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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A trolley good fit

16th of December 2016
A trolley good fit

What type of cleaning trolley would you use in a hospital? An office? Or a hotel? Ann Laffeaty looks at the different trolley requirements for various environments and find out which works best where – and why.

All cleaning trolleys have a number of features in common. They have wheels, they have a handle, they have storage space….

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High pressure cleaners - those must-have accessories

15th of December 2016
High pressure cleaners - those must-have accessories

How far do accessories affect the end result of a high pressure cleaning system? And what
other factors could help to improve performance? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

There are any number of variables in a high pressure system that can make it more effective for the task in hand. The obvious one is the actual pressure. Turning up the force a notch or

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The many-sided mat

6th of December 2016
The many-sided mat

The whole point of a mat used to be simply to trap the dirt. But in recent years a plethora of safety mats, industrial mats, non-slip mats and anti-fatigue mats have flooded the market. Ann Laffeaty asks matting experts whether specialisation is a trend and finds out about the very latest matting products.

It is generally agreed that the main

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