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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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. Knowing which cleaner and disinfectant to use when and where can be difficult.

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

When products are combined, they can undergo various chemical reactions, turning everyday cleaners into harmful, even toxic gases.

“People often think that if one product works, mixing it with another one will make it even better,” says Carolyn Forte, Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab.

But here’s the scary truth: “Certain products, which are safe when used alone, can sometimes cause unsafe fumes or other chemical reactions when mixed with other products,” says Nancy Bock, Senior VP of Education at the American Cleaning Institute. And even if your ad-hoc cleaner combo isn’t dangerous or toxic, you can never be sure what effect two products can have on a surface or fabric when combined.

Before you reach into your janitor’s closet of cleaning supplies and start mixing, you should always read warning labels and check ingredient labels on cleaning products.

Bleach and Vinegar

Combining these two powerful disinfectants produces chlorine gas, which can cause breathing problems, coughing, and eye irritation when inhaled.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Though often recommended online for natural cleaning, mixing these creates mostly water and sodium acetate. If stored in a closed container, the mixture can explode.

Bleach and Ammonia

Mixing these creates chloramine, a toxic gas that can cause shortness of breath, chest pain, and eye irritation.

Combining Different Drain Cleaner Brands

Mixing different brands can produce poisonous fumes and even explosions due to their toxic ingredients.

  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Bleach
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Hydrochloric acid

Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar

Never mix in the same container; they create peracetic acid, which is harmful to skin, eyes, and respiratory system.

Bleach and Rubbing Alcohol

This combination produces chloroform, a chemical that can irritate and harm the nervous system.

Take Precautions When Using Cleaning Products

Always ventilate areas, wear protective gloves, and follow instructions on labels to ensure safety.

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1. Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix (goodhousekeeping.com)

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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How to Reduce Allergies in the Workplace

A lackluster cleaning routine, especially during allergy season, can leave workplaces dusty and wreaking havoc on the health of employees and visitors. Dealing with allergies at work can often be difficult as dust and other allergens can aggravate asthma and cause wheezing, sneezing, and eye irritation. Allergies can impact workplace productivity, increase sick days, and make your employees miserable.

Ensuring that your office environment is as clean possible is an essential part of keeping staff, clients, and other visitors as healthy and comfortable as possible.

Reduce the impact of allergens in your office by following a few simple steps to help keep your employees healthy and happy.

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Uninvited Guests: Stop Pests from Setting Up Shop in Your Office

No matter how clean your office environment is, at some point you may encounter unwanted pests in your workplace. As we move into the summer months, many pests such as rodents, ants, flies, gnats, roaches, wasps become more active.

Offices that have been closed, or housed fewer employees due to the pandemic, have provided a quiet place for these little creatures to live without much deterrence. If insects or rodents are allowed to settle into your space, it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of them. In this post, we go into detail about how to prevent pests from invading your office this summer.

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Understanding the Science Behind Anti-Microbial Germ Killing Technology

In a world of heightened awareness around cleaning and disinfecting, a person can feel like they need a degree in organic chemistry just to figure out which is the right cleaner to buy. Rest assured, you are not alone. In this post, we are going to talk about anti-microbial cleaners, what they are, how they work, and their benefits.

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