The Best Industrial Cleaning Machines

The Best Industrial Cleaning Machines

When choosing from a range of industrial cleaning machines for your company, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, there are a few important factors to consider when choosing a product such as: quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and cost. There are various industrial cleaning machines on offer including industrial floor sweepers, floor scrubber […]

Fare Dodging Pigeon Cleans Trains

Fare Dodging Pigeon Cleans Trains

Freeloading pigeon has new role on Brighton line trains

Pigeon fare dodger image by Robert MacMillan (via Shutterstock).
A fare dodging pigeon waiting for the 1652 to Marlow at Cookham station. We think. Image by Robert MacMillan (via Shutterstock).

Whether you leave your train at Liverpool Lime Street, or any of the Manchester stations, the next people you notice on leaving the train are the ticket barrier staff. Northern and Merseyrail hire Revenue Protection Officers from an external body and stop fare dodgers from freeloading. In the animal kingdom, only those of the winged or small furry variety can negotiate their way past the ticket barriers. With the former, pretty straightforward. Especially when you happen to be a pigeon without a Season Ticket or a Permit To Travel.

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Ten Industrial Cleaning Themed Songs

Ten Industrial Cleaning Themed Songs

A handful of songs which could be dedicated to industrial cleaning – and the odd group with cleaning themed connections

Industrial cleaning songs record player image by Indigolotos (via Shutterstock).
You’re listening to CleanHire 320, and here’s today’s cleaning tune countdown… (Image by Indigolotos, via Shutterstock)

In the good old days of local radio, we at Clean Hire would have been familiar with Clive Tyldesley’s commentary on Radio City. Or Billy Butler’s wisecracks – also seen on the BBC and the long-forgotten Saturday morning television programme, The Mersey Pirate. Till Doctor Fox spoiled the party, Radio City, Piccadilly Radio, and the other independent stations had their own singles chart. Supposing Clean Hire had its own station, our ten songs would have a cleaning theme. Such as these seen below.

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Iconic Vacuum Cleaners: The Vax 111 Orange Tub

Iconic Vacuum Cleaners: The Vax 111 Orange Tub

A look at the 1980s’ successful orange Vax vacuum cleaner

Vax advert still
A still from the 1990 Vax television advert.

It is hard to imagine an era without wet and dry vacuum cleaners for domestic use. Carpet cleaning at one point meant a separate device or a bottle of carpet cleaner. This meant a vacuum cleaner for dust and a carpet shampooer for cleaning your Axminster. In 1977, Alan Brazier had a cunning plan when he formed Vax UK Ltd.

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How Often Are Tube Trains Cleaned?

How Often Are Tube Trains Cleaned?

Ever wondered how often tube trains are cleaned across the London Underground?

Tube train image by Julius Kielaitis (via Shutterstock).
The Central line: where tube train seats are cleaned more often than their Jubilee line counterparts. Image by Julius Kielaitis (via Shutterstock).

Elsewhere on the blog, we have looked at how trains are cleaned in India, and how the London Underground is waging war on superbugs. Thanks to a Freedom of Information enquiry earlier this year, made by the London Evening Standard, they asked about the cleanliness of tube trains from Morden to Alperton.

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UK Microbeads Ban Now Confirmed

UK Microbeads Ban Now Confirmed

Microbeads will be banned in cosmetic products by the end of 2017 For some time, microbeads have appeared in our cleaning products, plus cosmetic products including toothpaste, shower gels, and shampoo. Due to their effects on the environment, there has been continued calls to withdraw their use. They cause problems to our food chain, particularly […]

Tennant Company’s New Offices on Golden Valley

Tennant Company’s New Offices on Golden Valley

Why the Tennant Company has considered moving its Head Office to the Golden Valley manufacturing plant

The T5, one of Tennant Company’s best known industrial cleaners, available to hire from Cleanhire.

Regular readers of our blog, and longstanding Cleanhire customers, may have come across the Tennant Company’s range of industrial cleaners. The multinational company, which shares its name with the tenth Doctor Who, has considered moving its head offices. At present, the Tennant Company’s head offices is on 1111 Douglas Drive North, which is only a short distance from its manufacturing plant.

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Blackbrook JFC’s Treble Success

Blackbrook JFC’s Treble Success

A clean sweep for Blackbrook JFC, thanks to Cleanhire’s support for grassroots sport

Blackbrook JFC treble winning side
Treble Winners: the victorious Blackbrook Junior Football Club.

In 1948, 1999, 2001, and 2017, what do Glasgow Rangers, Manchester United, Stalybridge Celtic, and Blackbrook JFC have in common? In their respective leagues, they have won trebles. Rangers with the Scottish First Division, Scottish Cup, and the Scottish League Cup. Stalybridge Celtic did with the Northern Premier League title, Cheshire Senior Cup, and the NPL President’s Cup. Read more about Blackbrook JFC’s Treble Success

Industrial Cleaner Gives Birth, Star Wars Style

Industrial Cleaner Gives Birth, Star Wars Style

Industrial cleaner in labour gives birth, wearing a Chewbacca the Wookie mask From a maternity ward far far away, Barrow-in-Furness mother Aimee Smith (26), gave birth to her child in a way most unusual to many people. The industrial cleaner smuggled a Chewbacca the Wookie mask into the maternity ward. At Furness General Hospital, Aimee’s […]