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How to Clean a Dental Practice

A comprehensive cleaning policy will greatly influence the standards of your dental practice and ensure that patients and staff alike are kept as safe, healthy and happy as possible. A dental practice which doesn’t maintain high standards of cleanliness will lose patients, risks passing on infections and could fail inspection from the Care Quality Commission […]

26th July 2017 Read this update »

Office Cleaning Checklist

Maintaining a clean and tidy office is important for creating a professional and positive workplace. Employing a regular cleaning service is a good way to keep on top of things, but this doesn’t guarantee your work space will be comprehensively clean. So, whether you are cleaning your office alone or you want to ensure your […]

23rd June 2017 Read this update »

The 6 Most Overlooked Areas Of Your Office That Need Cleaning

Due to the amount of time the average worker will spend in the office, it is important that the space is kept clean and tidy, not least for maintaining morale and health. Whilst an efficient, well-kept office will employ a regular cleaning service, this will likely only cover the areas receiving most traffic. In fact, […]

23rd May 2017 Read this update »

5 Commercial Spring Cleaning Tips

A spring clean is popular practice in households and can also be utilised in commercial buildings. During winter, commercial buildings can suffer as dirt, damp and debris are regularly tracked through their doors. Regular cleans will keep dirt from accumulating in essential areas but as spring comes around, it is time for a thorough, deep […]

24th April 2017 Read this update »

Mother’s Day: The Gift of Cleaning

As Mother’s Day is coming up, many families up and down the country will be wracking their brains for something special to get their mum. Before you splash out on an extravagant gift, really consider what your mum will appreciate on her day. The majority of mums will be most grateful for gifts which have […]

17th March 2017 Read this update »

6 Invaluable Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners

How to Clean Up After Your Pet Since pets just feel like one of the family, it is hard to keep them from roaming freely around the family home. However, wherever your pet goes there is the chance of them creating mess. Cleaning up pet hair, or worse, is one of the inevitable, frustrating factors […]

20th February 2017 Read this update »

4 Ways To Be A Tidier Person in 2017

There’s no time like the present, new year period to get your act together when it comes to areas of your life you’ve been letting slip and slide. Whether it’s a new diet, more exercise or a pledge to travel the world more, new year resolutions can come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re […]

23rd January 2017 Read this update »

8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Domestic Cleaner

It seems that nowadays we’re all living busier lives than we ever did in the past. As such, many people can’t find the time to keep their home spic and span anymore, resulting in homes becoming dirty quickly and staying that way potentially for weeks at a time. A dirty home has been proven to […]

19th December 2016 Read this update »

Is Your Office as Clean as It Looks?

Although your office might look spotless, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s clean. Flu season is fast approaching, and an unclean office is the perfect incubator for the flu. Soon, you could see employees falling ill left, right and centre. The flu can put employees out of the game for over a week. Avoid this […]

17th November 2016 Read this update »

How to Remove Tough Stains

Whether it’s a spill or from general wear and tear, stains and discolouring in your carpets and furniture can be a real blight on your company or home’s appearance. However, seeing to tough stains can be a demanding process if you don’t know where to begin, with different stains requiring different procedures to tackle them. […]

31st October 2016 Read this update »

4 Reasons You Should Never Eat at Your Desk

Should You Eat At Your Desk? Although it may be difficult to find the time to leave your desk at lunchtime, not doing so can have some harmful impacts to your health and your social life in the long run. In this article, we’ll be discussing just why avoiding eating your lunch at your desk […]

20th September 2016 Read this update »

The Consequences of Clutter: What Causes Accidents in the Office?

Not only will keeping your office tidy improve productivity, it’ll also ensure that nobody falls victim to the devil that is clutter. While this may sound trivial, one of the most common causes for harmful falls in offices is the presence of clutter. That’s why, this month, we’ll be highlighting the consequences of clutter in […]

25th August 2016 Read this update »

Top Tips for Keeping Your Retail Space Clean

Though sometimes we might not like to admit it, we do often judge a book by its cover and first impressions are of the utmost importance to us, and just as first impressions count elsewhere so to do they count for how your customers perceive your shop. Consequently, it is absolutely essential that you keep […]

18th July 2016 Read this update »

The 3 Most Disgusting Places in Every Office

Though we like to think of ourselves as mostly tidy and clean people, a lot of the time we only clean what we can see and pay little or no heed to the things we can’t see in our day to day lives, only to one day discover the science experiment we’ve inadvertently been growing […]

15th June 2016 Read this update »

The Benefits of a Clean Desk

Be it the occasional sneeze, the crumbs from the biscuit or two (or several) you eat at your desk every day, or the stacks of paper you find mounting up throughout the day, there’s a whole host of things to contend with that can leave your desk downright filthy which you need to keep an […]

20th May 2016 Read this update »

Top 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Office

The arrival of spring is the perfect time for a good old-fashioned spring cleaning of your office workspace. A tidier desk will not only help lift your mood, but will allow you to focus on your work better than ever – allowing you to enjoy the longer hours of daylight even sooner. Follow our top […]

12th April 2016 Read this update »

Jobs You Can’t Do Without a Professional Cleaning Company

If you’re debating over whether the cost of using a professional cleaning company is worth it, it’s important to consider the extra tasks that trained professionals can carry out when you can’t. For a larger commercial property, cleaning requires a considerable amount of time and effort, with specialist techniques required for certain industries – to […]

24th March 2016 Read this update »

Why Hire an Office Cleaner?

When faced with the choice between cleaning your office building yourself, and hiring a professional cleaner, there are several points to consider. For example, whilst cleaning the office yourself may seem like a money saver on the surface, valuable time is spent keeping the office hygienic, instead of focusing on the business itself. There are […]

17th February 2016 Read this update »

Top Tips for Being Tidier at Work in 2016

A popular new year’s resolution for many people is to be better organised, and this goes hand in hand with tidying up after yourself, especially at work. A messy desk can be extremely distracting, and hinder your productivity as well as causing you to lose things far more easily! If you’re resolved to being a […]

15th January 2016 Read this update »

Top Tips for Cleaning Up After the Office Party

This season sees the arrival of presents, good-will, and of course, Christmas parties. Celebrating Christmas with your colleagues is a great tradition, giving employees a chance to let their hair down and enjoy the festivities away from their desk! However, hosting the office party can be a stressful responsibility, and cleaning up afterwards can be […]

14th December 2015 Read this update »

How Regularly Should my Office be Cleaned?

It’s well known that a clean and hygienic working environment has a positive impact for businesses. Reports show that employees thrive in a tidy and well-maintained environment, with better efficiency and productivity directly related to a clean work space. What’s more, it’s vital to maintain a clean office in order to create a strong impression […]

2nd October 2015 Read this update »

Where are Office Germs Lurking?

With a shocking 32% of people admitting to not washing their hands after using the bathroom, it would be natural to assume that bathrooms are the most common place to pick up bacteria. However, recent studies have shown that in fact, workplace equipment can be up to 400 times dirtier than the average toilet seat! […]

1st September 2015 Read this update »

5 Reasons Why Having a Commercial Cleaner Will Benefit Your Business

On average, a worker will spend around 40 hours a week in the office. With so much time spent in one place, a clean and hygienic environment free of mess, clutter and safety risks is important to ensure that your staff are able to work productively. Hiring a professional commercial cleaning service can prove to […]

31st July 2015 Read this update »

The Most Common Office Carpet Stains

  Office carpets need to be hardy, clean and smooth if you want to make a good impression with visitors and clients. It should also be kept in pristine condition for the sake of your employees as it will hopefully give them a lift to see that they work in a well decorated, well cared […]

17th June 2015 Read this update »

Tips And Tricks For Cleaning Your Office

We all know how much a clean office can mean, it’s the difference between workers having to sit in a grimey, germ laden space which is crowded by rubbish, and working in a clean, pristine and fresh environment. The former will demotivate your workers and make them feel undervalued, while the latter will keep their […]

5th June 2015 Read this update »

5 Gadgets To Help Keep Your Office Clean

Keeping your commercial premises clean is of the utmost importance, both for the sanity of everyone working there but also because of issues surrounding hygiene. There are many different ways in which you can combat the day to day dust, dirt and grime which you’ll come across at work, but this month we’ve selected a […]

23rd April 2015 Read this update »

Is Vinegar an All-Purpose Cleaner?

To many people who find themselves embroiled in the constant battle to keep commercial or office spaces clean, vinegar is a miraculous substance. A solution of diluted vinegar can aid in the cleaning of countless messes, but that isn’t to say that there is nothing that it can’t clean. Knowing when vinegar is an appropriate […]

11th March 2015 Read this update »

5 Cleaning Tips You Won’t Believe

For most people, cleaning can be a bit of a dull chore, this is even more true when it comes to your office or commercial space; there definitely won’t be people queuing up to volunteer for any tidying or cleaning. But cleaning doesn’t have to be dull or mundane, there are some cleaning tips and […]

27th January 2015 Read this update »

The Biggest Cleaning Myths Today

There are plenty of myths around out there about cleaning and the best ways to clean, but since the rise of the internet there are lots more. Perpetuated on forums and blogs, people are taking tips from strangers with no real background or understanding of the best practices. That’s why this month we’ve decided to […]

18th December 2014 Read this update »

The Best Tips For A Cleaner Carpet

Your carpets are a valuable asset in your building regardless of whether it’s an office, a school or a care home. It can make or break a sale if your building looks messy and uncared for, with carpeting being one of the first things people notice when they walk through your door. Hygiene is also […]

11th December 2014 Read this update »

Avoid Pests with Regular Cleaning

The worst thing to discover in any office is that there is a pest problem. A pest problem can be anything from cockroaches or ants, to pigeons, rats or mice, they can even be microscopic pests such as dust mites and bed bugs. The thing they all have in common is that they can all […]

7th November 2014 Read this update »

Top 10 Places Dirt Could be Lurking

In your home you probably know all of the places which get dirty the quickest and which are harder to reach, but what about in your commercial premises? This is a shared space where lot of people come and go every day – you’ll even get fleeting visits from people in other departments, visitors, workmen […]

15th October 2014 Read this update »

Is your Commercial Property Prepared for Potential Flooding?

A quick glance out your window will tell you that summer hasn’t quite left us yet, but the temperatures are slipping and the showers are a little more frequent, and before you know it we will be deep into autumn and that British staple, rain clouds, will be a common sight. We’ve already seen flash […]

18th August 2014 Read this update »

Biological vs Chemical Cleaning

For a long time now there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the two main types of cleaning products: biological and non-biological. You might have even heard of the latter being referred to as chemical based cleaning products, and this name seems to have a given people a negative perception of any chemical […]

17th July 2014 Read this update »

How Many Germs are We Exposed to on a Daily Basis?

Scientific advances in relation to hygiene have helped us to live longer, but it seems that we have now stopped considering how germs and our exposure to bacteria can impact on our health on a daily basis. With deadly diseases more rare than ever we have become complacent, but in our everyday environments – such […]

17th June 2014 Read this update »

How to Prepare an Office for Cleaning

Anyone who has ever worked in an office environment will know how messy things can get. Despite there being no truly messy materials or substances, every office somehow manages to become grubby and dishevelled, it’s only natural and it can build up subtly over time. That’s why most offices employ or hire someone to take […]

18th May 2014 Read this update »

How a Clean Shop can Influence Customer Retention and Acquisition

Have you ever walked into a shop only to turn around and leave because of the poor condition in which it was kept? Most shoppers are heavily influenced by how a place looks, regardless of how tidy and clean they might keep their own house they certainly won’t stick around if you have muddy floors […]

29th April 2014 Read this update »

Everything you Need to Know About Builders Cleans

If you operate in the construction or renovation industry then you will know just how messy and untidy things can get. It can’t be helped, and there are many times constraints involved with your work which leaves you little time for clear up procedures and cleaning. That’s where builders cleans come in handy – in […]

27th March 2014 Read this update »

10 Reasons you Need Commercial Window Cleaning

Many buildings now, whether as a shop front or part of the modern design look of a building, have large panes of glass and windows. There are important to keep clean for so many reasons if you’re a commercial operation. That’s why we’ve put together the top 10 reasons you need commercial window cleaning services. […]

21st March 2014 Read this update »

Why is Cleaning so Important in Healthcare?

An increasing worry for people entering into hospitals and health care environments is the risk of getting even more ill once inside due to a lack of cleanliness. Overall, the numbers affected have come down in recent years but there are still some serious failings in the profession at all levels. North Staffordshire hospitals have […]

25th February 2014 Read this update »

Sustainable Cleaning and Waste Management in the Workplace

In society today we have become far more conscious about how our activities and habits can be harmful to the environment, taking into consideration everything from our transportation to the packaging we throw away at home. The goal of most developed nations now is to be greener, reduce our carbon footprint and achieve sustainability, so […]

23rd January 2014 Read this update »

Any Publicity is Good Publicity? We Beg to Differ!

Society today has developed the need for instantaneous communication which is satisfied best by social media. In under 140 characters on Twitter you can make bold, arresting statements or get yourself arrested. It is no surprise then that businesses have begun to interact with customers, this way the customer gets a more immediate response and […]

10th December 2013 Read this update »

First Impressions Count: How Could you be Losing Business?

When you think about how important first impressions are you need to put yourself in your customer or client’s position, reverse the roles and go into a store or a service centre and take notice of what you first see. When you really think about it you’ll make connections to things you wouldn’t usually have […]

14th November 2013 Read this update »

How to Choose the Right Cleaning Company for You

When choosing a company to take care of the cleaning duties in your office or business premises there are many important factors to reflect on; you need to be certain that you have the right company carrying out the right services. A revolving door of different cleaning companies will cost you more and have a detrimental […]

15th October 2013 Read this update »

How Often Should You Deep Clean Carpets?

Over time you may not notice the de-colouration in office carpets, but as soon as you move furniture or remove a mat covering the carpet you will see the bright and brilliant colour your carpets should be. Even if you vacuum regularly you can’t pull up the dirt which has been trodden into the fibres […]

17th September 2013 Read this update »

Commercial ‘End of Tenancy’ Cleaning Tips

Whether you’re moving into a new office or shop, ensuring you leave your old premises in pristine condition is essential. When you come to the end of your tenancy agreement, you will have a certain amount of time to return it to a decent condition and hand over your keys, and as a business owner, […]

17th August 2013 Read this update »

Cleaning Tips for the Office

Keeping your office clean and presentable can sometimes feel like a challenging and daunting task, especially in a busy working environment with lots of people coming and going all day. Although the best way to ensure that your office is always up to standard is to hire a professional to undertake regular cleans – whether […]

29th July 2013 Read this update »

5 Tips for Keeping your Office Clean

With health and safety high on the agenda for any workplace, making sure that your office environment is as clean as possible is vital to a healthy working environment. Not only will this keep any insurance policies and safety agencies happy, it will also help to create a more comfortable and staff-friendly atmosphere too. There […]

18th June 2013 Read this update »

Keeping Clean on the Move!

Keeping your office, school or retail unit clean and presentable can be a full time job, but it is essential to maintain a healthy and comfortable working space for your employees, students or customers. The general maintenance and day to day cleaning is easily taken care of, usually by a dedicated cleaner or contract with […]

20th May 2013 Read this update »

Direct Cleaning Welcome Article

The whole team here at Direct Cleaning Services are delighted to welcome you to our brand new blog! This is a place for us to keep all of our present and future customers informed of all developments, both internally within the company and also in the wider world of office and commercial cleaning. From updates […]

9th May 2013 Read this update »