Pressure washing is a great way to clean hard surfaces, prepare substrates for painting and to restore the look of homes and buildings. While some associate the equipment with harsh chemicals, green pressure washing is environmentally friendly and has a low carbon footprint.
Green Pressure Washing Advantages
- Clean quickly: Because pressure washing allows you to clean surfaces quickly, you use less energy and water than other techniques, including manual cleaning techniques. When cleaning a patio with a pressure washer, for example, you’ll use up to 75 percent less water than doing the same job with a garden hose. On average, it costs about 15 cents per hour to operate an electric pressure washer.
- Eco-friendly detergents: Standard pressure washing cleaners sometimes have harsh chemicals that can harm local ecosystems. Green pressure washing detergents are biodegradable and safer for the environment. You can often wash a surface with just water.
- Reduce the demand for natural resources: In general, it’s less expensive to clean a surface with a pressure washer than it is to replace it. By cleaning and restoring items that are in good shape, you reduce waste, energy, and the demand for the natural resources used to make and ship the respective item.
- Protect local watersheds: Throughout the country, there are laws regarding wastewater to protect local watersheds and ecosystems. When you work with a green pressure washing company, the company acquires any necessary permits on your behalf and, when appropriate, takes steps to reclaim wastewater to capture oils, dirt, grime, chemicals and other pollutants.
Article is courtesy of The Power Washers of North America