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Filthy bathrooms under the spotlight

February 29th, 2016

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... Read more

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British Pest Control Association introduces new industry standards

February 25th, 2016

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... Read more

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Cleaning firms prioritise efficiency

February 18th, 2016

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... Read more

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Demand for cleaning products rises

February 18th, 2016

Demands for cleaning products across Europe has risen, according to new findings. A study published by consulting and research firm Kline revealed that while the market for janitorial cleaning chemicals in Europe had up until recently been flat, this appears to have changed, with the sector posting more than... Read more

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An overview of the commercial cleaning sector

February 18th, 2016

Catering businesses run the risk of failing to meet basic hygiene requirements, it has been suggested. A report published by the National Association of Air Duct-Cleaners (NAADC) UK revealed that thousands of catering businesses across the country are at risk from fires and fines because they are failing to... Read more

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News roundup: Surrounding bacteria and its effect on profits

February 12th, 2016

Floors, waters and carpets may contain more bacteria than a toilet bowl, according to new findings. The study specifically examined the different types of germs that surround us in our environments.  However, they can substantially impact our health and wellbeing. Researchers from the University of California investigated airborne bacteria... Read more

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Cleaning news roundup: Reducing bacteria in a commercial setting

February 5th, 2016

Some of the UK’s most expensive hotels have more germs and bacteria than their cheaper counterparts, new research has found. A study unveiled by Travelmath tested a number of different hotel guest room surfaces for bacteria linked with ailments including skin infections and pneumonia. It sent a team to... Read more

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New developments in the cleaning industry

January 15th, 2016

The cleaning industry has experienced a number of new changes over recent years, which has radically transformed the way we maintain our homes, offices and institutions. While some of the new developments that have occurred in the industry are hardly the most exciting in the world, the truth is... Read more

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Bathroom news: What really goes on behind the scenes

January 15th, 2016

Public bathrooms are not always the most comfortable of places for many people. However, a new study has taken these awkward moments to a whole new level. A recent report unveiled by the Metro newspaper found that lack of supplies, uncleanliness and sickness topped the list of bathroom blues.... Read more

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New pest control standards launched

December 23rd, 2015

A new European initiative has been launched as part of a bid to promote standards in pest control, it has been revealed. The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) said that these new benchmarks will help to improve the way pest control firms in the UK and Europe... Read more

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