The Cleaning Show 2017

Following on from the success in 2015, this year The Cleaning Show is returning to ExCeL in London.

The show will be taking place on the 14-16 March 2017 and is the UK’s major event designed specifically for the cleaning and support services sector.

If you work o run a cleaning business this is an important event to add to your calender. It’s an essential event for anyone responsible for cleaning, maintenance and hygiene, from healthcare to hotel kitchens.

Registration is free of charge and more information about the show and seminars and workshops can be found on their website

How to sweep a chimney

One of the dirtiest D.i.y. jobs you can undertake is cleaning your chimney flue. That is why most people will employ a professional chimney sweep to do the job for them. However, you can do it yourself if you know what you’re doing and save yourself a bit of money.

A regular clean will ensure that your chimney will stay clean and efficient, but chimneys that are old and haven’t been cleaned in a long time can contain a huge amount of soot, so in these cases we recommend you get a professional in to do the job.

There are many professional chimney sweeps throughout the UK. If you live in the area of Cornwall, two companies we can recommend are Sir Sweep a Lot and Dirty Dirks

Window cleaning scam – be careful!

Once again fraudsters have been posing as window cleaners in order to con local residents out of money, this time in Huddersfield.

In a recent report published on the ITV news and their website, a man “got away with cash after tricking one resident in the Lockwood area”. Apparently the offence “came to light when the genuine window cleaner called asking for payment” which is hardly surprising, but why are residents so easily duped?

The report goes on to say that there have been similar incidents in the area and “police believe others may not yet have come to light”.

A description of the fraudster described him as probably being “in his twenties, 5ft 8ins tall, white and of average build”. Also “He has dark coloured short hair and stubble and wearing a dark coloured jacket and blue jeans”.

We advise all customers to make sure they know who their window cleaner is by sight, as well as their staff. If someone comes to your door and you don’t recognise them then ask for identification first if they request a payment. If in doubt, refuse payment until they can provide proper identification, or ask them for an address to send payment to. Better still, ask them if they have a website where you can pay your bill onlne. Or a bank account where you can transfer money too online. Most professional window cleaners these days can provide these payment options.

New members joining QWC in July

Three new members joined the Quality Window Cleaners network this month. Which is great news for people looking for a window cleaner in the areas of Melton Mowbray as well as West Bridgford near Nottingham and our Northern visitors from Airdrie in Scotland.

Our new members are Elite Window Cleaning, (Melton Mowbray), Sublime Shine Window Cleaning and Clearwater Window Cleaning.

All companies are independent window cleaners who qualify as members for their expertise and professionalism. Any window cleaners who are based in the UK are welcome to apply to join the network subject to acceptance and our terms and conditions.

See our members page for further details.

Do vacuum cleaners send you to sleep?

Believe it or not, there are quite a few videos on YouTube that are basically just presented so that you can listen to the noise they make, which apparently helps some people fall asleep. Personally, the noise they make grates on my nerves. But if you’re one of those people who finds their constant whining and droning makes you drowsy then check out this one below.

The video is almost 3 hours in duration, so if you haven’t fallen asleep by then I guess you can say it doesn’t work for you!


Virtual window cleaning – good clean fun?

Will the virtual reality game ‘Pane in the Glass’ prove to be popular with users of the HTC Vive headset? Possibly. Will it be a useful training aid? Doubtful. But either way, it could be one of the of the first free games you download for the Vive.

If you want to learn more about this new device showcased at the VRUK festival 2016 at Ravensbourne, check out the link below.

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