfaces should be heavily addressed with a disinfectant that kills multiple strands of spores and viruses during the cold and flu season, overuse could result in an increase of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and have an adverse effect on the facilities indoor air quality (IAQ).  Anytime a cleaning solution that is safer for the environment can be used, should be considered.

Also, having a properly trained office  cleaning staff that understands all surfaces that can be wet-wiped and left to dry on their own should be.  This allows the disinfectant that was applied to dwell on the surface long enough to kill the germs or bacteria that may be present.  Drying immediately after cleaning will only remove the disinfectant and not allow it to do it work.

Cross contamination is another outlet for these viruses to spread throughout your facility.  With the use of color coded microfiber cleaning wipes, your professional office cleaning staff can control the areas that get cleaned with the same color cleaning cloth.  Often the colored cloths are also paired with the same colored pail and proper cleaning solution to re-dip into solution.  For example, the red bucket containing the proper restroom cleaner / disinfectant would only have the red colored microfiber cloths used to clean the restrooms.  The blue colored bucket with solution and blue cloths would only be used for all point of contact surfaces and tables.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a janitorial services provider.  Costs many times being the number one contributing factor.  Along with, do they have good references and sometimes just a gut feeling.  Also finding out if your current commercial cleaning service has implemented education and proper training to their employees can give you piece of mind that you have taken the additional steps to insure that the health, safety and overall morale of the occupants in your facility remain and stay high.

Posted: 12/17/2012 10:50:29 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

Janitorial Services
As that time of year approaches, when holiday parties and events become more abundant than the rest of the year, so does the foot traffic and usage of a lot of facilities.  Thus, creating more garbage, soil and use of the restrooms.  It is important that the client and janitorial services provider have an open line of communication and take a pro-active stance in creating a detailed office cleaning schedule to insure consistent results and keep your facility looking clean even during these several weeks of increased usage.

Flexible hours by your janitorial services provider can be a big benefit in helping to maintain a clean and healthy space.  For instance, If you are having a holiday event after working hours and it ends at 8pm and your cleaning service typically cleans from 5:30 - 8, a janitorial services provider that has flexible hours would be able to begin cleaning after the event.  If needed, they also have the ability to increase their staff in order to break down the extra tables, chairs etc...

Day porter services are another way to keep your facility maintained during these events.  As most of these holiday events seem to take place during the working hours, having someone on hand to insure that your facility is well maintained can help not only to keep your facility clean and maintained, but also help to alleviate the burden of leaving all the extra work for the nighttime cleaning crew.  The trash created by these events can  be monitored and removed when needed. Monitoring and cleaning of the restrooms along with the re-stocking of the towel, soap dispensers etc...Also, helping to clear tables, set up or breakdown items and clean up any spills can be a big benefit of having a day porter handy.

After all is said and done, many corporate office holiday schedules give their employees an extended break to enjoy these times with their families and friends.  This is the one of the most opportune times of the year for your janitorial services provider to perform deep extensive office cleaning.

As excessive food and beverages are usually a staple and a highlight at holiday events, without fail does some of it end up ground in or spilled on the carpeting.  Carpet cleaning can be performed during this down time.  Also grout cleaning, high dusting, window cleaning, light bulb replacement and hard surface floor care maintenance can be performed during the day while your facility is closed for the holidays.

Having a janitorial services provider that you can communicate easily with, has flexible hours and offers an array of office cleaning services can prove not only to help eliminate some of the stress that comes with this fast paced time of year, but also keep a consistently well maintained, healthy and clean environment day to day, year after year.
Posted: 11/20/2012 3:23:17 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

Janitorial Cleaning Company: Hiring Matters

If you’ve ever been involved in the hiring process at your business, school, or medical facility, you already know how important it is to find the right people for the job. You take the time to review applications, interview qualified candidates, and discuss with the hiring committee before making a final decision because you want to make sure you find someone who will make a positive impact.

You want to make sure you’re working with the best colleagues, and you should feel the same about your office’s cleaning staff. You’re probably not going to be directly involved in the hiring decisions that your cleaning company makes, but you should be sure that your cleaning company truly cares about their hiring process and their employees. Here’s why.

You want to ensure there’s good communication on all levels. Some large cleaning businesses will end up using contractors rather than full-time employees, which means that you won’t always know who is cleaning your office, and special cleaning requirements may not be successfully passed from management to contractors. When your cleaning company hires full-time employees, there’s greater communication and consistency—which means that you’ll have your office cleaned just the way you want.

You need your cleaning company to fully insure employees. Again, if your cleaning company is just bringing in contractors, those contractors may not have workman’s compensation insurance. That means that your company is at risk for a lawsuit if a cleaning contractor is injured, which certainly isn’t a problem you want to have on your hands.

You need a cleaning company you can trust. When your cleaning company looks at job candidates, they should be doing background checks to make sure their potential employees don’t have a problematic criminal record. If a company fails to perform a background check and hires someone who has, say, multiple theft convictions on their record, they could be compromising the safety and security of your company.

You need your cleaning company to fully train their employees. You should pay attention to the care that your cleaning company puts into their hiring process because this typically reflects the care they dedicate to their employees once they’re hired. They should be hiring the types of employees who are able to learn quickly, and the cleaning company should provide all the training their employees need in order to best serve your facility.

Eagle BMJ is a New Jersey cleaning company that truly cares about hiring the best possible janitorial staff. We provide our crew members with extensive training to ensure the safety and hygiene of your facility, staff, and clients. We also go through rigorous background checks when we’re hiring, and we make sure that all employees are fully insured. We know our clients depend on our cleaning staff, and we want to create the best professional experience for everyone.

Posted: 5/7/2014 10:13:18 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

Janitorial office cleaning

You want the best for your business, your employees, your clients/customers.  You try to stay on the cutting edge of your business strategies.  Would you put your employees or clients at risk by having a germ-ridden environment? NO!  At Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial, we feel the same way. Our office cleaning nj techniques provide a superior level of service with your needs and wishes taken in mind.

We know dirt. It is our job to know how to get rid of the dirt in your office. We are consistent in our business and cleaning practices. We meet with our clients one-on-one to discover their unique needs, because no two clients are alike.

According to a study by Kimberly-Clark Proffessional:  http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56343-kimberly-clark-study-kitchens-break-rooms-crawling-with-bacteria-germs

...Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Arizona, the percentage of the office surfaces tested and found to have high levels of contamination (an ATP count of 300 or higher), includes:
  • 75 percent of break room sink faucet handles
  • 48 percent of microwave door handles
  • 27 percent of keyboards
  • 26 percent of refrigerator door handles
  • 23 percent of water fountain buttons
  • 21 percent of vending machine buttons
We can take the worry out of an unsanitary kitchen. Cleaning can be done after the lunch hour, if that meets your needs. With our kitchen cleaning service, we can make sure that your kitchen is clean from the floor to the microwave that heated up last night's spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce.

Our professional staff will expertly clean your office. You will have confidence that your routine cleaning will be done to the standards that you expect. You can trust the Eagle team will be able to customize their cleaning to meet your specific and unique needs.

Only need cleaning once a month? We are the team for you. Is weekly or daily cleaning what you need? We can make sure that we can get the job done.

With the number of people entering and leaving your establishment, you don't know what kind of germs are being left behind. We can provide special cleaning that will sanitize those public areas.

We use the best products to make your office clean and bright. We also offer total green cleaning. Green cleaning is not only good for the environment,it is good for your employees and clients. When you use the green cleaning janitorial services, you will have a certificate at your entrance to let all those that enter your office know you are green.

Let us help you make a good first impression and keep your staff and clients well. Contact us for more information.
Posted: 2/25/2013 8:09:58 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

Seasonal Cleaning Needs

Each season has its own unique cleaning challenges, which is why it pays to have a professional New Jersey cleaning company working for you throughout the year. We automatically adjust based on seasons, but we’ll also work with you if your business’s specific needs change as well.

Let’s look at some of the specific cleaning tasks that may change depending on the month.

Spring. While most people are relieved to see the warmer days of spring, this season can be tough for anyone with allergies. Some of the most common allergies that might affect the people working in your building include pollen, mold spores, and dust mites.

Certain cleaning chemicals are also common allergens, so if your NJ janitorial service is doing a deep scrub with those cleaning agents, your workforce may suffer. Be sure to choose a cleaning company like Eagle BMJ that uses green cleaning products and can thoroughly clean your building to eliminate other potential allergens.

Summer. As the sweltering days of summer roll in, facility managers often crank up the air conditioning in their building in order to keep everyone inside comfortable. One of the major downsides of this (other than the utility cost) is that if the AC unit isn’t properly maintained, moisture will build up around it and promote the growth of bacteria and fungi. Unfortunately, those bacteria can be circulated around the building when the AC is on, causing people to get sick.

A good cleaning company should check on your AC and make sure that your building is as healthy an environment as possible in the summer.

Fall. Once the weather starts getting colder, we start closing up the windows and—unfortunately—sealing dust, dander, and mold in our buildings with us. With people working in close quarters, it’s especially important to have a janitorial company that will regularly vacuum your building’s floors, dust the facility, and sanitize areas like the bathroom and breakroom.

Winter. As much as we’d like to think that our buildings are completely protected against New Jersey’s winter weather, it’s all too easy for people to track in snow and slush, which can damage your floors and carpets – not to mention pose a slipping hazard. Putting rubber mats at the building entrances can help, but you also need your cleaning company to stay on top of snow, soil, and anything else tracked into your building during the winter.

Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial has been serving New Jersey businesses, schools, and hospitals through every season for years, and we’d be happy to work with you to set up a flexible cleaning schedule to meet your building’s needs, no matter what the weather.

Posted: 6/24/2014 10:44:02 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

School Janitorial Cleaning

The latest proposed New Jersey State Budget from Governor Christine includes cuts to public school funding again. This is the fourth straight year of funding cuts, flat funding, or minimal aid increases, according to the Education Law Center.

These are tough economic times, particularly for New Jersey schools. One place that schools look for savings is their janitorial budget, which is why a large number of them continue to rely on Eagle’s cleaning services.
Cleaning NJ schools has special requirements, because we don’t want to expose our children to high levels of toxic chemicals or dangerous cleaning methods. Eagle has extensive experience providing this extra level of care because of our work with hospitals and medical facilities. And we’re able to do it on a budget that our NJ schools can work with, allowing them to focus their resources where it’s needed most: on our students’ education.

We call this “Smart Cleaning”. We focus on essential services to help keep facilities running smoothly on a reduced budget. You only pay for what you need.

We’re proud to help provide a clean, safe environment for New Jersey schools, and we’d love to apply the same principles of efficient, effective janitorial and cleaning services to your office building, school, or medical facility.

Contact us today for a free commercial cleaning consultation.
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:09:07 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments

If there’s one word that worries business owners it’s mold.

No matter how well we maintain our facilities, mold may be present without even realizing it. A major reason is that mold thrives in dark, warm, humid places. Basements, kitchens, and bathrooms are at the most risk for mold and bacteria growth because they are moisture-rich environments. When conditions are right, dangerous mold colonies can grow within 24-48 hours. Leaving them untreated can cause aggravate allergies, or worse, cause serious respiratory illnesses. Therefore, it is vitally important to kill mold as soon as it is discovered.

Here are three eco-friendly products that kill mold without environmental harm...

1.    Vinegar: Found in almost every home and small business, vinegar has experienced a resurgence the last few years thanks, in large part, to the desire of individuals to introduce green cleaning products and techniques in their homes and businesses. This mild acid can kill 4 out of 5 mold species.
2.    Hydrogen Peroxide: Most people only equate hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as an antiseptic solution used in First-Aid situations to help prevent infection. But the truth is that hydrogen peroxide is also an outstanding antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial solution that kills mold on a variety of surfaces, including floors, walls, and countertops.
3.    Baking Soda: Baking soda is a white mineral powder (sodium bicarbonate), that can be used to kill mold in your home or business. Often used in conjunction with vinegar, it causes a reaction in which carbon dioxide is created as a product of that reaction. Since mold is aerobic (requires oxygen), the CO2 essentially suffocates the mold.
Let Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services (Eagle BMJ) take the worry out of cleaning your facility in order to prevent mold growth. Contact us today at (888) 730-1123 to arrange for a FREE, no obligation, on-site consultation and let us show you how our eco-friendly cleaning services can help your facility be healthier and more productive by doing what we do best so you can do what you do best!
Posted: 2/19/2016 3:55:13 PM 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