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REACT provides specialist university and college cleaning services, working with UK institutions, and helping them to reopen and stay open. We undertake a range of specialist cleaning and decontamination services on a scheduled basis, and for urgent incidents that may arise. Our focus is on ensuring the safety of students and teaching staff, with minimal disruption to their day-to-day activities.


Across the UK there are hundreds of universities and colleges – and they’re a diverse bunch of institutions. From some of the oldest academic institutions in the world to the most cutting-edge facilities founded in the twenty-first century. With this diversity comes a wide variety of cleaning tasks. Whether it’s a medieval quadrangle or a sparkling new plate glass building, REACT’s team can handle every cleaning job.

Experienced professionals

From deep cleaning of teaching facilities, libraries and laboratories, through to cleaning student accommodation, and from air hygiene to fire damper testing, we have a reliable team that will deliver the highest standards of hygiene.

Why use REACT?

We're proud of the specialist cleaning service we provide at a leading UK university based in the East Midlands. As part of the Russell Group of British research universities, it is among the top 100 ranked universities in the world. READ MORE >

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Coronavirus decontamination

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Anti-social behaviour clear-up

Trauma and biofluid cleaning

Fly-tipping clearance

Void property clearance

Fire damper testing

Ductwork cleaning

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Highly rated for speed and quality. BS-EN-ISO 9001:2018.

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Security cleared, highly trained and fully equipped.

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£20 million of relevant insurance cover.

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Staff are medically fit and fully immunised.

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University, college and school cleaning services in detail below...

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REACT's infection control cleaning services can help to reduce risks and increase student and faculty confidence.

While Covid-19 has dominated the news, other pathogens, like MRSA, Swine Flu, C. difficile and Norovirus are all still present in society. And they thrive in the types of facilities that exist on campuses, such as kitchen areas, gyms and shared social spaces. 


REACT deploys rigorous protocols that both clean and then thoroughly decontaminate areas to reduce infection rates and the spread of contaminates. Our tried and tested process:

  1. TEST to understand how active the surfaces are for growing organisms or pathogens.

  2. CLEAN to remove material that harbours pathogens.

  3. DISINFECT with an effective viricidal disinfectant and/or strong controlled UVC.

  4. TEST again to be certain no trace of biomaterial remains.


This process is critical in high-touch areas, such as door handles, lift buttons, washroom facilities and shared tech.



Universities and colleges need to put in place an infection control protocol immediately if a confirmed Covid-19 case is identified.

REACT'S fully vetted and accredited staff are available 24/7 to undertake deep cleaning and decontamination for urgent incidents that may arise.


A student accommodation survey for the academic year 2018-19 showed the importance of cleanliness for students in judging their accommodation. It showed that for first-year students, the cleanliness of the bedroom was an important influence in their decision-making. To get the cleaning right, you need the best cleaning partner.


Whether the accommodation has become vacant due to students moving on in an orderly fashion or following a repossession; end-of-tenancy cleaning requires a specialist approach. REACT’s team will provide a full-service property clearance, decontamination and cleaning service to the most exacting standards to get student accommodation ready for the next year’s intake.


We’re available for emergency cleaning in a crisis when handling a situation with sensitivity is a paramount concern.

Inevitably there are occasions when sadly, accidents and fatalities occur. At these difficult times, you need a cleaning team with the highest credentials and experience. REACT's team are available 24/7 across the country and will provide a fast and respectful response in every situation.


Most educational institutions have full-service kitchens or cook-chill facilities, it's essential to think carefully about various elements of hygiene in kitchens, including air hygiene and extraction. And of course, for colleges with food technology teaching rooms, there are also similar issues with maintaining hygiene in ducting and extraction systems.


Our team successfully inspect and clean all types of kitchen extract and ducting systems, helping clients remain compliant with BESA TR19 standards. We will happily work with you to plan regular inspection and cleaning programmes, reducing your health and safety risk


Undertaking effective cleaning in hard to reach places at height, such as ducting, suspended ceilings, or reception areas in universities requires specialist expertise and equipment. As well as an absolute focus on ensuring safety at all times.

Compliant with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, REACT'S specialist operators are available 24/7 to undertake cleaning while working at height both in and outside of buildings to the highest standard to ensure premises look professional, visually appealing and compliant to legislation.



Fire dampers play a crucial role in a fire safety system, which is why they must operate correctly. A properly functioning, well-maintained fire damper could be the difference between life and death in the event of a fire in a school, university or college, or in student accommodation.

The BS 9999:2017 legislation on fire damper maintenance states that a competent person must test all fire dampers after they have been installed and at regular intervals not exceeding two years. More frequently if they're installed in an area that is affected by high levels of dust or pollution. REACT's team are fully trained and qualified to conduct this essential work.



When university and college campuses have areas contaminated with used needles and syringes, it is vitally important to clear the space quickly and effectively. REACT'S team are fully insured and vaccinated against blood-borne viruses such as Tetanus and Hepatitis, and they use robust procedures to clear the affected area.

Collected sharps, needles and syringes are then disposed of in strict accordance to legislation, and we can provide a certificate of disposal.


Ensuring schools and places of education are kept clean and presentable means having fully vetted and accredited staff available to undertake regular scheduled cleaning to classrooms, toilets, washrooms and communal areas. 


We can also provide urgent 24/7/365 ad-hoc services for any immediate cleaning requirements that may arise, ensuring the safety of students and teaching staff with minimal disruption.

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