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The 7 Wastes of Lean in Cleaning (And How to Do Something About Them)

Posted by Matt Besley on 20-3-2018

The 7 wastes of lean are an integral part of Lean methodology from Toyota, and it applies to the world of cleaning.

Let's start with 2 definitions:

  • Waste is an activity that doesn't deliver any value to the customer. 
  • If a customer is willing to pay for an activity, then it is a 'value adding step'

OK, here's the 7 wastes of lean in cleaning, and how you can eliminate them.

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5 Products You Wished You'd Heard About Before

Posted by Matt Besley on 02-3-2018

Here's 5 products you may not have heard about before, but are great game-changers.  

A mixture of old ideas, and new concepts; check out these ways to improve your cleaning standards.

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Truvox Battery Multiwash Floor Cleaning Machine Review

Posted by Matt Besley on 13-2-2018

The Truvox Multiwash has always been a great all-rounder, cleaning almost any flooring type very effectively.

A recent addition to the range is the Battery Multiwash; how does this compare, and is there any advantage of buying this over the mains powered machine?

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Topics: Cleaning Products

Cylindrical Brush Vs Disc Floor Machines

Posted by Matt Besley on 12-2-2018


Cylindrical and disc floor machines are both great, but for different applications.  What is the difference between these two brush types and which is best for your floor?

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6 of the Best Cleaning Machines and Equipment in 2018

Posted by Matt Besley on 16-1-2018

There are a lot of great new products coming to the market all the time, but it takes a lot to make a great product.   There are always the gimmicks and fads, but the ideas that actually make things cleaner, and are robust are the ones that everyone is looking for.

Here are 6 of our favourites for 2018:

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How to Prevent Norovirus Spreading

Posted by Matt Besley on 08-12-2017

Norovirus or the "Winter vomiting Bug" is doing the rounds again. This common diarrhoea and sickness causing virus is very infectious.

How can you prevent this from spreading, and how should you clean after an outbreak? 

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Topics: Sanitising

Why Its So Important to Wash Hands and Clean Touch Points

Posted by Matt Besley on 08-12-2017

Unfortunately, not everyone washes his or her hands after using the toilet. A CDC study showed that only 31% of men and 65% of women do so. Further, one study showed only about 5% of people actually wash their hands for the CDC-recommended 20 seconds or more. That means lots of people are walking out of the bathroom and touching the door and knobs with germy hands.

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3 Steps to Choosing the Right Refuse Sack

Posted by Matt Besley on 07-12-2017

Confused by the technical jargon or buying refuse sacks, or are you buying a sack which is too strong for your application?  This 3 step-guide helps to simplify the jargon to help you chose the right type, size and thickness.

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Is Day 1 of a Cleaning Contract the Most Important?

Posted by Matt Besley on 09-10-2017

They say you can't judge a book by its cover, or perhaps a website by its homepage, but first impressions count, right?

The first day of a cleaning contract can make a big difference to the way the client perceives you, and your long-term relationship.  Here's 4 ideas to make a big impression:

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The Anatomy of an Organised Cleaning Cupboard

Posted by Matt Besley on 05-10-2017

You can tell a lot from your cleaning cupboards about the standard of cleaning across your facility.  

An effectively managed cleaning cupboard will have visual controls and be as it is found at the end of every shift.  Easier said than done, right?  Here's 3 simple steps to help you get you on your way there...

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