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Dirty hotel rooms are causing sleepless nights for guests

New research into hotel guests’ experiences commissioned by P&G Professional (the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble), shows the importance of cleanliness to improve online ratings and customer loyalty. A study of 2,000 Brits who regularly stay in hotels has ...

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Dishwasher downtime is having an impact on UK restaurants

UK restaurants are experiencing efficiency issues as a direct result of equipment downtime, impacting operations, customer experience and reputation. A survey of 100 restaurant workers found that dishwashers are one of the main culprits, with half suffering a breakdown at ...

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UK office workers risk illness as study shows over one third of desk items are never cleaned

GCC Facilities Management has investigated how often office areas and items are cleaned throughout the UK and employee satisfaction levels with the cleanliness of their workplace. Cleanliness in the workplace is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of ...

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New advice on using long water-fed poles promises to protect safety and health of window cleaners

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the publication of ground-breaking advice for window-cleaners on how to reduce the risk of injury when using telescopic water-fed poles. The leaflet, entitled Window Cleaning Poles: How To Do It And Look After Your ...

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P&G Professional survey reveals 78% of customers sleep better in an impeccably clean hotel

New research into hotel guests’ experiences commissioned by P&G Professional (the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble), shows the importance of cleanliness to improve online ratings and customer loyalty. A study of 2,000 Brits who regularly stay in hotels has revealed that ...

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Bog standards in the hospitality sector

Toilets leave a lasting impression, reveals a new survey and report on the UK public’s attitudes towards washrooms in hospitality establishments. Formica Group commissioned the report to better understand what makes a bathroom good or bad, asking 2,000 respondents for ...

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The hotel cleanliness issues that frustrate Brits the most

The summer is officially here and for many across the country, it finally means the time to go on a much-needed holiday domestically or abroad. Hotels form a fundamental part of the holiday experience. Holidaymakers want their stay to be ...

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Fatberg awareness is rising but 48% of Brits still pour fat down drains according to survey

Awareness of fatbergs is at an all-time high, but that has not stopped almost half the nation choosing to pour cooking oil and fat down the kitchen sink, according to new research from LanesforDrains.co.uk. In a national survey of more ...

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Bacteria linked to diseases found in four-week-old bedsheets 

People who don’t wash their bedsheets for as little as a month will sleep alongside bacteria linked to a host of diseases such as pneumonia, gonorrhoea, and Lemierre’s syndrome, as discovered in new research by Time4Sleep.  The UK bed retailer asked a member of the public to ...

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phs report reveals half of teenage girls say period poverty holds them back at school

A new research report by hygiene services provider phs Group reveals nearly half of teenage girls believe period poverty prevents girls from doing well at school and a third believe it holds them back from achieving their aspirations. The new phs survey ...

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