News & Blogs from Nviro

Currently browsing Building Management

Former mayor turns streetsweeper in Winchester

A former mayor and her friend have decided to sweep the streets of Winchester themselves, after noticing that some areas were not quite up to their standards.  Sue Nelmes, who was once mayor in the area, was passing through Kings Walk in Winchester when she noticed it had been looking slightly downtrodden.  She subsequently reported

Date posted: 28th Feb 2014

Posted In: Building Management

Man finds $1m lottery ticket cleaning his room

Cleaning might not always be the most desirable task on your to-do list, but you don’t get an incentive stronger than a winning lottery ticket being buried under all your clutter. This is what happened to a man from Georgia, who was casually cleaning his room when he discovered a month-old lottery ticket that was

Date posted: 28th Feb 2014

Posted In: Building Management

Rise of the machines: Now they can zap germs too!

When a young inventor won an award recently for his futuristic idea that we will one day see a team of flying robot cleaners completing all of the tasks in our homes and offices for us, sceptics would have been forgiven for thinking it was a bit far-fetched as a concept. However, the dream may

Date posted: 18th Nov 2013

Posted In: Building Management

Under pressure cleaners spend less than an hour vacuuming

Freddie Mercury may have done his bit for the cleaning world in 1984 when the Queen singer made vacuuming look fun, but it seems that when it comes to tackling the task ourselves, many of us simply want to break free. Electrolux questioned some 28,000 people from 23 countries for its Global Vacuuming Survey for

Date posted: 14th Nov 2013

Posted In: Building Management

Robot gets sick of cleaning, commits gadget ‘suicide’

A robotic cleaning gadget got so sick of cleaning that it ‘committed suicide’ by switching itself off and moved onto a kitchen hotplate, reports have speculated. Firemen were called to a house fire in Austria due to the self-destructive robot, and say they found its remains on the hotplate. Helmut Kneiwassar, a fireman who attended

Date posted: 13th Nov 2013

Posted In: Building Management

Cleaning kingpin of the future collects 40 vacuums

For most youngsters these days, the technology they want to be wrapped up under the tree on Christmas morning will normally be the latest smartphone, games console or tablet computer. However, one young boy has proved his credentials as a future kingpin of the cleaning industry with his rather unique hobby. While others are playing

Date posted: 8th Nov 2013

Posted In: Building Management

Flying robots? The wackiest new prediction in cleaning circles

The news has been rife in the last few weeks with claims about new technology that could help make life easier for cleaning contractors as they go about their daily tasks. From the humble automatic vacuum cleaner that has already become an internet sensation for its tendency to give house cats a ride on its

Date posted: 1st Nov 2013

Posted In: Building Management

The human touch: The real future of cleaning

Technology may be getting more and more intuitive all the time, but the age of the friendly cleaner, complete with a smile and a mop, is not over yet, if new research from Europe is to be believed. Despite the capabilities to do so, robot cleaning methods have been largely rejected by residents in Denmark

Date posted: 29th Oct 2013

Posted In: Building Management

BIFM releases new waste and recycling guidelines

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has released a new good practice guide it hopes will help form a basis for better knowledge in the cleaning and building management industry by giving companies the information they need to know. The Recycling and Waste Management GPG is sponsored by Waste Cost Reduction Service (WCRS) and

Date posted: 26th Sep 2013

Posted In: Building Management

Economic issues mean companies making more use of machinery

Companies working in the cleaning industry are now replacing the machinery they use in day-to-day work far less often as they look to save money on their budget and spend less money on things they may not necessarily need. According to one expert, this is a result of the financial crisis which has affected firms

Date posted: 26th Sep 2013

Posted In: Building Management

Chinese building managers to fine those with a poor aim

Cleaners' jobs can be difficult enough when it comes to tough carpet stains and cleaning up the messiest of desks, and often it can feel like staff are to blame – but some building management firms in China are innovating with a new tactic that may seem extreme to many people. According to reports, those

Date posted: 19th Sep 2013

Posted In: Building Management

Newport gallery calls for community cleaning

An owner of an art gallery in Newport has criticised the local council after saying that the area around her establishment is being left untidy and unhygienic, even when calls to have it cleaned are made. Janet Martin, the owner of Barnabas Arts House on New Ruperra street Newport, has said she finds all manner

Date posted: 9th Sep 2013

Posted In: Building Management