Overlooked Bacteria Breeding-Grounds in the Workplace

When it comes to cleanliness in the workplace, there are well-known, and ergo well-covered, areas that need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Carpets, the toilets the kitchen… these are all common, high-traffic areas where you can see the dirt and the grime, and therefore they don’t get neglected. In this blog, we want to enlighten you to the overlooked places, the hard to see places, the places where bacteria are left to multiply and grow right under our noses. A professional cleaning service such as Focus Cleaning – contracting predominately in the Manchester and Stockport areas – will remember to clean all of these overlooked places, so you don’t have to.

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Why Professional Window Cleaning is More Important than You Think

Windows are so ubiquitous in our day to day lives that we often underestimate their importance. That is, until you are stuck in a room without them and you begin craving the natural light and connection to the outside world. For such a prominent and important feature in our homes and workplaces, we neglect their maintenance; a sticky floor is an immediately addressed issue, whilst dirty windows will usually be tolerated for much longer. In today’s blog, we would like to shake up your perception of window cleaning, and give you an insight into the benefits of window cleaning as a service.

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School Cleaning Over the Christmas Holidays: Tricks of the Trade

The Christmas school holidays may mean a nice well-earned rest for both pupils and faculty members, but this 2-week hiatus is an especially busy time for cleaning staff. A rarely empty school is the perfect opportunity to thoroughly clean those places that are impossible to clean on a day-to-day basis and properly prepare for the harsher winter weather come January. This winter deep clean is essential to not only supplementing your regular cleaning practices, but also making sure everything is effectively maintained, safe, and ready for the return of students in the New Year. This blog not only highlights the importance of a winter deep clean, but also offers you a few tips and tricks to prepare for the festive cleaning period.

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How to Reduce Plastic Waste in Your Workplace

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In this day and age, it is hard to ignore the inescapable fact that our planet is being pushed to its breaking point by human activity. From melting ice caps and burning rainforest, to air full of harmful emissions and oceans full of micro-plastics; one thing is clear – we urgently need to start taking better care of our planet. In recent months especially, there has been a surge in environmental activism across the globe raising awareness of bad practices that are so detrimental to our environment.

One of the main targets of these protests is our relentless and pervasive use of plastic. From the packaging of our food and the contents of our bathroom cabinets, to the phones and cards we carry around with us every day, we are entirely dependent upon this frustratingly versatile and useful material. More often than not, the plastic items that we buy and hastily throw away will end up sitting in landfill or in polluting our oceans for thousands of years to come. As international and national regulations have started to trickle down the pipeline in an attempt to tackle this epidemic, including a wide-reaching EU ban on single use plastics (including cotton buds and drinking straws), it’s got us thinking about the things you can do at ground level to reduce your environmental impact.

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First Impressions Count: The Importance of a Clean Workplace

First impressions are paramount. Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time, inviting someone into your home or welcoming potential clients into your business – if you give off a bad first impression, more often than not, your reputation will ever be tainted to that individual. So much so, when it comes to customer satisfaction, a recent survey has shown that ‘cleanliness’ is at the top of the list, trumping even quality, customer service and value for money. Equipped with this knowledge, it would be silly to ignore how beneficial a thoroughly cleaned and hygienic workplace would be for business. In this blog, we want to highlight the areas you should focus on in order for your business to give the best first impression possible…

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Stay CSR Compliant With a Contracted Cleaning Service

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Now more than ever before, reducing your businesses carbon footprint and minimising your environmental impact is paramount. It’s so much more than being ethically conscious, ensuring you are environmentally aware also is at the foundation of any Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. The easiest way to make sure you are staying CSR compliant is by hiring a contracted cleaning service that will seamlessly tend to your environmental needs, taking care of things you would never usually think of.

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5 Things You are Forgetting to Clean in Your Office Kitchen

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We are all guilty of neglecting the office kitchen. Often just clearing away the dirty teaspoons and brushing down the surfaces suffices for a clean-up, the anti-bacterial spray coming out once in a blue moon for the ‘deep clean’. This isn’t to say all office kitchens are dirty and messy; in fact, they are often always kept in a relatively tidy and organised state. However, tidy and clean are two very different things, and things which look neat can actually be quite unhygienic. In today’s blog, we’re bringing to attention 5 overlooked office kitchen amenities…

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Winter Is Coming: Why Your Healthcare Practice Needs a Commercial Cleaning Service

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It’s unavoidable, the weather is turning, the nights are drawing in… winter is coming. For healthcare practices such as doctor’s surgeries and walk in centres, this also means an influx of patients as flu season takes hold. As conditions become more hostile, it is paramount that healthcare centres equip themselves to withstand the onslaught of illness and extra wear and tear which is inevitable this time of year.

As a commercial cleaning company, we are well versed in the benefits of maintaining a hygienic and sanitary work space all year round. However, in the winter months, in environments where staff and patients are more vulnerable, our healthcare cleaning services becomes that much more pertinent.

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5 Reasons Your Manchester Business Needs A Contracted Cleaning Company

clean-officeKeeping your workspace clean and sanitary, whether it’s a 3x4m square office or a lofty industrial warehouse, is essential to the smooth running of day to day business.

Many businesses try to tackle the maintenance themselves; however, to designated staff, it is low priority, burdensome, and often completed well below standard. Alleviate the stress of the upkeep and ensure that your workspace clean-up is consistent, reliable and thorough with a professional commercial cleaning service.

Here are 5 ways that hiring a professional, contracted cleaning service can improve your work environment:

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The Importance of Cleanliness on Mental Wellbeing

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The well-worn phrase, ‘tidy room, tidy mind’ has a lot more weight behind it than is first apparent. Pinterest and Instagram have become inundated with accounts dedicated to the organisation of homes, minimalist decor and clever storage – the before and after compilation their bread and butter.

Why is it that we are drawn to the transformation of mess and the sparkly after shot? While leading psychological research has attributed clutter to stress and anxiety, it has also discovered that cleaning up mess can actually have positive benefit on your mental health. In light of national Suicide Prevention week; we wanted to write this blog about the immense benefits of keeping a tidy workplace and a tidy home on your mental wellbeing.

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