The magnificent mop

20th of October 2022
The magnificent mop

Ann Laffeaty makes the case for the traditional mop – and finds out how it fits into today’s highly mechanised world.

The internal floors of commercial and industrial premises are increasingly being cleaned by scrubber dryers. And in many cases, these machines are taking the place of the traditional mop.
But mops offer a number of

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What next for hand dryers?

19th of October 2022
What next for hand dryers?

Hand dryers have changed beyond all recognition during their 100 years in existence. But what were the earliest models like? ECJ discovers the history of the hand dryer, finds out how far they have evolved – and asks what happens next.

Most of us think of the electric hand dryer as a relatively modern invention. But the first models were

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Public washrooms - first impressions count

17th of October 2022
Public washrooms - first impressions count

Public washroom users now have high expectations and they can deliver reviews at the touch of a button. The experience you provide is a reflection of your business as a whole. So, what do those users really want? The experts at Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) offer some guidance.

IN TIMES WHEN expectations are high and user reviews are

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Everyone loves a vacuum cleaner

6th of October 2022
Everyone loves a vacuum cleaner

Vacuum cleaners catch the imagination in a way that no other cleaning machines can. But why is this the case? And how well do modern machines actually perform when one disregards all that clever marketing? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Scrubber dryers are highly technical, impressive machines. Sweepers are weighty and business-like. And mops are

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Window cleaning - it's not just about windows

3rd of August 2022
Window cleaning - it's not just about windows

Ann Laffeaty looks at the widening scope of the window cleaning industry and finds out how companies are tackling today’s more specialist tasks.

THE REMIT OF THE window cleaner should be fairly straightforward. The clue is in the name: his or her task is basically to clean windows, usually just the external ones, traditionally with the aid

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Food hygiene - always be prepared

29th of July 2022
Food hygiene - always be prepared

What are the key challenges involved with cleaning an area where food is being prepared? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the logistical, ergonomic and hygiene issues in a commercial kitchen - and quizzes them about their solutions.

CLEANING IN AN ENVIRONMENT where food is being prepared can be a nightmare. Hygiene is particularly important

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