Pressure washing is cleaning up on YouTube

8th of June 2018
Pressure washing is cleaning up on YouTube

Richard Van Remmen, a tax preparation official from South Carolina in the USA, has unexpectedly become a superstar in the world of online cleaning footage with his YouTube videos of high pressure cleaning.

He posted his first film six years ago - an old friend hosing down his drive - and noticed the number of views soared. "Apparently people were

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 - submit your entry by July 20!

8th of June 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 - submit your entry by July 20!

The prestigious European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 are open for entries from service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe. And entries must be submitted by July 20.

There are 11 categories designed to recognise success and reward excellence in the cleaning and hygiene sectors. They are:

1. Best use of Smart

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Compass plans move away from cleaning and security to focus on food

7th of June 2018
Compass plans move away from cleaning and security to focus on food

Catering company Compass is planning to move away from providing cleaning and security services to concentrate on its food business. This comes as it suffered falling half year profits, particularly in Europe.

The company promised an "even greater focus" on its food services business, which provides meals to the armed forces, schoolchildren and

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Atalian and Servest merge to form global FM business

5th of June 2018
Atalian and Servest merge to form global FM business

International facilities management providers Atalian and Servest have merged to form Atalian Servest, now one of the world's largest FM outsourcing companies.

The new organisation has a turnover of €3 billion, employs more than 125,000 people worldwide and operates in 33 countries across four continents. The merger follows the formation of

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BCC backs research project into injury risk caused by long reach equipment

1st of June 2018
BCC backs research project into injury risk caused by long reach equipment

A research initiative which could greatly improve the safety and wellbeing of cleaning operatives who use long reach washing equipment has been supported by a British Cleaning Council (BCC) grant.

It has awarded theFederation of Window Cleaners (FWC), one of its members, a €2,300 grant which will allow it to participate fully in a health and

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UK women take council municipal cleaning into their own hands

31st of May 2018
UK women take council municipal cleaning into their own hands

A UK woman was so disgusted by the state of the public toilets in her town that she took in a bottle of bathroom cleaner and tackled the sinks herself.

Market trader Joanna Frier, 53, complained to the Lincolnshire council about the state of the toilets in St Lawrence Street, Horncastle.

"I asked them to spend four or five hours deep-cleaning

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