Brian Hegarty, the President of A+ Power Washing, has a long history of being an environmentalist and avid outdoorsman. He was born and raised in New Jersey and lived at the shore since 1965.
His favorite sports are fishing, scuba diving, swimming and skiing all of which depend on a clean environment.
He founded and for 5 years was President of the Shark River Cleanup Coalition Inc. (SRCC), which is a non profit watershed protection organization. The SRCC protects the Shark River bay and its tributaries from pollution.
As a responsible businessman he feels it’s incumbent on him to make his company the most environmentally responsible power washing company in the nation and has implemented the following steps to further that philosophy.
We use oil additives and proper tune-ups in all our power wash machines and vehicles to maximize engine performance and reduce fuel consumption, this reduced our fuel consumption by over 15% compared to our 1995 consumption.
We installed special switches on our machines that turn the heaters off when we are rinsing. This cut our diesel fuel consumption by 42% as compared to 2002.
Our detergent usage was reduced by 60% by utilizing hot water and detergent injection.
Hot water accelerates the detergents thereby allowing us to use less detergent. This also translates to less water usage for rinsing and has reduced the amount we use to rinse and average house by 40%.
All of the light bulbs in our office and shop have been changed to compact fluorescents and Brian has put them throughout his homes and paid for them in his employees homes as well.
Our roof cleaning detergents are recycled on the spot and are environmentally safe.
We recycle our used oil and oil filters as well as our normal recycling of house hold waste.
We are also constantly updating our power washers and methods to be on the cutting edge of environmentally safe power washing.
Providing our employees and customers with a safe work environment free of toxic or harsh chemicals and reducing our carbon foot print and water usage are part of our long heritage of responsible environmental stewardship.
All of these efforts, although small, translate into a better, safer environment for everyone and reduce our costs thereby creating savings for our customers.