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What if I told you that only 2.5% of all water on earth is freshwater, almost all of that is locked up in ice caps, leaving 1.2% of Earths water deemed clean for our global civilization to survive off? And demand for drinking water is projected to exceed supply by trillions of cubic metres by 2030…

 

Feeling swamped by your current cleaning regime? Wanting to cut back your water footprint? Or maybe you haven’t thought about it yet?

 

Keep reading to get some clarity

 

As you may or may not already know, we hosted a competition where we gave away 3 I-Mop Lite scrubber dryers to celebrate the launch of our fantastic new virtual showroom! But why did we decide to do a virtual showroom instead of a real-life space?

Lots of reasons, let us elaborate on a few…

  • No travel costs – It’s 2022, fuel prices are crazy!
  • No greenhouse gas emissions from traveling visitors – better for the environment.
  • No booking/ time slots required – You’ll be glad to hear, you can browse our machines for as long as you like, in your own time.

 

Enough about the showroom, onto the PRIZES…

 

Giving away prizes wasn’t just about generosity, it’s about something much more important to us. Being an independent business, we’re able to follow our own path. Committing to starting our journey of lowering our global footprint, one small change at a time.

It’s no shock that cleaning requires water, it’s inevitable. However, the amount of water we’re using, is avoidable.

Mopping a small area of floor requires at least a squirt of chemical and a typical 15L mop bucket, but leaves the floor sticky & slippery, standard procedure, right? It doesn’t have to be. You can actually get better results, using less & saving on your water bill using the I-Mop.

Not convinced yet?

  • ATP testing confirms that i-mop’s twin counter-rotating brushes deep scrub for 90% cleaner surfaces compared to conventional mopping.
  • The I-Mop cleans up to 70% faster than conventional mopping and up to 30% faster than auto scrubbing.
  • The I-mop reduces environmental impact by over 75%!
  • The I-Mop leaves floors dry and safe to walk on almost immediately. Wet mopping with dirty water and slippery floors is a thing of the past.

 

Let’s all level up to protect our planet before it’s too late.

Together, we can make a difference.

 

Call us on 01684 850777 or email info@clemas.co.uk to enquire.

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Considering all the changes being made here at Clemas, we thought an update would be appropriate. We value our customer relationships, so want to keep you in the loop and share our wins with you along the way.

 

Late 2019 (pre- Covid) Clemas moved into a much larger premises to accommodate capacity to thrive. Just a few months later, of course Covid struck. After overcoming the challenges of Covid, having pushed back so many plans, we have started making moves again. Some of these steps include taking on 3 new full-time team members this year and are thinking about the fourth!

 

The plans don’t stop there…

 

To give you an idea, we have recently had to order additional multi-level racking to store our growing range of industrial cleaning machines and equipment. Our workshop engineers have been busy both assembling and filling up our new shelving. Following the lines of our recent premises development, we are experiencing great demand for our evolving hire fleet, leading to our workshop having its second machine ramp fitted

 

However, we haven’t just expanded physically, we are branching out digitally too. As you are all probably aware, our virtual showroom was launched, and a great success too! Together we had to come up with a way to involve you in our launch, we gave away 3 I-mop Lite scrubber dryers as part of a competition! The team are so proud of our gathered efforts to turn an initial idea into reality.

 

Unfortunately, that’s all we can tell you now, but keep your eyes peeled for more changes over the coming months. Follow our LinkedIn to stay connected.

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Here at Clemas, we not only pride ourselves on helping you pick the perfect machine for your requirements, but also quality after sales experience.
Our expert engineers will ensure the servicing of your machine is completed to the highest standard, minimising the chances of your machine failing or breaking down.

Why should I service my machine?

  • A serviced machine will produce better cleaning results with little resource, extending the life of your machine, getting more value for money. – think preventative maintenance.
  • Checking all parts are performing correctly to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Reduce machine down time.
  • The operational safety of your machine is vital. Keeping users safe, preventing serious injury.

We understand that cost saving is crucial. Falling back on equipment maintenance can be detrimental to the performance of your machine, resulting in preventable repairs and avoidable expense.

 

What machines do we service?

Having extensively trained our engineers, they can service most cleaning machines, not just equipment we supply. Anything from industrial floor scrubber dryers, sweepers, sweeper scrubbers, industrial vacuums and pressure jet washers to commercial carpet & steam cleaners, polishing & buffing equipment.

Follow the link to find out what you can expect on a service.

 

We service large complex cleaning machines in addition to smaller, simpler models. You can take out a cost effective scheduled service plan. We also offer ‘pay as you go’ servicing to meet all your floor cleaning equipment needs and requirements.

Book your service today: service@clemas.co.uk  or call 01684 850777

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Launching 4th May 2022

We are extremely excited and proud to present the brand-new Clemas Interactive Virtual Showroom which launches on Wednesday, 4th May 2022.

For many years it has been an ambition of Clemas & Co to have our own showroom, which in our mind was a physical walk-in area of the Clemas & Co HQ, here in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.  A place for our customers to visit to experience our cleaning equipment products and the solutions we offer, as you would expect with any showroom.  A space that both prospective and existing customers would be able to explore our equipment up close, to make comparisons on specifications and type, and to identify with the benefits of sourcing cleaning equipment for their specific cleaning applications.

Whether it be to carry out a sales site survey, machine demonstration, service equipment, carry out repairs or delivery of a hire machine then we visit our customers, and this is what we have always done.  Our customers enjoy this level of service and attention, so actually the reality is that a physical showroom may not be overly visited.

What Did We Decide To Do?

The answer is a VIRTUAL SHOWROOM – Accessible online, anywhere and at any time.  What a great idea, even if we do say so ourselves!  From 4th May 2022 our customers will be able to experience ‘virtually’ all the benefits of a physical showroom without the pain of travel, taking time out of work or the need to visit by appointment.

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And How?

From any PC, Tablet or Smartphone, simply click or tap on any of our virtual showroom links and QR’s or visit us via clemas.co.uk and you will be instantly immersed into an interactive and informative high-definition 3D showroom.  Here you will find it easy to navigate your way around the showroom and view a large range of cleaning equipment solutions, from Floor Scrubber Dryers and Sweeper Vacuums to Steam Cleaning and Pressure Washers, it’s all there to see in 3D and with zoom feature.  As a virtual visitor you can interact with click-on tags’ to gain information and technical specifications, view helpful videos, and explore the Clemas & Co. website for all your cleaning equipment needs.  If you have a question, then just contact us via the quick contact form or by our online instant chat connection on our website and we will be with you as soon as possible.

We cannot wait for our customers to engage and enjoy this new virtual experience, but please remember the virtual showroom is designed as a ‘first port of call’ for our customers equipment journey, and not intended as a replacement for the Clemas way.  At Clemas & Co Ltd we pride ourselves in providing superb customer service and will always offer a consultancy-based sales approach, encouraging site surveys and demonstrations – please do get in touch when you are ready; online, by emailing info@clemas.co.uk or by telephoning 01684 850777.  Our sales team will be very happy to hear from you.

So, at your leisure, relax and enjoy the Clemas & Co virtual showroom.  Review the equipment you are looking for, make machine comparisons with ease and please don’t forget to take a moment to view the video walls and poster boards.  All in the comfort of your place, not ours.

Going Live Wednesday 4th May 2022!

Please don’t just take our word for it, take the Clemas virtual showroom experience and see for yourselves.

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Battery Powered Industrial Vacuums

In recent times battery powered vacuums have been confined to domestic settings and later commercial environments with typical examples being the Henry Tub Vacuum, Karcher T9/1, Makita Backpack, and various ‘Stick’ style vacuums.  The lithium-ion battery technology and gradually lowering cost has allowed these machines to gain much popularity over the last 5 years or so.  The convenience of cordless vacuuming is clear; improved safety for operators and for the people around them, greater flexibility in reaching areas to be cleaned and of course the removal of a requirement for a power socket to be nearby.

Battery power has now reached the Industrial Vacuum Cleaning sector.  Always looking out for innovative and practical equipment, Clemas & Co are pleased to be suppliers of the Fiorentini Jaguar and the newly launched Nilfisk VHB Lithium-ion Battery series.  Both of these machines offer a fantastic solution for industrial vacuuming, wet or dry, in areas where safety is paramount, such as high traffic areas, and for applications where there isn’t mains power nearby.

Battery power doesn’t mean sacrificing performance; suction and run times are impressive particularly so with the Nilfisk VHB which lasts up to two hours with the optional third lithium-ion battery and charging to 90% in only two hours with the on-board charger.  The Fiorentini Jaguar utilises conventional batteries and an off-board charger, yet still runs for up to 1 hour.  The Fiorentini machine offers great value for cordless industrial vacuuming.

The Fiorentini Jaguar and the Nilfisk VHB are robust in construction, ensure ease of operation by 360-degree movement and portability, plus simple and safe emptying.  The Nilfisk VHB is available with manufacturer options including HEPA filtration up to H14, extended run times by the addition of a third lithium battery, LongoPac system (allows for zero-contact disposal of collected wet or dry waste) and an accessories holder for a selection of tools.

The industrial applications for vacuuming, corded or cordless, are endless with so many opportunities for improvements in cleaning standards, health and safety and the removal to clean manually, thus saving time and money.

One industry application that is a real focus for cordless industrial vacuuming is Warehousing and Logistics.  Often these environments constantly battle high dust levels and can suffer leaks from roofs or product.  This can be caused from incoming goods or stock, outside dust and debris entering through doorways, forklift dust generated by movement of goods and often atmospheric dust created in part by sweeping and dusting manually.  Keeping clean is vital in these types of businesses in order to prevent operation disruption, to ensure products can be loaded / unloaded efficiently, and to prevent slip, trip, fall and forklift hazards.

At Clemas & Co we have always championed industrial vacuum sweeping machines, with popular models such as the IPC 512e walk-behind or Tennant S16 ride-on having proven time and time again how effective they are in controlling dust and debris across open floors and racking aisles.  It is obvious that when you sweep with a broom it is time consuming, tiring work and largely ineffective.  Most of the disturbed dust re-enters the air only to re-settle on the floor, racking and product – far from ideal.  A sweeper fixes this with one pass.

How can we remove dusts from areas a vacuum sweeper machine cannot reach?

These areas are harder to access, for example, racking, on and behind barriers, on products, floor corners and small alcoves, steel beams high and low.  The answer is an industrial vacuum cleaner, but it is rare to have power sockets within reach across a warehouse and to use long extension leads would be hazardous, particularly in these high traffic areas.  This is when cordless industrial battery vacuums become highly desirable, being a perfect solution for this situation.  With the convenience and flexibility offered from these cordless vacuums then it is possible to clean all areas safely and effectively.  With quick charging times from the Nilfisk VHB you will have almost constant access to a high performing vacuum over a 24-hour period, often needed within these non-stop environments.

Industrial battery powered vacuums are here and Clemas will be happy to help your business find the best solution for your specific cleaning application so please do get in touch for free advice and information.

 

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Having suffered the enormous 2020 hammer blow, that was and still is COVID-19, then last year could be argued as an easier year.  In small ways it was for some, however, with so many companies and organisations on their knees and the remainder still fighting in the trenches, then it was far from what you would call a relief. A year of really tough times for every part of the globe; people and family, business, industry and particularly exhausting for those with hospitality at their core.  With incredible pressure upon pressure for our frontline services, now entering a third year of intense demand both physically and mentally then we thank you all.

Deep within the pandemic chasm you will find the story of Clemas & Co Ltd.  We too have suffered the pain of the last two years and at times it has been immensely challenging for all of us, both at work and on a personal level.  The ‘not again’ lockdown of January 2021 was a particularly difficult period and when once again we all hung on to the rollercoaster bars, doing all we could to ‘carry on as normal’, best we could.  Not until February 2021 had ended could we begin to push down on the accelerator – and we did, heavy footed.

Having seen out the year just a few days ago, then we now reflect with huge pride on our achievements in 2021 – we are full of gratitude to our customers, our partners and suppliers for the support they have given during such challenging times.  Most of all, we appreciate how we are recognised as a business that can been ‘turned to’ by so many; for cleaning machine and equipment supply, sound advice, for equipment hire, for service and repair, and for parts and consumables – we thank you for your business.

Our hard working and truly committed Clemas team, as always, have provided the same reliable, friendly, and professional service – helping us to be regarded as a constant in the cleaning equipment industry, despite such difficult trading conditions.  Well Done All.

To 2022 and beyond……

Our successes and achievement WILL be celebrated this New Year.  Clemas & Co Ltd will continue to grow, to prosper, to excel at what we do, but above all we will carry on delivering exceptional customer service and offering expert advice, providing great value and being a company on which customers can depend on.  With renewed optimism and energy, the power of vaccination (thank you to medical science), precautionary common sense and pure dogged determination to win, this WILL be a better year for ALL.

At Clemas & Co there is much to be looking forward to:

  • The welcoming of new cleaning machines and technologies – so many upcoming advances are in development. Cleaning machines will continue to improve on performance, efficiency and saving money.  The growing area of Automated Machine Robotics in our industry is an exciting prospect over the coming years too.
  • Digital communications project –We have been busily working on a very exciting digital customer experience. A new tool for our visitors and customers to engage with, to interact and to be immersed in.  Sorry, we can’t say anymore at this point but please keep checking in with us for news.  Not long to wait!
  • Providing even more help in putting this virus to bed – supporting and advising our customers on cleaning machines and introducing solutions to help with the Covid-19 fightback. Keeping equipment working and functioning to the best of its ability.

We will continue to campaign and advise on improving indoor air quality, whether it be for business, hospitality and entertainment, the health and care sector, education or any other indoor environment.  We love sharing the proven effectiveness of the i-airPRO – an indoor air healing machine proven to clean out bacteria, virus, VOC’s and harmful particles from the air we breathe.    We have 12 months experience of the i-airPRO in our offices – it works, it reduces illness and absence, it saves the business money, and it keeps us as safe as possible.  Oh, and we don’t freeze in the Winter or boil in the Summer – windows can be closed.

  • New relations – our recent hook-up with Victory Innovations. Victory Innovations are a world leader in Electrostatic Battery Handheld & Backpack Sprayers.  Flat and multi-dimensional spray coverage is superb.  Once cleaned, then a wholly sanitised surface is a safe surface, a safe touchpoint.  Clemas are excited to offer these innovative sanitising sprayers – reliable, robust and a clever technology.

Most of all, with everything crossed, we are looking forward to a world that will begin to ‘tip the balance’ in favour of the people in the fight against this horrible virus.  This year, in 2022, we are optimistic, and we are hopeful of a big step in the direction of normality, to engage with each other once again.  But, to do things differently – to do things better.

At Clemas & Co Ltd, we are ready.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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Once Covid restrictions in England were lifted on 19th July, then people were no longer being asked to work from home.  In a bid to regain some normality, many workers have been returning to their office or workplace over the last few months, some full-time and others on a hybrid basis.

It has been extremely important to ensure that the workplace is as safe as possible and businesses have been working tirelessly to put measures in place, with many following the Governments official safety guidance ‘Working Safely during Coronavirus’(https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19).  Some of the advice within this guidance includes cleaning more often, lateral flow testing, turning people away with COVID-19 symptoms and providing adequate ventilation.  These are only a few of the necessary actions that must be taken by a business or organisation to ensure a safe environment for employees.

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Whilst workers must be protected, it is not just staff who need safeguarding; there are lots of others, such as people in education, in the care system, our force of volunteers and of course the general public.  In addition to the advice of good ventilation, in August it was announced that the Government would trial Air Purifiers and UV light systems at selected schools, to then study the effects on reduction levels in Covid transmission.  This study highlights the focus and commitment to finding ways to make indoor air safer and has already filtered through to businesses, charities and other government sectors who are also now looking to identify the best way to improve indoor air quality.

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We are now past the middle of Autumn and Winter will soon be upon us, which means that the colder weather will undoubtedly have a significant effect on Covid positive cases as naturally people are spending much more time indoors.  Although the advice is to ventilate indoor spaces, the reality is windows and doors will most likely be closed to keep the coldness out.   This is a real concern as this will surely result in an uplift in transmission of the Coronavirus but also consider a heightened Winter Flu risk, a combination which is not at all good.  With a low prevalence of flu during this last 18 months then a drop in immunity among the population has left us all at higher risk of experiencing a more serious illness.

Attention must be given to indoor air quality in all spaces – the air we breathe, the air we share.  The solution will vary somewhat depending on the area and environment; for example, an eventing arena is typically well ventilated, perhaps by open doors and likely mechanical ventilation.  This ventilation is unlikely to have an adverse effect on the crowd’s enjoyment as the overall temperature and feel of the space will only be changed minimally.  By stark comparison, however, an open plan office, a care home lounge or a cinema screening room would quickly become cold, draughty, and therefore uncomfortable if windows and doors were to be left open.  Indeed, some indoor spaces don’t have windows so the air must be cleaned to remove the risks.

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                            Ideal for offices

A great solution is to either buy or lease an Indoor Air Healing machine such as the i-air PRO from the makers of the i-Mop floor cleaning machine.  At Clemas & Co we invested in the i-air PRO for our open plan office.  Primarily, we opted for this machine as it delivers premium build quality, low maintenance and certified performance in removing all three air contaminants: Microbiological (Bacteria & Virus), Volatile Organic Compounds and Particle Matter.  The i-air PRO benefits from an oversized HEPA Self Cleaning Filter (H14), Active Carbon and a UVA & UVC neutralization chamber.  To find out more: https://www.clemas.co.uk/introducing-the-i-air-pro/ .

Our customers, as we are, are enjoying the confidence in the knowledge that the air in their indoor space is being cleaned to MERV 19 (operating theatre standards) and contaminants are being removed quickly and efficiently.  A single machine will be effective in spaces up to 500 m2 and has an airflow of up to 600m3/hr.  Our customer Talbot Woods Lodge have felt safer since installing their i-air PRO a few months ago.

“The staff team appreciate the fact we have purchased the

i-air PRO for everyone’s benefit, not just the clients”

                                                                                                                                     John Colley – Talbot Woods

On considering cleaning your indoor air, understandably, it’s all too easy to think only of Covid 19 transmission, but it is really important to understand the many other benefits that cleaning indoor air brings to your environment and ultimately your health.

  • The i-air PRO kills bacteria as well as viruses in the air which means less transmission of other illnesses and infections and therefore less staff absence (saving businesses time and money), and did you know that clean healthy air is known to improve well-being and productivity too.

 

  • The removal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) which are emitted from certain gases or liquids. Those included are an array of chemicals which can have short or long term effects on human health.  Indoor concentrations can be up to 10 times higher than outdoors.   Examples of VOC sources are varnishes, cosmetics, paints, solvents, aerosol sprays, air fresheners, dry cleaned clothing, furniture, photocopiers, printers, and most building materials.  All known VOC’s are removed by the i-air PRO.

 

 

  • Filtering out Particle Matter (PM) from our air. PM is particles that may or may not be seen with the naked eye.  Smoke, dusts, soot, hair and fibres are some particles when large enough can be seen but others can only be seen with special microscopes.  Many of these particles are harmful to our health – examples are pollutants emitted from power plants, industrialisation and of course vehicles.  Typically, the particles are formed from chemical reactions, but some are emitted directly from a source.  Depending on the PM size then the particles can enter deep into our lungs and even into our bloodstream.  Particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter pose the greatest risk.  The i-air PRO HEPA (H14) filter collects even the finest particles.

 

As you can see the benefits of the i-air PRO and ‘Healing’ your indoor air are huge and go far beyond the initial fight against Covid-19.  Act now to improve your indoor air – clemas.co.uk will be happy to provide, help, advice and a free demonstration.

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Thanks to John & Nicky Colley – Talbot Woods Lodge

John and Nicky Colley manage Bournemouth’s Talbot Woods Lodge, a family run care home for adults with learning disabilities, operating for 22 years.

The lodge is a charming 15 bedroom home primarily focused on residential adult care but also offering a valuable day service for adults.

Talbot Woods has been acknowledged as a key provider in modern care practices and as a model for good practice, often being demonstrated as a show home for new members of local professional teams such as Social Workers.

Our business relationship with Talbot Woods Lodge first began in January 2020 in helping John purchase replacement squeegee rubbers for the homes i-Mop floor scrubber dryer, and then again in March when a solenoid valve was needed.

Clemas & Co Ltd stock a large selection of genuine parts and consumables for most cleaning machine models which enables a quick and efficient parts service for all our customers, and always competitively priced.

“Great company, excellent service, always very helpful”

                                                                                                                                                     John Colley

 Having been so pleased with the i-Mop, Talbot Woods Lodge elected to purchase the latest i-Team offering, the updated i-Mop ‘XL’, which Clemas were happy to supply.  The machine was promptly delivered by our team and refresher training was supplied as part of the standard Clemas experience.

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Tom, our Sales Manager, had helped John with his i-Mop XL purchase and during the process conversations were had around indoor air cleaning, and together John and Tom explored the i-air PRO Air Healer.  Due to the purpose of Talbot Woods Lodge, that is providing excellent care, then clean safe indoor air was an obvious concern for John and Nicky, especially so with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.  After consideration of all the benefits then John was quickly convinced that the i-air PRO was the way forward for Talbot Woods Lodge.  With vulnerable adults, work colleagues and lodge visitors to keep safe then this decision was a relatively easy one to make.

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“The staff team appreciate the fact we have purchased the

i-air PRO for everyone’s benefit, not just the clients”

                                                                                                                                     John Colley

With the i-air PRO now being part of the Talbot Woods Lodge defence armour in controlling contamination, it means that the homes indoor air is cleaned 24/7.   The i-air PRO improves indoor air quality in medium to large spaces up to 500m2.  With Carbon, UVA & UVC and a self-cleaning HEPA filter, then Particle Matter, Volatile Organic Compounds and all living harmful Microbes can be killed and removed from the locality of the i-air PRO within the lodge.  Being a portable unit means the i-air PRO is easily moveable across the home and can be used in the busiest environments, perhaps during visiting, a social gathering or an event.

 

Ideal for offices

Ideal for offices

During the colder months, which are now upon us, the i-air PRO becomes even more valuable.  It isn’t always possible to leave windows and doors open for a fresh flow of air, but with the i-air PRO in operation then you can be confident that the air indoors is much safer, and without suffering the cold draughts of outside.

With the addition of the i-Mop XL and more recently the i-air PRO Air Healer, Talbots Woods Lodge now feel assured that they are doing all they can to keep flooring clean and provide safe indoor air.  Peace of mind is invaluable when it comes to protecting their residents, lodge visitors and the Talbot Woods care team that work so hard to provide a fantastic care service for the local community.

We would like to thank both John and Nicky for their custom.  It has been a pleasure to work with Talbot Woods Lodge and we would like to wish all involved continued success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

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What Do You Mean….FRESH AIR?

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The latest GOV.UK advice (4th August 2021) includes the introduction of fresh air to indoor spaces, to improve ventilation and to quote; “The more fresh air you let into your home or other enclosed spaces, the less likely a person is to inhale infectious particles“.  The advice continues with how to do this; open doors and windows, uncover air vents and to make use of kitchen & bathroom extractor fans, if available.  It also refers to putting on extra layers in cold weather to keep you warm.

This advice is indeed very sensible and should be adhered to as much as possible, but how will we deal with the coldness of Autumn and Winter – is it realistically practical to have doors and windows open as the temperatures drop? Be truthful…….what will you do with open windows in the cold weather?

What is fresh air anyway? – you would presume outside air, right? But pre-covid the headlines frequently brought outside air pollution to our attention, with serious warnings of effects on human health over short and long term exposure.  In polluted areas (i.e. traffic pollution, farming, energy generation and industrial processes) then this is vitally important information to be aware of.  These outside pollutants haven’t gone away.

Pollution vs Coronavirus – what to do?

The solution in many circumstances is to clean the air indoors – to do this you will need an air cleaner or air healer.  A machine that filters, removes, and kills air contaminants; volatile organic compounds, microbes (virus & bacteria) and particle matter.

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Here at Clemas & Co Ltd we invested in an air healing machine in early 2021 for our open plan office. We purchased the i-air PRO after two months of intense research and based this investment decision on MERV 19 air cleaning performance and technology, product quality, ease of use and low maintenance requirements. The Clemas team have all benefitted hugely from this addition and the confidence that it has evoked has been very reassuring.  Interestingly, we have also seen a huge reduction in staff illness and abscence, in fact to almost zero this year.

Please view the i-air PRO – CLICK HERE

So there is no need to let in polluted cold air this Autumn and Winter in your defence to stop Covid spreading.  The answer is quality Indoor Air Cleaning.

Sources:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do#fresh-air

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-air-pollution/health-matters-air-pollution#:~:text=matters%2Dair%2Dpollution-,Summary,leading%20to%20reduced%20life%20expectancy.

 

 

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Dust is a very dangerous health hazard and according to HSE (Health and Safety Executive) it is estimated that the UK has over 37,000 people who suffer from some form of breathing or lung condition. Some of the most serious respiratory diseases as well as skin conditions are contracted from the workplace and can be attributed to dust.

Where is the dust likely to occur?

Dust can be an issue in almost any industry. Silica and wood dust hazards are well recognised but there are many more substances that generate dust which are hazardous to health. Exposure to such dusts needs to be prevented.

Examples of work activities that can create dust:

  • Cutting, e.g. paving stones
  • Weighing loose powders
  • Sieving and screening operations
  • Crushing and grinding
  • Cleaning and maintenance work
  • Milling, sanding down
  • Conveying materials
  • Clearing up spilliages

What are the effects on health?

Dust is not always an obvious hazard because the particles which cause the most damage are often invisible to the naked eye, and the health effects can take years to develop. This dust can be inhaled, it can irritate your skin, it can cause eye damage and you can ingest it.

Inhalation

  • Dust that enters the nose and mouth during breathing is referred to as ‘total inhalable dust’. Some dusts may consist of larger or heavier particles that tend to get trapped in the nose, mouth, throat or upper respiratory tract where they can cause damage.
  • Dust particles that are small enough to be breathed into the lungs are called ‘respirable dusts’, these dusts can build up in the air spaces in the lungs leading to lung damage.

Skin contact

  • Some dusts can cause ulceration of the skin, and irritation, or skin sensitisation can be caused by dusts such as epoxy resins, rubber processing chemicals, wood dust and fibreglass which can lead to dermatitis.

Eye contact

  • Dust particles produced during the cutting, grinding and drilling of materials can cause eye damage/irritation, some dusts may cause eye damage/irritation due to their chemical nature.

Ingestion

  • Some inhaled dusts can become trapped in the mucus that lines the respiratory tract. This tends to be either spat out or swallowed. The dust can then get into the digestive tract where they can cause local effects such as gastrointestinal tract irritation. The dust can also enter the blood stream and produce effects in other organs and tissues.

Prevention and control

Where it is not reasonably practicable to prevent exposure to dust, a combination of engineering and process controls may be appropriate, some of these include:

  • Encouraging workers to work with care and instructing them how to control the dust produced by their work activities.
  • Maintaining a good standard of cleanliness.
  • Providing a good standard of ventilation.
  • Using a vacuum cleaner or wet method to keep floors and surfaces clean and remove any spillages. Avoid using a compressed air line or dry sweeping.

Clemas & Co Ltd can advise you on the correct equipment for specialist cleaning, call us on 01684 850777 or email: info@clemas.co.uk

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In the last year we have all been experiencing a worldwide pandemic that has changed thousands of lives in many different ways. I think you will agree most of us would like our routines to return to normal as soon as possible, to regain a slice of ‘normality’. To help aid our recovery we need to think about cleaning our working environment to prevent the spread of the virus. Clemas & Co Ltd have compiled some useful cleaning advice to assist in a safe return to work. This article will guide you through effective floor cleaning, an insight into touchpoint cleaning and healing the air we breathe indoors.

Floor Cleaning

Floor types vary hugely depending on the type of business or organisation, you maybe office based where the floor is carpet, you may work in a warehouse with a painted concrete floor, or perhaps you work in a building that has multiple floor surface types and these will require different methods to ensure effective cleaning. Whatever the floor type there are cleaning equipment solutions.

The traditional method of sweeping the floor is to use a broom. This is hard work and the dust generated will quickly disperse back into the environment, so although you will collect some debris from the floor, the finer particles are not collected and will re-enter the atmosphere only to settle later on surfaces such as the floor, equipment and products.

The best option to sweep would be to use a vacuum sweeper machine, available as either a pedestrian machine (walk behind), or for larger spaces a ride on machine (sit on). Most small to medium machines tend to be battery powered, the larger versions make use of either engine or again battery power. The sweeping machines will not only effectively collect the debris, they will also control dust by a vacuum and a filter system, preventing it re-entering the air. Using sweeping equipment will maintain health and safety, enhance your facility image, and will take far less time than using a broom!

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Once the floor surface has been swept clean of loose debris and dust, you may then need to scrub the floor to remove the dirt that has not been removed by sweeping. The traditional way would be to bring out the mop and bucket!

As with sweeping by broom, manual mopping is hard work too, having to lift and carry the cumbersome mop and bucket wherever you go! Once the mop has been used on the floor once, you then must rinse it in the mop bucket, but of course this makes the water dirty. Once the water has been soiled you are then using the same dirty water to clean the rest of the floor.

The preferred and far more productive solution would be to choose a machine that will scrub the floor and vacuum up the dirty water as the machine passes over, this is called a scrubber dryer machine. Just like the sweeping machine types mentioned earlier, these machines vary in size and ability, and careful choices need to be made to choose the correct machine for your individual needs. There are pedestrian scrubber dryers and ride on scrubber dryers. Clemas & Co Ltd have the experience to help you choose the right solution. This will depend on many factors but include the size of the area you need to clean, floor surface type and how often you wish to clean.

Along with much improved productivity and performance the use of a scrubber dryer machine means you are constantly scrubbing the floor with clean water then immediately picking up the dirty water which is collected into a separate tank. This means that there is a continual cycle of clean cleaning solution being used to clean the floor unlike the mop, bucket, and dirty water!​

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Touchpoint Cleaning

Since the pandemic we are understandably all very conscious of the surfaces frequently in contact with many people’s hands. We have been advised to wash our hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and warm water.

To help prevent spread of any virus cleaning touchpoints is vital. Before any touchpoint can be sprayed evenly with disinfectant the surface needs to be clean first and this will need to be done by hand. There are different ways disinfectant can be applied but the type of room and exposed surfaces have different requirements. If fogging, misting, or spraying takes place you need to consider the surface that it is being applied to. Most places have computers so mixing electric and moisture is never a good idea! There are often surfaces that cannot be wiped clean because they absorb water, and this could damage them. Surfaces can be hidden behind another object so effective spray coverage can be an issue. Clemas & Co Ltd have compiled an area on our website that covers the specialist equipment needed but you may need a little advice so please give us a call so we can discuss your requirements and recommend the correct equipment.

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Air Cleaning

Cleaning the air we breathe indoors has become an extremely important part of our ‘new way of living’. We have already talked about floor and touchpoint cleaning to help prevent the spread of infection, we now think we are in a clean environment, but what about the air we are breathing?

Did you know that indoor air quality can be up to 5-10 times worse than outdoor air quality?

Getting a good airflow through an enclosed area will help, such as simply opening the windows. This seems like a good idea until you realise there are gale force winds outside and the draft is making your desk untidy, and the rain is making you wet! Windows in some buildings cannot be opened and finally what about the cold of winter?

Clemas & Co Ltd have invested in the i-air PRO high capacity air healer for our office space. We can all safely distance ourselves in our office, but we are unable to open the windows all of the time. After some intense research we discovered the i-air PRO which is a portable system that filters out solid contaminants (particulate matter), breaks downs VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and neutralises all living harmful microbes including viruses (microbiological contamination) in medium to large spaces of up to 500m2. This machine delivers air to a MERV19 level which is the same standard as an operating theatre. In short: the i-air PRO delivers the best air you can breathe indoors.

You can simply lease this equipment (subject to status) for as little as £36.61p +VAT per week over 3 years!

Call us for more details on 01684 850777 or CLICK HERE to read more.

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Ideal for offices

 

 

 

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At Clemas & Co Ltd we have recently invested in air cleaning equipment for our open plan office space – the i-air PRO is a premium air healing machine which is portable, robust, very low maintenance and removes all three air contaminants;  please take a few minutes to view the video below to learn more around indoor air quality and how to improve this for everyone.

Thank you.

CLICK HERE to view more details.

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At Clemas & Co Ltd, we have a superb selection of cleaning machine solutions ready for you to hire. Depending on your floor cleaning application, we can help with scrubber dryers and sweepers, from walk-behind to larger ride on models, all of which come with free advice on suitability for your cleaning task. The Clemas hire team can arrange other types of cleaning equipment too; hot and cold pressure washers, industrial vacuums, steam cleaning equipment and carpet extractors – all at fantastic hire rates.

You may have a one-off project, such as sweeping the leftover Autumn leaves in your yard or car park, or maybe you have a need for an ongoing solution for a dusty warehouse or perhaps to clean production or corridor floors….in fact any floor – Whatever the application, Clemas & Co Ltd can help with a machine that will both speed up and outperform manual cleaning hugely.

Try-before-you-buy; you may be considering purchasing a cleaning machine, so why not hire first? Our knowledgeable sales team will gladly help you identify the best machine, discuss availability and arrange a one-week trial hire giving you the opportunity to experience the equipment before committing to buy or lease.

Whether you wish to hire for a short period from just 1 week or much longer up to 3 years, then Clemas & Co Ltd will provide you with the right equipment, delivery and collection, free training, good advice and all your servicing/repairs included*. This will allow you complete peace of mind that all is in hand and the assurance that costs are fixed for the duration of the hire term.

When we deliver your hire machine you will also be trained on how to use it. At Clemas we have a dedicated hire contact called Kelly who offers great customer service and support.

Call us to find out which machine will suit your cleaning needs; we love a challenge!

*Misuse, neglect and wear items excluded.

 

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We are all very excited here at Clemas & Co Ltd, our i-air PRO has arrived this morning. We invested in this equipment to make sure we are doing everything possible to keep our air as clean as possible whilst working in our socially distanced office.

There’s a threat in the air!

Indoor air quality can be 5-10 times worse than outdoor air quality with VOC’s (volatile organic componds) and toxins from manmade materials along with bacteria and viruses. We spend an average of 90% of our time indoors in both rooms we work in and rooms in which we live.

One easy solution

We need to breathe clean healthy air to improve our living conditions and health. The i-air PRO has been designed as a high capacity air healer that improves indoor air quality in medium to large spaces of up to 500m². It filters out solid contaminants, breaks down VOC’s and neutralises all living harmful microbes including viruses.

You can now create healthy, clean and fresh airflow in your facility delivering the best air you can breathe indoors.

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The importance and benefits of clean air

In this current climate the importance of clean air to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is extremely high. Being in a room with clean air can reduce the risk of infection from particles by over 70%. We spend around 90% of our time indoors.

Surprisingly, pollution indoors can be 5-10 times higher than outdoor levels.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is what we personally experience from the temperature, humidity, ventilation, and chemical or biological contaminants of the air inside non-industrial buildings such as schools, offices, hotels, and hospitals – environments typically considered pristine compared with industrial settings.

The symptoms of poor IAQ:

  • Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Hypersensitivity and allergies.
  • Coughing and sneezing.
  • Headache
  • Colds
  • Coughing
  • Nausea

2.6 million people died worldwide prematurely in 2016 from illness attributable to household pollutants. In 2018 it was 7+ million!

According to World Health Organisation these deaths are attributable to the following diseases:

  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung cancer

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What are air contaminants?

Spending time indoors exposes us to hundreds of different contaminants.

There are 3 main groups of air contaminants.

 

Particulate Matter (PM)

99% of PM pollutants are invisible to the naked eye and they easily infiltrate the lungs. General sources of PM pollutants are dust, pollen and smoke.

 

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)

Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are a very complex group of gaseous contaminants emitted from solids and liquids. General sources of VOC’s are a wide range of regularly used products such as paints, cleaning detergents, building materials and pesticides.

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Microbiological contamination

Microbes Include bacteria, viruses, animal dander, mites, and pollen. Sources are numerous such as airborne particles from respiration, waste containers, air conditioning and surfaces to name a few.

 

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One easy solution – i-air PRO

We need to breathe clean and healthy air to improve our living conditions and health. The i-air PRO filters out solid contaminants, it breaks down VOC’s and neutralises all living harmful microbes including viruses. The result is the best air you cab breath indoors, and to MERV19 class air (minimum efficiency reporting value).

How does the i-air PRO work?

The i-air PRO is the only air cleaner available on the market that can tackle the 3 main groups of contaminants.

Cleans all three Air Contaminant

  1. The air enters through this first filter with active carbon. It blocks all heavy dust and absorbs part of the odours.
  2. The air stays for a full 2 seconds in a UV-A & UV-C neutralization chamber. Which destroys and neutralises all microbes and viruses with a neutralisation rate of ≥ 99,9999% and ≥95-97% for microbes
  3. The second filter is a high grade self cleaning (H14) HEPA filter. It collects all the neutralised residue (≥0,2μ) of bacteria, viruses and other micro organisms. Filtration rate: ≥ 99,999%
  4. A powerful fan creates a perfect air flow through the machine and blows cleaned air back into your environment to MERV19 class air

Discover the benefits for your facility

The i-air PRO is the perfect solution for large areas up to 500m² and is ideal to use in:

  • Office spaces
  • Fitness clubs
  • Hospitals
  • Medical centres
  • Schools and universities
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants

How does the i-air PRO compare to other makes?

  • The i-air PRO is the only air cleaner available in the market that can purify the air from the 3 main groups of contaminants, particulate matter, VOC’s and microbes.
  • The i-air PRO is the only stand-alone unit on the market that delivers MERV19 class air to medium to large spaces. Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is an assigned rating according to the ability to filter out large particles. MERV19 means that even the smallest particles (≥0,2μ) of bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms are filtered. This is the standard of air in hospital operating theatres.
  • The i-air PRO brakes down VOC carbon chains, by oxidation & reduction process leaving harmless H₂0 and C0₂, most competitors unit’s absorb on carbon filters.
  • The i-air PRO has built in sensors, other makes do not.
  • The i-air PRO is maintenance free for up to 4 years.
  • The i-air PRO has a LCD control panel, it’s main competitors do not.
  • The i-air PRO has precise pressure sensors that determine the time when the main HEPA filter needs to be replaced, this avoids it being replaced too soon.
  • The i-air PRO has a much larger HEPA filter than other machines available.
  • The i-air PRO’s competitors have a UV-C lamp only whereas the i-air PRO is equipped with UV-A, UV-B and UV-C lamps.

Did you know that as well as significantly reducing risks to human health and improving wellbeing, the i-air PRO also aids improvement in concentration and focus leading to higher productivity.

The i-air PRO can be leased over a period of time, this can help ease cashflow and free up capital for other projects.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the i-air PRO

Using the correct sanitising and cleaning products is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses.

CLICK HERE to view our range of equipment to help in the fight against COVID19

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Clemas & Co Ltd are looking forward to this new year filled with opportunities to assist our customers in getting the most out of their cleaning equipment, through machine service, hire and sales.

We have some exciting new products to talk about such as Tennant’s fantastic S16 Ride-On Sweeper, a brand new model, and the i-air PRO. The i-air PRO is a stand-alone unit that cleans the air we breathe to ensure good health and performance. We look forward to discussing these products in more detail soon.

How can Clemas & Co Ltd assist you in 2021?

Hire:

We have a large selection of hire machines, ranging from scrubber dryer machines, sweeping machines in both ride on and pedestrian versions. We also have industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners and carpet cleaners. Call us for a quote, we hire from 1 week to long term of 3 years. Every customer has individual requirements so we will offer a bespoke solution to match budget, cleaning demands and application.

Service:

Clemas can provide servicing on a wide range of industrial cleaning equipment. Our engineers are fully trained and arrive equipped with parts and consumables to ensure your machine is properly maintained and at optimum performance. Benefit from a Clemas service contract with a set amount of services over the year, decided by you, at fixed costs for term.

Sales:

Clemas will help you to make an informed decision when purchasing a cleaning machine solution. Whether you select to buy a new machine or a used cleaning machine, here at Clemas we have it covered! Our knowledgeable sales team will discuss your application and cleaning needs then recommend the best cleaning equipment. We do not stop there, as once we have delivered your machine, we will provide training on both how to use and maintain the equipment. Furthermore, we will always be on hand for future advice.

Parts & Consumables:

Clemas have a generous stock of machine parts and consumables. We have great relationships with many machine manufacturers, so sourcing a part that isn’t in current stock, is easily solved.

Call us: 01684 850777

Email: info@clemas.co.uk

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