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Kärcher cleans around Berlin's Neptune Fountain to mark start of CMS Trade Fair 2017
In cooperation with the District Authority Berlin Mitte, Kärcher has this week - as part of its cultural sponsorship and to draw attention to CMS 2017 - cleaned the mosaic tiles arranged in a circle around the Neptune Fountain on Alexanderplatz in Berlin.
Three experts from the family-owned business based in Winnenden focused on the removal of trodden-in chewing gum - a particularly stubborn contamination.
The work was carried out using a mobile steam cleaner (type SGG 1) specifically developed for removing chewing gum. The advantage of this machine is that it is worn in the same way as a backpack and features modern lithium-ion batteries for uninterrupted cleaning throughout the day.
Each individual piece of chewing gum was steamed systematically using a fully biodegradable cleaning agent. After a contact time of only three to five seconds, the chewing gum was removed gently with the brush attached to the nozzle, without damaging the grout. Each cleaning section was finally treated with a scrubber drier (type BR 45/22) to remove any chewing gum residues and achieve a uniform cleaning result.
21st September 2017