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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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Is it worth repairing Vacuum Cleaners?

Posted by Ken Buckley on 08-12-2017

This is a question that gets asked a lot. Is it worth spending £45 + to reapair a vacuum cleaner that is three years old when a new machine is less than £100?

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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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Free 5S for the Cleaning Store Poster

Posted by Ken Buckley on 24-10-2017

Ever heard of 5S?

Many will have heard of 5S in manufacturing. Now it is finding its way into the cleaning world and its doing great things. 

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Slow Speed or High Speed Rotary Machine?

Posted by Ken Buckley on 10-10-2017

Should you be using a slow or high speed rotary?

Often we see the wrong speed rotary machine being used for a task and there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding which speed machine should be used where. 

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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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6 Ways to save Man-Hours in Cleaning

Posted by Ken Buckley on 27-9-2017

Generally the largest cost with cleaning is wages. It goes without saying that if you can reduce the amount of man hours needed, you will reduce the cost of the operation.

Everyone wants to cut costs, but fortunately not everyone wants to lower standards. 

How can you reduce man hours without lowering cleaning standards?

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New EU EcoLabel Vacuum Regulations September 2017

Posted by Matt Besley on 21-9-2017

The EU are changing the goalposts again on vacuum cleaners.  This time the rated input power of vacuums now has to be below 900W and they are tightening the regulations to ensure all vacuums sold in Europe are more efficient.

Here's everything you need to know.

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