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Karcher cleans a true London landmark
Karcher has recently cleaned the iconic London Eye, removing traffic film and grime that had built up over 13 years of use. The extensive project took three weeks, with rope technicians using specialist Karcher professional hot water pressure washers to deep clean two or three capsules each night while the city slept.
The extensive activity was Karcher's latest international cleaning project, through which the company has used its expertise to clean iconic monuments across the world including Mount Rushmore in the US, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and the Statue of Liberty. The London Eye remained open to the public throughout the clean, as the team worked through the night rather than disrupt the running of the attraction or the comings and goings of those in the vicinity.
The clean was environmentally friendly and didn't cause any risk to the Thames as Karcher used PVC 'pools' to collect all water and residue from the clean and drained it locally.
Kevin Dyer, Head of Technical Operation at the London Eye says:"This was very exciting for us as it's the most extensive clean the structure has seen since its opening in 2000 and a huge project. We were delighted to be working with Karcher as we've seen some of the amazing work they have performed on other world- famous monuments. The London Eye is now ready for Summer after its big clean!"
Simon Keeping, Managing Director of Karcher UK says: "Karcher is proud to have worked with the London Eye to clean such an important part of the London skyline. This was one of the largest projects we have worked on in Europe and we ensured that the clean was as environmentally friendly as possible.
"As the world's leading cleaning specialist, we are confident that our products demonstrate power through their ability to tackle the toughest jobs - including one of the tallest monuments in London!"
25th April 2013