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November 2012: Cleaning in the News

November 2012: Cleaning in the News

November 30

Illegally Parked EMS Cars Stop Street Cleaners from Removing Sandy Debris

New York neighborhood’s street has yet to be cleaned of Hurricane Sandy’s debris due to abandoned, storm-damaged cars that have yet to be moved. Cick here to read more.

November 23

Window cleaners sitting pretty as Globemasters buzz Brisbane

Australian high rise window cleaners received quite a surprise when four of the Air Force’s new C-17A Globemasters did a low over as a public relations exercise . Cick here to read more.

November 21

Worker Hurt After Falling From Roof Of Disneyland’s Space Mountain

A worker broke his leg and collar bone after falling while cleaning the roof of Disneyland’s Space Mountain. Cick here to read more.

November 17

Call for chewing gum tax in the north

Ireland’s Alliance Party is askin the Stormont Environment Minister to consider introducing a chewing gum tax in Northern Ireland due to the cost involved in removing gum from sidewalks. Cick here to read more.

November 16

It reeks with history’

Pressure washing an F-111F aircraft is part of the Bowling Green, Kentucky’s community’s restoration efforts. Click here for more information.

Sandy’s gone, but mold hangs on

An article telling Hurricane Sandy victims how to rid and disinfect their flood-damaged homes of mold. Cick here to read more.

Have a Question on Kitchens, Flowers or Sewers? Try Ms. Hagy

A profile of Sarah Hagy, Executive Director of the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA). Cick here to read more.

Hadeed Carpet Cleaning Holds 7th Annual Coat Drive

Joe Hadeed of Hadeed Carpet Cleaning in Alexandria, Virgina, is hosting the seventh annual Hadeed Coat Drive to help the Washington-area chapter of ChildHelp, a nonprofit designed to help child abuse victims, neglected and at-risk children. Cick here to read more.

November 15

Tri-Valley residents can leave Christmas lights to experts

This article profiles window cleaning companies in the Tri-Valley, Calfornia area, promoting the use of using professional Christmas lighting services. Click here to learn more.

November 14

Businesses should clean sidewalks

An editorial in the Windsor (Ontario) Star encouraging businesses to have their sidewalks cleaned. Cick here to read more.

Sand on road, sidewalks remains a problem in South Mississippi

Biloxi area residents complain about sand-covered sidewalks, but the City is having difficulty keeping them cleaned due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Cick here to read more.


Fallen leaves also present danger

An article by KOB News in Albuquerque, NM, promoting the need to keep roofs and gutters clean from leaves for fire safety purposes. Cick here to read more

Kilted workers “get checked!”

Calgary, Alberta’ Men In Kilts — a window cleaning, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, blind cleaning, and carpet cleaning company –is taking part in the “Get Checked” fundraising event on November 14 to increase awareness for prostate cancer. Cick here to read more

November 13

Spills a Risk as City Converts to Clean Heating Oil, Officials Say

Beginning in July, around 10,000 New York City buildings were required to convert from No. 6 heating oil to cleaner No. 4 or No. 2 oils. However, the process has led to problems, such as an accidental spill of around 8000 gallons of fuel. Cick here to read more.

Fall River’s Government Center gets long-needed bath

Fall River’s (MA) six-story City Hall is receiving its first cleaning in a “long time,” removing 30-years of dirt and grime. Total project cost is $31,000. Cick here to read more.


November 12

(Roof Cleaning) Save Thousands on Your Home Insurance with These Three Easy Fixes

This article in Investing Answers encourages homeowners to have their roofs cleaned in order to keep their insurance premiums down. Cick here to read more.

Is Your Cleaning Program Helping or Hurting Your Carpets?

Cintas is offering a free new white paper that examines carpet cleaning methodologies and the significance of using certified products. Cick here to read more.

Cleaning Windsor’s (Ontario) Streets While the City Sleeps

The city of Windsor, Ontario, is known for its downtown area, which is kept clean through comprehensive nightly cleanings — including pressure washing of vomit and blood off sidewalks outside the area’s many bars and clubs. Cick here to read more.

November 11

Don’t dam the ice or go full-steam on heat

Portland’s Press Herald article encourages home owners to get gutters cleaned NOW in order to prevent ice dams and keep heating costs down this winter. Cick here to read more.

November 10

Refusal to repair Rusthall War Memorial (due to fear of damage caused by cleaning) upsets villagers

(UK) A controversial decision to not restore the Rusthall War Memorial due to the concern that cleaning the monument would cause more damage has left local villagers upset.  Cick here to read more.

Cancer survivor lighting up her home in pink

The Manteca Bulletin (Manteca, CA), reports of a cancer survivor who has lighted the outside of her home pink, with the help of Donnie Clark and Five Star Window Cleaning. Cick here to read more.

Group cleans cancer patients’ homes for free

Kansas City’s News 5 reports on “Cleaning for a Reason,” an orgnization that provides cancer patients with free cleaning services. The article lists Jason Hawk of A Touch of Class as the organization’s local contact. Cick here to read more.

November 9

Importance of Gutter Cleaning Before Winter

This article on Red provides four reasons why homeowners should have their gutters cleaned before cold/icy weather hits. Cick here to read more.

Burbank police say city unknowingly paid graffiti tagger to remove his own work

An employee of a graffiti removal company in Burbank, California, has been caught tagging properties, then charging the city to cover them up. Cick here to read more.

(Carpet Cleaning) Angel appears in Avoca for a struggling family

A mother of four children — three of whom have disabilities — was helped by carpet cleaning contractor Trevor Stewart, owner of Thumbs Up Carpet Cleaning, who came to help clean up a flooding from the family’s rented home. Touched by the family’s needs, he not only waived the $1200 fee, but hosted a fundraising event for the family. Cick here to read more.

Disappearing ink: Graffiti removers cover up approved street art

A Las Vegas graffiti removal company accidentally removed approved “graffiti” art from an area electrical box. Cick here to read more.

Window washer rescued from seventh-floor in Deerfield

A Deerfield, Illinois window cleaner required the fire department to rescue him from his scaffolding.Cick here to read more.

Carpet cleaning business owner physically attacks competitor in Pico Rivera

A Pico Rivera, California, carpet cleaner was arrested after attacking a competitor and stealing his competitor’s van and equipment. Cick here to read more.

Local Business Hosts Hurricane BBQ: Community invited to Caldwell College campus for hot meal courtesy of Ned Stevens Gutter  Cleaning.

After going a week without power due to Hurricane Sandy, students of Caldwell College in New Jersey were given a warm meal during a cookout provided by Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning. Cick here to read more.

November 8

Angie’s List: When to have your windows cleaned

Angie’s List recommends homeowners have their windows thoroughly cleaned twice a year.  Cick here to read more.

New England’s Roofing Experts O’LYN Contractors, Inc. Selected To Be Featured On Multiple Episodes of First Season of Reality TV Series Flipping Boston

A&E’s new reality show “Flipping Boston” will include roofing/roof cleaning contractors O’LYN Contractors. Cick here to read more.

November 7

Licences required to clean building facades in Abu Dhabi

Due to deaths and scaffolding rescues last month, cleaning contractors in Abu Dhabi are now required to acquire licenses prior to any exterior building or window cleaning in the capitol. Cick here to read more.

November 2

Manufacturer Sends Pressure Washers East

Alkota Cleaning Systems plans is sending pressure washers to the East Coast to help clean up after Hurricane Sandy. Cick here to read more.

(Roof Cleaning, New Zealand) Branding you can’t forget

An interview/profile of Rod Jenden, founder of Wet & Forget, a New Zealand based roof cleaning ocmpany. Cick here to read more.

November 1

Superheroes ‘Fly’ Outside of Children’s Hospital

On Halloween, staff from Modern Window Cleaning in Grand Rapics, Michigan, dressed up as superheroes (Superman, the Hulk, Flash, Spiderman and Captain America) while cleaning the windows of Spectrum Health DeVos Children’s Hospital. Cick here to read more.

Local crews heading to the northeast to help Hurricane Sandy victims

The Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team loaded a crew and trailer full of cleaning supplies and generators head East to help hurricane victims. Cick here to read more.

Vancouver Window Cleaning utilizes Canada’s only SkydroWasher, a robotic window cleaner that gives superior results, safely and efficiently.

Vancouver Window Cleaning owns Canada’s only Skydrowasher, a robotic window-cleaning device used to clean large commercial buildings. Cick here to read more.

Tartan Window Cleaners Arrive in Philadelphia: Men In Kilts, Canadian based Franchisor expands to US East Coast

Men in Kilts — a window cleaning, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, carpet cleaning franchise — announced a new franchise in Philadelphia. Cick here to read more.

(UK) Extreme Window Cleaner Faces Probe: Investigation launched after tradesman puts life on the line for job.

A window cleaner, who was filmed cleaning 40-feet up with no safety equipment, has come under investigation of the healthy and safety commission. Cick here to read more.

Wipe This: Under the Milky Windscreen

Navy officials are investigating the cause of premature hazing of the $80,000 V-22 windscreens. Click here to read more.

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