Doodlebugs and Microfibres

Doodlebugs and Microfibres: The Cutting Edge of Cleaning Innovation.

Office cleaning companies looking to deliver high-quality services need to offer the latest technology. Some of this technology includes doodlebugs and microfibres – two technologies that have made a great breakthrough in the cleaning industry, and offer environmental benefits.

Microfibre has said to be the most significant innovation in the cleaning industry over the last hundred years, as not only has it consistently proven to be able to reduce time and energy spent on some tasks, but it’s also much more environmentally friendly than other products that are used. This is because the microfibre products do not require chemicals to help them clean.

Research has also shown that by using this kind of technology, back, shoulder and elbow injuries can be reduced in cleaners. Hence, these products also provide better quality conditions for those who work in the hard commercial office cleaning world.

So what exactly is a microfibre? Usually, they are often found in kits that clean electrical goods, but when it comes to cleaning surfaces, microfibre cloths provide quick and easy ways of cleaning. These clothes look and feel relatively similar to regular cloths, but microfibre is currently leaps and bounds above basic cloths.

The major difference between these kinds of cloths is that in a microfibre cloth, the strands are so small that the human eye struggles to see them. This allows for greater quality cleaning.

Microfibre is a synthetic fibre that is made up of a blend of polyamide and polyester, and even sometimes nylon. When these materials are used together to form a single strand, they create an effective material for cleaning. These bundles are split into ultra-fine fibre using heat, agitation and a number of chemicals. This technology-based way of creating this new material is one of the biggest advancements in the industry, and has created a product that office cleaners would struggle to work without.

Of course, the environmental benefit of microfibre is important to cleaning management companies – but in reference to the NHS, microfibre is a key tool. Health care facilities have quickly taken to this technology, given that previously mops, chemicals and water would have to be changed when cleaning every room to avoid cross contamination. With microfibre, these requirements are not hard to meet.

Although many departments can benefit from microfibre, health care facilities have been quick to embrace this newer technology. In an effort to reduce cross contamination between patient rooms, some state laws in the US require that housekeeping department’s change out the mop and/or chemicals and water after every room. Using microfibre flat mops, this requirement isn’t difficult to meet. This is because microfibre material can be used in mops to make them more light weight and portable – meaning more than one mop can be carried at once. In turn this means that cleaning work can be performed much faster and efficiently, without having a negative effect on the quality of the work.

The Doodlebug is also used often in the cleaning industry, though perhaps not as much as microfibre. It’s a technological advancement in the industry and popular, and are usually sold in kits. These kits include the doodlebug scrub/strip pad, a pad holder, and rougher doodlebug scrub pads for harder jobs like removing wax or cleaning floor edges.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning In The Business World

Many companies are now realising how important it is to have their carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis, and are turning to specialist cleaning companies to set up long term carpet care programmes.
So why exactly is carpet cleaning important?
There are a few things to consider, and the first one is the prevention of mould. Dirty carpets can provide a breeding ground for the growth of fungus and mould, which can not only be very unpleasant but can also lead to skin allergies, especially to those with sensitive skin. Naturally, this is something that businesses do not want to be responsible for.
Professional carpet cleaning can effectively get rid of insects, too. Carpets trap allergens and dust, which in turn attract insects, which will very quickly take up residence en-masse.
Finally professional carpet cleaning can help preserve the appearance, smell and the shape of a carpet, and will increase it’s longevity by many years.
Investing in professional help for carpet cleaning via a commercial cleaning management company will not only save time and effort, but will also ensure that your carpets are cleaned to the best possible standards. Because, cleaning professionals use a lot of advanced equipment and specialist products which will ensure the carpet is thoroughly cleaned.
However, there are a wide range of services that are covered, from spot and stain removal, through the cleaning of main traffic areas, there and restricted access cleans, to full regular scheduled cleans. Then there is the dry clean verses the wet cleaning method. And finally there are some companies who will even offer guarantees (such as the Procare Cleaning Performance Bond), which can be important when you consider how much a replacement can be. So it is important that you make sure you choose the company that best suites your needs and requirements.
At Procare we ensure that the contractors we select are all able to provide a full range of high quality cleaning services including keeping your office carpets in excellent condition.

Procare Durham Celebrates

Procare Durham Celebrates 30 years in Business.

Two Prestigious National Awards Add Extra Sparkle

Procare office cleaning company based in Durham in the North East of England celebrates 30 years in business.
Founded in April 1980 the family business manages office cleaning contracts throughout the North East and as far south as Leeds/ Bradford.
Managing Director Maureen Eltringham said ‘we have weathered several recessions and are proud of our success’. She attributes their longevity to their focus on customer satisfaction; all customer facing staff are trained in customer care to at least NVQ level 2. ‘Our dedicated and experienced workforce have contributed hugely to our success and some of our cleaning contractors have been with us since the 80’s’.
The business was recently awarded Peninsula’s Employer of Excellence and won Safe Contractoraccreditation in June 2009