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Happy Christmas from All at Shipshape Cleaning!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Shipshape Cleaning would like to wish all of its clients and prospective clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

New Year – New Contract

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

How is your office cleaning going? Have you recently inspected your office? If you need a hand, we have a cleaning audit document, free to download on our website. Areas you need to check are: – Skirting Boards – Stairs – High level atriums & ceiling areas – Reception glass – Cleaners cupboard – for … Continue reading

Christmas is coming…..are your cleaners ready for the clean up!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Christmas is a great time of year in offices…..but it does get messy. Lots of nibbles, mince pies etc, drinks and festive cheer. Secret Santa presents to unwrap, and lots of tinsel and glitter. Does that sound familiar??? But can you rely on your cleaners to clean the offices, meeting rooms and reception areas ready … Continue reading

Cleaners Cupboards….

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

If you have a cleaners cupboard on your site, have you seen inside it recently? Go take a look and see what you find….. This area is for your cleaning team to keep all their chemicals and equipment to clean your office, including your desk, your washrooms and your kitchen areas. So, it should be: … Continue reading

Colour Coding in Your Cleaning Cupboard

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Although some cleaning companies do not follow it at all, at Shipshape we follow the colour coding guidelines to the letter, as colour coding is imperative to keep your office or school environment healthy and germ free. We are always surprised when we visit prospective clients, how many clients have cleaners cupboards with no evidence … Continue reading

Do you get let down in the Summer on your Office Cleaning?

Monday, August 4th, 2014

When it comes to the summer months, do you get a reduced or non-existent cleaning service in your office? Excuses are not good enough, and when your cleaning contract is managed properly, whether it is a one cleaner site, or a larger cleaning team, holiday and absences should be managed and teams should know what … Continue reading

Are you getting the Cleaning Hours you are paying for?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Is your office clean? Are your cleaners working the hours they should be? Do they turn up late, or leave early on a regular basis? These are issues we hear A LOT when we are invited in to tender for new clients who are not happy with their current cleaning arrangements. The problem is the … Continue reading

Telephone Sanitization in Offices

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

If you think about how close you hold the telephone to your face, you want it to be clean. Many office cleaners do not clean your office phone, computers or even your desk regularly….yuk! It is estimated that telephone ear and mouthpieces carry up to 1,400 bacteria. Cold and flu viruses can survive for up … Continue reading

Office Cleaning – Reviewing Your Cleaning

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

How are the standards of your office cleaning? Do you check them regularly? Do you have meetings with your cleaning company? Is your specification being met? If not, why not download our Cleaning Audit Form? You can use this to assess your site cleaning and highlight areas in the service schedule that are not being … Continue reading

End of Year Lunch

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Its been a busy year at Shipshape with new projects and contracts. We have also had a new member of staff in the office, Claire Harding, who now manages our accounts department. This year we have been awarded Safe Contractor status again, for the 5th consecutive year. As a company we are very Health & … Continue reading

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