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10 Overlooked Places Germs are Hiding in Your Office

Did you know that the typical office worker’s hands come in contact with 10 million bacteria a day? Common areas in the workplace are the most likely area that employees pass on germs.

It is easy to miss cleaning all the surfaces in your office or workspace that hide cold and flu viruses. Now with the added concern of COVID-19, it is especially important not to overlook common touch points that see a lot of traffic throughout the workday.

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Why You Should Wash Your Office Walls Regularly

If you stop and take a moment to really look at your office walls, you may  be surprised at just how dusty, grimy, and scuffed they may be.

Because it doesn’t have to be done often, washing office walls is a common task that is easily overlooked. The walls of your office collect marks, fingerprints, and all manner of dirt, especially if your workplace is a busy one.

Cleaning your office walls may not be something you give a lot of thought to or include in your usual cleaning routine. However, the walls really do need a good wash from time to time to prevent the office space from looking dirty.

This effort will make a huge impact on the look and feel of the office, not to mention the health of your employees.

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The Importance of Warehouse Cleaning

Keeping an office or workspace clean is essential for any business, and warehouses and distribution facilities are no different. These types of workspaces can get especially dirty, dusty, and grimy pretty quickly.

Because facilities like these are large and typically have high ceilings, they are more likely to collect debris and have harder-to-reach areas making it of utmost importance to adhere to a strict cleaning schedule.

By maintaining a regular cleaning schedule, you can prevent the accumulation of dust and debris on machinery, equipment, and products to ensure operational efficiency and prevent unnecessary downtime.

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How to Repair Your Building After Storm Damage

Flood and wind damage from storms are sources of worry for those of us running business in the Northeast. However, having a plan and knowing how to protect your property will give you the upper hand and get you back on your feet when wind, rain, and floods threaten your business.

Water and storm damage in our tristate area is an all-too-common cause of damage many businesses deal with each year. Flood damage can cause major messes and significant cleanup efforts.

With a little preparation and knowledge, there are several steps a business can take when it suffers damage that will make the process easier and less stressful.

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The Importance of Post-Construction Cleanup Pt. 2

In last week’s post we covered the importance of post-construction cleanup and the detailed cleaning tasks that need to be completed before a new, or newly renovated space is truly ready to open its doors.

This week we have broken down those tasks into three phases, the rough clean, the deep clean, and the final clean. Understanding the details of new construction cleanup will help you tackle this job and ensure that your post-renovation cleaning is effective and thorough.

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The Importance of Post-Construction Cleanup Pt. 1

Building renovations and new builds are so exciting, not only for the owners but for the community they will be serving. Recently, many cities throughout New Jersey have been awarded funding to help revitalize their communities, including the city of Trenton.

In April of this year, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs awarded  $11.4 million in funding to 18 community-based nonprofit organizations across the state through the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program. The nonprofit organizations will use the funding to implement revitalization plans that address housing and economic development, as well as complementary activities such as social services, recreation activities, and open space improvements. (1)

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Prevent Mold From Growing in Your Business

Mold is naturally found everywhere but is grows most prolifically in damp areas with high humidity. In part, this mean states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware are more vulnerable to having high levels of mold.

Mold needs three things to flourish: moisture, organic material, and darkness. Without moisture, mold won’t form, and without something to grow on and feed off of, mold will not be able to grow and thrive. Commercial buildings are full of areas that provide the perfect conditions.

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6 Common Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you think about tackling a tough cleaning job in your commercial office space. It can be difficult to know which cleaner and disinfectant to use when and where.

However, understanding the types of cleaners and disinfectants that are used and in what way is a safety issue.

When products are combined, they will go through various chemical reactions, which can turn your everyday cleaners into harmful and even toxic gases.

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How to Keep Your Ceiling Tiles Clean and Dirt Free

Last week we talked about 3 key elements to focus on to ensure that your office gives a professional first impression; keep it smelling fresh, clear clutter, and cleaning your carpets.

This week we are going to focus on an often forgotten and not-so-obvious area – your office ceiling.

While you may have been focusing on what is right in front of you, like your floors, office clutter, and restrooms, one of the biggest indicators of an unclean office is your ceiling.

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3 Easy Ways for Your Office to Make a Good Impression

We all know how important first impressions are. A clean and well-maintained office can influence your reputation, make, or break the success of your business, or influence the expectations of your customers and potential new clients.

All in all, creating and maintaining a clean and professional space can help build confidence with your current clients and be the difference in finding or losing new business relationships.

Running a business is no small task and with all its moving parts, it is easy to overlook the cleanliness and accumulating clutter in your commercial office space.

If you are looking to spruce up your space, or even give it a good overhaul, here are the key aspects to keep in mind.

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