Commercial Hand Soaps & Workplace Hand Hygiene

Whether you are a staff member, a supplier or a customer, a first impression of hygiene and cleanliness is an important factor when it comes to a washroom on a business premises. The first impression will be a lasting one so you should ensure that your facilities are well cleaned, well ventilated and have great handwashing and drying facilities.

Infections will spread more effectively if people do not wash their hands thoroughly, so don’t give them the option to walk away easily in your business washroom. The impact on your workplace morale and productivity can be incalculable should staff members become easily and regularly ill through the spread of infection, costing you time and money.

Hand washing helps prevent the spread of viruses. Did you know the number of germs on your fingertips could double after you use the toilet

Hand washing helps prevent the spread of viruses. Did you know the number of germs on your fingertips could double after you use the toilet?

Offer a good anti-bacterial soap, strong running water and working hand drying facilities. If everything is contactless even better, but ensure people have the option to stay clean and stop the spread of germs.

Choosing the right hand soap with Wray Bros

Hand washing remains one of the easiest and most important things each individual can do to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria from person to person. Choosing the right hand washing product and drying equipment for your business will depend on the type of work you do, the number of staff members and the budget.

Commercial hand soap & dispenser options

It is a simple fact, hand hygiene in the workplace is important, perhaps what is harder is the choice as to what soap is most suited for you, your guests and work colleagues. Before that, there is the decision whether to install bulk-fill soap dispenser or a sealed soap cartridge dispenser.

Before you get hung up on the choices, you should consider whether your washroom has to cope with high or low traffic and of course what impression you want to achieve within your budget.

Look out for future article on commercial soap dispensers that explains in greater detail the pros and cons of bulk fill soap dispenser ‘v’ cartridge soap dispensers. For now, we will briefly touch upon the soap choices available to you for your business premises.

A selection of hand soaps from Jangro, including Contract Pearlised Hand Soap,  Bactericidal Hand Soap, Enviro Luxury Hand Wash and Moisturising Foam Soap

A selection of hand soaps from Jangro, including Contract Pearlised Hand Soap, Bactericidal Hand Soap, Enviro Luxury Hand Wash and Moisturising Foam Soap

What type soap does your business use?

For the modern workplace washroom it is all about creating the right impression. The aim is to find a luxurious soap with a fragrance that delights your users. From fine delicate perfumes, to classical or contemporary there is wide choice of hand soap fragrances to choose from.

For catering premises or where food is processed you will find an unperfumed bactericidal soap is used. Look for a soap that is gentle on the skin, especially as the role may require frequent hand washing. Furthermore, the soap should pass EN1276; kills 99.999% of bacteria.

For the heavy duty workplace, such as garages and engineering workshops, the industrial hand soap needs to work hard to remove ingrained oil, grease and grime. At the same time the soap needs to be kind to protect the skin.

Similarly, for those in the caring profession they too need to protect their skin, especially from irritants, that may dry out their skin. Workers will require unperfumed soaps with emollients for skin protection. Similarly, look for hand sanitisers that contain moisturisers and that can demonstrate they pass the necessary European Standards on hand disinfection EN 1500, EN 13727 and EN 1276. Finally, don’t forget moisturising and barrier creams will also be a welcome addition for your staff.

At Wray Bros we understand that each environment and circumstance is different to the next and we have an expert customer service team who can help. After a quick chat we can determine which of our wholesale soap supplies are most suitable to your business. Why not call Wray Bros today on 0151 709 2271.

The Importance of Washing your Hands as Global Handwashing Day Approaches

October 15, 2015 is Global Handwashing Day!

We all know how important it is to wash your hands, and the majority of us have been brought up to learn how to wash our hands properly after using a washroom and before eating food. The spread of infection can be stopped in its tracks if everyone washes their hands thoroughly on a regular basis and with Global Handwashing Day fast approaching once more there will be millions more children across the world who are taught the importance.


A Little Bit About Global Handwashing Day

October 15th is the day where millions of people worldwide will be motivated and mobilised in more than 70 countries to use soap and water as a key approach to preventing disease through regular hand washing. Global handwashing day is into its 8th year with the motives still the same; educate schoolchildren about the importance of hygiene and how a simple handwashing routine can help stop the spread of disease.

Across the world each year 2.2 million children under the age of five die from either pneumonia or diarrheal diseases. These are the top two killers of children and yet there is a simple and inexpensive way to help combat their threat.

People wash their hands with water but washing your hands with soap as well as water is a great way to cut down the chances of bacteria build up and the spread of infection and disease. If this message can be spread effectively it could help save the lives of countless children worldwide.

Hand Washing & Your Workplace

The perception of a clean environment is an attractive one. The availability of hand soap on your premises is vitally important to keep both your staff and users is satisfied. No doubt, what will keep you satisfied, especially, if you are also responsible for managing the budget is knowing you have a handle what you are spending on soap and getting good value. When it comes to commercial hand soap supplies, it is all about cost-in-use. So if you feel your money is going down the drain, let Wray Bros quote you an option or two that will save you money without sacrificing the quality of soap your users love.

Look out for our follow-up article: Buying Washroom Soap: Choice of Hand Soap Refills

Cleaning Supplies & Guidelines for Schools, Nurseries, Colleges & Universities

Health and safety should always be paramount within any industry and in any company premises, but with the education sector it becomes even more important due to the sheer numbers of staff and pupils and the varying and unique requirements in each and every setting.

Educational establishments are more densely populated than most other working environments. Therefore, cleaning takes on an even greater role, as a way of reducing the risk of infection spreading through germs, dust and soil. It also makes it a harder task to manage and effectively complete and we believe we have put together a range of products and information that reflect this. You deserve the chance to use the highest quality cleaning products that will keep your nursery, school, college or university as clean as new on a daily basis. This includes hand hygiene which is an easy way to prevent the spread of infection. We’ll talk in more-depth about hand hygiene in an upcoming article.

All the school cleaning supplies you find below have been tried and tested over the years and Wray Bros has supplied them to hundreds of educational establishments throughout the UK. You’ll only find high quality cleaning supplies and we’ve maintained a compact product list as we appreciate that in most schools and universities storage is at a premium.

CLEANING CLASSROOMS, CORRIDORS & GYMNASIUM FLOORS: Light soilage use a Neutral Floor Cleaner.  The Jangro version contains a clean refreshing tangerine perfume and is ideal for the daily mopping of floors and suitable for spray cleaning using a high speed floor machine. To use: add 1 part Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner to 200 parts hot water in a bucket. Mop or wipe surface.

For heavy soilage use a Hard Surface Cleaner. The Jangro version is an extremely versatile general purpose, quick acting cleaner that removes stubborn dirt and heavy grease. To use: add 1 part of Jangro Hard Surface Cleaner to 100 parts hot water in a bucket. Mop or wipe surface.

CLEANING WASHROOMS: TOILET BOWLS: Use a Daily Toilet Cleaner. The Jangro Perfumed Toilet Cleaner is a pH neutral and is safe to use for daily and routine cleaning of toilet bowls, urinals, sinks and baths. Or the Jangro Washroom Sanitiser which is a concentrated thickened acidic cleaner for use on a variety of surfaces that kills odours and bacteria, leaving a refreshing smell.

To use: either Jangro Perfumed Toilet Cleaner or Jangro Washroom Sanitiser flush toilet, apply to interior toilet bowl & under rim. Leave for a few minutes & agitate with toilet brush, reflush toilet & rinse brush.

To clean the toilet seat, handle & around the exterior toilet bowl Spray Jangro Foaming Bactericidal Cleaner and wipe with a clean damp cloth.

Stronger toilet cleaners are available for periodic cleaning, i.e. Jangro Acidic Toilet Cleaner & Limescale Remover which is a thick bactericidal toilet cleaner with a pleasant violet perfume which is a good descaler and is suitable for both stainless steel and porcelain.

CLEANING WASHROOMS: SINKS & SHOWER AREAS: Spray Jangro Foaming Bactericidal Cleaner sparingly onto surface & wipe with a clean damp cloth. Due to its foaming properties it clings to surfaces to remove limescale, body fat, fungus and stubborn stains.

CLEANING SURFACES: WINDOWS & MIRRORS: Spray a Glass & Mirror Cleaner sparingly and wipe with paper or clean cloth. Look for a Glass & Mirror Cleaner with a high alcohol contents which makes it a better solvent and ensures a quicker evaporation leaving surfaces streak free.

CLEANING CLEANING SURFACES: FURNITURE & DESKS: Spray Multi-Surface Polish sparingly & wipe with a clean dry duster.

CLEANING FIRST AID ROOM & INFECTION CONTROL: Spray a Cleaner Disinfectant onto surface or infected area. Wipe with a clean damp cloth to help prevent cross-infection.

CLEANING FITNESS EQUIPMENT: Spray Cleaner Disinfectant onto equipment & seats. Wipe with a clean damp cloth.

CLEANING CARPETS & UPHOLSTERY: Use an Extraction Carpet Cleaner in conjunction with a carpet extraction machine and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

SPOTS & STAINS: Spray a Spot and Stain Remover onto stain, leave for 1 minute. Blot away using white paper towel.

Contact Wray Bros for More Information: If you wish to discover more about our wide range of school janitorial supplies ideally suited for use within the education sector we’ll be more than happy to help. Our customer service team has years of experience and can offer expert advice and guidance based on your specific requirements. Each educational establishment is different from the next and we can help you shape your cleaning regime, tailored to fit your size and budget. Why not visit to open an account for bespoke, discounted prices? If you need more information give Wray Bros a call, contact Steven today on 0151 709 2271.


How to clean your work kitchen surfaces

As important as all areas of a workplace are, the kitchen and food preparation area is the most vulnerable to contamination and possible illness. Maintaining high standards of cleanliness in these areas should be on top of your list.

Following on from the last article, Office Kitchen Cleaning Schedule – A Simple Guide, we continue our look at office kitchen cleaning – including a more in-depth approach on how to tackle elements found within a typical workplace kitchen. Whilst, factors such as the size of the kitchen and how busy it gets throughout the day will help decide on the frequency of the cleaning, it should done routinely enough to control the level of dirt and micro-organisms to ensure it is a hygienic and safe place to eat.

Cleaning the workplace kitchen can be hard work, though it doesn’t have to be difficult. Wray Bros can help

Cleaning the workplace kitchen can be hard work, though it doesn’t have to be difficult. Wray Bros can help

Manual Dishwashing

  • Prepare hot water and concentrated washing-up liquid
  • Scrape off any waste foodstuffs
  • Soak the dishes then clean with a scrubbing brush or abrasive pad
  • Rinse with clean hot water and allow to air dry

Dishwashers (always refer to manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines)

  • Switch off power and remove the plug
  • Drain machine of any waste water
  • Remove spray arms and check holes are not blocked
  • Remove filters and empty out any debris
  • Prepare solution of hot water and degreaser in a bucket
  • Clean filters with solution and rinse well with clean hot water
  • Clean interior then exterior with solution using a clean cloth
  • Rinse all surfaces with clean, hot water
  • Replace all removed parts and allow to air dry

 Refrigerators and freezers

  • Prepare a solution of hot water and cleaner/sanitiser in a bucket
  • Switch of power and remove the plug, then transfer food to alternative cool storage
  • Remove racks and soak in solution
  • Clean all surfaces, handles and seals with the solution using a clean cloth
  • Rinse well with clean, hot water and allow to air dry
  • Reconnect and allow it to reach correct temperature before replacing food

Shelves, drawers and food storage racks

  • Prepare a solution of hot water and cleaner/sanitiser in a bucket
  • Remove contents of drawers or shelves before wiping off all loose debris
  • Clean all surfaces with solution using a clean cloth
  • Rinse with clean, hot water and replace all contents


  • Spray surfaces with Oven Cleaner and allow adequate contact time
  • For stubborn deposits use an abrasive cleaning pad
  • Rinse thoroughly using clean, hot water and allow to air dry


  • Switch off power and remove plug
  • Prepare solution of hot water and cleaner/degreaser in a bucket
  • Prepare a solution of hot water and washing-up liquid in a kitchen sink to clean all the removable parts.
  • Clean all interior then exterior surfaces with the cleaner/degreaser solution using a clean cloth
  • Once dried replace all removable parts
  • Rinse all surfaces using clean, hot water and allow to air dry


  • Place warning signs at the extremes of the work area
  • Prepare a solution of hot water and cleaner/degreaser in a mop bucket
  • Apply solution to the floor using a clean mop
  • Rinse the floor using clean, hot water with a clean mop
  • Allow to air dry before removing warning signs

Maintaining Hygiene Standards in the Office

It doesn’t matter whether you are preparing food at home, in the office or in a restaurant – a kitchen and dining area should be spotlessly clean. The list above may look a little daunting at first but we believe it provides a solid framework for anyone responsible for keeping the office kitchen and canteen areas clean.

Professional Kitchen Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning within the workplace, can be hard work, though it doesn’t have to be difficult – Wray Bros can help you provide a hygienic workplace to help keep your colleagues and customers satisfied. For more advice contact Wray Bros on 0151 709 2271.

Office Kitchen Cleaning Schedule – A Simple Guide

The daily office grind. We’ve all been there and it’s the break times and lunch hours that can punctuate the hard working day with some respite. Unfortunately, there are many office kitchens and canteens that are just not up to scratch cleanliness wise. Industrial cleaning supplies shouldn’t just be the preserve of 5 star restaurants – everyone deserves to be able to prepare and eat food in a clean and hygienic environment – even in an office.

Follow the suggested routine tasks to help ensure your office kitchen area remains a clean and hygienic environment

Follow the suggested routine tasks to help ensure your office kitchen area remains a clean and hygienic environment

As people bring in dirt from outside the building, the office areas and the bathrooms it is vitally important that worktop surfaces, tables, microwaves, toasters, kettles, and most of all the fridges, are kept as clean as possible. Without a clean environment your workers are at risk of bacteria that could cause such illnesses as gastroenteritis and the like.

Whether you and your colleagues clean the office kitchen yourself or you employ a cleaning company. We’ve put together a suggested guide on how you can keep different areas of your office kitchen clean on a regular basis.

Suggested Cleaning Schedule: Office Kitchen & Vending Areas Suggested Kitchen Area Cleaning Supplies
Daily cleaning tasks

  • Empty waste bins and remove refuse to designated areas
  • Brush/vacuum loose matting
  • Vacuum used traffic areas
  • Sweep/damp mop resilient floor surfaces
  • Clean sinks, drainers etc
  • Replenish paper hand towels or centrefeed rolls
  • Damp wash and dry burnish table surfaces
  • Check interiors of fridges and microwaves for spillages

Weekly cleaning tasks

  • Dust all horizontal surfaces to hand height
  • Spot clean doors and partitions including glazing
  • Clean kitchen furniture
  • Damp wipe/burnish laminate or other furniture
  • Fully vacuum carpeted areas
  • Damp wipe interior and exterior surfaces to microwaves and fridges

Monthly cleaning tasks

  • Dust surfaces to medium height using 1m extended flick mop
  • Damp wipe/polish finger plates, kick plates and door furniture
  • Damp wipe radiators and pipework
  • Burnish vinyl floor surfaces
  • Clean interior of fridges

Quarterly cleaning tasks

  • Damp wipe interior and exterior surface of waste bins
  • Damp wipe marks from doors and partitions
  • Defrost fridges
  • Dust/damp wipe chairs
  • Clean all windows – internal and external

Six Monthly cleaning tasks

  • Scrub floor surfaces
  • Apply seal to vinyl floor surfaces
Kitchen Cleaning Chemicals:

  • Jangro Kitchen Cleaner Sanitiser
    An odourless, multi-purpose cleaner sanitiser and disinfectant spray that removes dirt and kills bacteria.
  • How to use: On food contact surfaces wipe or spray the surface and rinse with clean water. On non-food contact areas simply wipe or spray surface then allow to air dry.
  • Jangro Kitchen Degreaser Heavy Duty is a powerful multi-purpose kitchen cleaner and degreaser with bactericidal properties. Suitable for use on all hard surfaces, i.e. floors and tiles.
  • How to use: For cleaning everyday dilute 20ml of detergent per 5 litres of hot water. Mop, wipe or spray the surface then rinse with clean water.
    For heavily soiled areas and grease dilute 100ml of detergent per 5 litres of hot water. Mop, wipe or spray surface then rinse with clean water.
  • Jangro Stainless Steel Cleaner for use on all types of stainless steel kitchen equipment. Removes light deposits of fat, grease and food
  • How to use: Spray sparingly directly onto surface and wipe clean immediately with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Jangro Concentrated Lemon Detergent is made from high quality ingredients which are effective and mild to the skin. Ideal for manual dishwashing and as a general hard surface cleaner.
  • How to use: For washing up dilute 10ml per 5 litres of hot water. For floors, walls and tiles dilute 10ml per 5 litres of warm water.

Further suggested janitorial supplies

Don’t forget an another important element is the daily task of managing the kitchen office waste. It is suggested that general waste is black bagged. Waste bin liners should be replaced as required. Finally, for the recycling of paper, cans, cups etc. follow your company guidelines on recycling waste.

Some of the daily and weekly kitchen cleaning tasks include cleaning the sinks, topping-up the handtowels and wiping clean the surfaces

Some of the daily and weekly kitchen cleaning tasks include cleaning the sinks, topping-up the handtowels and wiping clean the surfaces

Look out for our previous cleaning guide articles: Washroom Cleaning Schedule and General Housekeeping Cleaning Schedule. Contact Wray Bros for further help and information on how to get the best from your janitorial supplies.

Choosing the Perfect Valentines Restaurant

Valentines Day fast approaches and those of us with loved ones are likely to want to treat our significant others to a lovely evening out at a restaurant. As an owner or manager of a hospitality business this time of year can be incredibly busy so it is important to stay on top of the cleanliness and hygiene within your restaurant, to keep your guests wanting to return again and again.

What can you do to ensure this is the case?

For customers to fall in love with your business and come back again make sure the impression on hygiene standards you leave is a lasting one

For customers to fall in love with your business and come back again make sure the impression on hygiene standards you leave is a lasting one

An Appealing Front of House

First impressions are everything and you want your guests to fall in love with the place at first sight. Keeping your entrance clean, tidy and well presented is a good start. The area outside which you are responsible for should also be kept regularly tidied, with entrance floors and barrier mats put through rigorous and regular cleaning regimes.

Inside, your waiting and seating area, as well as the bar and tables themselves should be spotless. Any imperfection can be picked up on so easy in the food and hospitality industry, so it is key you stay on top of everything you can in terms of clean floors, counters and food utensils.

Friendly, Well Tailored Staff

Your staff can make a huge difference to the opinion of a customer and customer service training is vital of course. Attending to a customer’s needs during a meal is a fine balancing act between being attentive and intrusive or even neglectful.

Another way to distinguish your staff from competitors is to ensure they are well fitted out in corporate hospitality wear. A well-tailored uniform allied with an engaging smile and excellent customer service will leave a lasting impression on your guests as they enjoy a romantic meal for two.

A Clean and Appetising Kitchen

The main course of a romantic meal in a restaurant is of course the food itself. The true test of whether you reach the hearts and minds of your guests is to titillate their taste buds. The legalities of a clean kitchen are there for all to see, with health and safety regulations tight. The best way to ensure you have the clean foundations with which to cook is to have in place the kitchen cleaning materials that will keep your kitchen clean on a daily basis.

A clean kitchen and clean equipment will lead to a higher morale amongst your kitchen staff, which in turn leads to a better chance of high quality food being delivered. The last thing you want, or need, is for a dirty kitchen to lead to disgruntled guests and a knock on the door from the health and safety executive.

A Restaurant Should be for Life, Not Just Valentines Day

Choosing the right cleaning supplies and staff uniforms for your hospitality business is vitally important to keep both your kitchen and front of house in tip-top condition. From your entrance to waiting areas, table tops and cloths, bar area and through to the kitchen, a clean environment is an attractive one and your guests this valentines day are more likely to revisit you again and again – making it more than a once a year visit.

Wray Bros supplies catering cleaning products and equipment for the catering and hospitality industries, ensuring that you always comply with health and safety regulations and that your premises is spotlessly clean on a daily basis. There is no excuse for unkempt premises. Make a date with Wray Bros, give our customer service team a call today on 0151 709 2271, visit the Wray Bros website or pop in and chat face to face with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our customer service team.

Further Reading:

If you work in the hospitality sector these previous articles may be of interest to you:

Winter Skin Troubles – Choose the Right Hand Care Products

As the owner of a business you have certain legal responsibilities to your staff and customers. Good employers will go above and beyond their obligations and provide amenities which keep staff morale and therefore productivity high, and for certain industries this has to extend to the customers as you want to make an overall impression that lasts in a good way.

Hand hygiene is one such area where you can make an impact.


We’ve all seen toilets and washrooms in public houses and restaurants that have left a lot to be desired and sometimes it does appear that the cleaner option is to walk right out without washing your hands and not touching anything on the way out. Especially in industries where you rely on customer service to keep people coming back and spreading the word, your washroom and choice of hand care products can play a big part towards you gaining a great reputation.

Hand Care in Winter and for Frequent Hand Washers

In the harsh winter months especially the better the hand soap in terms of its moisturising abilities the better your hands will feel when you’ve washed them. For your staff this means dry, chapped hands are being looked after carefully at times when they are using their hands to perform daily tasks, especially if they work outdoors or the role requires frequent hand washing.

All the Jangro handwash products contain Glycerol (Glycerine in Cosmetic parlance) which is one of the most widely used emollients used in cosmetic products. The highest emollient content within the Jangro range of perfumed products is in Enviro Luxury Hand Wash Soap.

However, the contribution it or indeed any other emollient can make to maintaining good skin condition is limited by the way the product is used. Hand washing is a “rinse off” cosmetic application. The time available to do any good, or indeed for other components of the handwash to do any harm, is limited.

The key to avoiding deterioration of skin condition experienced by people who are required to wash hands frequently (Food production, catering, health care) is to make sure that hands are washed, rinsed and, especially, dried properly. Correct and consistent use of barrier and reconditioning preparations such Jangro Barrier Cream can play an important role in reducing skin condition problems

We know from research into skin condition problems where employees are required to wash their hands regularly. There was huge variation in hand washing practice and a huge variation in the degree to which workers experienced problems with the skin of their hands.

This has to some extent influenced the most recent Jangro hand wash development, Premium Bactericidal Hand Soap which contains a significantly higher level of emollient than the conventional perfumed hand wash products. The rationale is such that if workers have a tendency not to rinse and or dry their hands properly we should, at least, try to offset this behaviour by making sure that any residue contains a significantly higher level of emollient.

Make a Clean and Correct Choice of Skin Care Products

At Wray Bros we have an extensive winter supplies range but the Workplace Skin Care products provides cover all year round if we are honest. It is considerable in size and offers you a wide variety of washroom hand soaps and soap dispensers for use within myriad industries. You may require soap and dispensers for a busy washroom in a public place or for a restaurant or hotel, budgets will differ wildly of course, as will the quantities involved. Don’t despair, Wray Bros has your back this winter and as you consider which of our soaps are best to keep hands smooth and clean in the dry, bitter winter months, we are here to help you figure it out.

Speak to a member of our team today by calling 0151 709 2271 or coming in to the trade counter and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific requirements and help you make the right choice for your washroom, whether for staff, customers or both.

All I Want for Christmas . . . is to keep my office clean

Not that you hear this being top of anyone’s Christmas list in reality, the state of the office during and over the holiday period, especially if there is a shutdown after the Christmas party, is something that bothers management and cleaning staff. The last thing you need upon your return is a filthy office, unfit to bring in the New Year.

The Right Office Cleaning Equipment for Your Staff

Being fully prepared for the frenzy that surrounds the festive period is a good idea but you should be fully prepared to have the correct cleaning equipment and products in place for your cleaning staff all year round.

Putting together a plan of action helps build a habit, a regular and daily routine of cleaning that effectively cleans the entire office space and keeps the workforce happy in their own personal environments. If you get this right morale will stay high and productivity is always linked to staff morale.

An office party is great for staff bonding but aside from the hangovers make sure the next-day office cleaning doesn't become a major headache

An office party is great for staff bonding but aside from the hangovers make sure the next-day office cleaning doesn’t become a major headache

So what should you be looking out for when considering a plan of action for cleaning your office space?

  • Firstly, consider the dimensions of the office space you will be cleaning. The larger the area, obviously the more product will be required in order to clean it. Also, you should consider the type of furniture in place, the numbers and sizes as that will determine what type of product you will need to use.
  • What sort of equipment will you need? Office space isn’t just chairs and desks, there are often kitchens too (something we’ve talked about before on the blog) so it’s not always as simple as a few standard spray bottles of cleaning products and a vacuum cleaner. You may need different types of hygiene brushes, wiping cloths for different areas and different products for different surfaces. Make a tally of everything you may need.
  • And finally your budget, it’s no good just heading to the local shop and buying the cheapest and most general cleaning product you can find, because in the long run that will eat into your budget a lot more than taking a calm and measured approach when drawing up a cleaning regime. No matter what the size of your budget you’ll be able to purchase specialist products and equipment that will retain a high standard of effectiveness for a lot longer than cheaper brands, save time going back and forth to the shops and can all be bought in bulk to make your money go even further. So take some time to think out a strategy and choose wisely within your budget without panicking.

Keeping Your In-House Cleaning Staff Happy

So, if you want to have the right tools and products at your disposal, ensuring 2015 starts afresh with purpose and freshness, speak to a member of the Wray Bros team today. There is a wide array of office cleaning supplies and pieces of equipment that are suitable for office cleaning. Whether you are in need of a deep cleaning session or products to help with your day to day routine, we’ve got what you’re looking for. For instance, if you are looking to start 2015 with some fresh vigour why not try one of our starter packs? Such as:

  • Cheap Cleaning Chemicals. Contract Range Starter Pack is a basic, no-frills range that includes 5 x 750ml bottles of Washroom Germicidal Cleaner, Multi-purpose Cleaner, Kitchen Sanitiser, Glass & Stainless Steel Cleaner, Multi-surface Polish and 1 litre of Toilet Cleaner
  • Professional Cleaning Supplies. Jangro Multi-Pack is a trial pack of six of our bestselling Jangro 750ml cleaning chemicals: Multi Purpose Cleaner, Air Freshener, Cleaner Disinfectant, Multi Surface Polish, Foaming Bactericidal Cleaner and Kitchen Cleaner Sanitiser
  • Office Air Fresheners. TCell Air Freshener Starter Kit includes a White Dispenser, two Tcell refills that offers continuous odour control for 120 days.
  • Commercial Air Fresheners. Microburst Starter Kit is an automatic air freshener with a Microburst air care dispenser, batteries and two designer fragrance refill sprays.
  • Office Mop. Vileda Ultraspeed Mini Starter Kit with Handle includes a 10 litre bucket, wringer, microlite mop pad, frame and telescopic handle created specifically for small area cleaning tasks.

If you’re unsure as to what is needed exactly give us a call on 0151 709 2271 or email Steven at and we can offer the advice and the cleaning solutions to fit any office size, style and budget.

Clean up your language! And other cleaning inspired phrases

You’re used to seeing articles related to cleaning that are full of warnings about the hazards involved with handling chemicals, managing germ kill and making sure your workplace is safe and hygienic. They are important of course, and we provide them with a view to making sure you are always safe, cleaning effectively and keeping costs down for your company.

Cleaning tasks can seem trivial, mundane and a necessity that we each face daily in our lives whether at home or in work – and frankly one we could do without. Now, we know how important an effective cleaning regime is but have you ever stopped to think about other ways in which cleaning is important – in a cultural sense?

Stick with it, you’ll soon ‘take a shine to‘ this thread.

As a measure of just how important cleaning is simply listen to your everyday vocabularly!

As a measure of just how important cleaning is simply listen to your everyday vocabularly!

The Use of Cleaning Phrases in Everyday Life

How often have you annoyingly been woken up by the words ‘Rise and Shine’ or heard phrases such as ‘clean out‘, ‘mop up‘, ‘clean up‘, ‘to take someone to the cleaners‘. People are sometimes referred to as squeaky clean and you can have individuals or teams making a clean sweep of awards at ceremonies every year in sporting or artistic terms.

The language of cleaning has infiltrated every aspect of our lives and form both positive and negative terms that encompass the whole world and many different meanings.

When you think about it – cleaning terms and references to cleaning were bound to become an important make-up of the English vocabulary as it is something that everyone faces, whether they actually do it or not.

The Influence of Cleaning is Far Reaching – Now Make Sure You Continue to Effectively Clean

So, the influence of cleaning does seem to go further than the long reach of the feather duster alone, in everyday terms we use. But, at the end of the day though when all is ‘done and dusted‘, cleaning is something that is an important everyday task and can seem dull and boring to many. When it’s your profession there are a lot of different factors to consider.

We’ll ‘come clean‘ that at Wray Bros we are passionate about all things hygiene and it is our aim to provide you with everything you would need to comprehensively cover your cleaning products and janitorial supplies all at wholesale prices. Our ‘Cleaning How To Guides’ provide a methodical and safety first approach to any task at hand, but when you ‘sweep away the cobwebs‘ you’ll see that how important cleaning is and the wide effect it has on our culture and language, and we’re thankful for that.

If you’d like some advice or guidance on which professional cleaning products and what janitorial equipment is best for your task, or need competitive prices then we believe we can ‘wipe the floor with‘ most janitorial suppliers.  Call Wray Bros today on 0151 709 2271 or use the contact us page at Wray Bros.

Cleaning products that keep a pub, hotel or restaurant clean & fresh, part 2

Following on from the previous article How to keep a Pub or Club Clean and Fresh – A Hospitable Environment in the Hospitality Trade this follow-up blog details what cleaning supplies can be used in specific areas to keep your catering business clean, fresh and hazard free for your customers.

Which Cleaning Products Should You Use in a Bar Area?

Don’t be scared by the mention of specific products for specific areas, this article isn’t intended as a pushy sales call to make you buy everything within our range. We understand there is no need for that. As a handy help Wray Bros has put together the following, condensed list for different areas that might be applicable to your pub or club. It includes the products we’d suggest using to have the maximum impact for your business and keep your work premises fresh, clean and hygienic at all times.

Using a specialist bar & catering supplier will provide you with the necessary cleaning products and knowledge to keep your premises in the highest quality condition

Using a specialist bar & catering supplier will provide you with the necessary cleaning products and knowledge to keep your premises in the highest quality condition

Products to use for Machine Glass washing

Products to use for Manual Glass washing

Jangro Supreme Washing Up Liquid is a high active unperfumed detergent with bactericide. For manual glasswashing add to hot water in sink & wash drinking glasses.  For cleaning Spirit Measures submerge the measures in solution of Jangro Supreme for a minimum 1 hour. Rinse thoroughly in clean water & allow to air dry

Products to use for Beer line Cleaning

Jangro Beer Pipeline Cleaner is a pipeline cleaner & sanitiser. To use

  • Disconnect line from barrel & drain beer from system
  • Draw the pipeline solution into system & leave for 10 minutes
  • Draw off used solution & repeat process
  • Flush system with clean water until emerging water is clean
  • Re-connect beer supply. Sample beer before selling

Products to use on bar tops, food counters, tables & shelves

For bar tops, food counters, tables & shelves spray Jangro Kitchen Cleaner Sanitiser onto surface & wipe with clean damp cloth. For a streak free finish on glass surfaces and mirrors spray Jangro Glass & Mirror Cleaner sparingly onto surface & wipe with clean dry cloth. To clean smudges and remove finger marks from stainless steel cabinets spray Jangro Stainless Steel Cleaner sparingly onto surface & wipe with clean dry cloth.

Products to use on walls, doors and floors

Jangro Kitchen Degreaser Heavy Duty is ideal for use on walls and doors. To use apply solution to surface & wipe with cloth. To use the degreaser on the floor firstly sweep to remove debris. Add Jangro Kitchen Degreaser Heavy Duty to hot water in bucket & mop or scrub floor as required.

Products to Use in Washroom/Non-Risk Areas

At Wray Bros we have a range of long-lasting perfumed cleaning products that really hit the senses with a pleasant smell. We all know that a visit to the washroom in many pubs and restaurants is not always the most pleasant experience. Our washroom cleaning supplies and air fragrance products will put those days well into the past and leave your customers with only happy experiences on your premises.

 Find help and advice as running a pub, club, hotel or restaurant your cleaning regime is always going to be an important part of your daily task list.

Find help and advice as running a pub, club, hotel or restaurant your cleaning regime is always going to be an important part of your daily task list.

Don’t forget the hospitality workwear

Another range Wray Bros is proud of that adds to the ambience of your pub/restaurant brand is the catering uniforms and hospitality workwear range. You can ensure that your brand identity retains its integrity with all staff looking smart and together as a team – leaving a lasting impression on any customer who walks through your door.

A Clean Pub is a Hospitable One

We understand the pressures involved with running a pub or club and your cleaning regime is always going to be an important part of your daily task list. By keeping your premises clean and fragrant in all areas will entice new customers in, keep old customers coming back and maintain high standards of staff morale and customer service. We hope the blog has been able to help you put together the perfect approach to cleaning your workplace, be it a pub, club hotel or restaurant.  For a quote on your catering cleaning supplies call Wray Bros today.

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