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Carpet Cleaning VAT Saving

Carpet Cleaning & VAT Saving

Carpets carry a high risk of collecting dust, dirt and bacteria in the building if they are not correctly maintained. After many years, carpets look different – in that they age and wear. If correctly maintained and cleaned, however, looks can be preserved and dirty can be significantly reduced to maintain an overall healthy and clean indoor environment. Of course, you can try and keep it clean yourself, but if you want maximum protection from dirt then using services provided by Procare can help significantly reduce the chance of you individuals affected by the dirt.As a national commercial cleaning company Procare are involved with a number of cleaning projects, and with its 25 years of experience, their quality is undoubtedly very high. Carpet cleaning is just one service that can be provided by the many self-employed cleaners that work under the name of Procare.

Not only can Procare offer a better quality clean, but by hiring a professional cleaner you can save time and effort. Procare offers state of the art technology and services, meaning that your carpets can stay much cleaner for longer. With this advanced technology you can be sure that you’re paying for a great service, and value for money. Procare provide invoices directly from their self employed cleaners many of whom are not VAT registered, hence saving many companies 20% on their cleaning costs as, for example, doctor’s and dentists surgeries cannot reclaim VAT.

By hiring a professional cleaner, too, you can negotiate times in which the work can be performed. For offices and institutions, this usually happens outside of working hours – meaning that upon returning to the building the next day, cleaning work will have been provided with no disruption to daily proceedings.

So why exactly is carpet cleaning important? There are three things to consider, and the first one is the prevention of mould. Carpets provide a breeding ground for mould and fungal growths, meaning that offices and medical institutions must either ensure that carpet is not used, or is cleaned thoroughly often. The warmth in the carpet is perfect for mould to grow, and in cold buildings this is perfect. Often buildings will be cold during out-of-office hours, meaning that carpets can quickly and easily become a breeding ground for mould. When these moulds do grow, skin allergies can be caused, especially to those who already sensitive skin. Furthermore, conditions like this can lead to skin infections. Naturally, businesses do not want to be responsible for this.

Professional carpet cleaning can effectively get rid of insects, too. Given that carpets trap allergens and dust, insects will be attracted to the carpet. When you allow the carpet to go without cleaning, insects can soon take up residence en-masse

Finally, professional carpet cleaning can help the carpet keeps its form. Leaving a carpet can lead to ragged edges, given that dirt particles wear the fibres. Through constant use, carpets can become unsightly.

Choose Procare commercial office cleaning services for your carpet cleaning needs, and your carpet will last for years to come.

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.

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