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Protecting Your Garden from Heat Stress

Posted on August 17, 2016

Pot plants, hanging baskets and vertical gardens are especially susceptible as the soils are more vulnerable and prone to heating than the soil in the ground. Plants around the edges of garden beds are also more exposed and vulnerable. This article provides a series of tips to follow to prevent damage to your gardens, plants […]

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Join the Protech Cleaning Team

Posted on August 3, 2016

We are currently looking for motivated, hard working people to join our cleaning team. If you are interested in the following job please call 0845 604 1288. Cleaner/Driver Job Description Job Summary A Cleaner/Driver is responsible for safely driving to and from sites and maintaining the cleanliness of the common parts of the building in […]

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Window Cleaning Safely

Posted on August 1, 2016

Working at height whilst window cleaning The information on this web page is aimed at property managers. It will help you to plan and organise your window cleaning activities and manage the associated risks. Are you aware that the current legal maximum working height for ladders is 29 feet? Any windows that you have over […]

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10 Time Management Tips to Make You a Better Property Manager

Posted on July 7, 2016

When it comes to time management, property managers need to focus specifically on the unique daily tasks that you face in running an efficient and profitable business. Being a property manager is a demanding job that usually requires multitasking, making decisions on the spot and planning ahead. Implementing time-saving strategies into your workday can make […]

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Tips on How to Prevent Ants

Posted on July 4, 2016

As the majority of ant species prefer sunny climes, our climate is not suitable for many of them. However, the few species found here can be a nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or Black ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so […]

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Tips for Choosing a Waste Collection Service

Posted on June 23, 2016

    We recognise that choosing a waste collection service can sometimes be a minefield of information. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of the five most important things to look out for when choosing your service. These things are often reported by our customers as reasons for choosing Protech […]

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Posted on June 16, 2016

Defects that affect the structure of a building are usually caused by the simplest of issues, which are easily remedied with a regular cyclical maintenance programme. The age old adage that prevention is better than cure rings true. The following is a list of the top 5 problems regularly encountered that could be easily prevented. […]

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Risk assessment for maintenance of flats

Posted on June 9, 2016

This example risk assessment shows the kind of approach a small business might take. It can be used as a guide to think through some of the hazards in your business and the steps you need to take to control the risks. Please note that it is not a generic risk assessment that you can […]

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Safety Tips: Slips & Trips

Posted on June 7, 2016

Slips, trips and falls at work – the costs According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are the single most common cause of injuries at work, and account for over a third of all major work injuries. They cost employers over £512m a year in lost production and other […]

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10 Tips to Lower Contract Cleaning Costs

Posted on June 2, 2016

1. In-house cleaner or contract cleaning services? A general rule of thumb is to use a contractor if you have more than 15 staff. If you have a good in-house arrangement then stick with it as long as you can. If your in-house cleaner is very reliable, provides their own holiday cover, and buys their […]

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