A small Homeowner-type Pressure Washer uses up to 7x more water to get the same job done!
Wow, these figures surprised us, too! You can actually save a lot of water and money by using professional pressure washing services instead of doing it yourself with a rented pressure washer from Lowe's or Home Depot.
Check this out:
Homeowners (DYI) spent time and money on renting a pressure washer plus use up to 7x more gallons of water when pressure washing their own driveway. Here are some actual examples:
- Homeowner with a 3 car driveway using a small homeowner style pressure cleaner = 468 Gallons compared to:
- A Professional cleans a 3 car driveway using an efficient pressure washer & flat surface cleaner = 64 Gallons!!
- (Homeowner) 3,500 sq Ft house exterior = 262 Gallons
- (Professional) 3,500 sq Ft house exterior = 72 Gallons
- (Homeowner) Large screened room & pool deck = 325 Gallons
- (Professional) Large screened room & pool deck = 84 Gallons
I was trying to show you a calculation on how much $$$ you could actually save, but could not find any water prices on the City of Clearwater website. The price per gallon that you pay depends on what kind of water you are using for outdoor cleaning tasks: drinking water or reclaimed water.
Some other interesting figures from the auto detailing industry:
- (Homeowner) Washing 1 car = 21 Gallons
- (Professional Detailer) Washing 1 car = 8.3 Gallons
We can clean a 1-car driveway for $75 and a 3-car driveway for $95. This will not only help you save money on your utility bill ;-) but time and the fee for renting a pressure washer from your DIY store.
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PS: Additionally I found these possibly interesting facts about our water that not everyone might know: Clearwater's drinking water comes from a groundwater source called the Floridan Aquifer. This aquifer is one of the major sources of groundwater in the United States. It underlies all of Florida, southern Georgia, and some parts of Alabama and South Carolina. On the website myclearwater it says that their customers use approximately 15 million gallons of potable (drinking) water daily. From their own 15 wells, they pump about 3.4 million gallons daily with the remaining amount being purchased from the Pinellas County Water System.
Nice to know, that we “sit” on a huge aquifer with loads of good water, for us to be had :-). However, when it comes to pressure washing and window cleaning, we like to use as little as possible and also use as little as possible chemicals. In addition to this we reclaim the water used whenever we can, to get the job done in an eco-friendly yet professional manner.
Read about our approach to eco-friendly pressure washing.
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Figures and information in this article were taken from the following website: My Clearwater