Turning a New Leaf: Power Washing as an Eco-Friendly Endeavor
New England locals need not be reminded of the importance of nature. We're surrounded by the White Mountains, the Long Trail and countless nooks and crannies that exude natural beauty. If nothing else reminds us of the importance of the earth and its inhabitants, the bucolic foliage of fall ought to be enough in and of itself. It's what makes New Hampshire and the rest of the region so unique amidst a precious earth.
It's crucial to have an environmental eye in all that we do. From focusing on usage of plastic to fossil fuels and everywhere in between, it's our duty to ensure that all businesses run with an eco-conscious motive. That's why Aqua Environmental Power Washing is eco-friendly, all without sacrificing quality service.
How Do We Do It?
Aqua Environmental Power Washing transforms commercial pressure washing, residential power washing, fleet cleaning and restoration into an eco-friendly venture. Many people assume that power washing is inherently wasteful of water, but we use a unique water recovery process that eclipses this stereotype.
State-of-the-art technology and avant-garde techniques join forces to complete a mission of ecological friendliness and ultimate cleanliness. The steps to our eco-friendly process include:
· Making a site plan - This means identifying any overt hazards from the onset of the project. What are the characteristics of water flow? What about local landscape conditions, or storm drain entry points?
· Containment - All dirty wash water produced during the power washing process must be contained, whether via rubber mats, drain covers, filters or other tools.
· Collection - We use highly specialized vacuums to collect the dirty wash water, some of which even filter the particulates right on the spot.
· Disposal/Recycling - Once we've collected the wash water, we put it through a rigorous filtration at treatment process that allows us to reuse the water in subsequent washing jobs. This means ridding the water of toxic waste, oils, suspended solids and any other undesirable residue.
It's plain to see that, with a little ingenuity and a lot of passion, power washing doesn't have to be an unsustainable method of cleaning. We've gone and upped the pressure for pressure washers all around, and we're unapologetic about it, too.
Why Do We Do It?
It's easy to forget how precious of a resource water really is, particularly when you live in a region where snow melt makes the rivers roar and mud season drags on for quite some time. Heck, even a single toilet flush uses up about 1.6 gallons of water, but when these things are out of sight, so too are they out of mind.
Regardless, droughts do happen, whether it be here in New England or elsewhere in the world. With a trade like ours, which can waste a ton of water if not properly collected and contained, we feel an obligation to prioritize our natural resources.
Even in aspects of our business that don't use water (say, the electricity in the office or the fuel we use on the road), we take great care to maintain our eco-conscious dogmas. As a whole, we wish to put as little pressure on the planet as possible, allowing it to thrive and grow right alongside us.
Wastefulness in the Competition
As you likely already know, most power washing companies are far from environmentally friendly. The typical route in the pressure washing industry is to release the water upon cleaning, leaving it to dry up on site. This proves more wasteful than one may realize, but how much water are these companies really losing out on?
Experts measure the efficiency of a pressure or power washer by way of gallons per minute (GPM). The average washer uses up 8 GPM. This number occurs when the washer exudes a pressure of about 10 pounds per square inch (PSI).
Typically, a pressure washer that uses higher pressure and less water is most efficient. This means that a pressure washer with a heightened pressure of 50 PSI may be able to achieve as low as 5 GPM, which is considered rather efficient in the power washing realm.
However, despite the technologically advanced tools many companies are using nowadays, if they're not containing, collecting and recycling the water, they just don't compare to Aqua Environmental Power Washing on the environmental front. Water is getting wasted, and wasted and wasted again.
Eco-Friendliness is the New Wave
Whether it be power washing with recycled water, grocery shopping with reusable tote bags or commuting with an electric vehicle, one thing is clear. In the modern age, eco-friendly lifestyles are making their presence known, and doing so unapologetically.
The state of the environment is not something we can sleep on. As an eco-friendly business ourselves, all we're here to do is make a difference, one wall, driveway or truck wash at a time.
As a whole, we think it's pretty cool that environmental friendliness is, well...cool. The smart thing to do would be to hop on the bandwagon yourself, never looking back to the days of inefficient business practices and polluting lifestyle habits.
Effective and Transparent Power Washing in New England
Eco-friendly and efficient power washing would be nothing without the most important aspect of all: effectiveness. The team here at Aqua Environmental Power Washing is totally aware that a job well done is first and foremost. After all, going through all the effort of containing, collecting and recycling water would be a bit of a futile effort if the results weren't worth the while. This means that, as a customer of ours, you can feel morally sound about your investment while still maintaining an air of pride over the finished product.