Floored by the challenge

7th of December 2023
Floored by the challenge

Floor cleaning is an important asapect of any cleaning regime. But how important? Ann Laffeaty asks companies about the challenges that floor cleaning poses and finds out what can be done to lighten the cleaner’s load.

Floors come in for a great deal of hard wear. Most other surfaces tend to be generally soiled mainly by dust, fingerprints

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Can new rules tackle late payments?

6th of December 2023
Can new rules tackle late payments?

Legislators are having another crack at reining in businesses that delay paying supplier invoices. The European Commission admits the current late payment directive is “ineffective” … but will the new rules work any better this time round? Hartley Milner asks.

It’s the stuff of cash flow nightmares, it inhibits investment,

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Washroom dispensers - design versus function

1st of December 2023
Washroom dispensers - design versus function

Is it possible for a washroom dispenser to combine an attractive design with high functionality, asks ECJ? Or does there always need to be a compromise?

When visiting a public washroom we users expect the soap and paper dispensers to work – and to work efficiently.

If multiple button-pushes are required to access the soap, for example, or

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What determines quality in professional cleaning?

30th of November 2023
What determines quality in professional cleaning?

What defines quality of cleaning, what do we want to achieve by cleaning and what exactly determines cleaning quality? Paul Harleman, global application manager for Vileda Professional, addresses these key questions.

We need to clean the world we live in. Since humans have settled down and are not, like animals in the wild, moving from one spot

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Busy month for contract cleaning

28th of November 2023
Busy month for contract cleaning

Katja Scholz in Germany brings us reports from Craft Day and the CMS exhibition in Berlin.

In September there were two highlights for the contract cleaning sector taking place simultaneously in Germany:  on ‘Craft Day’ the achievements of Germany’s craftsmen and women took centre stage for the 13th time and the

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Day to day impacts of cleaning machines

24th of November 2023
Day to day impacts of cleaning machines

In the cleaning sector, the benefits of a ‘sustainability first’ approach extend beyond the traditional, more obvious initiatives and touch on day-to-day machine-related operational impacts. Cost-effective servicing programmes can underpin machine repair, maintenance and reuse to extend working lifespans and ensure machines do not end

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