Almost every day we hear reports on the news about how consumers need to pay attention to the environment to save the Earth from pollution, global warming and similar issues. In many instances, maintaining a clean home and property in Clearwater, FL, will, by the use of harsh cleaning solutions, contribute to the degradation of our environment. When you use pressure washing as part of your cleaning regimen you can significantly reduce the impact on Mother Nature.
Power washing is one of the greenest methods of cleaning. Of course, it's not appropriate for everything, but it's a fast and easy way to clean large surfaces such as siding, roofs, windows, driveways, sidewalks, outdoor hardscapes, decks and more. When it comes to the environment, pressure washing wins hands-down over the competition. Consider the following benefits:
Whenever possible: Eco-Friendly Detergents
Many traditional methods of cleaning use harsh agents that are ultimately harmful to the environment. That's particularly true when trying to remove stains, rust and corrosion from surfaces. Power washing is the perfect solution to that because the technique allows usage of biodegradable detergents. When you choose this method to clean a stubborn area of your home or business, you'll easily be able to clean dirt and debris without the use of toxic chemicals or abrasives. Another plus is that eco-friendly detergents are often pleasant smelling unlike strong chemical detergents. Sometimes just plain water is all that is necessary when pressure washing around your home in Clearwater.
Reduces Water Consumption
You may think that the force of the water from a power washing machine would result in excess usage of water. The opposite is true as this cleaning method conserves water. The amount of force that a pressure washer uses means much less water will be needed overall, yet the cleaning power will be much greater. The cleaning unit expels water at approximately 50 times the force of a garden hose. The industry organization Power Washers of America indicates that using a hose to clean a patio will use as much as 75 percent more water than doing the same job with a power washer. Pressure washing reduces energy consumption too. Because the cleaning unit drastically reduces the amount of time needed to clean, you'll use less electricity. On average, a pressure washer costs about 15 cents per hour to operate.
Protecting Local Watersheds
The above two advantages combine to produce a third, namely less overall environmental pollution. Whenever you clean outside, especially with harsh chemicals and detergents, the runoff from your work can find its way into the local water system. That's because soil absorbs the liquid. From there it makes its way downward and, sped up by rain, reaches streams, lakes and sometimes the local aquifer. When chemicals make their way into local waterways, they promote the growth of algae blooms and can harm local wildlife that drinks the water. Pressure washing, especially when non-biodegradable detergents are altogether avoided, eliminates this risk.
In some Clearwater, FL, jurisdictions, runoff from outdoor cleaning is illegal. An established and experienced power washing company like DPI Pressure Washing LLC knows how to comply with local environmental regulations to properly dispose of any detergent-filled water if your town has such measures.
Pressure washing helps conserve other materials too. By thoroughly washing a surface at your Clearwater home or business, you extend its life. Power washing a surface is preferable to replacing it because many materials such as decking timber, siding and the like end up in landfills. Pressure washing a stained driveway, for example, prepares the surface for sealing, which can further extend its life. Building new or replacing something you already have also extends your carbon footprint because the materials used for the replacement must be manufactured and shipped to your destination. Thus, you can end up saving money as well as reducing the need for natural resources with regular power washing services.
Keeping Family, Friends, Visitors and Customers Safe and Healthy
You may not think much about the benefits of power washing on a personal level, however, these are considerable too. All surfaces slowly accumulate contaminants. Whether it's just plain dirt, pollen or more harmful organisms such as mold and mildew. Power washing blasts away these contaminants. The mere act of washing away these substances provides a better local environment which affects air quality. Combined with a regular check for mold and mildew in your air ducts and air condition unit will allow everyone who enters your home or business to breathe better. You can avoid "sick building syndrome" through regular pressure washing.
Additionally, if you live in a Clearwater community near the Gulf of Mexico, you run a greater risk of accumulated algae and general slime on horizontal surfaces. Accumulation of these substances can make these surfaces slippery, resulting in falls and possible injury.
Let DPI do the Job For You
Setting up a regular power washing schedule is essential to the maintenance of your home or business. Why not let the professionals at DPI Pressure Washing do the job for you? Keep your home or business clean helps prevent decay from occurring. Whether you need pool areas, screens, brick, tiles or any other surface cleaned, you owe it to yourself and your environment to select a green cleaning solution. Contact us today for your free quote.
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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 ;-).
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