Water Conservation

Water Conservation

According to industry estimates, there are about 200,000,000,000 square feet of carpet in the United States. Cleaning all of this carpet just once with HOST® would save 9,770,000,000 gallons of water! That’s enough water to:

• Fill 195,000,000 standard bathtubs
• Flush a 1.6 gallon toilet more than 6,000,000,000 times
• Sustain over 53 million people for one year or over 670,000 people for their lifetimes

This point is often overlooked, wet extractors use large amounts of water. Further, they generate large amounts of waste water which burdens sewers and water treatment facilities. Also, 20%-35% of waste water that is left in the carpet evaporates; humidifying buildings and forcing air conditioners and dehumidifiers to run harder and longer. Using HOST® saves water. In fact, the HOST® System deep cleans carpet with 97% less water than typical high-flow wet extractors.