Cleaner Chris Keen takes boat to service customers

TAKING THE PLUNGE: Border cleaning company owner Chris Keen refused to let the floodwaters stop him servicing customers this week. Picture: MARK JESSER

TAKING THE PLUNGE: Border cleaning company owner Chris Keen refused to let the floodwaters stop him servicing customers this week. Picture: MARK JESSER

There ain’t no river too wide or deep to stop one businessman getting the job done.

Armed with a mop bucket in one hand and vacuum cleaner in the other, Chris Keen loaded up his boat to get to stranded customers at Doctors Point this week.

With some roads still closed due to flooding, the owner-operator of Keen Kleen Total Cleaning Solutions decided to go above and beyond the call of duty to service his clients.

“Their houses don’t get any cleaner when we are not there,” he said, balancing equipment as he launched his boat upstream of Albury.

“Our customers have been pretty patient but the way I see it, we have a business to run and we need to keep our customers happy.”

Mr Keen expects a big part of his business in coming weeks to be assistance with flood clean-up operations.

Luckily he has just such a machine for the job – a state-of-the-art deep steam cleaner from the US.

Yesterday, though, it was good old-fashioned man power getting the job done … after a long walk from shore.

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