Abbey Cleaning Blog & Company News

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How to Clean the Office Coffee Machine

Have you ever stopped to wonder exactly who is cleaning your workplace's coffee machine? If it isn't you and you've never seen anyone else do it, the chilling answer may be... "nobody" (yuck). Coffee machines are one of those frequently neglected but regularly used...

How to Keep the Office Fridge Fresh & Clean

The politics of the office fridge can be complex. From almond milk featuring passive aggressive name labels to controversial stolen yoghurts, this area of the workplace can be alarmingly territorial and fraught. But whatever the "refrigerator politics" at your place...

Why Your Office Phone Needs a Good Clean

If you've never thought about the cleanliness of the phones used at your place of work, you're definitely not alone. Much like our smartphones, landline phones are something we use so frequently that we more or less take them for granted. But neglecting your office...

Fresh Air: Why Cleaning Ventilation Matters

It's alarmingly easy to forget about your premises' ventilation system. As a 'taken for granted'/workaday part of offices, commercial facilities and warehouses, assuming that everything is a-ok when it comes to your vents is normal. So normal - in fact - that as dust...

How to Spruce Up a Space for Lease or Sale

Are you moving to a new commercial space? Whether you're relocating, upsizing or downsizing, it's tempting to focus on your next professional step and forget about the premises you're leaving behind. However, if you own your current property, making sure it's in mint...

3 Places Germs Hide in Your Office

Did you know that 25.9 million working days were lost due to self-reported illness in the UK in 2015/16? Yes, there are lots of different health conditions which can affect employees. And yes, there are plenty of "sickies" pulled after heavy nights. But many of these...

How to Keep Your Workplace Smelling Nice

Here's an aspect of workplace cleaning you probably don't give much thought to: smell! With many people often inhabiting the same enclosed space for hours each day, offices and other workplaces can develop a less-than-lovely odour only too easily. From stuffiness over...