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New Rapid Clean Group Chairman

Steve Makins has been appointed Chairman of the Rapid Clean Group, succeeding Greg Wilde who contributed many very effective years as director and Chairman. Steve will bring his experience in leading large distribution and retail networks to the Rapid Clean Group, which is now a specialised national network of specialised cleaning distributors. Steve and his wife Nanda own Rapid Clean Newcastle. Rapid is capable of servicing major corporate aged care organisations, facility managers, councils, education and pre-schools, while offering personal owner-care to individual accounts. Rapid Group has a 5 year plan to double in size, mainly through increased market presence with leading brands and professional service at competitive pricing. Products branded Rapid Clean have high quality and value credentials, and regional and national contracts carry the assurance of consistent pricing and quality of service. 


HEPA Vacuum Filters

Do I Need A HEPA Filter For My Vacuum Cleaner?

Vacuums with HEPA filtration cost significantly more than without that filtration. So why pay the premium? What benefits make them a great investment for owners, staff and customers when buying from Rapid Clean Newcastle?


How to Clean and Maintain Your Vacumm

A full complement of cleaning equipment and tools ensures that you can tackle any cleaning job. However, it can be easy to forget to maintain and clean the equipment itself. Learning how to clean and maintain your equipment and tools will keep them working effectively.

Maintaining cleaning equipment is important because if your tools are stored incorrectly the bacteria you're trying to eliminate will grow right on or in them. Develop a tools cleaning and storage system and instill its importance in your workers.

 Saftey Signs

The most common accidents, slips or floor hazards associated with offices, retail or hospitality industries are wet floor related. A wet floor could be the result of anything like a leaking tap, machine spills, breakage or scheduled cleaning. Avoiding injuries and accidents on the job is vital to workplace efficiency and more so in the professional cleaning industry.



Rapid Clean Newcastle acquires and merges Fast Cleaning Solutions

Rapid Clean Newcastle has expanded its sales force and customer base by acquiring and merging the Thornton cleaning  supplies business, Fast Cleaning Solutions. Staff have joined to ensure continuity of relationships. Customers will benefit from the hugely wider product range at Rapid Clean with its leading equipment and consumable brands. 

Meet Henry Cordless

Meet Henry Cordless, he’s just like the Henry we all know and love with the added convenience of cordless cleaning, take your favourite machine anywhere, without restraint.

He’s always ready to go, and can be supplied with either one or two 36 Volt battery packs. No plugging or unplugging saves time and makes those quick and unexpected clean-ups so much easier.

Should I take off my shoes at the door?

Three reasons why you should!

#1 Nasty Bacteria

Can 126 million Japanese be wrong? The shoes-off habit makes sense. Apart from the benefits in noise reduction, University of Houston researchers who swabbed the soles of over 60 pairs of shoes found that 40 per cent contained...

Should I take off my shoes at the door



Carpet Care Is Much More Than Scrub And Suck

Another new year rolls around and the after party clean up begins when you are faced with the dilemma on how to clean up the spills on your carpets. Carpets are a significant long-term investment and there are plenty of things that can go wrong when it comes to carpet cleaning.

Whether it be big or small spills, stains or smells, we have you covered. Having dependable results is crucial and using the right product that is correct for the soil type or surface being cleaned. 

If you have a specific requirement give our team a call and they will help you select the right product for your problem.


Foam Pods Or Liquid?


Dispensers with pods are increasingly replacing traditional liquid soap dispensers in nursing homes, schools, aged care facilities and many commercial establishments. There is  good reason behind that. Soap pods are economical, they  save money through reduced product usage, they are more secure against malicious contamination. Each pump of foam soap uses significantly less than a pump of liquid soap. It deposits a rich lather-like foam that may promote more thorough hand washing. This makes it an ideal choice in higher education settings, healthcare and food service environments, where hand hygiene is critical.







Do you know how to choose the correct type of work gloves, it is essential to consider the type of task for which they will be used.

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How to Pick a Bin Liner

With such a wide range of bin liners and garbage bags to choose from it can be hard to pick the correct one for your needs. To help you we’ve put together a 1,2,3 guide of things to think about before making a choice.

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Sabrina Maxi Carpet Shampooer

The Sabrina Maxi is a compact mid-sized carpet shampooer and upholstery cleaner. Using the injection-extraction system this unit shampoos carpet and then extracts excess liquid in a single pass of an area. This system both cleans deeply and allows for quicker drying times. The Sabrina Maxi is designed to be easily dismantled into a two piece unit for easy handling.


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Viper Scrubbers

Viper is a robust range of scrubbers launched by Nilfisk for the contract cleaning industry. Designed to be simple to operate and maintain, robust for durability, and economically priced for cost effectiveness, Viper scrubbers are proving to be a winner for cleaners and contractors.


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Makinex Powered Hand Truck

The new Makinex Powered Hand Truck is a universal materials handling solution that enables one person operation to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140kg (309lbs). It provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads.


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