Since we live in Florida and want to use our water wisely, I have engaged in some research. I've found this great educational video about our groundwater resources -the Floridan Aquifers - and you can read the article below here on my blog and watch the video there. The information in this video has inspired me (again) to go look for chlorine alternatives when it comes to cleaning with a pressure washer.
Generally I have to say, that the Eco-friendly cleaning products I found so far are all designed to safely clean your laundry and indoor surfaces - not big outdoor cleaning jobs like your roof, patio or driveway.
If you also thought that an “aquifer” is a body of underground water, then you have to read on. I had this misconception when I was sending you my recent email about “water usage” and started to research the subject a bit more. I think you will really like what I found:
It turns out, that “An aquifer is a body of saturated rock through which water can easily move. Aquifers must be both permeable and porous and include such rock types as sandstone, conglomerate, fractured limestone and unconsolidated sand and gravel. [...]”
Ok, so an aquifer is a type of rock but I still couldn’t quite envision how this would look like. Then I found this absolutely marvelous and very educating video on YouTube about our very own Florida Aquifers. Watch it right here and enjoy the commentary and the beautiful video footage of cave divers swimming through some of the largest freshwater caves in the world:
Geological survey divers exploring the caves.
Here are some interesting facts from this video of the Florida Geological Survey:
The whole video is about 20 minutes long and consists of several shorter videos. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing - which I really recommend - you can stop between one and another. I find this material also valuable for children to watch.
It made me seriously consider to use more green products when do my pressure cleaning. Watch this space for more info on this and let me know what you think!
Ella May + Luna Marie + Amelie Rose Munoz:
We like to help our Dad to promote his pressure washing and window cleaning business in Clearwater and Tampa Bay. Hope you enjoy this blog ;-).
Charlotta Munoz + kids