If environmental compliance is important to you and your facility, Georgia Power Washing LLC has the experience and equipment to provide impressive end results while meeting or exceeding the environmental protection agencies recommended practices regarding wash water control.
Any substrate from concrete parking lots to multi story building exteriors may require the dirty wash water to be recaptured and disposed of in accordance with the “Clean Water Act of 1972”. Georgia Power Washing is highly trained and equipped to fully comply with National, state and local municipalities Best management practices (BMP’S) regarding waste water disposal.
Why We Do It.
Concrete and many other porous surfaces hold and trap oils, heavy metals, automotive fluids, cleaning agents and other non eco friendly particles. When these surfaces are cleaned, the contaminants that settle into the surface are suspended in the wash water. If this contaminated water reaches storm drains it will likely find its way into local rivers, lakes and streams. Reclaiming the wash water allows us to direct the pollutants to exactly where they need to go for proper disposal.
Authorities, federal and state, have increased enforcement in the Metro Atlanta and other Georgia areas over the last few years. More and more citations and fines are being issued for noncompliance when it comes to wash water discharge. These fines not only affect the pressure washing contractor but can also be applied to building owners as well.
Georgia Power Washing LLC strives to be on the fore front of environmental compliance. We obtain the ability to complete small or large scale power washing projects while keeping the environment safe from contaminants and eliminating non compliance fines.
How we do it.
Our industrial grade vacuum systems are powerful enough reclaim massive amounts of dirty water and simultaneously filter out the oil, heavy solids, silt and sludge. The filtered water is then discharged into holding tanks recycled or discharged into the facilities sanitary sewer system.
There are several ways that the contaminated wash water can be introduced into our filtration systems including vacuum surface cleaners, suction berms, vacuum scupper devices, and vacuum squeegee wands.
In most pressure washing scenarios, a combination of the above methods yields the most efficient and effective water reclaim results. There are other methods as well, including suction scuppers used in conjunction with solid berms and devices that fit over floor drains that allow us to take advantage of built in drainage slopes without allowing dirty water to enter the drain.
Our main focus is to provide outstanding exterior cleaning results while ensuring that we do our part in keeping Metro Atlanta and other Georgia waterways clean for ourselves and future generations alike.