07 Feb 3 Questions to Ask Your Professional Pressure Washer About Environmental Responsibility
Property owners face fines up to $50,000 a day if the wastewater runoff from professional pressure washing is allowed to contaminate storm drainage or contains dangerous chemicals. The EPA takes a strict interpretation of the Clean Water Act. Private property owners are held responsible for the actions of professional pressure washers.
The Supreme Court ruled in support of the EPA’s strict interpretation of the Clean Water Act.
Here are three questions to ask your professional pressure washer. Make sure they practice environmental responsibility. Reduce your risk of liability. Do a little research before you hire a pressure washing service.
Does Your Equipment Reclaim Dirty Waste Water and Prevent It from Entering the Environment?
Many building materials have porous surfaces. Oils, heavy metals, auto fluids, and cleaning agents are trapped. These non-environmentally friendly substances.
Our equipment reclaims large, industrial volumes of water while simultaneously cleaning. We have three methods for capturing dirty waste waster.
Vaccum recovery is the most similar to the standard pressure washer you are used to. The difference is the addition of immediately vacuuming the dirty water.
Suction berms are placed at the lowest elevation for any escaped runoff. They have small holes to capture the water but filter out larger particles.
Vacuum wands are used when washing verticle surfaces. It can be tough to capture water when washing a wall.
Capturing wastewater with multiple vacuum wands reduce the amount of runoff. We have multiple skilled technicians operating wands on a single wall.
Vacuuming the dirty wastewater as we clean reduces the risk of fines to the property owner. By maintaining a high standard of environmental responsibility there is no dirty wastewater runoff to contend with.
Are Cleaning Agents Going to Be Used? Do You Use Green Pressure Washing Detergents?
We use the fewest chemicals needed to successfully clean your home. Environmental responsibility is important to the earth, and your landscaping.
We use a 12.5% Sodium Hypochlorite solution that is then diluted to a 10:1 ratio. Sodium Hypochlorite is eco- friendly and the active ingredient in bleach.
We blend each washing solution for each project. Solutions have a combination of Sodium Hypochlorite and foaming agents.
Hot water is a technique used to break down and remove stubborn stains and particles with heat instead of chemicals. Using hot water instead of chemicals creates less of an environmental impact.
Has the Company or Its Customers Ever Been Fined as a Result of Cleaning Services?
We meet or exceed the EPA standard of environmental responsibility by utilizing a multi-stage filtration system.
Our commercial clients trust us to maintain a high standard of environmental responsibility.
Founded in 2011 we have a long history of maintaining a high standard of service. Our customers are long-term clients, only achieved through professional and quality service.
It is important to have the experience to know which chemicals and how much is necessary to accomplish a job with the least impact possible.
Contact us for a risk-free assessment for pressure washing.