A look at the Bristol-based company who uses vegan-friendly cleaning products

Bristol Temple Meads station by Ariadna De Raadt (via Shutterstock).
Bristol Temple Meads station. Image by Ariadna De Raadt (via Shutterstock).

Households and businesses alike have expressed concerns about the environmental impact of their cleaning products.  They wonder if the bleach or multi-purpose cleaner they have used will pollute the seas or give off noxious fumes.  In a previous post of ours, we mentioned how S.C. Johnson have decided to disclose all the ‘ingredients’ in their products.  Recently, we have learned about a cleaning company who have opted for vegan-friendly products.  If you live in Bristol, Bath or Cardiff, a company known as Gleem does just that.

Continue reading “Why Gleem Goes for a Vegan-Friendly Clean”

A selection of cleaning quotes and advertising slogans in relation to cleaning

Cleanliness they say is next to godliness.  If cleaning quotes featured on Pointless, you’d be looking at 80 to 90 points for our first sentence.  For our latest post, here’s a few more quotes and slogans you may, or may not have heard of.

  1. Trigger’s Broom

The late great Roger Lloyd-Pack is best known for his role as the dim-witted Trigger in Only Fools and Horses. In the first part of three episodes in the sitcom’s 1996 Christmas special (entitled Heroes and Villains), we see the road sweeper talk to Sid about his award.  What was to follow was one of Trigger’s greatest quotes – possibly one of the greatest cleaning quotes ever to grace our television screens.

  1. Unblocking writer’s block

You wouldn’t have thought the author of murder mystery books would have come up with some cleaning quotes.  Well, think again.  Agatha Christie claimed that washing up formed a part of her creative process as seen in this image.  The setting in the image is Stoke Gabriel village, where Agatha Christie’s house was.  Her former home, Greenway, is in the care of the National Trust.

  1. 1001: a carpet cleaning odyssey

“1001 means a big, big carpet for less than half a crown”

For our first advert clip, Cussons’ 1001 cleaner enabled households to clean their carpets affordably.  It was launched in the 1940s as a product which (it claimed) has 1,001 uses.  By the 1960s, it carpet cleaning abilities were extolled in the clip seen above.  Since 2004, the 1001 brand has owned by the makers of WD-40.

  1. How self discovery applies to vacuuming

Though not a cleaning quote, Mahatma Gandhi’s quote is applicable to the fact we provide a service.  In our case, this means hiring industrial vacuum cleaners.  It also means impartial advice and professional services.

Any more cleaning quotes?

You can either add a few more to the list, or you could let us do a quote.  For one of our quotes, why not discuss your requirements over the ‘phone on 01744 633738, or by email us on info@cleanhire.co.uk.  We shall be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Clean Hire, 06 June 2016

Cleaning giant details ingredients of all their British and European cleaning products

SC Johnson Cleaning Products Image

SC Johnson, whom many of you may remember as Johnson Wax, are on a crusade to improve transparency between themselves and their customers.  With health issues and the likelihood of cancers caused by cleaning chemicals, the company has embarked upon a mission to explain.  This time, the makers of Toilet Duck and Shake ‘n’ Vac, have decided to detail every single ‘ingredient’ used in their products.

Known as What’s Inside SC Johnson, their handy website tells you:

  • The composition of Shake ‘n’ Vac’s lemon fragrance;
  • Which materials are used in Goddard’s Silver Cloth;
  • How Benzophenone-12 is used in Duck 3-in-1’s Purple Wave rim block.

Continue reading “SC Johnson: Their Mission to Explain”

Now you can play Candy Crush Saga AND do a spot of vacuuming from your smartphone – thanks to Botvac


You’ve got to love the robotic vacuum cleaner. No trailing wires; nor heavy bags to dump; not to mention their portability. Soon, they’ll reach a price that is suitable enough for most users. Neato is one company which has made robotic vacuums worthy of their premium price tag. Their latest model, the Botvac Connected, does everything your typical robotic vacuum cleaner does – and more besides.


As well as the usual sensing technology, the Botvac Connected has WiFi capabilities. After linking it up with your WiFi box (in the same way you can access the internet on your PC or smartphone), you can control Botvac through an iPhone or Android smartphone. The ‘phone app has details of your cleaner’s battery life and cleaning status.  You can move the vacuum cleaner to a given spot with your smartphone, like a radio-controlled car.  Or you can let it clean its merry way for an hour.


Better still, if you’re away from home and able to find a suitable WiFi hotspot, you can switch your Botvac Connected cleaner on several miles from home. After returning home, your carpet is cleaned. If you wanted to, you can put your feet up and play Candy Crush Saga (other smartphone games are available) whilst Botvac does the rest. This time-lapsed video clip shows you how.


What’s in the box: features of the Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum


  • Ultra performance filter;
  • Spiral blade, combo, and side brushes;
  • Charging base;
  • Power cord;
  • Boundary markers;
  • Brush and filter cleaning tool;
  • OLED display on vacuum cleaner;
  • iOS and Android compatible smartphone app.




The Recommended Retail Price for the Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum is £599.  Online, the lowest price we have seen is £499 (from Thurgo, Exeter).  The most common price is £549, as charged at Maplin and The Wright Buy.

Introducing Tennant’s battery powered sweeper-scrubber

Energy Efficient: the battery powered Tennant M17 sweeper-scrubber. Image courtesy of Tennant/BusinessWire.
Energy Efficient: the battery-powered Tennant M17 sweeper-scrubber. Image courtesy of Tennant/BusinessWire.

With the power of standard petrol-driven ride-on sweeper-scrubbers, Tennant’s latest addition to the fold is the revolutionary M17. Their latest sweeper-scrubber is a battery powered one with greater energy efficiency than its predecessors. As a fume-free model, the Tennant M17 is a boon for large indoor spaces, which ensures clean air in the workplace and public buildings.

The Tennant M17 comes with a number of features that improve upon its predecessors. This include:

  • The Pro-PanelTM touch screen interface;
  • ec-H2OTM Technology with Severe EnvironmentTM switch: energy efficient detergent-free cleaning;
  • DFSTM (Dual Force Sweeping) technology: dual counter-rotating brushes, designed to capture large and small debris in a single pass.

The Pro-Panel screen is more intelligent than your usual display. Instead of a multitude of controls, everything is on an easy-to-use control panel. There are programmable Zone Settings which enable you to clean efficiently. With the Pro-ID setting, you can program the M17 to the skill levels of each operative (like permitting access rights to certain programs). There is also 28 different language options.

If you wish to clean efficiently, Tennant M17’s bristle power makes that possible, thanks to ec-H2OTM Technology, with its Severe Environment switch. The battery powered M17, whilst in this mode, can clean any floor with a single pass – without detergent. With ec-H2OTM technology, a single tank of water can last three times as long as sweeper-scrubbers.

As well as the digital wizardry, the battery powered sweeper-scrubber’s piece de resistance is its Dual Force Sweeping technology. Its dual counter-rotating brushes can pick up the largest and smallest of particles with ease.

The Tennant M17 is ideal for indoor and outdoor use. It is designed for cleaning:

  • Car parks, garages, and forecourts;
  • Warehouses, factories, aircraft hangers and exhibition halls;
  • Bus, coach and railway stations.

Contact us and as soon as Clean Hire offer the Tennant M17 battery powered sweeper-scrubbers, you’ll be the first to know on our website under the industrial cleaning machines section.

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”

Seven degrees of floor preparation tools

Floor sweeping, 1919 style (Kremlička - Myčky).
Floor cleaning has come a long way from this era, as depicted in Rudolf Kremlička’s painting from 1919. Had they had the benefit of a Eureka Magnum…
Among Cleanhire’s wealth of floor sweeping devices is the range of sweepers by Eureka. The Italian company’s lean green machines are designed for a wealth of environments, from school corridors to airport terminals. Also playgrounds and focal piazzas. In walk behind or ride-on forms, they offer petrol, diesel, LPG and battery versions of their products.

Their entry level floor sweeping device is the Picobello 101, which can sweep up to 2.100 square metres per hour. The top of the range model is the Magnum. Its capacity, a staggering 18.720 square metres per hour. Continue reading “Floor Sweeping’s Eureka Moment”

Whether you’re cleaning the tightest of crevices or the most spacious of rooms, we at Clean Hire UK have a wealth of floor scrubber dryers to suit your requirements. For hire, these range from handheld scrubbers to sit-on cleaning machines. Each and every one of them are built for high-traffic settings, particularly school corridors and mainline railway stations.

Our magnificent seven floor scrubbers

 1. Vispa 35 E-B-BS

The Vispa 35 E-B-BS is the smallest of Comac Floor Scrubbers. Like a snappy little terrier, it can get to the tightest of crevices and has the tenacity of a Jack Russell at full tilt. Mains and rechargeable battery versions are available for hire. This model is ideal for congested areas.

2. Media scrubber dryers

The second smallest floor scrubbers really pack a punch, especially in hard-to-clean areas where deep cleaning is required. There is three variants of the Media floor scrubbers (65 BT/75 BT/60 BTS). The third one is the scrubbing-sweeping version with 61cm cylindrical brushes. 65 BT and 75 BT models have 66cm and 76cm disc brushes.

3. Omnia scrubber dryers

Comac’s Omnia range is their entry level model of walk-behind floor scrubbers. As with the smaller Media range, no expense is spared in its ability to clean the dirtiest of floors. Besides its disc brushes, other accessories include ppl or tynex brushes.

4. Innova scrubber dryers

The Innova scrubber dryers is Comac’s entry level range of sit-on floor scrubbers. One wersion with a 61cm disc brush covers four working widths: 65, 75, 85 and 100 centimetres. Another version with a single cylindrical brush has a 61 cm working width. On launch, the Innova 60B was designed to replace walk-behind floor scrubbers. Its compact size allows for use in lifts and narrow corridors.

Other versions include the Innova 65B/M, Innova 75B/M and the Innova 85B/M. The manual option (denoted by the letter M) allows for easy control of the squeegee and the brush head via two independent levers.

5. Flexy scrubber dryers

Designed for large and medium sized areas, the Flexy 75/85 B and 70/85 BS scrubbing machines are available in both the scrubbing and scrubbing-sweeping versions. Being sit-on floor scrubbers, both variants are designed with all-round visibility and maximum safety in mind. Both come with headlights and a warning horn, making them suitable for all environments.

6. Ultra scrubber dryers

For bigger areas and deep cleaning, the Ultra range of floor scrubbers does the hard work with great ease. Available in scrubbing and scrubbing-sweeping versions they are simple to use, even for beginners. The Ultra 85 and Ultra 100 series of models have low noise levels which allows for quiet operation. Safety features include speed regulation (which slows the device down on bends) and an acoustic alarm, whilst the vehicle is reversing.

7. The C130 scrubber dryer

Designed for mainline railway stations and airports, the C130 floor scrubbers come in battery and diesel versions. Four counter rotating brushes and a cylindrical brush conveys dirt into its removable hopper. Whereas the battery version has a maximum working area of 25,000 square metres, the diesel version can go anywhere. Its working width of 130 cm makes for a dependable workhorse. Though bulky, its performance and manoeuvrability is light on the user.

For further information…

Our look at Comac’s seven types of floor scrubbers just about scratches the surface. As well as our website, Comac’s own site has a detailed look at the machines and their applications.

If any of these sources are enough to whet your appetite, why not give us a call on 01744 633738? Whether you need to clean narrow corridors or spacious warehouse units, why not turn to us.

What’s mean, bottle green and grey and ready to clean, inside and outside? None other than the latest development in the field of industrial cleaning. The last word in scrubbing and sweeping machines.

In other words, The Tennant M20 Floor Scrubber Sweeper.

A truly ground breaking product, the Tennant M20 Floor Scrubber Sweeper is the first of its kind. It is just at home in the warehouse as well as on forecourts. Its ErgoSpaceTM compartment allows for ease of manoeuvrability and clear sight lines. Just take control and see the difference it makes to your floor.

The mean green efficient floor scrubber sweeper you’ve been waiting for

Wet or dry, the Tennant M20 is the workhorse you have been looking for. It is energy efficient, built to last and the most cost effective machine on the market to run. Only two brush heads are needed instead of four. With 14% fewer parts than similar machines its high performance and low cost of ownership is attractive to many clients.

Not only that, the Tennant M20 is an effective multi-tasking machine. Sweeping and scrubbing can be done simultaneously; either one or the other can be done as well. All of which can be achieved by its Touch-N-GoTM control panel which makes for easy handling. The power of 1-STEPTM is the brains behind the Tennant M20 as well as FloorSmartTM. The latter system allows for intelligent cleaning. Integrated cleaning with one machine instead of two or three. Its Foam activated Scrubbing Technology makes for cleaner floors in minutes. Less downtime as well as energy efficiency.

Built to last, easy to maintain

Its rugged exterior and ease of maintenance makes for a machine that is built to last. With 14% fewer parts than comparable machines, its ease of maintenance is popular with many clients. Environmental impact is low thanks to Tennants’ ec-H2OTM technology.

Over at Cleanhire UK, we have a number of Tennant M20 Floor Scurbber Sweepers for hire. If you are interested in hiring one for your premises, why not call us on 01744 633738? We would be delighted to help you.