Sustainable cleaning - when less is more

26th of October 2011
Sustainable cleaning - when less is more

Less water, less energy and fewer chemicals are three of the major planks of sustainable cleaning. But can the three co-exist or is a compromise always required? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Companies that make sustainability claims about their products or services usually cite one or more factors that contribute to their

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Some truths about batteries

25th of October 2011
Some truths about batteries

Some machine manufacturers may disagree, but the most important component in battery operated cleaning machines is … the battery. Without energy, absolutely nothing happens. But which battery is right for my job, fits my machine and my budget? Stefan Louis of Emrol takes a look at the issues.

There are five important aspects to consider

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First line of defence

16th of September 2011
First line of defence

Cleaning chemicals and disinfectants play a vital role in the provision of public health; they are the first line of defence against harmful viruses and bacteria. Their safe and effective use in public areas is therefore key to infection prevention and control, writes Diversey.

Recent global outbreaks such as the H1N1 virus, norovirus and MRSA

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Visually clean, or hygienically clean?

16th of September 2011
Visually clean, or hygienically clean?

Often, consciously or unconsciously, the assessment of cleaning is based only on the visual result. Surfaces and floors are considered clean when no dirt or smears are evident. But mopping systems specialist Vermop asks, is this always enough? Is a more differentiated approach needed in individual areas? Is 'apparently pristine' the same as

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Efficient hygiene

16th of September 2011
Efficient hygiene

The fact large areas also need to be cleaned in accordance with the increased demands on cleanliness does not mean that hygiene and efficiency represent conflicting aspects. Modern scrubber dryers use various technologies to increase efficiency without reducing the quality of the results of cleaning - explains Hako.

Corridors and open areas in

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An individual matter

16th of September 2011
An individual matter

Matting systems come in all shapes and sizes and the type of mat you choose depends heavily on the type of facility in which it will be placed. Ann Laffeaty finds out which type of entrance mats to put where.

There are many different reasons why the manager of a commercial, industrial or hospitality venue will choose a matting system.  An

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