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

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

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