Commercial Cleaning and Janitorial Services

Keeping your facility clean and orderly is a task not many are eager to tackle. Cleaning restrooms, emptying and disposing of trash, vacuuming rugs and carpets and other such services are a necessity to keep your business workspace healthy and clutter-free. Atlantic Building Solutions can do the dirty work for you, no matter the size of the facility or type of business.

Our office cleaning services include available daily janitorial duties such as trash disposal, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping, as well as more elaborate services like interior and exterior window cleaningincluding pressure washing, floor care including stripping and waxing, wood floor finishing and restoration, and uniformed day matron/porter services servicing your business on a customized schedule and duties per your request.

Atlantic Building Solutions services all types of facilities, from schools and government offices to industrial centers, fitness centers, college campuses and much more. If the condition of your facility has deteriorated dramatically over the last several years, we can bring our full service package to bear providing ‘Q-Tip cleaning’ to cleanse and restore nearly every surface, be it flooring, furniture, windows and doors, air ducts and returns, and almost anything else.

Our commercial cleaning services are available across an extensive area covering South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.). Contact us today at (877) 870-6441 or through our online contact form. Experience the ABS Difference!

What Does Your Building’s Entry Say About Your Business?

As a business owner, you have one chance to make a first impression.  Many times your office building is the first impression a client may have of your business.  It is important to portray an appearance of professionalism as soon as the client enters your campus.

One way to create a favorable first impression is to keep your business entryway clean and well maintained.  The landscaping, flooring, and windows of your reception area can greatly influence a client’s perception of your business.

Landscaping:

Simple actions like mowing the lawn, shaping shrubbery, and planting flowers can greatly increase the visual appeal of your facility.  Keeping pathways clear of snow, ice, and debris will ensure the safety of your clients and employees.

Windows:

Clean, smudge-free windows not only look good, but they also allow natural light to filter into your office space.  Natural light creates a warm, inviting atmosphere for those who visit your facility.

Flooring:

Imagine your visitors’ delight when they are greeted with clean, shiny floors and carpets free of stains and odors.  Proper maintenance and cleaning of your flooring will enhance your building’s reception area, creating a welcoming environment for all who enter.

Maintaining an inviting and pleasing environment in your office building can be overwhelming without professionals to help.  A commercial cleaning company can beautify and maintain your business’s entry, as well as your entire facility.

Let the experts at Atlantic Building Solutions create a service package to meet all of your commercial cleaning needs. Our services are available across an extensive area covering South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.). Contact us today at (877) 870-6441 or through our online contact form.

Commercial Pressure Washing

Remember when your commercial office or other company building was new? A fresh exterior with bright paint, pristine glass or other newly finished surfaces that were both attractive and inviting. Over time, as weather exposure and other factors take their toll, your company building’s exterior surfaces can become drab, dusty and dirty, even offensive or unhealthy in some extreme cases.

Not only does a dirty office or store front turn off customers, it will also come to affect the morale and quality of life for those working or shopping indoors. Public image is an extremely important consideration for any business – a dirty, grimy building exterior will certainly not instill confidence in your customers, or even employees.

With the latest technology and tools coupled with combined experience running decades deep, Atlantic Building Solutions can restore your building’s exterior to its former glory. We clean and refinish structures ravaged by time, damaged by flood or rain water, fire and smoke, corrosion, mold, mildew, and much more.

We provide commercial exterior cleaning for all kinds of businesses and organizations, including schools and education centers, grocery and retail stores, coliseums, hotels, factories, government offices, apartment buildings, religious centers, hospitals, and more. Our cleaning crews are equipped to handle almost any exterior surface material, whether it be steel, aluminum, marble, concrete, wood, stone, or brick.  Atlantic Building Solutions also provides pressure washing services for areas such as parking lots, sidewalks and walkways, roofs, dumpster areas and drive-thru lanes.

With commercial cleaning available across North Carolina, in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Burlington, Chapel Hill and Durham, our high quality and affordable exterior cleaning services mean a brighter, more attractive, and most importantly a healthier workplace.

Contact us today at (877) 870-6441, or contact us through our website here.

Spring Cleaning Services for Commercial Properties

Just like your home, commercial properties should be deep cleaned at least once a year.  A professional cleaning company, like Atlantic Building Solutions, offers a variety of spring-cleaning services for businesses, schools, and other facilities.  Listed below are some of the areas that should receive special attention this spring.

Floor Care: While regular maintenance should be applied to your floors, spring is the perfect time to make sure all areas are deep cleaned.  Furniture and desks should be moved in order to reach every corner.  Dirty carpets can lead to increased air pollution and contaminants, which can cause allergies, spreading of germs and many other forms of bacteria.  ABS employs both Dry (HOST & Encapsulation) and Wet (Extraction) methods when cleaning and restoring carpets.

Window Cleaning: Built-up dirt and grime will be cleaned off to allow in more light and improve the appearance of your building.  Be sure to open those windows and let out the stale air that has been trapped all winter.

High Dusting: Commercial properties need to be thoroughly dusted to reduce allergens and improve the building’s environment.  Dust from vents, diffusers, air returns, and duct work will be removed. I beams at all heights should be dusted and cleaned.

Upholstery Cleaning: Spot treatment followed by steam extraction to remove dirt, stains, and odors will make your upholstery items look new.

Exterior Upkeep: Cleaning up the exterior of your building and surrounding landscape is just as important as maintaining the interior.  Clearing debris and sprucing up your facility’s campus will attract potential customers. Pressure washing sidewalks and the outside walls of the building will improve curb appeal.

Periodic deep cleaning greatly benefits the appearance and health of your facility.  Atlantic Building Solutions provides spring-cleaning services for all kinds of commercial properties. We also offer high quality scheduled janitorial cleaning services.  Call us at 1-877-870-6441 today to discuss all of your commercial cleaning needs.

Preventing Influenza (Flu) Outbreak In The Workplace

The Influenza virus is responsible for a substantial amount of sick time and lost productivity for businesses of every industry every year. Although there is no way to guarantee your facility is completely free of the virus, there are some things that can be done to minimize its impact on your workforce and overall productivity.

How long does influenza virus remain active on objects and common surfaces?

Influenza virus is capable of surviving on most common surfaces and everyday objects for anywhere from 2 to 8 hours. If someone infected with the flu has been in contact with any surface in the workplace, the virus can easily spread to others throughout the work day, long after they have gone.

Which areas or surfaces are most commonly affected?

There are several surfaces which will have a very high concentration of bacteria and viruses, influenza being no exception. Among these, the most notable are doorknobs and handles, desk surfaces, clothing, kitchens and break rooms, any public dispensing devices, vending machines and others. When a person carrying influenza coughs or sneezes, the virus is carried in tiny droplets, some almost microscopic. These droplets are deposited on any nearby surfaces or objects, and when another person touches these surfaces or objects they will likely become infected as well, especially if they touch their nose, mouth, or eyes before washing their hands after coming in contact with the infected surface.

What can be done to minimize the presence of influenza virus in my facility?

Proper waste handling is an excellent area to start. Tissues and any other disposable items used by infected persons should be immediately deposited in the trash. Persons carrying influenza should also take great care not to sneeze or cough openly, as this can result in a much more rapid spread of the virus in high traffic environments. Any janitorial or cleaning staff should also be cautious while handling waste, and thoroughly wash or otherwise disinfect their hands afterward to help ensure the virus does not spread to them. Public areas are a prime target for influenza, practically a hive of bacterial and viral contamination. Among these areas are conference rooms, restrooms, kitchens or break rooms, and any other area with high traffic. Surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected regularly with an appropriate solution capable of killing the virus, such as chlorine, detergents, iodine-based antiseptics, or alcohols.

A proper, thorough cleaning and maintenance regimen, coupled with responsible staff, will help ensure that exposure to influenza virus is kept to a minimum. Day porter and round-the-clock janitorial services from Atlantic Building Solutions will provide you with a consistently healthy and clean workplace, save you money, and customizable cleaning and service options to fit your specific needs and availability. contact us today, and experience the ABS Difference!

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Advantages of a Flooring Maintenance Plan

Flooring can be one of the most expensive features of a commercial property.  Over time, dirt and grit in high traffic areas can permanently damage the floors and carpet in your facility.  Protect your investment with proper and consistent cleaning and maintenance from a professional commercial cleaning company.

A flooring maintenance plan is designed to provide regular care and service to the floors of your facility.  No matter what type of flooring you have—carpet, hardwoods, marble, to name a few—consistent cleaning will ensure that it lasts longer and remains in top condition.

Carpet:

A commercial carpet maintenance program is essential for extending the life of one of your biggest investments.  Regular cleanings help to maintain a healthy working environment and preserve the appearance of your carpets.

Vacuuming is the single most effective method to keep carpets clean.  A routine cleaning schedule can eliminate up to 95% of all dry soil by weight.  Periodic deep extraction cleaning and spot removal should occur as well.

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) suggests that an effective carpet cleaning maintenance program:

  • Allows for healthy reuse of space and materials
  • Maintains the value of property and reduces the rate of depreciation
  • Contributes directly to personal security, comfort and productivity
  • Accent aesthetics
  • Manages waste
  • Ensures sanitation

Other Flooring:

Keeping the floors of your facility clean can prevent dirt and grit from permanently damaging your costly investment.  Nicks and scratches not only diminish the appearance of your floors, they can cause damage, making the floors of your facility potentially unsafe.  With proper maintenance, you can alleviate the wear and tear and increase the longevity of one of your most expensive investments.

Remember that your flooring is often one of the first things that potential customers will see when they visit your facility.  Maintaining its beauty and function will ensure that it will enhance the appearance of your property and allow your flooring to last longer.

Atlantic Building Solutions offers floor maintenance plans and commercial cleaning services to properties located in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, NC.

Outsourcing Commercial Window Cleaning Services

Spring is a good time to wash away the debris and pollen that is coating the windows of your commercial property.  Built-up dirt and grime can cloud your windows, diminishing the overall appearance of your building.  Outsourcing your cleaning services to a professional commercial cleaning company will ensure that your windows are cleaned properly and safely.

Often, the outside of your building is the first impression that a customer has of your business.  You want to present your business and yourself in the most positive manner possible.  Keeping your windows and building exterior clean will portray an image of professionalism to the public.  Smudge-free windows will allow natural light to filter into your workspace, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Built-up dirt is not only unsightly; it can permanently damage your windows if not removed regularly.  Cleaning can help protect your windows from the harsh elements and airborne pollutants that can cause the most damage.  Cracks, scratches, and cloudiness may occur on windows that have been left unclean for too long.  Protect your investment by hiring a commercial window cleaning service today.

Why do I need to outsource this job?

In most cases, special equipment must be used to access all of the windows in a building.  Purchasing this equipment can be costly and finding a place to store it is a hassle.  A professional window cleaning service provides all of the equipment needed as well as trained individuals who will complete the job correctly and without injury.  Professional cleaners are highly skilled individuals who are knowledgeable of the best cleaning techniques and products available to produce high quality results.

Window cleaning has its risks.  Aside from the potentially dangerous heights, weaknesses in the glass can cause the window to crack or shatter, putting you at risk for injury.  Professional window cleaners know the dangers and are equipped to prevent and manage possible incidents.

Some cleaning solutions contain powerful chemicals that can harm or sicken individuals.  Trained window washers know which chemicals to avoid and may offer green alternatives that reduce emissions and are safe for the environment.

Window washing is not a do-it-yourself job.  Leave it to the professionals who are trained and skilled in this area.  Protect your investment by choosing a window cleaning company that specializes in commercial property maintenance.

Atlantic Building Solutions offers professional window washing service for commercial properties in Raleigh, Durham Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas of NC.  Contact us on-line or call 1-877-870-6441 today for all of your janitorial service and commercial cleaning needs.

ABS to Maintain the First LEED-Certified Platinum Government Facility in the Nation!

Our dedication to innovative and environmentally friendly cleaning and maintenance solutions results in superior environmental and health performance for our clients.

We have recently been awarded the contract for the brand new City of Raleigh Transit Operations Center, the very first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified government facility in the nation! the LEED certification system was developed by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) in March of 2000 with an aim to provide facility owners and operators with a framework for implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Atlantic Building Solutions now partners with the City of Raleigh to help deliver on those solutions, with world-class facility maintenance and cleaning services designed to minimize environmental impact and maximize efficiency and improve health conditions for building occupants.

Some of the green building sustainable features of the new Transit Operations Center include:

  • Geothermal wells provide high efficiency heating and cooling;
  • Radiant floor heating is used in the large maintenance building to help maintain optimum thermal conditions;
  • Reflective white roofs and concrete rather than asphalt paving minimizes the heat- island effect, reducing demand on air conditioning systems;
  • Natural light through windows and skylights combined with sensors on the light fixtures reduce the amount of energy used for lighting the buildings;
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures and rainwater collection cisterns minimize water usage from the municipal system

Our Green Cleaning platform is based upon the requirements put in place by the USGBC, and is designed to provide optimal sustainability and efficiency for all our clients. We employ the use of CRI approved equipment, EPA certified products, along with GS-37 and GS-40 approved chemicals.

ABS is very excited at the opportunity to work with the City of Raleigh in maintaining this new state-of-the-art facility! For more information on the new Transit Operations Center in Raleigh, NC, click the link below.

http://raleigh2.com/new-raleigh-transit-facility-first-of-its-kind-in-the-nation-p2960-1.htm

Help Your Business Save Money With Day Cleaning Services

Janitorial services that occur during the daylight hours, rather than those that take place once your business is closed in the evenings may actually help business owners reduce energy costs and save money in the long run.  By keeping the lights off and reducing the amount of heating and cooling needed after hours, businesses can reduce their expenses while maintaining a clean and appealing environment for their customers and staff.

Typically, janitorial service companies will send in their crews after hours to facilities that need to be cleaned and sanitized.  All of the cleaning work is done in the evening when there are no customers or staff around.  Day cleaning, on the other hand, occurs during regular business hours.  With this approach, the majority of cleaning is done during daylight hours.

How does day cleaning save money?

Day cleaning helps businesses dramatically reduce their energy costs.  These savings are due to the fact that the property owners can reduce the heating and cooling as well as electricity costs at night.  With day cleaning, there is no need to keep your lights on for the nighttime cleaning crew.

Many property owners like the idea that they are able to fully secure their building at night.  With night cleaning, there are people in and out of the building, possibly causing a breech in security.  With day cleaning, the building can be locked up until morning.

Day cleaning allows for better communication between the property managers and the cleaning staff.  If something needs attention, the two groups are able to come together to determine a solution.   With the cleaning staff more available, problems that need to be addressed can be taken care of sooner.  Cleaning complaints are generally reduced with more communication between tenants of the building and the janitorial staff.

Industry estimates indicate that the cost savings associated with day cleaning can range from 8-15% annually.  More and more property managers understand the benefit to day cleaning and are implementing it when able.

Atlantic Building Solutions offers day cleaning as part of their janitorial service contracts for commercial properties in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte.  Call us at 1-877-870-6441 or fill out our contact form on our website to learn more about our commercial cleaning services.

Green Cleaning Benefits Your Business

Business owners understand the importance of having a healthy workforce with low absenteeism and high productivity.  This is one of the reasons that many of them have adopted green cleaning practices for their offices and buildings.  They understand that keeping the working environment clean and safe makes their employees happier, healthier, and more productive workers.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has set forth very specific requirements for commercial cleaning companies concerning green cleaning practices.  These requirements are meant to reduce the use of harmful cleaning chemicals and as a result, increase the air quality and overall health of a facility.

Switching to green cleaning is effective and may cost little or no more than traditional methods of cleaning.  It is one of the most cost-effective and easiest ways that building owners can make their facility safer and healthier for their staff.  Plus, they are making a positive difference in the overall environment around them.  Business can earn LEED points toward their LEED certification by switching to green cleaning practices.

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are common chemical containments found in a variety of cleaning products used in schools and commercial buildings.  These products can negatively impact the air quality of your building, even with a properly working ventilation system.  Continued exposure to cleaning products with high levels of VOC can cause short- and long-term health effects including:

  • Asthma
  • Dry eyes
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal mucus
  • Throat irritation

Green cleaning eliminates the use of the products, making your office environment healthier and many times, reducing the amount of workdays missed due to illness.

Make sure that your office space is a place where your employees will feel their best.  Switching over to green cleaning practices will benefit your entire business, promoting an image that your company is a good patron to its employees and the Earth as a whole.

Atlantic Building Solutions provides green cleaning to offices and commercial properties in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte, NC.  We are committed to helping our clients maintain a clean, safe working environment for all of their employees.  Contact us today for a free quote.