Clean but gasping

21st of March 2017
Clean but gasping

It was in the early 2000s that studies about the harmful effects of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) were first published and the professional cleaning industry began to take notice. Mike Sawchuk, chief business development officer for US cleaning solutions producer Avmor takes a closer look at the “no-VOCs” claim now made by many

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Scrubbing safely

14th of March 2017
Scrubbing safely

Safety is an important factor in any scrubber dryer – both for the person using the machine and any members of the public nearby. Ann Laffeaty asks scrubber dryer manufacturers how they make their machines safe.

Any machinery has its potential dangers and the scrubber dryer is no exception. Its very size means that a collision could cause

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Healthcare cleaning - is it a special case?

13th of March 2017
Healthcare cleaning - is it a special case?

Many companies offer specialist cleaning and hand hygiene solutions for the healthcare sector. But since cleaning should be a high priority in any facility, does healthcare really need to be treated as a special case? Ann Laffeaty poses this question to the industry’s companies.

Healthcare cleaning has become big business as a growing

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Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

7th of February 2017
Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

Pokemon Go revolutionised the gaming world when it exploded on to our lives last summer. Could augmented reality now have a similar impact on the cleaning industry? ECJ's Ann Laffeaty talks to Martin Cudzilo, developer of the AR-Check system.

Pokemon Go was a major craze when it was released worldwide in 2016. Suddenly our streets were filled

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A clean sweep

22nd of December 2016
A clean sweep

Most customers consider factors such as price, size, ergonomics and ease of use when choosing a sweeper.  But how far should the type of debris that needs to be swept away influence their purchasing decision?

Sweepers are basically an industrial-sized version of a broom, which means their job is to sweep away loose dust and coarse dirt from

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Protecting cleaners' hands

20th of December 2016
Protecting cleaners' hands

Paul Jakeway, marketing director at skin care and hand hygiene expert Deb explains how a fully integrated skin care programme can protect cleaning professionals from occupational skin disorders, such as dermatitis, and keep their skin healthy.

Cleaning professionals are unsung heroes in every company. Without them floors would be sticky, carpets

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