High pressure cleaners - effective and water-saving

27th of December 2017
High pressure cleaners - effective and water-saving

The public perception of pressure washing is that it is practical as well as time-saving, but it also comes under critical scrutiny. With respect to water consumption, the key issue is sustainability, but there are also the problems associated with treating sensitive surfaces. What is the truth about conventional pressure washing, and what are the

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The truth about steam cleaning

22nd of December 2017
The truth about steam cleaning

The cleaning indusry has experienced a dramatic increase in the use of low pressure steam cleaners since the late 1990s - so much so that many cleaning experts often refer to the period as a ‘steam revolution’. However the technology is still very much confined to certain niche sectors of cleaning. Thomas Stücken, managing

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Small space, big capacity trolleys

21st of December 2017
Small space, big capacity trolleys

How do trolley manufacturers create compact, lightweight trolleys that incorporate all the tools and capacity that their customers require? We find out about the ingenious ways in which trolley space can be maximised.

Compact trolleys are increasingly in demand because of the many benefits they offer over larger models. They take up less storage

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Wash away the winter bugs

20th of December 2017
Wash away the winter bugs

As winter approaches it becomes even more important to stay on top of your hand hygiene practices to avoid catching a nasty bug. Research shows that by improving workplace hygiene it is within an employer’s power to reduce the spread of infection and decrease the number of sick days taken. Dr Peter Barratt at Initial Washroom Hygiene

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Any shortcuts to clean hands?

19th of December 2017

Hand hygiene is crucial in preventing the spread of illnesses, particularly in the food and healthcare sectors. And experts claim that an effective regime should take between 20-60 seconds. But is this viable, asks Ann Laffeaty? And are there any short cuts?

We all know how to wash our hands: in fact most of us do so several times each day. But

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When only a chemical will do for cleaning

17th of November 2017
When only a chemical will do for cleaning

Chemical-free cleaning is becoming more popular all the time as customers increasingly seek sustainable solutions, writes Ann Laffeaty. But are there still some situations in which only a chemical will do?

Chemical-free cleaning is a growing trend. An increasing number of companies are offering systems that use alternatives such as steam,

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