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How to cut the water bill, through cleaning

Cutting energy bills is a hot topic among both private customers and companies.
After all, who wouldn’t like to reduce their water bills?
Moreover, in companies and retail businesses, the cost of water is often linked to maintenance and cleaning operations, which are thus actual costs and not investments.
How to cut the water bill, through cleaning
That’s why optimising consumption is not a mere goal, but often symbolises a value, a way of doing things.
So how can we optimise water consumption and thus cut the water bill?
Cleaning cannot be overlooked: it may be a cost, but it also guarantees the safety and well-being of people and environments.
So then, how can we reduce the water bill without compromising on the level of cleanliness?

We need to organise cleaning operations carefully and choose the right equipment.
Our R-Quartz, for example, has proven to be far more efficient also in terms of water consumption, compared to other floor-scrubbing machines in the same category.

100 vs 230 litres of water

This substantial saving is revealed by none other than users.
One of our customers used both the R-Quartz by Adiatek and another machine of the same type, with an operator on board, and was able to compare the two apparently similar solutions in the field.
The difference in water consumption appeared with the first use. To clean the same surface, the 2 machines used, respectively:
  • R-Quartz – 100 litres of water
  • Alternative floor-scrubbing machine – 230 litres of water
The figures speak for themselves: there is a huge difference which has a considerable impact on the water bill, especially when we consider that the cleaning activities involved are carried out on a daily basis.
But let’s take a closer look at this specific use case, to better understand the advantages of saving water saving without forgoing the quality of the end result.

Type of intervention

Our customer tested the 2 floor-scrubbing machines to clean a shopping gallery with a marble floor, from which dirt caused by foot traffic had to be removed daily (once a day).
The cleaning activities took place in the morning, before the opening, together with other preparations and cleaning activities involving other spaces.
How to cut the water bill, through cleaning

Technical differences between the 2 machines

The fact that the two machines require very different amounts of water also has a bearing on the design and shape of each floor-scrubbing machine. The tank of the R-Quartz is very small and, consequently, the entire machine is more compact compared to the other floor-scrubbing machine.
Compact dimensions also make manoeuvring easier: the machine is more agile, which speeds up cleaning operations.
Despite having a smaller base, the R-Quartz – by optimising its movements – reduces the number of treatments required.
The R-Quartz is also lighter, since it mounts a different type of batteries: whereas the Adiatek machine has lithium batteries, the other floor-scrubbing machine mounts the more traditional and heavier lead batteries.

These differences, although they do not affect water consumption directly, definitely impact the machine’s overall efficiency: the lighter a floor-scrubbing machine, the less energy is required to move it.

Another source of saving, which is instead related to water, has to do with the detergent: using less water also means using less detergent.

What about cleaning quality?

The customer claimed to be satisfied, not only with the resulting water savings, but also with the cleaning quality which actually increases when the R-Quartz is used as opposed to the competitor machine.
Also in this case, consistently with other reports, the R-Quartz cleaned the marble surfaces leaving a very high level of sheen, rarely produced with other floor-scrubbing machines, while using fewer resources.
The reports of this customer reveal to us that a careful choice of the equipment we use can lead to consistent water savings, which in turn have an immediate impact on the water bill.
Saving water is not only beneficial for the company’s economic situation, but also for the environment.
We have dedicated another focus on this topic, which you can read here: The cleaning industry comes to grips with blue gold.