Dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that generate some of the most common indoor allergens that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma in some people. Did you know hundreds of thousands of dust mites can live in the bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets or curtains in your home and office?
Dust mites are not parasites; they don’t bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. However, the harmful allergens they create come from their fecal pellets and body fragments.
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Often times, regardless of our best efforts, many of us find ourselves dealing with clutter in our workspace. The impact of busy schedules, workload challenges, or simply having too many objects in your space can create messy areas that are distracting and have an impact the quality of work.
The good news is you’re not alone. We have some office cleaning tips that you can implement today to help you create a clutter-free environment. With a little knowledge and effort, you can feel better about your work area and boost your productivity.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cleaning an office isn’t as simple as it may sound. There are a variety of office setups, including offices with fully closed-off spaces with doors, offices with semi-open cubicles, open offices with large tables, chairs, and benches for seating, and even offices with a combination of those setups.
All office types should not be treated equally when it comes to having an effective cleaning protocol in place. In this post we will discuss what an open office is and some unique elements to consider when creating a comprehensive cleaning protocol. Out of all the types of office setups open offices tend to present the greatest opportunity for the spread of germs and bacteria.
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