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Cleaning services are proving popular among Brits

A growing number of people in the UK are enlisting cleaning services, according to new findings. Research unveiled by MoppedUp – an iPhone app that connects homeowners with cleaners said that property maintenance services are among the most in-demand in the UK. It found that number of people in the UK that employ a cleaner

Date posted: 3rd Mar 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Tips on preparing your home for your next tenant

If you are a full-time property landlord then the majority of your income will depend upon your ability to successfully attract and retain good tenants. This means that not only will you have to offer the kinds of facilities and services that your tenants will be looking for, you will also need to ensure that

Date posted: 1st Mar 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Tips on preparing your home for your next tenant

If you are a full-time property landlord then the majority of your income will depend upon your ability to successfully attract and retain good tenants. This means that not only will you have to offer the kinds of facilities and services that your tenants will be looking for, you will also need to ensure that

Date posted: 1st Mar 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Street cleaning campaigns across the UK

A new campaign has been launched to inspire young people to reduce litter and maintain their environment. The initiative has been spearheaded by Keep Britain Tidy in conjunction with Lidl UK and TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham. Mr Packham was enlisted to produce a number of wildlife images designed to highlight the natural beauty

Date posted: 1st Mar 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Public cleaning news roundup

Irish rail has spent thousands of pounds cleaning graffiti from the nation's trains, it has been revealed. The latest figures from the company showed that some €350,000 (£265,000) was spent on removing graffiti from trains in 2015. It recorded 72 instances of graffiti in the Dublin suburban region in 2015, compared to 57 in 2014. 

Date posted: 5th Feb 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Top housecleaning tips

Housecleaning is the last thing that most of us want to do, especially when our time could be occupied by more interesting pursuits. However, there are ways to make your home keeping that little bit easier. We discuss how below. Door mats These insignificant yet very useful things will help keep all manner of mud and

Date posted: 5th Feb 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Facilities management industry

The facilities management (FM) sector is set for continued growth in the run-up to 2019, new findings have revealed. A report published by AMA Research Ltd found that FM outsourcing is set to grow by seven to eight per cent per year. FM outsourcing encompasses a range of different disciplines, such as cleaning, hospitality, building

Date posted: 28th Jan 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Copper: A revolutionary agent in cleaning and infection control?

There is an unexpected weapon in the war against grime and infections in a healthcare setting. That weapon is copper. According to new research, the metal has proven effective in reducing healthcare-associated infections. The study was undertaken in a major paediatric hospital and it was found that copper significantly contributed to a safer environment for

Date posted: 28th Jan 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

News roundup: Preventing the spread of germs

A new antibiotic resistant strain of superbug is spreading quickly across the world, it has been reported. The MCR-1 gene renders E. coli and some other bacteria resistant to colistin. Colistin is the antibiotic that is used as a last resort, when trying to treat infections and diseases that have not responded to other drugs.

Date posted: 22nd Jan 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

The importance of waste bins and effective cleaning

Improper cleaning is leaving many businesses in grave danger, according to new findings.  A report published by the National Association of Air Duct Cleaners UK (NAADUK) revealed that thousands of firms are risking catastrophic fires and huge fines because they are failing to comply with cleaning regulations. Its study found that of the 24,000 accidental

Date posted: 14th Jan 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

Care homes ‘failing to implement best practice in linen cleaning’

Many care homes are unaware of proper linen cleaning protocol, according to new findings. Research commissioned by Berendsen and conducted among senior members of staff at care homes revealed that one in four  in the UK are unaware of the CFPP 01-04 guidelines on decontamination of linen for social care. These guidelines were developed by

Date posted: 8th Jan 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing

The importance of FM services

An NHS trust in Manchester has raised concerns about poor cleaning standards in the city.  The trust was so concerned that it escalated the matterto a regional director for outsourcing firm G4S. This decision was taken at a report of the meeting between members of the Pennine Acute NHS Trust hospitals board at the end

Date posted: 6th Jan 2016

Posted In: Local Authority & Housing