When will the smart revolution come?

21st of May 2018
When will the smart revolution come?

Smart solutions in the guise of mobile apps, robots, sensors and web-based tools have exploded on to our world. But is the “smart revolution” leaving the cleaning industry trailing behind, asks
Ann Laffeaty?

According to many estimates at least two-thirds of Western Europeans now have access to a mobile phone. Meanwhile, technology in

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Save more than water

26th of March 2018
Save more than water

In an average office-based business 65 per cent of water use occurs in the washroom. The advantages of foam soap are endorsed by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in the UK, which estimates water savings of up to 50 per cent can be made. Deb Group takes a closer look.

It’s easy to take the water you use for granted. However

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Washrooms - what’s worst?

23rd of March 2018
Washrooms - what’s worst?

No paper, no soap, bad smells, poor hygiene - what irks washroom users the most about the facilities they visit? And how can washroom providers put these issues right? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

We all have our pet hates about the public washroom. Some of us are particularly repelled by bad smells while others detest being confronted with dirty

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Small, but beautifully formed scrubber dryers?

22nd of March 2018
Small, but beautifully formed scrubber dryers?

Is there a growing trend towards smaller scrubber dryers, and how do the latest compact models compare in performance with traditional-sized machines? Ann Laffeaty asks the question.

How important is size? It is often a question of fashion and the dimensions of the equipment we use largely depends on current trends.

For instance, when technology

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How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

26th of January 2018
How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

Lauren O'Connor from Zoro, supplier of cleaning products and personal protective equipment, takes a closer look at your responsibilities as an employer when it comes to your staff working with cleaning agents.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 deaths in the UK linked to past exposure to chemicals and dust at work, according to statistics

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Ready to pull out the rug?

8th of January 2018
Ready to pull out the rug?

Carpets were once the last word in luxury flooring. But are hard floors gradually replacing them in upmarket hotels, restaurant and offices around the world, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Fitted carpets were once considered to be the height of luxury. When man-made fibres were first introduced in the mid-20th century it meant carpets could now be made from

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