News & Tips2019-08-14T18:06:19+00:00

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Coming Clean: The Dirty Truth Behind UK Offices

September 17th, 2019|

We recently surveyed over 650 members of the public workforce to gain an understanding on how often their workspaces and equipment are cleaned. This was in addition to research done by Printerland in May 2018 which found that the average desk harbours 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. GCC Facilities Management provide commercial cleaning & office cleaning services across the UK.   How often is your desk cleaned at work? (Either by yourself or a third party) Although 35% of workers stated their desk was cleaned everyday and 28% did so on a weekly basis, individually desk [...]

5 methods on how to clean your keyboard

February 18th, 2019|

How many times have we heard that there are more germs on your computer keyboard, desk phone or mobile keypad than on a toilet seat? I know, it’s disgusting. To get rid of any loose particles you might want to try: Simply tipping your computer keyboard and gently tapping the hard shell on the desk will dislodge any crumbs and dust. A can of compressed air will work well but make sure first that the debris isn’t aimed at a colleague’s desk! An alternative is to fold a Post-It note (or similar) so that the sticky panel is on the [...]

Is office washroom etiquette dead?

February 15th, 2019|

Most of us have been brought up to pick up after ourselves and leave a room that you are sharing with others clean and tidy. However when it comes to toilets in public buildings such as retail centres/shops and leisure facilities, and even offices, many adults also seem to think that someone coming into clean means they can leave a trail of devastation behind them that a mini tornado would be proud of. As a commercial cleaning provider to many different types of UK businesses - large and small, GCC comes across a number of crimes against washroom etiquette on [...]

Have you planned your spring clean yet?

February 5th, 2019|

The clocks are due to go forward soon and the nights are getting shorter and, if we’re lucky it can even mean warmer days with lots of sunshine. Unfortunately one of the downsides of the sun streaming in through windows and open doors is that you suddenly notice where winter grime has built up and tackling it can seem a daunting, time-consuming project. And we all know that you just can’t do “a bit” – it only makes the “bits” you haven’t done even worse. But it’s not just our homes that can do with a spruce-up – our workplace [...]

Did you know that office building viruses can spread rapidly?

November 16th, 2018|

A recent study has shown that germs on a door handle can spread within 2 to 4 hours to 40-60% of people touching the same surface. Regular and thorough cleaning to NHS Infection Control standards will help to reduce the spread of germs due to cross-contamination. GCC Facilities Management plc have 40 years’ experience in the industry. We cover the length and breadth of the UK, employing and managing cleaners from your local area. As well as the cleaning of your offices we can also offer additional services such as window and fascia cleaning, washroom services and provision of [...]

Planned office maintenance over the festive period

November 14th, 2018|

The countdown has well and truly started with many of us rising to the challenge engaging all the project management, counselling, mindfulness and relaxation skills we can muster. If your business closes completely or just for the Bank Holidays, you may want to make use of this time to carry out planned maintenance. Whether the carpets need freshened up and stains removed or the hard floor surface needs cleaning and refinishing, this may be the ideal time to book it in. Some cleaning companies are able to offer regular planned cleans and maintenance of hard floors as well as carpet [...]

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