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Our Greenfleet Initiative When we talk about clean we don’t necessarily think green. We are changing this with a clear and strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program reinforcing our commitment to a sustainable business model and protecting our environment. In the past few years, we have launched our Enviroplus product range focusing on plant based and non-toxic cleaning solutions and this year, we are launching our new CSR Program in partnership with Greenfleet with a goal to plant up to 1000 trees a year in and around Australia. “From July 2018 onwards we will be donating 1c for every paper product carton sold under our brands Puregiene and Enviroplus to Greenfleet.  Greenfleet seemed like the right fit for our organisation as one of our key product categories is paper products. Although our paper is FSC certified, we felt compelled to ensure the future of our planet resources are looked after and Green Fleet’s ‘Plant a Forest’ program certainly assists in minimising the impact we have as an organisation on our environment and helps us empower our community.” (Deena Syed, National Marketing Manager, Abco Products) As an environmental non-profit, Greenfleet is the trusted carbon offset provider for thousands of leading organisations,...
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The Importance of Gym Cleanliness

A gym is an abnormally damp environment where sweat creates moist conditions ideal for germs, bacteria, mould, mildew and viruses. And while you can’t stop the sweating (which after all is the reason for a gym), you can make sure your premises are spotlessly clean at all times so that bugs and nasties don’t get the upper hand. Common germs found in gyms Typical microflora found in gymnasiums can include: Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) – a common bacterium that lives on the skin and is capable of causing a range of mild to severe infections. Staphylococcus saprophyticus – a bacteria that is a leading cause of urinary tract infections. Salmonella – a gastrointestinal illness with symptoms including fever, diarrhoea and vomiting. Influenza – an airborne virus that, when inhaled, spreads to the respiratory tract where it multiplies. Rhinoviruses – viruses that cause many types of common colds and upper respiratory infections. Dermatophytosis – a fungal infection of the skin also known as ringworm, tinea, jock itch (when around the groin) or athlete’s foot (when on the feet). Gym hygiene statistics There have been a number of studies conducted into gym hygiene in recent years and their findings reinforce the need for constant vigilance by gym owners. For...
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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING A FLOOR SCRUBBER

It can be the fastest way to clean the floors, but what should you look for when purchasing a floor scrubber? The benefits of a floor scrubber is very clear. First of all, dirty water is collected into a separate waste tank rather than dipping a mop back into a bucket filled with dark grey water. Plus, the action of the brushes creates friction with the floor, leaving it much cleaner than other traditional cleaning methods. Also, it’s much quicker, much less labour intensive, and much more efficient providing a clean yet dry floor. Here are some things you need to consider when choosing your next floor scrubber: What type of machine do you want? Do you need electric or battery operated? This choice may come down to budget. If your budget is limited, a 240 V corded machine may be your best bet. Of course, you will be slightly restricted with this, but by using an extension lead can be a simple solution. If scrubbing needs to be carried out while there is a potential risk of people tripping on a cord, the battery type scrubber may be far more attractive from an OH&S standpoint. You also need to...
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Water Saving Benefits of The I-MOP

Water saving benefits of the i-mop

Save with the i-Mop? The first of its kind, the i-mop solves the problems of floor cleaning systems by combining the flexibility of a mop with the power and effectiveness of industrial scrubber driers. Significant water saving – zero water wasted Scrub & dries the floor – zero dirty water left over Excellent ATP readings – under 30 Reduced hazard – leaves floor dry   The planet is a beautiful place. With over 7 billion people, humans need water to live, breathe, and enjoy their lives. Worldwide 2.7 billion people suffer from a shortage of drinking water. For 780 million people this situation is permanent: each year 3.5 million people die because of this. The Made Blue Program invests in projects in developing countries to help provide water for those who don’t have access to it. The i-mop is a proud supporter of the Made Blue Program, investing in different projects in developing countries as a result of the water saving feature that the i-mop has. So far The Made Blue program has saved over 1,200,000 litres of water. For each i-mop 7300L of running water per year is contributed toward developing countries through the made blue program
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Perth Business Empowerment Session

Perth Business Empowerment Session We finally held our first Perth Business Empowerment Session at the Matilda Bay Restaurant. It was awesome to get together with so many members of the Building Services Contracting Industry, listen to award-winning speaker and Cash Flow expert – Alan Miltz expands on his cash flow story The Power of One. Network with fellow industry professionals and be amongst the first in Australia to be introduced to Abco’s new purpose for the company and our vision for the Building Services Industry. Stay tuned for more sessions that we will be held in the future.  
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Jani-King Training Session

Jani-King Training Session

Jani-King Training Session As part of our ongoing commitment to empowering cleaners around Australia, Abco hosted a special Jani-King Training Session at Sydney Olympic Park this month. The session was in joint partnership with Jani-King training their franchisees in some new i-Team cleaning equipment and efficient cleaning techniques. As stated in the latest In clean NZ magazine the only way the industry can raise its status is by delivering consistent quality service and to do this the front-line cleaning staff need to be passionate and trained in their job. We are able to offer personalised training sessions for our clients where we can focus on different cleaning aspects and the products needed to solve these issues. If you would like Abco to host a special cleaning training day for your organisation please contact us.
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