When Christmas is here next week, we all will have a bit more quiet time (at least I hope so) and when you have unpacked all the presents and eaten all the good food, seen the favorite Christmas classics on TV or chatted with each and everyone in your family...
Lastly it made me more aware about the safeguarding of our pristine water resources.
After posting our search for new personnel on May 23, we found someone that same week!
Our new staff is a friendly, hard-working and customer-oriented person who fits very well into the team. Currently he is being apprenticed and proofs to be the intelligent, fast learner we hoped for!
His new truck and trailor has a waste water-reclaim-system, which allows us to work in more confined spaces, where the excess water cannot run off freely plus we can contain the polluted waste water from running into storm drains and thus protect our environment.
In several of my last year's post I have expressed my desire to work as environmentally conscious as possible. This includes the use of green cleaning products as well as the limitation of waste water discharging into the grounds. After all, we are living on the largest underground freshwater supply of the United States. With this new machine, I am a big step closer to this goal.
I am going to write an article about the benefits and how this machine exactly works, to give an easy overview to my readers. Check next week under "My Services" here on my website.
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