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7 Reasons why you should also switch to a Hybrid Vehicle.

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Repost – 7 Reasons why you should also switch to a hybrid vehicle.

Hybrids Are Cleaner

As a traditional vehicle ages, it may create more emissions than it did when it was new. Whereas, as renewable energy resources become more available, your HEV (Hybrid Energy Vehicle) will only become cleaner as time goes on. Yes, it’s true that hybrids burn the same fuel source as a normal car and therefore produce the same environmentally damaging gasses as conventional vehicles. However, hybrid vehicles are much more fuel efficient and therefore produce a lot less CO2 emissions.

Keys hand over

Hybrids Retain Their Value

Hybrids are one of the new crazes in the car world. Due to this they are able to hold their value a lot better then a normal petrol or diesel vehicle. Also due to the amount of technology it takes to get a hybrid to work effectively, it normally means that the specs of the car are better inside giving them a higher resale value.

Hybrids Are Incredibly Quiet

While tyre and road noise from a vehicle will not be impacted by changing the inner workings, the noise that is being produced by the engine will be reduced dramatically. If you have seen or been inside an HEV while it is in motion you will know that (at low speeds especially) the noise pollution is heavily reduced.

Hybrids Require Less Maintenance

Due to the fact that the cars engine will be running a noticeable amount less then with a ‘normal’ vehicle. It is safe to say that the engine will not be working as hard as it will be with a petrol or diesel adaptation of the same vehicle. Therefore, the car will require less services and brake checks.

Hybrids will not hurt your energy bill as much as you are led to believe

When you consider the amount that you will be saving at the filling station and the energy efficient changers that an environmental conscious person makes, e.g. turning lights off when not in the room and less TV time. Then you will notice that you may be able to save more money then you thought you would. A usual worry about hybrid and electric cars is they will increase the electric costs 10-fold however this is not the case.

Hybrids require less fuel therefore less cost

Even though you will still need petrol to power your vehicle, you’ll need a lot less of it to get from A – B. The large fluctuations in prices from pump to pump may not be as much of an “physical” pain when driving a hybrid electric. Some Companies, like Tesla, even offers free charging for users, if having brought their car from them, making the cost even cheaper.

Tesla Charge Point

Tesla charge point

Hybrids are more affordable than previously thought

Many people are under the misconception that hybrid vehicles are very pricey as they are filled with ‘futuristic technology’. However, they are a lot less expensive they people think. For example, you can pick up a brand-new Toyota Yaris Hybrid for around £16,000.[1]

Check out our 7 more reasons here.

Resources:

[1] – https://www.toyota.co.uk/new-cars/yaris/build?path=engine/09a6531a-c3f1-4d2d-b4d3-eb45cbb35478/7b77d85b-8f26-4645-82ac-22154a7d6293/ac526909-cafb-4bf4-b397-267a05ca692a&financeOption=cash

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FAQ’s and Archive

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Frequently asked Questions

Below are some of the most popular frequently asked questions that our sales ops receive on a daily basis, we hope this helps.

Q: Are we local?

A: We have branches all across the Country, covering England and Wales. Click here to find out where our regional offices are based. However, we assure that every area is supervised and the location will not effect the service.

Q: What will happen to my staff if we change to you?

A: The best way for us to answer this question is by getting you to look at a previous blog post by us. All the relevant TUPE information may be found in blogs TUPE pt1 & pt2.

TUPE feat Image
TUPE Feat Image

Q: What type of premises do we clean

A: Although we are a Business-to-Business provider with two divisions. Our Office and Commercial Cleaning division provides regular routine cleaning for; offices, retail, medical surgeries, showrooms, communal areas of social housing and more.
Our Specialised Industrial Division offer specialist cleaning in an industrial environment including: production lines and machinery; the removal of waste products using MOVAC Vacuum Tankers and the provision of Legionella Services  (we are an LCA registered company). Above all, we are experienced and equipped to work at height and in enclosed spaces.

Q: Can we provide a quote over the phone or email?

A: We can – but this would only be an ‘indicative quote’ or estimate and would be subject to an actual site survey by one of our Field Sales representatives. A full site survey is the best way to accurately quote for your cleaning needs and allows us the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you in detail.

Q: How can i trust that Ideal will provide a good reliable service

A: Established in 1946, we remain family-owned with four generations of experience and investment in the cleaning industry. Meanwhile, we operate and conduct our business in an ethical and transparent way. Ideal’s overarching approach ensures we make every effort to manage required services on behalf of our clients providing; cost-effective, added value and improved services.

Ideal’s senior management take an active role in the set-up and ongoing development of the service. In addition, we meet (and often exceed) our customer’s needs and expectations through; structured contract management and supervision, strong family values, well trained motivated staff, quality goals and customer partnership approach.

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More reasons why you should also switch to hybrid vehicles

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More reasons why you should also switch to hybrid vehicles 2:
“Cool Prius” – Nobody.

The last time we spoke about Hybrid Vehicles the reception and the way the audience interacted was amazing. It meant so much to us, that in order to try and replicate that; we are doing a second one!

Points spoke about in the previous blog:

  • Hybrids are Cleaner
  • Retain their value
  • Less Maintenance
  • Will not hurt your energy bills as much as previously thought
  • Less fuel cost
  • More affordable then perceived

You can also find out previous blog here

Stylish


For a long time, when you said hybrid, you automatically thought of cars such as the Prius or the Note. Two cars which are not renown for their stylish looks and speedy nature. However, that has completely changed now! Nearly every car brand has a “Cleaner” model available. So no matter what your preference there is a hybrid or even electric vehicle for you. Below I have listed (what I think are) the five best looking Hybrid/Electric vehicles:

  1. Tesla Model S – £65,500 (After incentives)
  2. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – £29,635
  3. Volkswagen Golf GTE – £29,740
  4. Tesla Model X – £73,200 (After incentives)
  5. Toyota CH-R Hybrid – £24,500 (Used at Ideal)

Global warming

We are in no doubt that global warming is a danger to our health and all life on this planet. We are reaching new record temperatures causing floods, droughts and increasing sea levels. Our personal vehicles (excluding vehicles used for company use) are causing 1/5 of the emissions; all that coming out of the car exhaust and polluting the atmosphere. Therefore, it is a smart and cleaner switch to go to Hybrid or even electric cars and trucks. This will result in fewer emissions and if the electric comes from a renewable source such as wind; this means it could be zero emission driving. Its not just our car’s we are making ‘Green’; check out some of the other things we do!

Large range of choice

It is thought that there are only a few types of hybrid out there. However, as you can see from the above “Stylish” section; in recent years companies have been re-thinking and trying to change the public opinion on hybrids. It is now possible to get just about any vehicle from any brand in a hybrid version. Weather you want an SUV, People Carrier, Truck or Sports car; it is now possible to get a hybrid version. (Check out some of the list above)

Big brands are now making the switch

We know that big brands don’t always control the way a market moves. Sometimes, it’s the smaller brands that will invent a technology first only for it to be “re-invented” by a bigger more popular brand. Other times the market is directed by the public want and needs, in 1997 Toyota dropped the production of the hybrid Prius due to lack of public interest and it wasn’t till 1999 that the USA “re-invented” the hybrid with the Honda Insight. However with global warming becoming more real each day the public are now looking for an alternative to their normal fuel guzzling car.

This has led to brands such as Toyota, Mercedes and BMW all adding hybrid and more economically friendly vehicles to their lines. Toyota, for example, make it possible to make nearly every vehicle a hybrid version. Due to the bigger brands making the change it may result in more of the public also following suit to be with the times.

On board Tech

Here are some images of the on board tech/dashboards of some of our favourite hybrid cars. As you can see below even the standard hybrid comes with fully interactive displays as well as customisation options and even apps to help you drive. This is partly due to them being more modern but is also helped by them having a lot more engine management.

mops leaning against red wall

What Cleaning Services Do IDEAL Provide?

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Having a clean and safe working/living environment is extremely important for our health.

Ideal understand that a clean environment is a safe environment which is why we go above and beyond our customer expectations to deliver a high standard cleaning service.

For many years, Ideal have been providing Cleaning Services in both the Commercial and Industrial Division – we’ve done a pretty good job so far!


Commercial Cleaning

We contract clean all types of premises such as;

  • Offices
  • GP/Medical Surgeries
  • Dental Practices
  • Schools/Academies
  • Football/Sports Stadiums
  • Leisure Centres
  • Sheltered/Residential Homes
  • Void Properties
  • Venues
  • Veterinaries
Premises above: Church, Theatre Room, Office, School, Dental Practice, Football Stadium

Industrial Cleaning

We provide services for the following;

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Legionella Services
  • Plants/Cooling Towers
  • Kitchens
  • Ventilation
  • Shutdown Cleans
Services Above: Cooling Tower, Warehouse, Legionella, Factory

Additional Services IDEAL Provide

Not only do we offer commercial and industrial services, we also offer deep cleaning, carpet cleaning and window cleaning too!

If you would like to find out more, get in touch with one of our friendly team members on 0115 913 2222 or sales@idealcleaning.co.uk

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BMS Janitorial

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BMS Janitorial

BMS is the product store/repair centre for tool and equipment at Ideal. We aim to please and want to ensure that the customer gets the best service when walking out the door! Located at 353 Nuthall Road, NG8 5BX, our little shop is a friendly environment to ask any questions that you may want answering without worry about a sales pitch. Our team know that its not just about selling the newest and latest equipment or product and that is why we also refurbish and repair tools so you can get going again quicker!

The Store

Situated next to Ideal Cleaning Service Ltd on 351 Nuthall Road, Nottingham, NG8 5BX. If you do want to pay us a visit we are open from 8am – 5pm and will be happy to accommodate you between these times!

Otherwise, you can give us a call on 0115 913 2200, this will allow you to speak with Terry or Ernie who are our two wonderful employees. Whom often get positive reports about there work and manner.

Our aims for the future

As well as operating a physical store we also aim to have a fully operational Facebook store and e-commerce website which we can use to sell the same products as in store. Our Facebook page has been operational for a while now gathering interest from the USA and the Philippines. As for the website that is still in development however we do aim for it to be out by mid feb.

BMS Website screen shot
BMS Website screen shot

Get in touch

Finally, we are always ready for your call and would love to hear from you and about any enquires you may have! Call us on 0115 913 2211 or email: stores@idealcleaning.co.uk

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