There are several reasons why it is important to maintain a neat and tidy warehouse. Some are more apparent than others. It is nonetheless key that management take such a role seriously and that stakeholders address pertinent issues on a regular basis. So, what are some of the advantages directly associated with a clean warehouse?

How can these benefits be passed on to employees and the company as a whole? As this infographic illustrates, there is a bit more than may initially meet the eye. Let’s take a look at why clean warehouses are absolutely essential for day-to-day operations.

Health and Safety Concerns

A clean warehouse is a safe warehouse. Countless injuries are direct results of clutter and misplaced items. The proper allocation of machinery is just as important. As our infographic points out, up to 85 deaths are caused due to the improper handling and/or placement of forklifts on a yearly basis.

This is why management needs to perform the proper on-site safety assessments in order to determine if any changes need to be made. The health and safety of all employees should never be taken lightly.

A Positive Reflection Upon the Company

Clean environments also present the company in a positive light. Not only is this very important if third parties or customers happen to be visiting the warehouse in question, but a sense of tidiness helps to boost morale over time. Workers who feel as if their needs are being taken care of are more likely to positively contribute to the organisation as a whole.

Smart and Productive

Our infographic also points out the undeniable fact that clean warehouse environments are associated with a higher degree of productivity. Locations free from clutter and other types of hazardous debris are able to handle larger workloads and common problems such as storage issues are much less likely to be present.

Furthermore, well-maintained warehouses can be adapted to a host of logistical needs in no time at all. Companies can, therefore, tackle even the most demanding of tasks with a greater degree of success.

It should now be obvious to appreciate some of the main benefits associated with a neat and tidy warehouse. Do you have additional questions in relation to our infographic? Would you like to learn how Clean Hire can help? If so, feel free to contact us directly.A Visual Guide To Warehouse Cleaning

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Scrubber dryers are an essential piece of equipment used by thousands of industrial properties across the country. When it comes to the point of upgraded or replacing your existing scrubber dryer, there are some important points to consider.


We all love a bargain with anything and the same applies to industrial cleaning machinery. It is best to not to throw all your eggs in one basket and have a browse around at various websites. Even talk to a couple of people first via telephone or email to weigh up your options. Alternatively, if you have any business partners who are in a similar industry, get advice from them as experience is valuable


If you are looking to buy a more expensive machine, ensure the machine is known for reliability. You don’t want to be spending more money on maintenance a short distance down the line. It is a long term investment for you and your commercial cleaning premises. If you are looking at refurbished scrubber dryers, ask to take a look at the servicing history and determine the fact that if it is the same issue which keeps occurring.


Quality is key as with anything you buy. You want to ensure that the scrubber dryer  fits the requirements of what you want it to do. This is why it is a good idea to list the activities your new machine will be carrying out. Take into account the size of the surface area which will be cleaned on a regular basis. Also take into consideration the people who will be using it, are they able to control the machine around hazardous equipment? Read the specifications of the scrubber dryer and any flaws it may cause to your business environment.

In summary, buying or hiring a scrubber dryer is no different than buying a new car. You want the best possible price for the best possible performance. If you are looking to buy or hire a scrubber dryer or would like any more information on this specific industrial cleaning machine, get in touch with us on 01744 633738 and our experts can give you professional and reliable advice on the machine which best suits your business’ cleaning needs.

How a central vacuum cleaner, underneath the former West Side Line in New York City aims to keep the city’s much-loved elevated park in tip-top condition.

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A revolutionary system of pneumatic tubes is set to improve the cleanliness of one of New York City’s most popular open spaces. Pneumatic tubes, akin to a giant central vacuum cleaner, will be used to keep the High Line linear park clean. It is part of a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in NYC by 80%, by 2050.

All of the tubes will be placed underneath the park’s elevated walkway, which is 1.5 mile in length from The West Village to 34th Street. The city’s proposed network of tubes is inspired by a similar system on Roosevelt Island and is championed by ClosedLoops, who have overseen the project’s development since 2010.

At pedestrian level, there will be a trio of bins every few yards. One bin will be used for the disposal of food waste (half-eaten burgers and sandwiches) with a second one for recyclable refuse, and a third one for non-recyclable rubbish. These will be connected to a pneumatic tube. There will be a separate pneumatic tube for restaurant food waste and a branch from Chelsea Market.

Like an enormous central vacuum cleaner, the allegorical vacuum bags will be the system’s anaerobic digestion facilities. The waste is containerised and sent by rail for recycling. Its railhead is a few yards from the northern end of High Line park (which is the junction of 34th Street and 12th Avenue).

As part of its environmental strategy, the giant central vacuum cleaner will see fewer dustcarts along the High Line park. The idea’s nothing new; it is reminiscent of similar practices In the UK with local authority housing estates. Known as the Garchey system, the waste disposal unit of a sink would be an outlet for disposing refuse.

This was implemented in the now-demolished Quarry Hill Flats in Leeds, and at the soon to be fully-refurbished Park Hill Estate in Sheffield. As waste consumption increased due to consumer spending, its limitations were evident. New York’s scheme aims to improve on previous practices and we think they could be on to a winner.

Clean Hire, 14 September 2016.