An ally in the germ war

Infectious outbreaks may seem like a risk too far to control. But facilities managers should know they have a trusty ally in fogging, says Ashley White, Commercial and Safety Manager of cleaning and FM services specialist Nviro. An essential element of the facilities manager’s job is ensuring the health and safety of the people who work in or visit the…

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A clean air conditioning system: the key to lower building costs and fresher air

Good air conditioning hygiene increases a building’s energy efficiency, lowers its carbon footprint, improves indoor air quality and saves building managers time, energy and money. Barry Lea, Chairman of Advanced Engineering, explains why – and offers essential advice to facilities managers on preventative A/C maintenance. Does your building surround people with fresh, beautifully clean, air-conditioned luxury? Or does it subject…

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CLEANING SAFETY FLOORING: TIME TO FACE FACTS

By Peter Daulby, Technical Services Manager of Altro Since its invention by Altro back in 1947, safety flooring has become indispensable, providing slip resistance and preventing accidents in buildings across the world. Over the years, however, various misconceptions have grown up around how to clean it, and the myths and mumbo jumbo (not to mention the unsubstantiated claims about different…

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Rawlins unleashes battery AutoVac in UK

  OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaner bridges the mop v scrubber-drier divide Denis Rawlins Limited has unleashed the battery-powered OmniFlex™ AutoVac™ – a Crossover Cleaning machine designed to do the job of advanced scrubber-driers at a fraction of the cost. The OmniFlex™ range is a modular cleaning system that allows building managers and cleaners on tight budgets to ‘cross over’ from mopping…

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Mould-busting FILA ACTIVE1 launches in UK

Fila has launched a new active mould remover – FILA ACTIVE1. The new spray treatment is designed for internal walls, floors and cladding; it removes harmful mould allergens, irritants and toxins within minutes and leaves surfaces sanitized. As well as kitchens and bathrooms, FILA ACTIVE1 is ideal for swimming pools, saunas and other areas where excess moisture and condensation gathers.…

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Clean gutters for life

Hitchin Girls’ School (HGS) continuously monitors its maintenance costs and their value for money. Gutter and high level indoor cleaning had become outrageously expensive as each task required scaffolding totalling over £5,000 every 2 years.   Gutter cleaning is an essential annual task but budgets only enabled it every 2-3 years. The result was blocked gutters and downpipes which regularly…

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Rawlins ups the pressure with rights to Kaivac range

No-Touch Cleaning® backs up campaign for science-based approach Denis Rawlins Limited has secured the rights to distribute Kaivac cleaning systems throughout the UK and Ireland in support of its campaign to promote science-based cleaning. The company, which has been providing cleaning advice and equipment for more than 40 years, recently launched the campaign by calling on facilities managers and contract…

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New SpaceVac backpack and heads

Stand No E27 The Cleaning Show SpaceVac, the world’s No 1 high level pole cleaning system is launching a new easy to use unit operated by a ProTeam® backpack.   This development increases portability and ease of use enabling SpaceVac operators to walk between machines without trailing a traditional vacuum. This model will clean up to 929 square metres an…

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Spotless puts focus on People as it grows UK business

Spotless Commercial Cleaning Ltd has announced its annual results with turnover of £10.1m and profits of £256K. While the financial performance is broadly at the same level as last year (£10.2m turnover and £275K profits), this year’s figures were delivered on the back of significant focus and investment in people and staff development measures across the business. The company also…

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Limescale Solution that’s Fit for a Gym

A popular leisure and fitness club in London has finally overcome its battle with limescale deposits and lime bloom in its changing and showering facilities thanks to the installation of KalGUARD, a scientifically-proven electrolytic device from Sentinel Commercial. Showerheads, cubicle walls and tiled flooring have all benefitted enormously from the eradication of limescale accumulation, ensuring that the facility maintains its…

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