What are the main advantages of a battery-powered cleaning machine over a diesel or mains-powered one? And in the future is battery power more likely to gain ground – or die out? Ann Laffeaty asks battery companies, cleaning contractors and machine manufacturers their views.
No cords versus unlimited cleaning time? That is the essence of
Cleaning a floor can be very difficult, given the huge range of floor types around these days. But who trains the cleaners in this complex task, and how do they go about it? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Cleaning a floor should theoretically be a simple matter of sweeping, mopping or scrubbing the surface to ensure that it is clear of dirt and
Providing systems for compact away-from-home washrooms or catering kitchens can be a challenge. But how much harder would this be on a 65 square metre yacht?
Jenny Turner from Tork manufacturer SCA – a company fielding a team in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race – talks to Team SCA boat captain Liz Wardley about the difficulties that
A number of washroom dispenser manufacturers are developing ‘intelligent’ dispensing systems that provide real-time data for service providers. But what is the value of these systems, and are they here to stay? ECJ talks to the companies offering these state-of-the-art systems.
There was a time when a washroom dispenser was simply a
Some carpets are special – either because they are particularly old, particularly valuable or because they are made from unusual or hard-to-clean fabrics. So does this mean they require special treatment when being cleaned? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Carpets can vary dramatically. Traditional fibres such as wool have been joined by an
Few of us notice the matting system when entering a public building, but underfoot there is likely to be a smart solution that may be fulfilling several functions at once. Ann Laffeaty asks matting manufacturers what they consider to be the main purpose of a mat.
When arriving home on a wet or snowy day, it is second nature for most of us to wipe