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The A-Z of office cleaning

You might be surprised by how many people overlook the importance of office cleaning. However, the benefits of maintaining a workspace can extend far beyond the mere comfort of having a nice and tidy environment to operate in. Productivity and staff engagement are one of the many advantages of ensuring that an office remains clean

Date posted: 8th Apr 2016

Posted In: Commercial

The commercial benefits of killing germs

Cleaning a toilet can be an unpleasant task at the best of times, but one enterprising firm has invented a new type of loo doesn’t need cleaning. Airline manufacturer Boeing has found a way to use ultraviolet light to kill 99.99 per cent of germs in the toilet, disinfect all surfaces within three seconds after

Date posted: 4th Apr 2016

Posted In: Commercial

News roundup: Business hygiene faux pas

Any restaurant manager knows that in order to keep customers happy and avoid any unpleasant legal wrangles, drops in productivity or staff sickness, then hygiene must be a major priority. Failing to observe this simple principle can lead to loss of reputation and ultimately impact a company’s bottom line and its ability to function when

Date posted: 24th Mar 2016

Posted In: Commercial

The grimiest places in a hotel

Some hotels can be strangely deceptive at the best of times. On one hand, they may look extremely clean and accommodating. However, appearances may not always be what they seem. Indeed, you may be surprised to find out just how grimy your hotel is. The cleanliness of a hotel room may not necessarily be determined

Date posted: 11th Mar 2016

Posted In: Commercial

Preventing rodents from hijacking your property

Filthy and unsanitary buildings are a magnet for rats. Unfortunately so are clean buildings. You see, many have the misconception that only the worst of the worst places will attract vermin. And to some extent that is true. Of course, if you have food lying around, piles of rubbish outside of your property and a

Date posted: 4th Mar 2016

Posted In: Commercial

Why cleanliness is godliness in an office environment

For a business in any industry, its office space is an essential part of its function. This will either be where the bulk of operations will be carried out, or at least where vital administrative activities are performed day after day. Therefore having a clean office space is essential, not just in terms of presentation

Date posted: 1st Mar 2016

Posted In: Commercial

Cleaning news roundup: Toilet shame and air pollution in the UK

Businesses that fail to clean their toilets properly are being named and shamed by a popular Instagram user. ‘Trap Advisor’ is posting images of bathrooms in restaurants online and reviewing them. It has already gained a following of 3,000 people. Terms such as "Top of the drops", "bog standard" and a "bit of all white"

Date posted: 1st Mar 2016

Posted In: Commercial

Filthy bathrooms under the spotlight

Filthy and unclean loos can have a negative impact on a company’s bottom line, according to new findings. A study published by Initial Washroom Hygiene found that many firms are not meeting minimum standards for their loos and failing to provide the correct amenities. The research showed that over one fifth of small businesses are

Date posted: 29th Feb 2016

Posted In: Commercial

British Pest Control Association introduces new industry standards

There has been a renewed drive to raise standards in the cleaning industry, particularly within the pest control sector. Two British pest control firms have have become the first in the UK to be accredited with the European Standard for Pest Management Services EN16636. The benchmark was developed by the pest control industry to ensure

Date posted: 25th Feb 2016

Posted In: Commercial

British Pest Control Association introduces new industry standards

There has been a renewed drive to raise standards in the cleaning industry, particularly within the pest control sector. Two British pest control firms have have become the first in the UK to be accredited with the European Standard for Pest Management Services EN16636. The benchmark was developed by the pest control industry to ensure

Date posted: 25th Feb 2016

Posted In: Commercial

Cleaning firms prioritise efficiency

There is widespread optimism in the cleaning sector, however many contractors are being forced to cut their operating costs, new research found. A study published as part of the 2015 Cleaning Industry Insights Survey revealed that in 2015, 76 per cent of those questioned said they expect their sector to grow over the next year. 

Date posted: 18th Feb 2016

Posted In: Commercial