November 18, 2017

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December 2012: Cleaning in the News

December 2012: Cleaning in the News

December 28

Vallejo private property owners to get anti-graffiti support

Vallejo City Manager Dan Keen has enforced new programs to help private property owners receive help for paiting over graffiti. Click here to read more.


December 22

Apex family shares the secrets of their business success

Article features John and Tom McGrath, founders of the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA). Click here to read more.

December 20

Police arrest ‘carpet cleaning thieves’

Arizona police arrested two suspects who admitted to stealing $30,000 worth of jewelry from six customers while cleaning their carpets. Click here to read more.

Kingston’s inmate graffiti-eraser program expanded to 4 days a week

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is finding success in using low-risk inmates to paint over graffiti. Click here to read more.

December 19

Gold Coast high-rise window cleaner who plunged five floors is plucked to safety by tourist on 17th floor

(UK) A highrise window cleaner, who was tethered to an abseiling rope while cleaning on the 21st floor, fell five stories, hitting his head on the glass below. He was helped by a family vacationing at the property. Click here to read more.

December 16

Cleaning the World’s Tallest Building

December 14

Annapolis using saved money for gum removal

Annapolis (Maryland) spends $15,500 on equipment and training for workers to remove gum from city sidewalks. Click here to read more.

 

December 11

Carpet cleaning scam targeting seniors

Muskoka, Ontario, police warn seniors of a carpet-cleaning scam where cleaners ask the homeowners to leave a room due to dangerous chemicals, then rummage through their belongings. Click here to read more.

December 11

Chemical spill forces evacuation of Prince Albert plant

The Prince Albert water treatment plant was forced to evacuate after a contractor banged his head on a PVC pipe, puncturing the pipe and causing a caustic soda spill. Click here to read more.

 

December 7

‘Tis the Season for Dalí window washing

Workers from Bay Area Window Cleaning donned Santa Hats in honor of the season as they washed the Dalí’s iconic glass “enigma” windows on Friday. Click here to read more.

JURUPA VALLEY: Council members debate graffiti removal

A California community’s city council meeting led to a heated debated over whether or not public funding should be used to remove graffiti from private property. Click here to read more.

 

December 4

Superhero Window Washers Swoop Into Wisconsin Children’s Hospital

Brite-Way Window Cleaning Service workers dress as superheroes to clean windows at Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin.   Click here to read more.

Columbus (Ohio) To Spend $400,000 On Graffiti Removal

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December 3

Window cleaner aiming to raise £1,000 for cancer charity

(UK) A window cleaner plans to dress as Father Christmas for a month to raise money for a cancer charity. Click here to read more.

Zep Completes Acquisition of Ecolab’s Vehicle Care Division

Zep Inc., a producer of cleaning and maintenance solutions, announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Zep has completed the purchase of the Vehicle Care division of Ecolab Inc for approximately $120 million. Click here to read more.

 

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