It seems it was a day for testing new equipment. On the day that Vision cleaning tested UK’s first computer controlled, high rise self climbing machine that automatically cleans windows and facades at any height without the need for human labour, it also tested two other machines as well – one group tested a self-propelled, wide-angle, variable pressure specialized roof cleaning machine while another tested a specialized carpet cleaning machine and worked inside the building.
Glenn Screeton, CEO of Vision cleaning explained that computer controlled, high rise self climbing machine that automatically cleans windows and facades would enable them to cover more tall glass covered buildings. The automated cleaning meant that once the machine was setup, just one staff member was required to operate it. That staff member can be on the ground and operate the machine remotely. The machine therefore reduced the cost of Contract Window Cleaning; time required and also reduced risk of accidents to almost zero.
When asked if he bought the machine, Mr Glenn said “we have to work out the economics of it – it’s quite an expensive investment”.
Meanwhile Mr. Jonathan Wash, senior site supervisor appeared quite pleased at the results of the self-propelled, wide-angle, variable pressure, specialized roof cleaning machine. “It’s doing a super job” he said.
When this reporter went into the building accompanied by Public Relations Officer Mrs. Regina, we were shown the new specialized carpet cleaning machine in operation and it was quite impressive. Mrs. Regina explained that the carpet being cleaned was obtained from a neighbouring auto workshop that had several large oil, grease, rubber and dirt stains on it. The part of the carpet that was already cleaned was slightly damp but otherwise appeared as good as new. The ‘before and after’ effect of the carpet cleaning machine was quite clear to see.
Mrs. Regina said that such specialized carpet cleaning machine could be used in the Professional window Cleaning area as well as commercial cleaning operations. Buying a specialized machine like this made sense as it meant not having to physically remove the old carpet or get down on your hands and knees to spot clean stubborn stains.
The Isle of Skye based Vision Cleaning currently provides domestic and commercial cleaning services to neighbouring areas including Home Window Cleaning in Portee, Lochalsh, Window Cleaning Fort William, Staffin, Edinbane and Straun. Mr. Screeton confided in us that the computer controlled, high rise self climbing machine would fit well with the company’s commercial expansion plans. But he cautioned against reading too much into it saying that the commercial viability of the machine had to be looked into and added, “The machine certainly brings to fore some interesting business ideas”.
Mr. Glenn Screeton also talked about his domestic, commercial, Traditional Window Cleaning Isle of Skye business being highly client-oriented, “we have some of the friendliest commercial cleaning plans including our daily, weekly, monthly or pay-as-you-go domestic and commercial cleaning plans”.
Public Relations Officer Mrs. Regina also added that Vision Cleaning’s Contract Window Cleaning Services lets the customer choose what they want cleaned - external, internal, office space, kitchen space, public areas and so on or all of it. Internal cleaning of commercial premises starts after the staff has left for the day. She added that their one-time pay-as-you-go commercial cleaning services can also be availed of even on Sundays and Public holidays.
Mr. Jonathan Wash, senior site supervisor added that Vision Cleaning was one of the few domestic, commercial cleaning and Domestic Window Cleaning services with 100% safety record. “Safety is a priority” he said adding, “We can redo a dirty window but if a worker falls due to lax safety, there usually is no second chance for him”.
Despite safety being a priority, we were told that Vision Cleaning has a “can do” attitude to cleaning jobs taking on any and every domestic and commercial cleaning request no matter the location, height or difficulty.