How to Save Water During Your Commercial CleanAugust 18, 2016
The cleaning of commercial premises takes place regularly for most businesses, as the effects of heavy footfall and customer usage begin to show. These cleans will restore the premises to top condition, but, especially for larger spaces, they do require a lot of water usage. However, innovations in technology mean that there are now plenty of way to carry out an effective commercial clean while using a smaller volume of water.
It is suggested by statistics that 80% of the dirt in any building is dust. When cleaning dust, if water is used, it does not serve to remove the particles – instead, it creates a type of mud, which is obviously not ideal, especially in healthcare premises. Instead, using dry cleaning methods is ideal for dust removal, and there are a number of products on the market that aid these methods.
Wetrok is a leading provider of cleaning products for the public and private sectors, and their latest offering is the Variwet Quick Mop system. Designed to help save time and water when cleaning large spaces, the Quick Mop significantly increases efficiency in both categories. For example, cleaning a hospital ward that has five six-bed bays requires around 200 litres of water on average. With the Quick Mop, combined with one litre of cleaning fluid, only three litres of water are required for the same job.
In a lot of commercial equipment, such as air conditioning units, water is used to help keep the unit cool. However, as you may have guessed by the name, water-cooled equipment uses up water in large quantities. There are alternatives to many of these units that use air-cooling rather than water-cooling, which helps increase efficiency. These units include:
- Air compressors
- Ice machines
- Vacuum pumps
- Hydraulic equipment
- Refrigeration condensers
- X-ray processing equipment
If a hose is used in the commercial clean, then ensure that each hose has an auto shut-off nozzle. Without this attachment, hoses that are left running can waste between 8 and 12 gallons of water every minute, which is a huge amount, one that carries significant financial cost, too.
While it may not seem like you are using too much water in your commercial cleans, there is almost always potential to cut your water usage and help you save money on your bills, as well as lessening your impact on the environment.
At Alban Cleaning, we are proud to be of service to commercial and domestic customers alike, offering comprehensive and professional cleaning solutions for properties of all sizes. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us either by calling 01727 789 626 or via our online contact form today.
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