Properties of Eco-Friendly Power Washer Soap

Published:

10/20/2021

When you're running a power washing company, power chemicals that can get the job done without damaging surfaces are one of your top priorities. But as consumer interests have started to shift more and more toward both safety and environmental consciousness, the choices about the cleaning agents and detergents your pressure washing business uses need to change, too. By accommodating the shifting interests of your target market, your company can grow to meet the demands of a growing industry. In fact, according to Grandview Research, "The global pressure washer market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.4% from 2019 to 2025 to reach USD 2.3 billion by 2025." Using a diverse array of cleaners that meet both power demands and eco-friendly initiatives, you and your team can maintain a solid share of this growing market. Learn more about the benefits of adding eco-friendly power washer soaps to your business, why it's not the sacrifice in cleaning power it might sound like, and how to find environmentally-friendly soaps that suit your business.




Reasons to use Eco-friendly Power Washer Soap

Reasons to Use Eco-Friendly Power Washer Soap

Customer fads have been going green for a while, and this increasingly applies to both consumer, residential, and (because of the consumer emphasis) commercial markets. Your clients want eco-friendly soaps that don't pose a risk to their landscaping, their local water table, or their ability to vote with their dollars to focus on the environment. 


But there are several other reasons why your business should be making the switch from harsh chemicals to green cleaners. Here are three:


1. It's Good for the Environment


While consumer demand may prompt the change, businesses in nearly every sector need to weigh the effects of their business on the environment. The power washing industry is no exception. Environmentally unfriendly cleaners can kill plants, weaken grass, and pose hazards to local wildlife and pets. When the cleaners are washed away into street drainage, they can accumulate in the local water system, where they can contaminate overall municipal systems or linger in the water. Switching to green cleaners preserves local plants and wildlife around the cleaning site and doesn't pose as significant a risk of toxicity for the surrounding area.


2. You Can Save Water (Which Is Good for You and the Environment)


Green cleaners aren't just specially formulated to include fewer or less harsh toxic ingredients. They're also specially formulated to use less water to create an equally powerful cleaning punch as the past generation of cleaners. Different cleaners respond differently in various water temperatures, so you can better calibrate the amount of water you need to clean various surfaces.


Even if you're using your customer's water connection and the bill doesn't go to you, using less water without sacrificing performance is always beneficial


3. It's Safer to Use


Eco-friendly cleaners tend to be less toxic. The chemicals are less caustic, less harsh, and less dangerous to the environment, surfaces, and workers in contact with it. While power washing cleaners may still pose potential hazards, especially in concentrated forms, your team can safely mix, apply, and rinse away the cleaners.


What Makes Power Washer Soap Eco-Friendly?

Now that you know some of the key benefits, it's time to look deeper at why they present those benefits in the first place. By understanding the ingredients and chemical characteristics that make a power washing cleaning agent "green," you and your team can procure new cleaners more effectively and be more confident of their long-term value in your inventory.


1. Fewer Chemicals


Eco-friendly power washers tend to have fewer ingredients, not just safer ingredients. This allows manufacturers to produce them more sustainably before they even reach you or distributors. At the point of use, having fewer chemicals also helps you predict and control their effects on different surfaces.


2. Biodegradability


Eco-friendly soaps need to be biodegradable to truly be considered eco-friendly. Look for soaps that guarantee that they'll start to degrade after being exposed to hot water. This means that they won't build up in the soil around cleaned buildings or build up in the municipal water system.


3. Requires Less Water


Requiring less water is both a feature and a benefit of eco-friendly cleaning agents. These solutions don't need high volumes of water to unlock their surfactant capabilities. They also are very soluble and respond better to water, meaning there's less risk of dry cleaners scratching fragile surfaces or any solution being unevenly incorporated.


How to find eco-friendly pressure washer soap options

How to Find Eco-Friendly Options

In today's markets, finding specialty cleaners is easier than ever before. However, that also means there are a lot of different power washing cleaners marketing themselves as eco-friendly without necessarily meeting your expectations. Streamline your search and ensure you're getting good quality and environmentally-friendly characteristics by following these two tips:


1. Choose Hotsy, Which Offers EPA-Registered Power Washing Soaps


The easiest way to simplify your search is to choose a single brand that offers many eco-friendly cleaners for different surfaces and applications. This ensures you're using compatible products and simplifies future procurement and inventory tasks. Hotsy is well-regarded for being a brand that has registered several eco-friendly cleaning solutions with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


2. Check the Label


There are also different label features you can look for that provide a "green" guarantee level. Hotsy's Verde All-Purpose cleaning agent, for example, explicitly identifies itself as eco-friendly on the label. You can also look for its Hazardous Materials Identification Systems (HMIS) rating; chemicals rated at 0 represent a low hazard, while chemicals rated at 4 represent a high hazard. Choose cleaning solutions with the lowest possible rating. 


Choose Eco-Friendly Power Washer Soaps From NorTex Sales & Service

At NorTex Sales & Service, we specialize in providing eco-friendly and power cleaning agents, power washing tools, and more to pressure and power washing companies throughout the area. We maintain extensive inventories of cleaners in the DFW and Central Texas area. We are also an official Hotsy dealer, so our Hotsy soaps can provide both an eco-friendly clean and cleaning power with less water. Contact us today to learn more or to place your order.


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