*Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 2nd July 2020 Issue no. 925

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Regular readers of Cleanzine will be well aware of the issues I have with tradespeople, who never quite seem to be able to do what they’re supposed to do. Feeling thoroughly exasperated as a result of their incompetence and inability to meet easy deadlines on a couple of recent refurbishment projects, I decided it would be quicker, easier and less expensive to finish the work myself.

Never one to dwell on the negative, I decided to use this as an opportunity to trial some of the products and equipment that I so often write about, which are available to or used by people in this industry - and although in some cases it’s involved some hard work, it’s been both interesting and rewarding!

Over the coming weeks you’ll be able to read about my experiences using a Prochem carpet cleaning machine with the company’s ‘Natural’ range of environmentally-friendly chemicals, as well as the professional services of Chris Straker – proprietor of Straker Eco Carpet & Rug Care, Solution Cornwall’s chemicals and the service provided by Nick Vousden-White and the wonderful Grout Shield from Kilrock Products – amongst many others.

And if there was ever a way of underlining the importance of schemes such as the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s Manufacturing Standard Accreditation Scheme for plastic refuse sacks, which ensures that sacks produced by scheme members are of a certain quality, then look no further! The path outside together with my car, my porch and much of the downstairs part of my house, bear testament to the damage inferior grade bags can wreak! In my defence they were not bags I’d bought, but some that had been left by one of the builders I was complaining about at the start of this leader (now why doesn’t that surprise me?)

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Jan Hobbs

27th February 2014

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