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A new global study by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that 73% of Brits say an unpleasant smell in the washroom would negatively affect their perception of a venue, with almost two thirds of respondents saying that a bad smell would make them less likely to spend money with that company.

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Cleaning February 2018


Cleaning Matters Special Report : Hospitals, Healthcare & The Cleaning Industry


The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Facilities Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands
15th - 18th May 2018


Poor washroom odour damages business reputation, study finds

A new study released by Initial Washroom Hygiene has examined the state of air care in public and office washrooms, and the wide-ranging implications this can have on businesses.

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Cleaning products as bad for pollution as cars

Household cleaners and other aerosols are contributing far more to pollution now that strict controls have been imposed on vehicles.

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Cardiff permanently extends deep clean programme

Following a six month trial Cardiff is permanently implementing a deep cleansing programme, across the city.

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LGA backs chewing gum tax

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a chewing gum tax to help pay for street cleaning in the UK.

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Council chief hands cleaning contract to wife's company

The head of housing asset management at Melton Borough council awarded a 150,000 cleaning contract to a company without disclosing that his wife owned it.

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Hill Club announces charity golf day

The Hill Club's charity golf day will take place on Wednesday, 30th of May.

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Wipes only work for 20 minutes

Cleaning with anti-bacterial wipes is a waste of time according to a scientist who has studied their effectiveness.

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Are gender neutral washrooms the future?

Paul Mulready, marketing manager at Northwood Hygiene Products, examines whether new gender neutral public conveniences in London are a sign of things to come

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Cleaning industry stars shine bright at 2018 Golden Service Awards

The cleaning industry recognised its newest stars at the 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, which recognise outstanding commitment and passion to deliver performances that raise cleaning standards.

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Business partner wanted for Battersea firm

Bluebird Facilities is actively seeking an accomplished business partner.

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Final call to help TC Facilities Management take the top spot in Tomorrow's FM Awards '18

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has been named as a finalist in Tomorrow's FM awards for 2018 and they need your vote.

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Evans solution to our plastic problem

For almost 100 years Evans Vanodine has been offering chemical solutions to real world problems, from bactericidal hand soaps to kitchen disinfectants. Evans is also committed to helping customers reduce their impact on the environment, by reducing their use of plastic.

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Hiring cleaning equipment can provide a Clean Sweep of benefits

The short-term cash flow gain from hiring cleaning equipment is apparent but this is just the tip of the iceberg according to Clean Sweep.

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Investing in people award

Cleankill says it has become the first pest control company in the world to be awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard.

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'One stop shop' for your floorcare needs

London based CK Consumables are said to be recognised as the largest and most successful dealer for TASKI floor care machines in the UK.

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Could this be a record?

Wythall Community Association purchased their Duplex 420 back in 1993 and it's still going strong 25 years later! Duty Manager, Jess Denning said "we get the Duplex floor cleaner out for the bigger jobs when we know the floor has got a little too dirty for other machines as it will clean the carpets and bring the pile back to life".

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Robot partners

Diversey partners with Eindhoven University of Technology on pioneering research in the field of robotics.

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Sanitary best practice

Delivery of 'best value' is being given a new approach at least as far as sanitary requirements are concerned.

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Take the cyclone challenge

One of the north's largest contract cleaning and facilities management companies, Floorbrite, is returning to the 2018 Manchester Cleaning Show.

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Practice good hand hygiene habits to help save lives

Reported cases of a new strain of flu from Australia are growing, sparking fear that this year's (2018) outbreak could be the worst the UK has seen of the disease for more than 50 years.

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High performance floor cleaning

Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading specialist in the supply of high performance floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment since 1986.

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