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Choosing the right equipment

Contract cleaning business has increased manifold in India over the last five years. With that the demand for cleaning equipment of different types and sizes, to suit the nature of the cleaning or maintenance work. Cleaning can be especially difficult in large airports, railways & bus stations, hospitals, food manufacturing plants, restaurants, retail stores, schools and numerous industrial facilities and sites. Cleaning service contractors need to know how to identify the category of equipment required and also then to pick up the right one from the entire range available with the equipment supplier. Cleaning equipment are expensive and the important thing is to get the best result with limited investment. Clean India Journal requested a few equipment suppliers to throw light on the criteria to select the commonly used cleaning machines. Read More »

Cleaning Tools

Two major challenges faced by a housekeeping company are keeping the daily cleaning programme simple and also contributing to create a healthy and beautiful working environment. A housekeeping company, while adopting right cleaning methods has to do the right selection ... Read More »

Handling Bio-medical waste

One of the main functions of housekeeping in hospitals is infection control and proper handling of bio-medical waste. Safety against fire, prevention of cross contamination, odour control and pest control are all a part of waste disposal procedures. A carefully ... Read More »

Crisis Situation

Housekeeping plays an important role in the recovery of any organisation from a crisis situation caused by disasters at the minimum possible time Read More »

Safety Precautions

Many a time, newspapers have reported workers who get down to the drains for cleaning, choke to death. Parched fingers or feet, skin disease, respiratory disorders, damaged backs or knees… most workers are silent sufferers of these health ailments and ... Read More »

“Painful” Lessons

It is probably a common practice to add a little more of phenyl or any other solution to the mopping bucket with the hope that the floors would get cleaner. But then when it comes to cleaning agents or chemicals, a few drops more than the specified dosage, could turn ‘fatal’.Shashikant Khare, a housekeeping staff with ‘All Services Under One Roof’, narrates how he landed in hospital six months back because of his negligence at work. Read More »

Preventive Maintenance & Monsoon Management

Rains bring in relative increase in humidity, water stagnation, rise in infectious diseases and a certain amount of sultriness causing lethargy. Muddy footprints at the doorsteps, wet clothes leaving a trail of water droplets on the floor and uncleaned washrooms act as dampeners even before one’s day starts in the office. Preventive and Protective measures scheduled by the housekeeping before and during rains respectively, in various sectors and complexes play an important role in simplifying maintenance. If getting wet in the rains and yet appearing presentable is challenging to us, as much as it is for the housekeeping professionals to keep the premises clean and dry during the monsoon. No doubt, rains call for regular and timely maintenance (mending cracks and leakages) to ensure cleanliness and hygiene, but at the same time, getting the preventive maintenance schedule in place could go a long way in combating the monsoon blues. Clean India Journal spoke to some of the housekeeping and facility management companies to understand the monsoon management strategy. Read More »

Carpet care during monsoon

The rising and scorching heat of summer is out and the monsoon is in. But the rains make cleaning work difficult; especially cleaning carpets needs more attention. Read More »

Eco-friendly practices in housekeeping

Preserving environment is a major concern in today’s world. The issue of global warming and continuous depletion of ozone layer has forced all of us to re-think and act in the pursuit of conserving environment. Hotel industry has also not ... Read More »

Building business on trust

Though formed only in 2003, the Chennai based Trendz Facilities Management is technically 14 years old. First started in 1995 as N.B. Enterprises by partners Balram Menon and K.S. Balakrishnan – who left their corporate jobs to plunge into housekeeping – Trendz today is a multi-location, multi-function company with over 5000 employees. Menon and Balakrishnan spoke to Clean India Journal. Read More »