Coronavirus: Do You Need to Disinfect Your Home?

COVID-19 is a ribonucleic acid virus which means it has proteins and lipids in its structure, so you can use liquid washing up soaps to dissolve and inactivate the virus. However, for disinfection, use solutions with 70% alcohol to be extra sure, check the back of the cleaning product you choose to ensure it says […]

8 Cleaning Hacks You Wish You Knew Sooner

Sometimes spills, stains and smells can surface at just the wrong time. Maybe you’ve had a surprise visit and want to do some last-minute cleaning. Don’t worry — many messes can be cleaned using everyday household items. This article is going to teach you some of the best cleaning hacks that you wish you’d known […]

Where are the Germiest Areas of the Office?

Most of us take the time and effort to ensure our homes are clean and tidy but never think about the cleanliness of somewhere we spend 40 hours a week working at. Staff in an office often let cleanliness slide due to other work responsibilities, which gives way to an increase in germs, but there […]

How Thorough Cleaning Can Help Allergies

Dealing with allergies is never a pleasant experience for anyone. Allergies can be triggered for a variety of reasons and it can be hard for you to know what your triggers are. But letting your house become cluttered and dirty won’t do you any favours. One of the best ways to reduce allergy triggers is […]

What’s the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising?

Not all cleans are created equal. When you are cleaning a home or workplace, there are different products you can use and different standards of cleaning you can carry out. Although all cleaning aims to create a better, fresher environment, different levels of rigor will also eradicate germs and minimise the spread of illness. What […]

Tidy House, Tidy Mind: The Biggest Benefits to Cleaning

You may already know that a tidy home and workplace promotes productivity, but did you know it’s also good for your mental health? Studies have shown that people with tidier and cleaner homes are also the healthiest and most active, with reports of lower cortisol levels in those who report having a peaceful, mess-free home […]

How to Keep Up with the Cleaning Industry

When it comes to cleaning as a profession, it’s important to know all the facts. From the best cleaning methods to recommended equipment and industry changes, staying up-to-date with cleaning industry news is crucial to becoming a successful and prosperous cleaning business. In light of this, we’d like to share with you some of the […]

Health Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning

Most of us vacuum our carpets on a fairly regular basis, however many people do it purely as part of their household cleaning routine but never really give it much thought as to why it is we actually need to clean our carpets. Some of us do it to increase the longevity of the carpet, […]

Glossary of Cleaning Terms

At Scott & Sons, we are dedicated to training our staff to the highest standards, so we can offer our clients the best cleaning service around, and prove that we are experts in our industry. This month, we have put together a glossary of cleaning terms, so if you’re attempting a cleaning job yourself, and […]

New Government Standard Labelling

Warning symbols play a very crucial role in society. They communicate to us the potential hazards of chemicals, helping to keep us safe. In the cleaning industry, being able to read and understand the symbols on cleaning products is of paramount importance, so it is vital that they are widely recognised and understood by all […]