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10 minute act!!! Getting the multiplex spruced up between the shows

Multiplexes today are more than just places of entertainment. Red carpet welcome, auditorium ambience, comfortable pushback chairs and hot samosas / patties, popcorn, ice-cold cola… served at your seat. But the people seem to be unconcerned about the litter they throw around. Anita Rodrigues, Vice-President of Inox Leisure Ltd ensures that the auditorium is made spic & span minutes before a show begins. Wonder how she gets it cleaned? Preeti Swaminathan narrates with interest the 10-minute cleaning scene at Inox, Mumbai. Read More »

Clean India Show 2010

Championing Cleanliness… “Why is the Show only for three days? You need to keep it open for a week.” This spontaneous reaction by Smt Sheila Dikshit, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, at the Clean India Show 2010 at NSIC ... Read More »

Maintaining hotel spas

Lifestyles have undergone a sea change and today, gyms and spas have become household names everywhere. Le Meridien, New Delhi, has created world class spas, gyms and spectacular health clubs with trainers and Ayurvedic consultancy and have a maintenance regime ... Read More »

T1, T2, T3… Rising Challenges of Indian Cleaning Industry

About 150 cleaning machines, more than a 100 cleaning tools, gallons of cleaning agents, a dozen service providers, over 1500 cleaning workers… these and more are collectively engaged in maintaining the massive structure of the Terminal 3 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. In spite of the organisational difficulties like budgetary constraints, equipment limitations, manpower inadequacies and above all passenger indifference, the cleaning industry is gearing up to see that T3 could be kept as clean as it is today. An exclusive report by Mohana M. Read More »

‘Maintaining facilities is a responsible job’

It’s not just the quality of work but also the attitude of housekeepers working in the facility that makes all the difference, says Rajendra L Shinde, Managing Director, Supreme Facility Management, Pune. In recent years, with growing awareness, the facility ... Read More »

Women in the cleaning industry:Making their (strong) presence felt

With the World Women’s Day falling on March 8, Clean India Journal interacted with some of the women associated with cleaning and the cleaning industry. Talking to women right from the janitor to the managing director level, Mohana comprehends that whether it is a man or a woman, it is the performance that ultimately matters. Read More »

The changing face of housekeeping

Over the years, various departments in hotels have been undergoing total revamping. The hotels have been equipping themselves with the most modern and user friendly technological advancements to fulfill the ever increasing demands of consumers. The housekeeping department has also ... Read More »

Housekeeping in Healthcare

Hospital housekeeping is very challenging as it involves not only providing hygienic and comfortable environment to the patients and visitors, but also imparting confidence in them, says Sonal Chitroda, Managing Director- A.L.L. Services Under 1 Roof (India) Pvt Ltd. Read More »

Tools are important too

Cleaning with sophisticated and state-of-the-art tools has replaced the traditional trademark of a cleaner crouching with a cloth mop and a broom, to a professional janitor holding a handle mop or a squeegee, carrying wipes in the pockets and dragging a trolley with chemicals and other accessories. Professional cleaning systems have necessitated the use of tools in applications where they complement mechanised cleaning. Mohana M Read More »

Adopting eco-friendly practices

More and more hotels today are turning to ecotels by adopting green practices. Ecotels have comprehensive green cleaning/ housekeeping programme in place with clear performance goals. Read More »

Infection Control

Infection Control in hospitals is gaining importance with increasing stress on safe patient healthcare. Consequently, responsibilities for the infection control practioners is increasing and improving awareness and compliance among the healthcare providers is a strong priority in the hospital. The ... Read More »

Sealing a Healthy Service Contract

A Service Agreement regulates the provision of services by a Service Provider to its Client. The terms and pricing of Service Agreement vary depending on the type and condition of building equipment, hours of operation (24 hours per day versus 12 hours per day), Client’s budget constraints and regional location. Due to the many variables, standard terms and conditions are generally nonexistent except for basic inspection-only contracts; and even with such inspection-only contracts, the size of the building and amount of equipment included for inspection will sometimes alter the terms and price of the standard Agreement. Read More »

Hygienic Restroom Maintenance

The more traffic a facility receives, the more the number of visit to the restrooms, and the more the need to maintain these. Quality of products installed, odour, lack of ventilation and appearance – paper towels left on the floor, leaking soap dispensers, etc. – leave facility managers spending a great deal of effort on restroom maintenance. But, the right chemicals and procedure of cleaning with precaution can give the desired results. Read More »

Dos & Don’ts of Floor Care

With the demand for innovative designs and optimum use of space, the architects have started experimenting with a variety of floor options. Amongst the most extensively used floor materials are marbles, granites, vitrified tiles and wood (parque). Marble Marbles are ... Read More »

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