Is your business ready for hybrid working?

Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic early last year, quarantines, lockdowns, and self-imposed isolations have forced millions of workers to work remotely from home. This workplace experiment that had once struggled to gain any traction amongst businesses, became a saving grace for many during a time of great uncertainty. While there have undoubtedly been challenges along the way, …

Step aside ‘Multipurpose’ household cleaner: Why specialist industrial cleaners are more effective

Commercial setting cleaning products The cleaning procedure of a commercial workplace is much more demanding than that of the domestic household. Basic cleaning with mainstream cleaning products should be enough in a home setting but that’s not the case with in a commercial setting. With exposure to higher volumes of people using shared equipment, communal areas and washrooms, businesses need to take …

Why Should Your Extractor Fans Be Regularly Cleaned?

Extractor fans, whether a property is domestic or commercial, everyone has one somewhere. But what do they do other than being dust collectors?  Extractor fans draw up air particles containing dust and moisture removing foul smells from a room. But when cleaning, extractor fans can be an overlooked area and after a while those drawn up particles can collect in …

7 Tips for Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company

Screening and hiring a commercial cleaning company may seem like a daunting prospect. You will want to ensure that your facility’s cleaning schedule is in capable hands. Maintaining a clean environment is key to the success of your business. So, you should treat the process like hiring a new employee. We’ve come up with 7 questions which will help you …

Signs That Your Cleaner is Doing a Good Job

We all like to come into work and be welcomed to a clean and tidy business.  Having a good cleaner who leaves your business looking sparkling clean and fresh is not only good for your employees, your customers and your own health, it can also increase workplace morale and productivity and reduce sickness absence within your employees. So, it’s important …

How Long Can Germs Live on Surfaces?

We all know what it’s like to have a nasty cold and a bedridden induced flu and with germs getting plenty of press, it’s essential to know how you can combat them in your business. While germs may be too small to be seen with the naked eye they can live on a variety of surfaces, lying in wait to …

Monmouthshire Building Society

How are A&R helping to Support Monmouthshire Building Society?

We recently caught up with Mark Howell, Facilities Manager at Monmouthshire Building Society with a head office and branches positioned across South Wales, to find out how A&R Services have helped to support Mark and the team adapt to COVID restrictions and create a safe and secure environment for customers and staff alike. Problem As for many businesses throughout the …

Bio-misting School

Why Should You Invest in Bio-misting Services?

Slowing the spread of the coronavirus is on the top of everyone’s priority list with businesses in South Wales. As a nation, businesses are stepping up their cleaning schedule, their cleaning frequency and investing in Bio-misting where this superior infection control service offers longer protection. Regular cleaning and deep cleaning sometimes isn’t enough to keep the Coronavirus and several other …

Tea Towels vs Paper Towels: Which is More Hygienic?

Tea towels. They are pieces of cloth that are brilliant at drying utensils, drying our hands and mopping up spillages when precious coffee has been spilt over the office kitchen counter first thing in the morning. But have you ever thought about how hygienic they are? Recently with the outbreak of the Coronavirus and other infectious viruses wreaking havoc on …

Do Your Cleaners Know Their Blue Cloths from their Red?

When it comes to cleaning, there are correct ways and there are incorrect ways. Many will simply clean with a one-does-all product to clean all areas within their business – whereas professional cleaning providers will have different products and cloths for different areas of a business. If you have an inhouse cleaning team or Professional Cleaning Services in, it is …