Categories: Green Carpet Cleaning
Most everyone knows that the earth’s surface is seventy percent water (largely undrinkable), humans are 70% water, and that (surprise, surprise) clean drinking water is always in demand. These are pretty basic facts that even most schoolkids could tell you. But something most people don’t realize is just how much water we can end up wasting on a daily basis if we’re not careful. Running the sink while we brush our teeth, letting the shower run a minute or two before we get in, washing dishes using running water rather than filling up the sink basin a little. All of these things lead to a loss of clean water.
And a big perpetrator of excess water use – and consequent waste – are carpet cleaning companies. The traditional carpet cleaning method most people know as “steam cleaning” is actually more accurately described as hot water extraction. The cleaners will use around 60 gallons of water in order to clean a normal home. Quite a bit of that water is left in carpet, and the rest, when pulled out, is considered gray water. It’s full of chemicals, dirt, and contaminants. Generally this has to be disposed of, which means a lot of water is wasted. Continue Reading post – “Water, Water, Everywhere”