FREEDOM MONUMENT IN GEORGIA CLEARED OF DUST AND DIRT
In September 2021, Kärcher cleaned the fountain under the statue of St. George in Tbilisi's Freedom Square - a symbol of the freedom and independence of the Georgian nation. The team of ten volunteers was very proud to be involved in this special cleaning project.
How to make a landmark and its surroundings shine again
On 22 September 2021, Kärcher cleaned the fountain under the statue of St. George in the so-called "Freedom Square" of Tbilisi, Georgia. Over the years, a lot of dirt, dust, bird droppings and residues from emissions had accumulated, so Kärcher saw the need to take action and rid the monument of all the dirt with two HD 8/23 high-pressure cleaners. The SP 7 Dirt submersible pump was used to subsequently pump out the contaminated water. But to make the landmark shine again, Kärcher also wanted to clean its surroundings - with the sweeper KM 70/20.
To protect the environment, the entire cleaning process was done without chemical cleaning agents - only high pressure and cold water was used. The team consisted of ten volunteers who were very happy to be part of this significant cleaning project.
Cleaning was done with high pressure and cold water. The before and after comparison is enormous.
The team of ten volunteers.
The area around the fountain was also cleaned - with the KM 70/20 sweeper.
About the monument
The Freedom Monument, known as the Statue of St. George, is a memorial in the Freedom Square of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. Unveiled in 2006, the granite and gold landmark symbolises the freedom and independence of the Georgian nation. With a height of 35 metres, it is easily visible from anywhere in the city. The statue at the top of the column was a gift to the city of Tbilisi from the Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. It is made of gilded bronze and measures 5.6 metres.
All facts at a glance
Type of soiling: Dust, bird droppings and emissions
Cleaning technology: Cold water high-pressure cleaning - to protect the environment without chemical cleaning agents
Execution: 22 September 2021