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    • Abrasive blasting

    • Abrasive blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically compressed air, or a centrifugal wheel is used to propel the ... Read »


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    • Acoustic cleaning

    • Acoustic cleaning is a maintenance method used in material-handling and storage systems that handle bulk granular or particulate materials, such as grain elevators, to remove the buildup of material on surfaces. Acoustic cleaning apparatus, usually built into the material-handling equipment, works by generating powerfu ... Read »


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    • Air blaster

    • An air blaster or air cannon is a de-clogging device composed of two main elements: a pressure vessel (storing air pressure) and a triggering mechanism (high speed release of compressed air). They are permanently installed on silos, bins and hoppers walls for all powdery form of materials, and are used for preventing c ... Read »


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    • Air knife

    • An air knife is a tool used to blow off liquid or debris from products as they travel on conveyors. Air knives are normally used in manufacturing or as the first step in a recursive recycling process to separate lighter or smaller particles from other components for use in later or subsequent steps, post manufacturing ... Read »


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    • Bristle blasting

    • Bristle blasting, is a mechanical abrasion cleaning process that is performed on metallic surfaces by a brush-like rotary power tool. The tool consists of sharpened, high-carbon steel wire bristle tips that are designed with a forward-angle bend, i.e., the shank of the wire is bent in the direction of tool rotation. Du ... Read »


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    • Building maintenance unit

    • A building maintenance unit (BMU) is an automatic, remote-controlled, or mechanical device, usually suspended from the roof, which moves systematically over some surface of a structure while carrying human window washers or mechanical robots to maintain or clean the covered surfaces. BMUs are almost always positioned o ... Read »


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    • Carpet cleaning

    • Carpet cleaning, for appearance, and the removal of stains, dirt, and allergens is done through several methods. Clean carpets are recognized by manufacturers as being more visually pleasing, potentially longer-lasting, and probably healthier than poorly maintained carpets. Although there is an actual steam cleani ... Read »


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    • Clean-in-place

    • Clean-in-place (CIP) is a method of cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings, without disassembly. Up to the 1950s, closed systems were disassembled and cleaned manually. The advent of CIP was a boon to industries that needed frequent internal cleaning of the ... Read »


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    • Cleaner

    • A cleaner is a type of industrial or domestic worker who cleans homes or commercial premises for payment. Cleaners may specialise in cleaning particular things or places, such as window cleaners. Cleaners often work when the people who otherwise occupy the space are not around. They may clean offices at night or houses ... Read »


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    • Cleanliness

    • Cleanliness is both the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt, and the habit of achieving and maintaining that state. Cleanliness is often achieved through cleaning. Cleanliness may imply a moral quality, as indicated by the aphorism "cleanliness is next to godliness", and may be regarded as contributing to ... Read »


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    • Cleanliness suitability

    • Cleanliness suitability describes the suitability of operating materials and ventilation and air conditioning components for use in cleanrooms where the air cleanliness and other parameters are controlled by way of technical regulations. Tests are carried out to determine this. Trends such as the miniaturization of st ... Read »


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    • Commercial cleaning

    • Commercial cleaning is a broad term predominantly used by cleaning companies who earn an income by being contracted by individuals, businesses, or corporations to carry out cleaning jobs in a variety of premises. Cleaning companies can be found in virtually every town and city in the world, with a higher concentration ... Read »


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    • Detergent

    • A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with "cleaning properties in dilute solutions." These substances are usually alkylbenzenesulfonates, a family of compounds that are similar to soap but are more soluble in hard water, because the polar sulfonate (of detergents) is less likely than the polar carbox ... Read »


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    • Dishmaker

    • Dishmaker is a machine which creates cups, bowls, and plates from acrylic material and can recycle them into their raw material when they are done being used. It was designed by Leonardo Bonanni and made by The MIT Media Lab’s Counter Intelligence Group. Dishmaker uses the shape-memory property of acrylic to mak ... Read »


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    • Dishwasher

    • A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishware and cutlery. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher cleans by spraying hot water, typically between 45 and 75 °C (110 and 170 °F), at the dishes, with lower temperatures used ... Read »


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    • Dust

    • Dust consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil, dust lifted by weather (an aeolian process), volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, min ... Read »


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    • Dust bunny

    • Dust Bunnies (or dustbunnies) are small clumps of dust that form under furniture and in corners that are not cleaned regularly. They are made of hair, lint, dead skin, spider webs, dust, and sometimes light rubbish and debris, and are held together by static electricity and felt-like entanglement. They can house dust m ... Read »


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    • Exterior cleaning

    • Exterior cleaning is the process of cleaning a building's exterior, including the restoration of good hygiene or removal of litter or dirt. Not to be confused with interior cleaning (e.g., office cleaning), exterior cleaning draws on aspects of environmental care, architecture preservation, and psychological well-being ... Read »


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    • Floor cleaning

    • Floor cleaning is a major occupation throughout the world. The main job of most cleaners is to clean floors. The principal reasons for floor cleaning are: The treatment needed for different types of floors is very different. Slipping is a common safety hazard for cleaning methods that involve water or other liqu ... Read »


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    • FlyLady

    • FlyLady is a support and self-help group that offers advice to help people with housekeeping, founded by "The FlyLady", Marla Cilley. The group is based upon the website FlyLady.net, as well as a Constant Contact group for its email mailing list. Members of FlyLady have stated that the group has helped them and has ch ... Read »


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    • Graffiti removal

    • Graffiti has long been a part of the social fabric in urban society. Despite the occasional pieces which may be deemed as street art, most instances of graffiti are often simplistic tags which offer disputed aesthetic benefits. Therefore, most governments have seen graffiti as detrimental, and have outlawed the practic ... Read »


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    • Harvard Dorm Crew

    • Harvard Dorm Crew, the common title for the Harvard University Student Porter Program, is the largest and oldest student-run fee-for-service organization in the world. As a division of Facilities Maintenance Operations at Harvard University, Dorm Crew employs students for custodial work in the undergraduate residences ... Read »


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    • Homejoy

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      Homejoy was an online platform which connected customers with home service providers, including house cleaners and handymen. The company was based in San Francisco. Homejoy served the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom for a total of over 31 major cities. It charged a variable rate of $25–$35 per hour (or ... Read »


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    • Housekeeping

    • Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay. These tasks may be performed by any of the household members, or by other persons hired to perform these tasks. The term is also used to refer t ... Read »


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    • Hydro-jet cleaning

    • Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The volume of a mechanical pressure washer is expressed in gallons or litres per minute, often design ... Read »


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    • Hydrocleaning

    • Pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The volume of a mechanical pressure washer is expressed in gallons or litres per minute, often design ... Read »


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    • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

    • The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, more commonly known as the IICRC, is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. It is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, United States, and has offices in the United Kingdom and ... Read »


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    • Marie Kondo

    • Marie Kondo

      Marie Kondo (近藤 麻理恵, Kondō Marie?, born circa 1985) is a Japanese organizing consultant and author. She has written four books on organizing, which have collectively sold millions of copies and have been translated from Japanese into languages including Korean, Chinese, French, German, and E ... Read »


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    • Maid Brigade

    • Maid Brigade is a national residential cleaning franchise providing professional home cleaning. They have over 400 locations in the United States, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. They are listed #181 on the 2014 Franchise 500 List by Entrepreneur Magazine. Maid Brigade was founded in 1979 by Don Hay and Bart Puett. Hay ... Read »


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    • Maid2Clean

    • Maid2Clean is an internationally franchised company that provide managed housekeeping services to private residential households under the Maid2Clean trademark. As of 2014 Maid2Clean has over 120 franchisees trading in 166 areas throughout the UK an increase of 26% since 2010. Maid2Clean also had unsuccessful attempts ... Read »


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    • Merry Maids

    • Merry Maids is a franchisor which sells and supports residential cleaning services franchisees throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, using the “Merry Maids” trademarks. Merry Maids has 1,400 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide. Merry Maids is a subsidiary of The Servi ... Read »


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    • Modern chimney cleaning

    • Today, chimney sweeps still maintain a thriving new industry in many parts of the world. The industry has expanded from the maintenance of wood-burning fireplace and appliance venting systems to include venting for many types of heating appliances, such as heating oil, natural gas, wood and pellet burning appliances, b ... Read »


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    • Mold indoor growth, assessment, and remediation

    • Mold (American English) or mould (British English) is part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees; indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores. The spores are invisible to the naked e ... Read »


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    • Mop bucket cart

    • A mop bucket cart (or mop trolley) is a wheeled bucket that allows its user to wring out a wet mop without getting the hands dirty. The cart has two buckets with the upper one usually clipped onto the lower. The upper bucket is used to place the wet mop for storage and press handle to wring out the mop. Water trickles ... Read »


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    • Parts cleaning

    • Parts cleaning is essential to many industrial processes, as a prelude to surface finishing or to protect sensitive components. Electroplating is particularly sensitive to part cleanliness, since molecular layers of oil can prevent adhesion of the coating. ASTM B322 is a standard guide for cleaning metals prior to elec ... Read »


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    • Personal grooming

    • Personal grooming (also called preening) is the art of cleaning, grooming, and maintaining parts of the body. It is a species-typical behavior. Individual animals regularly clean themselves and put their fur, feathers or other skin coverings in good order. This activity is known as personal grooming, a form of hyg ... Read »


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    • Pot washing

    • Pot washing is the process of cleaning low to heavily baked-on items off of restaurant kitchen food equipment, including pots, pans, trays, tubs and more. Pot washing is often a heavy sector in restaurants and kitchens, ergonomically a burden and a bottleneck in the process. It is often difficult to keep the pot-washi ... Read »


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    • Priming (science)

    • Priming is a cleaning and preparation process that involves cleaning scientific equipment with the same liquid chemical it will come into contact with during the experiment. During scientific experiments that require high levels of accuracy and involve liquid chemicals, the equipment that will come into contact with th ... Read »


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    • Scouring pad

    • A scouring pad or scourer is a small pad of metal or plastic mesh used for a surface. Some scouring pads have one side made of a soft sponge-like material and the other is the aforementioned mesh. The scouring pad has been reincarnated in several forms over the years. In 1928, R. B. Kingman patented the scouring ball ... Read »


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    • Self-cleaning floor

    • A self-cleaning floor is a floor surface that reduces the amount of chemicals, energy, and human resources associated with cleaning floor surfaces. Such floors are meant for use in hospitals, toilets and other places in which cleanliness is of vital importance. In Europe, most of the leading ceramic tiles and sanitary ... Read »


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    • Silo cleaning

    • Silo cleaning is a process to maximize the efficiency of storage silos that hold bulk powders or granules. In silos, material is fed through the top and removed from the bottom. Typical silo applications include animal feed, industrial powders, cement, and pharmaceuticals. Free movement of stored materials, on a first ... Read »


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    • Soap

    • In chemistry, a soap is a salt of a fatty acid. Household uses for soaps include washing, bathing, and other types of housekeeping, where soaps act as surfactants, emulsifying oils to enable them to be carried away by water. In industry they are also used in textile spinning and are important components of some lubrica ... Read »


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    • Soap shaker

    • A soap shaker is a box entirely made from wire metal mesh with a handle. The box may be opened so as to be able to place in this box a piece or pieces of bar soap. These may be pieces that have become too small to be used as hand soap. The box may now be securely closed. Held by its handle the box may be vigorously sh ... Read »


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    • Social grooming

    • In social animals, including humans, social grooming is an activity in which individuals in a group clean or maintain one another's body or appearance. A related term, allogrooming, indicates social grooming between members of the same species. Grooming is a major social activity, and a means by which animals who live ... Read »


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    • Sodablasting

    • Sodablasting is a process in which sodium bicarbonate is applied against a surface using compressed air. An early use was to restore the Statue of Liberty in the 1980s. It is a very mild form of abrasive blasting, much milder than sandblasting. Sodablasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning ... Read »


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    • Spray-and-vac cleaning

    • Spray-and-vac cleaning is a “no-touch” method - cleaning is accomplished without the need for workers to touch soiled surfaces with their hands - used in professional cleaning in which a pressurized, diluted cleaning solution is applied to soiled or contaminated surfaces. To start, a diluted cleaning sol ... Read »


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    • Spring cleaning

    • Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. The practice of spring cleaning is especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter. In many cultures, annual cleaning occurs at the end of the year, which may be in spring or winter, depending on the calendar. The term is also used m ... Read »


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    • Steam cleaning

    • Steam cleaning involves using steam for cleaning. Its uses include domestic applications in cleaning flooring and household dirt removal, and industrial uses in removing grease and dirt from engines. In ovens, steam cleaning is a safe alternative to self cleaning because with water it uses safer, lower temperatures th ... Read »


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    • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

    • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

      एक कदम स्वच्छता की ओर Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a campaign by the Government of India to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country's 4,041 statutory cities and towns. The campaign was officially launched on 2 October ... Read »


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    • Toilet rim block

    • A toilet rim block is a block-shaped substance used in flush toilets which slowly dissolves in water. They often come in a small holder that is attached over the rim of a toilet and hangs down into the bowl, so as the toilet gets flushed, the water passes through the holder coming into contact with the block. However, ... Read »


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    • Ultrasonic cleaning

    • Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses ultrasound (usually from 20–400 kHz) and an appropriate cleaning solvent (sometimes ordinary tap water) to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of a solvent appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the type of soiling present enhances the eff ... Read »


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    • Urinal deodorizer block

    • Urinal deodorizer blocks (also called urinal cakes, para blocks, urinal mints, urinal pucks, urinal peons (pee-ons), urinal biscuits, urinal cookies, or urinal donuts) are the small disinfectant blocks found in urinals. The purpose of these blocks is to disinfect,reduce odors, or mask odors of restroom urinals. They a ... Read »


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    • Vacuum blasting

    • Vacuum blasting is an abrasive blasting method, also referred to as dustless blasting or closed loop abrasive blasting. The method is characterized by a blast tool that does abrasive blasting and collects both used blast media, and loosened particles from the surface to be treated, simultaneously. The blast tool is equ ... Read »


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    • Washdown

    • Washdown (also wash down) is the process of high-pressure cleaning with water and/or chemicals in industries such as food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. A washdown is usually a manual operation and is designed to kill bacteria and other micro-organisms. Automatic cleaning of industrial equipment is often carried out ... Read »


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    • Washing

    • Washing is a method of cleaning, usually with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Washing both body and clothing is an essential part of good hygiene and health. Often people use soaps and detergents to assist in the emulsification of oils and dirt particles so they can be washed away. The soap can be appl ... Read »


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    • Wet cleaning

    • Wet cleaning refers to methods of professional cleaning that, in contrast to traditional dry cleaning, avoids the use of chemical solvents, the most common of which is tetrachloroethylene (commonly called perchloroethylene or "perc"). Environmental groups and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have indic ... Read »


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