TASKI’s Silent Vacuum Revolution Targets New Heights of Efficiency

Diversey is launching the new TASKI AERO tub vacuum cleaner range into the professional cleaning market. Combining patented ultra-silent, whisper technology with an advanced selection of features, the AERO aims to deliver the highest standard of cleaning quality and operational efficiency. The new range consists of four streamlined and agile models which satisfy the rigorous requirements of frequent professional cleaning…

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Keeping your HVAC airways clean

Richard Betts, Managing Director of RABScreen, the external filter specialists, discusses the importance of airflow in heating and cooling systems. Airflow is the single most critical element in the correct operation of all air heating and cooling systems. Yet most systems do not have the correct airflow. As a result compressors overheat, fans blow hot air and heat exchangers at…

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CHSA’s Accredited Distributors Demand Conformance from Suppliers 

Membership of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes has increased as distributors joining the Accredited Distributors Scheme demand conformance from their suppliers. The CHSA’s Accredited Distributor Scheme was launched in January this year and already more than 135 distributor members of the Association have been approved for membership.  To become an Accredited Distributor, as well as…

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How to spot the greenwashers from the genuine article

Sustainability and green cleaning are too often used as buzzwords in this industry, so how can facilities managers be sure that their cleaning contractor isn’t just paying lip service to their environmental concerns? Chris Parkes, operations director at Julius Rutherfoord & Co considers what sustainability means when it comes to contract cleaning & soft FM. Unfortunately, there are cleaning and…

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5 People to Help Rescue Communal Bin Areas

We see time and time again the problem of communal refuse areas within shared developments being misused. This is usually within residential apartment blocks, although just as possible within business premises as well; it’s an issue that can suddenly escalate to critical and end up creating complications for those involved. Take a recent example of an outside bin store area…

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Cleaning & Hygiene

Cleanline is an exclusive brand of professional cleaning products and systems from Bunzl Catering Supplies, manufactured in the UK and designed specifically for the catering and hospitality industry. BFM interviewed Rod Hale, National Account Manager Exclusive Brands, Bunzl Catering Supplies: What does a venue’s hygiene say about it to customers? People often judge the quality of an establishment by its…

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Flexible workplaces need consistent hygiene

Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, discusses how changing workplace expectations are demanding more from facilities management’s role in hygiene. Facilities management increasingly needs to accommodate new workplace practices such as flexible working while still providing a business with a high-quality service. Cleaning procedures also have to adapt to work in tandem with these shifting working patterns, to maximise efficiency…

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Efficient and compact tub vac launched at The Cleaning Show

Contractors looking to clean more efficiently have a new option in tub vacuums offering great performance and an A energy rating. The Cleaning Show saw the launch of Truvox International’s new VTVe. Light and highly manoeuvrable, this compact tub vacuum is ideal for contract cleaners. Using standard 32mm vacuum consumables, the VTVe is robust, yet weighs only 6kg, so is…

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How to clean rubber studded flooring

Barry Crackett is the product designer at brushware manufacturer Brushtec, which focuses on making innovative cleaning solutions for the industrial sector. Here, he shares his top tips for cleaning rubber studded floors and keeping them in the best possible condition. Rubber studded flooring is hard-wearing and low-maintenance. It’s also particularly stain-resistant and doesn’t absorb liquids, which makes it relatively easy…

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Security in cleaning

Hundreds of thousands of people work illegally in the UK, and unscrupulous employers have taken advantage of this in the past. Julius Rutherfoord wants to see levels of security vetting improved across the professional cleaning industry, says operations director Chris Parkes. Despite facing fines of up to £5,000 per worker for employing illegal workers, some employers not only take this…

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