Clean Hire looks at railway carriage cleaning practices

The wonders of carriage cleaning on an Arriva Trains Wales Class 150
A nice clean train: the wonders of carriage cleaning on an Arriva Trains Wales Class 150 Sprinter train. Image by Peter Skuce, 2009 (Public Domain).

Many of us pay a princely sum for our season tickets each month or year.  Among our biggest complaints besides punctuality, reliability and overcrowding is cleanliness.  Or the lack of it, such as dirty seats and blocked toilets.  Of great importance to the operation of our rail network, is carriage cleaning. Continue reading “Carriage Cleaning: How Clean Is Your Train?”

Dusty roads set for clean sweep

Industrial vacuums in action, as seen in Washington DC.
The future Delhi dust buster? Industrial vacuums like this one in Washington DC could be seen on the streets of the Indian city. Photograph by Elvert Barnes (Creative Commons License: Attribution – Share Alike).

Rising pollution in the streets of Delhi is a bone of contention for government officials and road users alike. The Delhi government has tried to clean the city’s streets with mechanical sweepers, but they were tested by its dusty roads. In December of last year, the Delhi government have considered industrial vacuums as a solution. Continue reading “Industrial Vacuums Set for Delhi Streets”

LG vacuum cleaner uses smartphone pairing to clean floors

CES 2012 - LG HOM-BOT robot vacuum cleaner (6764015169)
Predecessor: an earlier version of the LG Hom-Bot vacuum cleaner, seen at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. Image by Pop Culture Geek, 2012 (Creative Commons License).
Today’s vacuum cleaners have come a long way since the Dyson, let alone the Hoover Junior.  Miniaturisation has seen today’s smaller models perform the task of bigger brothers with ease.  Some of which are wireless and clean floors through sensing technologies.  Revealed at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is LG’s addition to the fold. Continue reading “LG’s New Vacuum Cleaner and Security Device”