If using a commercial carpet shampooer or commercial carpet extractor is part of your spring cleaning plans, you may find yourself grappling with the best way to get rid of carpet cleaning wastewater.
Wastewater can be filled with several types of contaminants that are potentially hazardous to the environment and human health, including bacteria, airborne pollutants, chemical compounds, smoke, grease, oil, solvents, detergents and more. The potential risks posed by these contaminants means that properly disposing of carpet cleaning wastewater is critical.
Follow these tips to make sure you are emptying wastewater from your Bissell carpet cleaner (Insert link to homepage) the right way to reduce harm to the environment and people:
Pouring wastewater from a commercial carpet shampooer or commercial carpet extractor down a sink, bathtub, toilet or other drainage system is generally safe as long as the system is connected to your city’s sewer infrastructure.
To avoid clogging pipes, filter discharge water to remove carpet fibers.
If the filtered debris contains hazardous materials, take it to a private or public facility equipped to handle such waste. If the filter debris doesn’t contain hazardous materials, it is fine to put in the trash.
Never, ever pour wastewater into storm drains or on the ground. This can have a detrimental effect on the environment, water systems and the health of your community.
Keep a log detailing your carpet cleaning activities, including how you disposed of wastewater and any notes about special handling requirements. This can come in handy for safety and liability reasons.
One of the best ways to ensure you comply with safe wastewater disposal is to choose high-capacity equipment. Instead of needing to filter and dispose of wastewater many times during a cleaning task, you can save time by taking fewer trips to the sink.
The Little Green Pro, for example, features a large capacity tank that means less stopping and more cleaning. This commercial carpet extractor is our most powerful portable spot cleaner, combining incredible vacuum suction, brushing action and cleaning solution to remove even the toughest dirt and stains. Thanks to its long power cord and hose, you can even use it in hard-to-reach areas like stairs, and its ideal for cleaning upholstery. To learn more about this commercial carpet extractor, contact our team today.