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Ratcliffe’s blog: company news and cleaning contracts in Cannock!

Welcome to the Ratcliffe Cleaning blog, the official news feed of Cannock and the West Midlands cleaning professionals.

This is the place to catch up on the latest company news, business developments, cleaning techniques and useful tips for office cleaning.

You can also read our input on subjects such as carpet stain removal, effective graffiti removal methods and handy “how to” guides for common cleaning tasks. Whether you have just signed some new cleaning contracts or you are looking to learn more about us, this blog is the perfect place to start.


How Disinfection Fogging Works

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continues to pose a threat to people across the UK but disinfection fogging and other measures are helping to keep people safe and reduce the infection rate. Fogging is a convenient and highly effective method for controlling the virus, and here we take a look at how the process works and…

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The Forgotten Surfaces You Should Be Cleaning

The virus that causes Coronavirus (COVID-19) can land on any surface when a person coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes without wearing a mask. If another person then touches those contaminated surfaces and then touches their mouth, nose, or eyes, they can become infected. For this reason, surface cleaning is essential at home, at work, and…

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What Cleaning Is Recommended For Pubs & Restaurants To Prevent COVID-19

The 38% of pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating have been able to reopen, followed by those with indoor seating from the 17th of May, assuming that the government’s COVID-19 goals are met. Effective pub cleaning and restaurant cleaning will be vital if these establishments are to reopen and remain so entirely. It is essential…

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Will A Deep Clean Remove Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect businesses and people across all aspects of their life and work. As we begin to travel along the government’s roadmap to reopening non-essential services and permitting more significant social interaction, uncertainties remain as to whether this is the last wave of COVID-19 or will it mutate in a way…

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Where Should I Be Cleaning To Prevent Coronavirus Spreading

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread person to person in the air on tiny droplets of saliva. It is also spread through touching unclean surfaces or equipment. To tackle surface contamination, COVID cleaning and disinfecting is vital in the home and the workplace. Surfaces can become contaminated from a cough or sneeze of someone with Coronavirus. Surface…

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What Cleaning Is Recommended For Schools To Prevent COVID-19

Primary schools, secondary schools, private schools, and colleges all have a part to play in preventing infection and the spread of COVID-19. In the coronavirus era, educational establishments need to take extra steps to ensure students and teachers stay safe. One of the most effective tools that will reduce the risk of infection is regular…

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Is Fogging effective against Coronavirus

Disinfection fogging is an effective method for sanitising areas people use frequently. These spaces include transportation hubs and schools, and places where the vulnerable visit or reside, such as hospitals, care homes, and other healthcare establishments. Disinfection fogging is also beneficial in workplaces and wherever there are confirmed cases of Coronavirus. To understand how disinfection…

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What is a high level clean

Cleaning at high levels is specialised work and requires the high-level cleaning services of a professional firm to ensure your goals are achieved while paying particular attention to health and safety. A comprehensive solution can tackle any issue, and there are many advantages to employing such a service. Your business should consider commercial cleaning of buildings at…

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Keeping Schools Clean During COVID-19

Keeping schools clean during COVID-19 is vital for protecting the wellbeing of students, teachers, and administrators, as well as their families and the wider community. Public and private primary and secondary schools and colleges should have a clear school cleaning plan for school re-opening and ensure education can continue throughout the term. Your school may…

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What To Expect From A Deep Clean

Thorough deep cleaning services are in high demand with the coronavirus outbreak, but businesses and homeowners understood the value of a deep clean even before then. A professional deep cleaning service helps bring premises and workspaces to exemplary health and safety standards, through disinfection and antiviral sanitisation.  Organisations request this service to preserve commercial equipment and maintain premises…

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Deep Cleans Required After Outbreak Of Corona Viruses in UK Schools

Coronavirus The deadly coronavirus is sweeping the globe and everyone has been placed on high alert to prevent the virus spreading further. More cases are being confirmed daily in the UK, parts of Italy are now sealed off and tourists at a Tenerife hotel have been advised to stay in their rooms. Based on the…

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Health and safety rules for a clean workspace

As an employer or business owner, health and safety rules dictate that you must maintain a healthy and safe workplace. You are required to maintain the workplace and keep the premises clean, including fittings, furniture, and other facilities. If health and safety rules are not followed, then you run the risk of destroying team morale,…

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The Importance of a Clean Warehouse

Warehouse and storage facilities come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing is the same across them all. Dirt and debris seem to build up in a warehouse overnight, and if left, the situation can get out of control. An unclean warehouse or storage facility can have a surprising impact on your business. Here…

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The benefits of office cleaning

The office is the central hub to your business. Part of having a smooth operation centres around having a tidy and clean environment for your workforce. A clean office and office facilities lets your employees focus on the work they need to do, increasing productivity. Second to this, a clean office presents a great first…

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Cleaning Up Your Act After School Norovirus Outbreak

What is the Norovirus? The Norovirus is arguably one of the most contagious winter sickness bugs of recent times with reports of more than 60 outbreaks of the Norovirus in schools over the past seven days alone. With at least 25 different strains of the virus, contributing to symptoms that include sickness, diarrhoea and a…

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Catch up with the latest news from Cannock’s most established office cleaning company

Ratcliffe Cleaning was established in 1995 – and as you can imagine, we have come to learn a thing or two about the industry in that time.

In fact, we have built up an enormous bank of knowledge about everything from cleaning products to environmental awareness, health and safety concerns to cleaning contracts. In this blog, you can read the latest insights, news and updates from the world of commercial cleaning.

Looking for a cleaning service in Cannock, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Birmingham or Coventry? Find out more about us.

At Ratcliffe Cleaning, we pride ourselves on our speed, efficiency and dedication to quality.

To enquire about our office cleaning services or regular cleaning contracts, call us on 0800 294 2887 for a free quote.