Keen on Green: Oxi Fresh’s Green Initiatives Earn Us a Top Spot
Empress.io Places Oxi Fresh Alongside Etsy, Google, Disney, and More
Being green is part of who we are as carpet cleaning franchise company. We want to help our customers have lovely, fresh floors while also helping keep our environment healthy. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Empress.io has ranked Oxi Fresh alongside some major players.
We we’re ranked in the #5 spot in their list of companies with “Outstanding Environmental Initiatives. The other companies included in this ranking are Hewlett-Packard (#8), Innocent Drinks Company (#7), Ford Motor Company (#6), Etsy (#4), Google (#3), Disney (#2), and AstraZeneca (#1).
Getting named alongside these giants is a real honor. As our carpet cleaning franchise company’s president Jonathan Barnett put it, “We always built ourselves to be green. We use eco-friendly products, energy efficient equipment, and a water conserving process. We’ve worked hard to be the World’s Greenest Carpet Cleaner®, and getting recognized like this is proof that we’re doing the right things.”
Elizabeth March, the reporter who compiled this list, highlighted Oxi Fresh’s green achievements as a core reason behind our ranking. She also mentioned our work with Water.org as another reason for our position in the list. As she put it, Oxi Fresh: “makes an ongoing financial pledge to water.org each time a booking is made on their website using their scheduling tool. This cause is one which helps to provide safe, clean water to those who need it most in the world.”
How We’re Green
“We’re really excited to make this list,” said Rob White, the company’s Director of Cleaning Systems, “We’re happy that our efforts to make the world a greener, healthier place are being recognized alongside giants like Ford and Disney.”
These green efforts can be broken down into three broad categories – water conservation, energy-efficient equipment, and safe carpet solutions.
The first and most dramatic way we’re green can be seen in how much water we save. Unlike steam cleaners, our carpet cleaning franchisees don’t need to saturate carpets in dozens upon dozens of gallons of water to get results. With just two gallons, we can rescue an average home; that’s a conservation rate of about 95% when compared to steam cleaning.
And because we don’t need a truck-mounted system to pump in and pull out dozens of gallons of water, we’re able to cut out that source of air pollution. Our equipment can just be plugged into a normal wall outlet. When you pick Oxi Fresh, there are no vans running and pumping out pollution throughout the cleaning process.
Finally, we employ green carpet cleaning products. They’re great at getting rid of dirt and oils while also being safe for people and the planet. Our Encapsulator even has the EPA’s Safer Choice label!
“We’re proud to be a green company,” said Kris Antolak, Oxi Fresh’s VP, “We can help customers get clean, fresh carpets while also ensuring that we’re helping protect our shared environment. We’re thrilled that Empress.io has recognized our efforts.”