Water Conservation

The high demand for environmentally conscious facility management places new challenges on carpet cleaning. Most facilities still use hot water extraction systems to clean carpets, resulting in high water demand and contaminated wastewater. 

Whittaker has the solution to save water: the Smart Care® Systems. Using low-moisture encapsulation cleaning, our Smart Care® Systems puts less demand on your facility’s water consumption while saving time and money and ensuring every square foot of carpet looks its best. Simply mix our CRYSTAL® chemistry formulas with the proper amount of water, spray on the carpet, and agitate with a Smart Care® machine. After a short dry time (about 30 minutes), vacuum the encapsulated dirt and soil away.

Annual Gallons Consumed

Our systems, combined with CRYSTAL® Quick Restore™ chemistry, achieve the same results as hot water extraction while using 3 to 12 times less water* than leading competitors.

  • Whittaker System: 1,061
  • Walk Behind Extractor A: 3,300
  • Walk Behind Extractor B: 10,017
  • Walk Behind Extractor C: 13,333

*Annual gallons consumed based on 250,000 square feet cleaned quarterly.

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Productivity Advantages

In addition to conserving water, the Smart Care® Systems increase productivity with easy-to-use machines. See the table below for a comparison of spray nozzle flow rates and productivity between Whittaker machines and walk-behind extractors.

SMART CARE®

WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR A

WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR B

WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR C

Water Use by Cleaning Method

Low Moisture Encapsulation

Hot Water Extraction

Hot Water Extraction

Hot Water Extraction

Water Use by Cleaning Method

SMART CARE®: Low Moisture Encapsulation
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR A: Hot Water Extraction
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR B: Hot Water Extraction
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR C: Hot Water Extraction

Spray Nozzle Flow Rate
(gal/minute)

0.172

0.33

0.7

1

Spray Nozzle Flow Rate (gal/minute)

SMART CARE®: 0.172
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR A: 0.33
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR B: 0.7
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR C: 1

Productivity
(sf/hour per ISSA)

9,720

6,000

4,193

4,500

Productivity (sf/hour per ISSA)

SMART CARE®: 9,720
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR A: 6,000
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR B: 4,193
WALK BEHIND EXTRACTOR C: 4,500

Visit our Smart Care® Productivity Rate Comparison page to compare all of our Carpet and Rug Institute Approved carpet cleaning systems.

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