Gary Fage's Cleaning Blog from Janitorial Express

Janitorial Express announced as London Living Wage Employer

Posted by Jasmin Panzid-Foster on 14-Apr-2016 14:15:05

At Janitorial Express we have a fantastic, dedicated team working to provide our customers with a great service and we believe they should be paid properly for their hard work. We are therefore very happy to announce that we are now an accredited living wage employer!

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A Guide to Carpet Care- Part 2: The four stages

Posted by Jasmin Panzid-Foster on 09-Mar-2016 12:24:31

Welcome to the second edition of my three part guide to carpet cleaning, click here to see part 1We can consider carpet care in four stages, which if carried out systematically should prolong the useful life of your carpets and contribute to a healthier indoor environment. In this edition I will discuss the four stages of carpet cleaning and touch upon controlling soilage. 

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A Guide to Carpet Care- Part 1: Common Cleaning Methods

Posted by Jasmin Panzid-Foster on 02-Mar-2016 12:51:02

 In a commercial environment we should consider carpet care as a four step approach which, if carried out systematically, should prolong the life of your carpets and contribute to a healthier indoor environment. These steps are;

Step 1: Controlling Soil

Step 2: Effective Vacuuming

Step 3: Immediate Spotting

Step 4: Periodic Cleaning

In this series of blogs I am going to deal with these processes beginning with 'contolling soil' and will outline the four most common methods of carpet cleaning used in the UK, much of the information is taken for documents commissioned by the Jangro Group. This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to carpet cleaning, rather an over view of the pros and cons of each particular method . The objective being to help readers choose the most appropriate method of cleaning for their particular carpet and level of soilage.

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Get your stylish new Katrin Inclusive Dispensers! Absolutely free!

Posted by Jasmin Panzid-Foster on 22-Feb-2016 15:22:36

I don’t often single out one manufacturer but I have to tell you that I am really excited about the release of Katrin’s new stylish range of washroom dispensers, designed to take into account the needs of all users. . It is also  rare that we are able to offer such an attractive range of washroom dispensers, read on to find out more. 

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Electrical Vans- Delivering a greener London at Janitorial Express!

Posted by Jasmin Panzid-Foster on 05-Feb-2016 15:20:28

We have recently been given the opportunity to try out the E-NV200 Nissan electric van in an attempt to make our deliveries more environmentally friendly. This has been a very successful trial and we hope to spread the word as this could benefit your company too! Read on to find out more.

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Topics: Innovations, Deliveries

Carpet Cleaning - Problem Solving Part 1

Posted by Gary Fage on 10-Jan-2016 05:25:06

In the 1st of this 3 part series of Blogs I try to answer some of the questions we are frequently asked by our customers relating to problems they experience when cleaning and maintaining carpets. Some of the information is taken from material produced by Prochem Europe and the Jangro Group.

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Topics: Carpet Care, How To, Maintaing Carpets

Free Voucher Codes for Online Cleaning Courses

Posted by Gary Fage on 06-Dec-2015 07:30:00

Most of us are well aware of the risks involved in putting potentially hazardous cleaning materials and equipment in the hands of untrained personnel. Even with the increasing amount of environmentally aware products, there remain far too many accidents with chemicals, electrical equipment and lack of awareness of health and safety procedures.

Jangro has always offered a range of customer training packages including a DVD, training manuals, video and PowerPoint presentations,  wall charts and certificates. However we now have 10 online training courses which you can access free of charge by entering our special voucher code, see below. 

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Topics: Leaning Management System, Knowledge Resource, Training, Free online training for cleaners

An Introduction to Cleaning and Cleaning Specifications – Part II

Posted by Gary Fage on 07-Sep-2015 17:51:34

The standard of cleaning required within any establishment will depend primarily on the needs of the customer. As you can appreciate, the needs of different customers will differ from building to building. Indeed, the cleaning needs will normally change from area to area within the same building and affect the cleaning specifications.

It is generally accepted throughout the industry that there are five standards used. The following table will give you a better understanding of the standards required and how each is applied, depending on the area cleaned:

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Topics: Knowledge Resource, Training, cleaning specifications, a guide to cleaning

Hill Club Event to be Broadcast Live on Video Streaming App -Periscope

Posted by Gary Fage on 14-Aug-2015 15:37:50

The Hill Club - the exclusive networking event specifically held for London & Home Counties based Cleaning and associated industry professionals - returns to continue with a further evening of                     great conversation and unrivaled opportunity!    


Following the tremendous success and amazing feedback from the inaugural event in April, The Hill Club will once again meet at the fabulous Rotunda Bar & Restaurant where, on this occasion, there will be a larger indoor space and an exclusive reserved section of the stunning outdoor terrace, overlooking the canal boats on the Regents Canal & Battlebridge Basin.


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Topics: The Hill Club

An Introduction to Cleaning and Cleaning Specifications - Part I

Posted by Gary Fage on 09-Aug-2015 08:57:00

When considering the introduction of staff training within your own organisation, it is important that you consider the job you are taking on. For instance, in order for cleaning operatives to properly identify the correct product to use on any given surface, they must have an understanding of why the product cleans, how the product can be applied, how the surface being cleaned can be affected and the standard that can be achieved. To be able to do this, knowledge of all of the various components that make up an efficient cleaning regime is imperative.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Training

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Gary has over 30 years experience in the UK Cleaning Industry and is managing director of Janitorial Express, a director of the Jangro Group and vice chairman of the Hill Club the UK's premeire cleaning industry networking club.

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