Preparing premises for a safe and healthy return to work

While cleanliness in the workplace is now something we’re all acutely aware of, for the team at Inter County Cleaning Services it’s simply second nature.

In recent months, the Rushden firm that specialises in cleaning, waste management and janitorial services has introduced deep antivirus cleaning using a specialised mist spray offering complete sanitation with a one hour turnaround.

As the UK started to return to shops and offices and lockdown restrictions are lifting, Inter County, which has been providing expert cleaning services since it opened for business in 1978, was able to offer customers additional peace of mind with its antivirus service.

The process was introduced to ensure premises could be made safe for the return of staff, visitors and customers, and to then keep it that way with regular cleans to ensure the risk of transmission of the coronavirus was kept to a minimum.

It’s all part of the ever-expanding range of services that began with cleaning and has, over the years expanded to include, among others, janitorial supplies and equipment, waste management and grounds maintenance.

Founded by Keith Nicholson, Inter County has turned into a true family business that includes Keith’s wife Lorna and their daughter Martine Harlow who runs the Waste Management Department, and son Mark Nicholson, who is Head of Janitorial Services also including two other children Emma Green and Gary Nicholson.

The company has a head office team of around 30 managing another 400 or so who are out in the field. At its core is a reliable and trusted team of cleaners and maintenance people, from a single cleaner going into an office to the disinfecting of wheelie bins or a team moving in to carry out a deep clean during a move.

Clients range from national companies, housing associations and councils to small independent businesses, and much of Inter County’s business comes through reputation and word of mouth, a testament to more than 40 years of excellent service and reliability.

On the back of the success of the cleaning services, in 2008 the company started its online shop, selling a comprehensive range of cleaning supplies, materials and janitorial items, with a 48-hour delivery service to businesses and homes in Northamptonshire.

The Janitorial Supplies department offers a wide range of professional and budget cleaning chemicals and hand-care products from the likes of Deb, Selden Research, Bio-Productions and Greyland. There’s also a comprehensive range of paper consumables, refuse sacks, cleaning equipment, gloves and PPE. The company is an accredited agent for Numatic and Sebo vacuum and floor-care machines.

Waste Management was the next addition to the portfolio, offering an environmentally-friendly and affordable solution to the disposal of commercial or domestic rubbish.

The professional rubbish removal teams can deal with bulky single items, a full house clearance or fly-tipped waste. Typically, cheaper than skip hire, Inter County offers a flexible collection service that means customers are only charged for what they take away.

Inter County does however offer skip hire where required, while other services include grab truck hire, garden waste removal, litter picking, sanitary hygiene bins, and a bin cleaning service.

Operatives Team Manager Alex Gaul, said: “It’s vital for the local economy that businesses start up again and people get back to work, but it’s understandable that everyone should be cautious about this and want to make sure their premises are safely ready for their staff to return to work.

“Our deep antivirus clean will give employers and business owners some peace of mind that they have done everything they can to ensure surfaces are clean and the risks are minimal. It’s part of an expert cleaning service that Inter County has developed over many years, and will be carried out by the same trained and trusted operatives that carry out cleaning and maintenance services for a whole range of clients across Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties”

“At the same time, if any businesses are returning to work and need rubbish or unwanted items clearing quickly and safely, and in an eco-friendly way, or if they need a general clean or regular cleaning visits now that staff are back at work, we are here to help.”

For further information or a free no obligation quotation, call Inter County Cleaning Services on 01933 315872, email or visit the website