27 Feb '12, 2pm

Water, Cleaning, and Sustainability

Water, Cleaning, and Sustainability

The development of low-moisture carpet extractors, which use less than a gallon of water per minute, has reduced the amount of water used in carpet cleaning. However, this is still a considerable amount of water. Recycling carpet extractors, which filter and recycle cleaning solution as they are used, appear to be the next step in reducing water consumption in carpet cleaning. According to some studies, instead of using 90 gallons of water, as in our example earlier, recycling systems may only use 10 to 15. Additionally in some cases, the extractor’s wand head, a section of the machine often overlooked, has been re-engineered so that it “atomizes” the cleaning solution. This helps the machine clean effectively with less water and chemical consumption.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/02/27/water-clean...

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