Each Earth Day, events around the globe support environmental protection. This year, the Earth Day focus is on environmental and climate literacy, a topic that aligns well with milliCare’s mission. milliCare’s system of dry-centered carpet care is intentional about preserving valuable resources, resulting in several environmental benefits.

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There are several reasons to use milliCare’s dry-centered cleaning method for carpet, including the reduction in harmful residues and moisture left behind, but environmental savings ranks at the top. Our dry care technology uses 99.5 percent less water than competitive systems. On average, that savings equals 50 gallons of water for every 10,000 square feet of carpet cleaned. Choosing milliCare maximizes water efficiency and reduces the burden on water supply and waste systems.

Energy reduction
milliCare’s dry care system uses significantly less energy than traditional hot water extraction methods. Hot water extraction uses up to 319 percent more energy (translating to 77 percent higher carbon emissions) than milliCare’s method to clean the same square footage. While it’s important to install sustainable materials, the way you maintain the materials in your building has a greater impact on the environment than the materials themselves. Conserving energy ultimately results in lower carbon emissions, helping preserve ozone.

Indoor environment preservation
When considering environmental protection, don’t forget about indoor environments as well. Keeping indoor environments healthy for occupants is a key factor in green procedures. That’s why milliCare uses safe, low-emitting and nontoxic cleaners that are odorless. Our methods remove up to 99 percent of indoor allergens, keeping indoor air quality (IAQ) the best it can be. milliCare is dedicated to protecting both indoor and outdoor environments.

Industry certifications
Telling you milliCare is environmentally friendly is one thing, but we have the certifications to back up our claims. We’re certified by the following organizations:

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
The Carpet and Rug Institute
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)
Green Seal
Institute of Green Cleaning and Restoration
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Woolsafe®
While we should all be thinking of the environment more frequently these days, Earth Day is the perfect time to consider the impact your facility is making on the environment. Use the milliCare Resource Savings Calculator to determine the environmental savings you could realize by using milliCare.