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Cleaning Takes on New Meaning

09 April 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

A free guide highlighting practical ways in which investing in quality cleaning can save an organisation money has been launched by Julius Rutherfoord, a London based specialist in cleaning and hygiene with over 2,250 staff working within the capital.

According to the white paper, The Value of Clean by the cleaning trade association, ISSA, shoddy service and neglected maintenance can lead to new carpets needing to be replaced in as little as three years.

The argument put forward in the guide is that, far too often, cleaning tasks are undertaken by poorly paid individuals, without specialist training and support. These cleaning operatives are likely to underperform, leading to a host of complications and indirect costs.

Some of the benefits of using a premium cleaning service, outlined in the guide, include:

  • Everything lasts longer  – a move into a new office investment in new carpets or marble floors should mean these materials should last for many years, but failure to look after them could mean they barely last as long as the manufacturers’ guarantees.
  • Keeps utility bills down  – the option of cleaning during daylight hours ensures a fast, responsive service and reduces complaints, as staff see the work being done. Daytime cleaning also saves money on utility bills because it means the operation only needs light and heating during office hours.
  • Asset and employee protection – when appointing a cleaning contractor, do not just check for professional indemnity insurance, but also ask for fidelity insurance which will protect against criminal activities. Checking cleaning staff are trained and security vetted are the two best ways to ensure a property receives care and attention.


“By investing a further 10% in your building’s cleaning and maintenance, the life of your assets can be extended by up to threefold; saving you money in the long-term, as well as protecting natural resources,” argued Chris Parkes, Operations Director, Julius Rutherfoord.


For further information, visit the website:

Picture     Julius Rutherfoord has issued a free guide on how to save money by investing in proper cleaning methods.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 09 April 2015


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