Floor polishing - shining in the face of adversity

1st of July 2024
Floor polishing - shining in the face of adversity

What makes a consistent high shine on a hard floor so difficult to achieve? ECJ looks at issues such as wear and tear, water damage and wheeled traffic and finds out about the factors that can prevent a hard floor from fulfilling its potential.

A HARD FLOOR WITH a glossy, uniform shine can be pleasing on the eye. It will reflect the light while

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Smart technology - is it truly time-saving?

27th of June 2024
Smart technology - is it truly time-saving?

Robots, digital systems and smart solutions have all been developed to improve cleaning efficiency. But how much time does technology actually save the cleaner, asks ECJ?

SENSORS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS and cleaning robots have all entered the market over recent years with the aim of taking the hard graft out of cleaning. However, all these solutions

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Chemical dispensing systems - the pros and cons

17th of June 2024
Chemical dispensing systems - the pros and cons

How can chemical dispensing systems help companies to work more productively while also cutting costs and benefiting the environment? And do such systems have any downsides? ECJ asks companies their views.

THERE IS A GROWING TENDENCY for firms to use chemical dosing systems when carrying out cleaning procedures rather than having to dilute their

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Washroom hygiene - avoiding the queues

25th of April 2024
Washroom hygiene - avoiding the queues

With Interclean Amsterdam just around the corner and the Paris Olympics due to take place this summer, what are the challenges involved when equipping the large, busy washrooms of an exhibition hall or stadium? ECJ poses the question.

THE BIGGER THE WASHROOM, the greater the cleaning and maintenance task. And the busier the washroom, the harder

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Scrubber dryers - be equipped for the future

24th of April 2024
Scrubber dryers - be equipped for the future

The commercial cleaning industry is currently experiencing a phase of intense change. Driven by growing ecological and economic requirements as well as technological progress, companies are faced with the challenge of meeting new standards. Heading up this special report on scrubber dryers is Sabine Paul from manufacturer Hako, who tells us about

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Hygiene in healthcare - cleaning on the front line

18th of April 2024
Hygiene in healthcare - cleaning on the front line

What are the main challenges facing healthcare cleaning personnel today? And what can be done to make their lives easier? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

CLEANERS IN THE HEALTHCARE sector have had a tough few years, to say the least. Working throughout the global pandemic was stressful and life-threatening enough, but this was closely followed by the

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