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 […]

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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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 […]

Transport for London’s War on Superbugs

Transport for London’s War on Superbugs

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan plans a blitz on superbugs on the London Underground

TfL's superbugs blitz image by Kiev.Victor.
Grime in the Tube Station at Midnight: TfL’s blitz on the superbugs will see a marked improvement in cleanliness across one of the world’s most extensive metro systems. Image by Kiev.Victor (via Shutterstock).

Millions of commuters enjoy or endure travelling on the London Underground to get around the capital. For many people, particularly in the peak hours, sardine-like conditions are the norm. This also means warm, stifling conditions, and commuters travelling amongst sweaty armpits. Apart from that, attractive conditions for bacteria. Superbugs even.

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Should Air Fresheners Be Added To Trains?

Should Air Fresheners Be Added To Trains?

As air fresheners are added to Washington Metro trains, should we be adding Shake ’n’ Vac to the 0745 from Southport?

Class 150 Sprinter DMU interior image by Peter Skuce (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Share Alike)

Before the smoking ban in 2007, many public transport concerns prohibited smoking on its trains, trams, and buses.  Apart from the fact it meant smelling of smoke on your commute, its dangers are well documented.  Smelly food can also be a bete noire for travellers.  With this possibility, Washington Metro have proposed a radical solution: air fresheners on trains. Read more about Should Air Fresheners Be Added To Trains?

Next Up: Tray Returning, Floor Cleaning Robots

Next Up: Tray Returning, Floor Cleaning Robots

Why two Singapore cafeteria chains have introduced tray returning and floor cleaning robots

Robots image by Alejandro Linares Garcia (Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike)
“We are the robots…:” Already happening in Singapore, robots are being used to help to clean floors and form part of a lean coffee shop chain with very few human staff. Image by Alejandro Linares Garcia (Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike)

In the last 60 years, the cafeteria layout has usurped seated service in many cafés. For many, cafeterias mean trays, picking your own sandwiches or cakes, and filling your own teapots. A popular method in many superstore cafés, it allows for higher footfall, speedier service, smaller staffing numbers. In Singapore, two coffee shop chains have gone even further: robots instead of cleaners and waiters.

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Now You Can Let Alexa Clean Your Floor

Now You Can Let Alexa Clean Your Floor

Coupled with a Wi-Fi enabled Roomba vacuum cleaner, Amazon’s Alexa could change the way you clean your floor

Alexa Roomba Image
Take one Amazon Alexa powered Echo system, then a Wi-Fi enabled Roomba.  Then sit back and tell your Roomba to do the rest.  Images by Quality Stock Arts and George W. Bailey (via Shutterstock).

Vacuum cleaning can be a physically demanding task.  If you’re not battling with the flex, you’re trying to wrestle with the accessory brush on the stairs.  If you’re lucky, you might have a robotic vacuum cleaner which makes light work of your floor.  This month, a new type of Roomba vacuum cleaner has hit the shops in the USA.  They are Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Amazon’s Alexa system, on the retail giant’s Echo devices.

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