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Brits do twice as much cleaning in run-up to Christmas

Hosting Christmas is a big responsibility and many people feel the pressure to ensure their homes are clean and well-presented. As well as doing all the Christmas shopping and creating a plan to make the perfect meal, people up and down the country are also readying their houses for the festive period. Having guests puts extra pressure on making sure everything is pristine and it seems that householders are feeling ...

How to protect your health from cleaning products

Tackling stubborn dirt and ingrained stains requires tough cleaning products, but it’s important to ensure that the active ingredients get to work on the marks and not your skin or the rest of your body. There are a number of precautions you should take before starting any cleaning task, whether it is at home, work or elsewhere. These will ensure that you don’t damage your health while getting the job ...

The Food Standards Agency gives takeaways a ZERO hygiene rating

Say NO to the zero hygiene ratings Recently, BBC News published details of its investigation of the popular in the UK food ordering app Just Eat - and the results are pretty frightening. In the UK, local authorities are responsible for carrying out restaurant and takeaway inspections. The ratings, however, don’t seem to prevent business owners from placing further advertising and promotion with the app. In England, Wales and Northern ...

10 Carpet Cleaning Tips All Pet Owners Need to Know

Pets are wonderful. They cheer us up when we’re sad, bring us joy when we’re happy and are an overall blast to be around. As amazing as they are, however, they do have a certain reputation when it comes to cleaning. And, it goes without saying that if you keep a pet, no matter how well-trained or well-mannered, a mess will happen – it’s just a matter of time! A ...

Mrs Hinch becomes Insta-famous for her cleaning tips

Instagram is the place we all go to see beautiful things – from homes to travel to fashion – but it turns out there’s an appetite for tips on how to keep things beautiful on the platform too. That’s what Mrs Hinch has found anyway. She has not been sharing her cleaning advice on the social media site for long, but she has already earned herself a long list of ...

How to banish oven cleaning from your life for good

Cleaning the oven has once again been named the UK's most-hated household chore in a new survey. It's not the first time the task has been voted as the absolute worst part of the housework, highlighting just how despised it really is. But seeing as oven cleaning keeps cropping up at the top of these surveys, is there a way to banish the dreaded task from your life for good? ...

The Best Guide on How to Clean Grout at Home 

Grout is a construction material made of sand, water, and cement and it is used to fill the gaps and crevices on tiles and walls. Although it is mostly used to fill spaces on the floor and walls during tiling, grout has many other applications when it comes to construction. Grout stains easily and is often quite difficult to clean. Here are some of the reasons why grout gets dirty ...

Commercial Cleaning and Fire Safety – The Crucial Link

A major problem that fire risk assessors frequently see when inspecting properties is a lack of good housekeeping. I believe that commercial cleaners can fill a crucial role in helping to maintain good fire safety precautions within a building. All commercial and certain residential properties should have a fire risk assessment carried out in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.  Poor housekeeping is often a good indicator ...

My AFK charity event with FastKlean as a partner

At FastKlean we have always been supporters of all sorts of charities, especially ones with history of work in this field. We believe that such organisations provide immense good in communities and strive to support events and that take place throughout the year. Such is the case with my AFK. The organisation’s purpose is to provide better life for disabled children and young people – a life everyone deserves. In ...

Outraged underpaid cleaners on strike in London demanding “Justice for Cleaners”

[caption id="attachment_11960" align="alignright" width="481"] Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA[/caption] Underpaid workers, outraged by low wages gathered in London on Tuesday 7th August, demanding “Justice for Cleaners”. Represented by the UVW trade union (United Voices of the World), they gathered outside the offices of the Chelsea and Kensington council, as well as the Ministry of Justice. Joined by Labour MP Emma Dent Coad, they ask that their wages are increased to £10.20 an ...