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In this edition of ECJ we feature a special report on inspirational women in the professional cleaning industry. In it we focus on four women working in different parts of the sector and ask them about their background, their everyday challenges and their ambitions for the future.
The first is Angelica Martinez, who was named the British Cleaning
When it comes to façade maintenance and graffiti removal, different challenges apply across Europe. Ann Laffeaty finds out why this should be the case – and asks manufacturers how they tackle the various façade cleaning problems they encounter from country to country.
The protocol behind most cleaning tasks is fairly universal
Cleaning older and more architecturally intricate buildings can create issues for contract cleaning companies. Carl Robinson, marketing manager for cleaning and FM specialist Nviro, looks at how cleaning can help towards the maintenance and upkeep of environments that are in need of restoration and conservation.
Buildings across the world come
Do mobile technology solutions represent a major investment for contract cleaning companies – and if so, do these pay for themselves? Ann Laffeaty looks at the viability of software solutions and finds out which types of companies profit most by switching to high-tech solutions.
Cleaning is a relatively low-tech occupation and it could be
Like so many industry sectors, cleaning has benefitted from advances in technology and design that have made the work of cleaning professionals easier and safer. More and more products are being developed that not only protect workers from injury and strain, they also help them clean quicker too, boosting productivity and return on investment
Keeping floors in top shape is essential for maintaining an appearance of cleanliness, minimizing abrasions and reducing slip-and-fall hazards. However, certain maintenance methods like stripping and refinishing can be problematic for facilities, writes Michelle Boulanger, global portfolio manager - floor care chemicals at Diversey