Who are we?
Jet Sparkle is an environmentally-friendly cleaning company specializing in the washing and sanitizing of both residential and commercial trash and recycle bins. Our service utilizes high pressure hot water and steam in order to effectively wash bins and eliminate bacteria, while avoiding urban run-off and the unnecessary use of excess water or chemicals. Our specially outfitted system is self-contained, meaning that all residual water is collected to be later safely disposed of at an approved treatment facility. In addition, our system allows us to perform both residential and commercial pressure washing services in order to clean sidewalks, asphalt, shopping carts, and buildings, while minimizing the use of water.
Why you need us:
Many people may wonder why it is a good idea to have their bins cleaned. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generate roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per day. This waste primarily ends up in trash bins. Although it may be bagged, tears, rips, and punctures in trash bags lead to an accumulation of waste in trash bins. A study conducted by the EPA evaluated pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and protozoan parasites found in municipal solid waste, and determined that “the major sources of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) contributing enteric pathogens were food waste, pet feces, absorbent products, and biosolids.” Aside from parasites and viruses, many types of bacteria are commonly found in trash bins, including Salmonella, E. coli, Norovirus and Listeria. Unfortunately, the danger doesn’t stop there. Trash bins attract pests, such as insects and rodents. They often serve as a breeding ground for flies and mosquitoes, which often spread disease. Mosquitoes in particular are known to spread many diseases, such as West Nile Virus, dengue fever, and Zika virus. The Center for Disease Control recommends as follows: “Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers”. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of or do not consider these threats and the potential impact they may have on the health and well-being of a household.
Of those aware of the necessity of maintaining clean trash bins, some may opt to undertake this task themselves. We are pleased to offer a cost effective and eco-friendly solution. By using high pressure, our system is able to greatly reduce the amount of water required for cleaning, as opposed to using a hose. The typical method of cleaning uses more than 15 times the amount of water that Jet Sparkle uses. When individuals clean their bins, the wastewater runs off into yard or street, ending up in storm drains and contaminating our water system and environment. Our system recaptures waste water, so that it can be properly disposed of. Many individuals attempt to clean their bins in a manner that is not sufficient to eliminate the threats that reside within. In addition, by using our service, people will not expose themselves to the parasites, viruses, and bacteria that may be present in their trash bins, and pose the greatest risk when performing an activity such as cleaning them.