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Relaunch of the CSSA to bring massive benefits to Cleaning Contractors in the UK

Posted by Gary Fage on 23-Nov-2016 10:50:36

Cleaning & Support Services Association

The CSSA is a Trade Organisation for the cleaning and support service industry. As of February, following a two-year hiatus and the
breakup of the Building Futures Group, the CSSA (Cleaning & Support Services Association) is relaunching.

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At last a battery-free washroom air-freshener, see the Microburst Lumecel

Posted by Gary Fage on 07-Nov-2016 15:04:25

The Basics-

  • Upgrade available for MicroBurst air fresheners that improves the longivity and is better for the environment. 
  • LumeCel absorbs energy from both natural and artificial lighting
  • Lasts a minimum of 15 years
  • Reduces costs for batteries
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A Guide to Mopping: Kentucky Mop, Yankee Mop, Exel, PY or Twine.

Posted by Gary Fage on 14-Sep-2016 16:32:55

 MOP /mɒp
an implement consisting of a bundle of thick loose strings attached to a handle, used for wiping floors or other surfaces.

Well, the dictionary makes mops seem like pretty simple objects. In the cleaning industry they can be found in almost every cleaning cupboard and for frequent cleaning of hard floors, there are very few alternatives to a good old-school mop and bucket. However, you'd be surprised how many alternatives there are out there and how important it can be to stock the right one for you! 

But surely re-stocking your mops can't be THAT complicated, right?

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Talking trash- All you need to know about bin liners and refuse sacks!

Posted by Gary Fage on 15-Aug-2016 16:26:29

When it comes to ordering your janitorial supplies its often hard to work out which of the hundreds of options is right for you. Who knew there could be so many varieties of plastic bag!? Even the simplest of decisions can get very complicated, making the wrong one could leave you with a split bag and a pile of waste covering your floor! We want to make your experience as stress free as possible, so we have put together a little guide to bin liners! 

Scroll to the bottom of this blog to get your FREE refuse sack quote! 

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A Guide to Carpet Care- Part 3: Soil Prevention

Posted by Gary Fage on 01-Jun-2016 13:23:26

Welcome to the final edition of my three part guide to carpet cleaning, click the links to view Part 1 or Part 2Controlling soil is the to Key Commercial Carpet Cleaning. We 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. This is the third part of the blog in which I will deal with preventing soilage and carpet preservation. 

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Topics: Janitorial, Carpet Care

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

Posted by Gary Fage 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 Gary Fage 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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Electrical Vans- Delivering a greener London at Janitorial Express!

Posted by Gary Fage 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

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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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