Innovation in commercial cleaning that will benefit the environment

Innovation in commercial cleaning that will benefit the environment

When we discuss the topic of innovation in cleaning with our clients, the first point of call and one that should be a priority is an exploration of newly introduced cleaning methods and products that can help to deliver cost savings and efficiencies. There are plenty of cleaning innovations available, chemical-free cleaning and quick-dry technologies, even water-saving micro-fibre cloths. The process of innovation and cost saving isn’t the only important factor, having an effective cleaning team and process in place does and will have a positive impact on you brand image and premises. Market research commissioned by Interserve and Sheffield Hallam University suggests that “there has been a shift from a pure cost and service level focus, with 90 per cent of respondents requesting that new ideas be offered by their suppliers during the preparation and management of outsourced contracts.” The report predicts that value for money will be increasingly derived through a greater emphasis on innovation, service quality and customer satisfaction. Innovation in cleaning, which is outsourced in nearly 70 per cent of cases, is linked to wider strategic and business objectives. In the commercial business world there’s been a huge focus on this for the last 10 years although it’s only recently we’re starting to see these innovations come into the industry and be adopted. Why do we need this innovation? Cleaning products are harmful to the environment, so whilst every business looks at improving existing processes or introducing new ways of working for cost savings or efficiency, they are also aware of increasing pressure to meet the demands of the public to be more environmentally friendly. ...
Coronavirus: Our experts are here to perform a deep clean.

Coronavirus: Our experts are here to perform a deep clean.

The coronavirus that has infected more than 341,000 people around the world can live for hours on doorknobs, handrails, keyboards, lift buttons, gym equipment, kitchen equipment and other hard surfaces, just waiting to be passed on to someone else. “By touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes,” a person could become ill with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, warned the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That makes it imperative to thoroughly clean shared spaces when a known or suspected exposure has been introduced by an employee or visitor. But what is the best way to disinfect a contaminated space? And how clean is clean enough? Otium are constantly reading and understanding not only the UK government guidelines but those around the world to ensure that our deep cleaning is effective against the virus. Considerations; Experience of new coronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV) has been used to inform this guidance. The risk of infection depends on many factors, including: •             the type of surfaces contaminated •             the amount of virus shed from the individual •             the time the individual spent in the setting •             the time since the individual was last in the setting The infection risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) following contamination of the environment decreases over time. It is not yet clear at what point there is no risk, so cleaning of contaminated areas needs to happen as a matter of urgency. Cleaning and disinfection Public areas where a symptomatic individual has passed through and spent minimal time, such as...
Commercial Hotel Cleaning, How, Why, Areas, Services, a Helpful Guide

Commercial Hotel Cleaning, How, Why, Areas, Services, a Helpful Guide

Clean hotels are important, and the management involved in keeping a hotel clean can be a headache, fraught with questions like where do I start? what type of cleaning do I need? What standards of cleaning are out there and many more. So, we’ve done our research and we know, without question, that cleanliness is the number one top priority for hospitality guests and customer experience. Let’s start with an overview of the most basic question of them all, then we’ll go into more detail. What is commercial hotel cleaning? It’s a more thorough, high standard and industrial method of deep cleaning wholesale areas at once, designed to work around the busy functions of a hotel and often using industrial machinery and high-grade cleaning materials designed for fast deep cleaning. According to research from facilities and building maintenance specialists Direct365, has found that 80% of people would leave a hotel if it didn’t meet their hygiene and cleanliness expectations.  Why Are Clean Hotels Important? Negative reviews on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook concerning cleanliness could potentially lose any hotel a large number of future customers from using the hotel, not to mention discouraging current customers from visiting again. Not only does unclean linen and towels, cobwebs on the ceiling, ensuite areas not cleaned to a high level or layers of dust on the furniture look unappealing, it can also cause untold Health and Safety issues which could potentially ruin the reputation which you’ve worked hard to build! Did you know: Some of the highest offenders in a hospitality setting for bacteria are TV remote controls and...