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Cleaning in the News, September 2012

Cleaning in the News, September 2012

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September 29:

Mixed cleaning products create HazMat situation

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September 28:

Target cleaner sentenced for indecent act

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September 27:

Graffiti clean-up crew caught shooting hoops on the clock

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September 25:

NC Business owners think cleanliness of sidewalks is hurting business

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(UK) War Memorial Gets a Clean Up (Including Power Washing) as Part of War on Grime

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September 24:

Window cleaner dies after fall from Avera building in Sioux Falls

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September 23:

Australia Names September 23 National Graffiti Removal Day.

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September 22:

Denver’s Iconic Towering Blue Bear Gets Makeover, Including Power Washing

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September 21:

Mural Damaged When Wrong Anti-Graffiti Coating Applied

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Hawaii County gets complaints about unlicensed power washing contractors

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Raleigh Carpet Cleaners Clean up NC State

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September 20:

Bat Cave, Radioactive Carcasses Are Part of First Reactor Cleanup in Ohio

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Corpus Christi Restaurant Could Face $2000 Fine for Washing Away Bird Poop with Garden Hose

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Corpus Christi officials: Sidewalk-washing ordinance suspended after downtown complaints

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September 19:

Areas of British Columbia Restrict Pressure Washing for 10 Days due to B. C. Hydro’s Fall Maintenance Work at the Puntledge River Generating Station.

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Superdome Roof Scheduled to be Pressure Washed for Third Time since 2006, This Time Allowing Use of Cleaning Chemicals

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New Study Shows 2/3 of Americans are Concerned about Toxins Found in Cleaning Products.

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Jury Decides Wayne Watson’s Lung Damage Due to Popcorn Fumes, Not Carpet Cleaning Chemicals, Awards $7.2m in Damages

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Occupy LA Suspected in New Spray Painted Graffiti Outside LA City Hall

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North Bend, WA, Passes New Ordinance Requiring Tags Be Removed within 48 Hours

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September 18:

Lansing Man Charged with Tagging Michigan Capitol Heading to Trial

As reported on September 6, the Michigan State Capitol was tagged with graffiti. The words “give art a chance” were spray painted on a war memorial and stick figures were spray-painted on two of the Capitol’s east inner pillars. The suspect, Jeffrey Handley, waived preliminary examination and is headed to trial. Click here to read the story.

Nashville’s 17-Member “Clean and Safe” Program Has Helped Keep the Downtown Area’s Streets Safe and Clean.

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Daytona Beach May Clean Up Abandoned Treasure Island Hotel/Eyesore, Including Graffiti Removal

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September 17:

Berkeley Graffiti Event Organizer Removes Tags on Surrounding Buildings.

As reported on September 8, an organized graffiti event in Berkeley got out of hand, as surrounding buildings for several blocks were tagged by amateurs during the event. Now the event’s organizer has personally taken on the task of righting the wrong, removing graffiti himself, along with several volunteer muralists. Click here to read the story.

September 16:

Graffiti on the Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Ill.

Someone tagged the Lincoln Presidential Library with brown marker on the museum’s north marble wall. Damage is estimated at $200 and there are no suspects.

September 15:

CNN features Ryan Thompson, a window cleaner/pressure washing contractor/teacher.

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September 14:

The Kansas City Royals are Hiring a Window Washer.

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September 13, 2012:

The Palm Beach Post Features Article on Craig McMichael, “Graffiti Eradicator”

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September 11, 2012:

Window Cleaner Falls Through Glass Awning, Hits Head on Sidewalk

In Bellingham, 30-year veteran window washer, Bruce Sherman, was rushed to the hospital after falling 10-feet through a glass awning and hitting his head on the sidewalk. Sherman was hospitalized and in “serious condition,” although he was breathing on his own and talking that night. This wasn’t Sherman’s first window cleaning accident. He fell 2.5 stories years prior, but walked away unscathed.

September 10, 2012:

Cleaning of California Capitol Stopped after Pressure Washer’s Scaffolding Failed

Pressure washing of the Legislative Building in San Francisco was stopped after one of the platforms collapsed, leaving cleaning contractor hanging from lifeline 40 feet above the ground. Officials have stated that the $1.148 million project will not resume until all scaffolding and equipment is checked, and workers for the job receive additional safety training.

Ledger-Enquirer Article Features Benjamin Hanks, Owner of Mr. Squiigii.

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September 8, 2012:

Underground Graffiti Event at Berkeley Leads to Defacing of Surrounding Buildings

Thousands visited a vacant west Berkeley warehouse to attend an event called “Special Delivery,” in which the interior of the 36,000 square foot building was covered with tags and street art by dozens of area graffiti artists. However, the next morning, the neighborhood was covered in graffiti on the exterior of buildings for several neighboring events.

Vermont-based Window-Cleaning Business Purges Boat of Invasive Species

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September 7, 2012:

Lansing, Michigan Capital Vandalized

Thousands visited a vacant west Berkeley warehouse to attend an event called “Special Delivery,” in which the interior of the 36,000 square foot building was covered with tags and street art by dozens of area graffiti artists. However, the next morning, the neighborhood was covered in graffiti on the exterior of buildings for several neighboring events.

September 5, 2012:

(UK) Man Cleaning Gutters Badly Injured

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Brooklyn Man Climbs on Ledge and Cleans His Own Third Story Windows

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