High pressure cleaners - can they be sustainable?

28th of November 2011
High pressure cleaners - can they be sustainable?

High pressure cleaning systems use plenty of water and energy - but they also reduce the need for chemicals and speed up the cleaning process.  So how sustainable are they? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Reducing water and energy consumption are widely regarded as important moves in increasing the sustainability of any operation. Water, in

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Irish trades union SIPTU campaigns for cleaners

28th of November 2011

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits the trades union representing contract cleaning workers in Ireland - SIPTU - to find out about how it started  its successful Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign earlier this year.

The cleaning sector in Ireland is remarkably diverse in that it employs people from many countries around

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Which cleaning trolley goes where?

28th of November 2011
Which cleaning trolley goes where?

What is the ideal configuration for a cleaning trolley in an office, a school or a hospital? Ann Laffeaty asks trolley manufacturers how they adapt their products to fit specific locations.

Cleaning trolleys are ingenious inventions. They are sufficiently lightweight and easy to push while also housing a wide variety of tools, chemicals and waste

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Chidichimo encourages excellence in service delivery

28th of November 2011
Chidichimo encourages excellence in service delivery

In the last of his exclusive series of articles for ECJ, Pedro Chidichimo of Diversey writes about the importance of service quality and customer satisfaction as components of measurable profit for a company. He advocates the development of a service quality model for facility management/service contractor companies, based on five simple

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Changes in sweeper technology

25th of November 2011
Changes in sweeper technology

In recent years, indoor and outdoor sweeper technology has advanced considerably, making it easier for the customers to find the right solution for their sweeping requirements. Once the need for sweeping has been established, the choice for the most suitable equipment is driven by a number of criteria that relate to air quality, safety, cost of

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Getting up to speed with search engines

25th of November 2011
Getting up to speed with search engines

In the first article of a new series written exclusively for ECJ, Amy Munice of Global B2B Communications in the USA offers advice for businesses on making the most of their internet activity. Here, she focuses on marketing and search engine optimisation.

You own or manage a business devoted to cleaning or cleaning supplies. Your task list to

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