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and effort involved here is not negligible and it should be reflec- marble, get damaged because overly acidic detergents are used. ted in the proposal. Depending on the property, the drains must Also keep in mind that a blast of disinfectant or cleaning agent is sometimes be cleaned on a daily basis to prevent unpleasant odors. not good for the plant life in water parks and leisure centers. N Rainer Büche | markus.targiel@holzmann-medien.de Glass cleaning Cleaning glazed surfaces is often an underestimated aspect of the contract. How often should which surfaces be cleaned? As with Rainer Büche all the other jobs on the premises, glazed areas also get cleaned is a consultant in the building cleaning trade. He has been instrumental during the night. This adds another layer of complexity, especially based in Titisee-Neustadt, caters to customers in this sector. He con-in tenders for water parks and spas. His firm, Millora Consulting GmbH, if the areas are hard to reach. Take a long hard look at this part ducts training seminars on this topic as well | www.millora.de of the scope of works: Can you take care of the glass cleaning effectively and cost-efficiently, or would it make better sense to farm this work out to a spe- cialist? All too often, it’s the large cleaning companies with a national reach that find them- selves overwhelmed by taking on this very specific task. The kinds of damage and how to avoid it Fixtures are often manufac- tured from materials that are easily damaged. Here, incorrect treatment on a regular basis The voice of the cleaning industry may eventually lead to signi- ficant damage and unexpected costs. This article isn’t long enough to delve any deeper into such a vast territory, so here are just a few examples. Damaged fittings as a result of improper cleaning have practically become the norm. Booth 01.639 And that’s mainly for the sim- ple reason that overly abrasive sponges are used. A perennial favorite on the damage charts has proved to be what I would term ‘ride-on abuse’. These machines get forced through the narrowest of passages in changing rooms and between shower stalls, or they keep bumping into things. I’ve been to properties that seem to sustain this type of damage over and over again. Despite extensive training, time and again stone floors, especially GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2016


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