Gary Fage's Cleaning Blog from Janitorial Express

Ditch the Hand Dryer! Paper towels are more hygienic because they remove more germs

Posted by garyfage on 19-Jun-2013 11:51:00

The Mail Online has just published a shocking article that seems to prove beyond doubt that using hand dryers can be bad for your health.

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Topics: Wash Room

Ceramic Tiles on Washroom Floors can be Difficult to Clean

Posted by garyfage on 15-Jun-2013 06:57:37

A client recently came to me with a particular problem "We have a tiled floor in a washroom area; the tiles are porous and old and are taking longer and longer to clean, what can we do?"

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Topics: How To, Wash Room

What is the Best Value Soap System for your Washroom?

Posted by garyfage on 28-May-2013 17:05:20

Everyone has a pet hate, mine at the moment happens to be the amount of money UK businesses waste on Soap systems in their washrooms. A recent blog on this site by Health & Safety expert Keith Roser highlighted the quite incredible amount of money businesses are prepared to spend on Branded Soap.

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Topics: Saving Money, Wash Room

How to get Free Washroom Dispensers

Posted by Gary Fage on 21-May-2013 06:55:00

Ten years ago the practice of supplying Free Washroom Dispensers for washroom products like toilet rolls and paper hand towels was common place. Manufacturers would supply dispensers to end users via distributors providing the end user committed to a 2 or 3 year agreement.

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Topics: Janitorial, Wash Room, Free washroom dispensers

Leading Skin Care Company Deb Announces 6.5% Price Increase

Posted by Gary Fage on 29-Oct-2012 05:20:00

Deb the world’s leading skin care system company has just announced a 6.5% price increase as from the 1stof January 2013.

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Topics: Price Increases, Saving Money, Wash Room

Additional Environmental Accreditation for Paper Manufacturer

Posted by Gary Fage on 21-Sep-2012 14:31:00

Metsä Group paper manufacturer has been awarded an FSC group certificate that covers the forests in Finland owned by the Group companies. At present, the FSC group certificate granted to Metsä Group covers around 35,000 hectares.

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Topics: Environment, Wash Room, Paper

EU Ecolabel Certification for Soap Manufacturer

Posted by garyfage on 15-Sep-2012 07:19:01

Most people accept the importance of ensuring products comply with eco-friendly procedures and standards. Customers today are more sensitive to the protection of the environment – four out of five European consumers would like to buy more environmentally friendly products, provided they are properly certified by an independent organisation. Having the EU Ecolabel on Rubbermaid’s products answers customer’s high expectations, guaranteeing a high level of transparency, reliability and scientific credibility.

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Topics: Environment, Wash Room

Germs that can Spread in the Washroom

Posted by garyfage on 10-Sep-2012 19:30:25

In a recent blog I looked at - How to Clean a Toilet Seat and Ensure the Safety of the User, this prompted a number of emails asking for additional information on the kind bugs that can be picked from using public toilets. Not being an expert in the field of bacteria I turned to the internet and came up some quite disturbing information from a number of sources.

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Topics: Health & Safety, Dealing with Hazardous Materials, Wash Room

Cutting the Cost of Paper Hand Towels

Posted by garyfage on 09-Aug-2012 17:44:06

Know Your Hand Towels

There is a bewildering array of hand towels on the market today and most people including myself find it very difficult to distinguish one towel from another. Although slightly confused about the difference between a Zig-Zag and a V –Fold, I am total confident that about the fact that buying the wrong towels could be costing both your company and the environment dearly.

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Topics: Saving Money, Wash Room

5 Ways to Save Money and Improve your Customers Washroom Experience.

Posted by Gary Fage on 20-May-2012 12:48:00

A washroom that you can share with confidence is good for your business. Your customers feel appreciated and keep coming back. Your employees and guests stay well and refreshed. Friendly washroom solutions are all about sensibility. And sensibility is about the details: details, which are important for everyone from washroom guests and cleaning staff to washroom designers and builders. With so many products on the market knowing which products and systems can help you achieve this is not easy. This Blog is intended to point out some of the most efficient and cost effective solutions currently available and also point out some of the pitfalls you may face.

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Topics: Saving Money, Wash Room

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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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