# Miracle Method Commemorates Earth Day 32-Years As A Green Remodeling Alternative

## Since 1979 Miracle Method has restored over a million bathroom fixtures, tile walls and countertops and kept them out of landfills making the Miracle Method Surface Refinishing process a truly Green Remodeling Alternative. Miracle Method encourages homeowners and remodelers to consider surface refinishing as an alternative to demolition existing bathroom fixtures and kitchen countertops in the remodeling process.

Remodeling generates up to 23 times more waste than new construction

"Surface refinishing is like creating your own carbon credits and is a choice more and more concerned consumers are making," says Chuck Pistor.

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Traditional home remodeling is a major source of waste. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), a home remodeling project can generate between 70 and 115 lbs. of waste per square foot! By contrast, new home construction generates only 3 to 5 lbs. of construction waste per square foot.

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, the nation’s largest surface refinishing network, provides a Green Home Remodeling Alternative. When a Miracle Method Surface Refinishing technician refinishes an existing tub, tile surround, bathroom vanity or kitchen countertop, he is keeping those fixtures out of a landfill.

Chuck Pistor, President of Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, uses a simple math equation to demonstrate the positive impact surface refinishing can have. "Miracle Method offices refinished about \$27,000,000 in bathtubs, tile, showers, and countertops in 2010. For easy calculations, assume all of these jobs were exclusively bathtubs. Using an average refinishing price of \$450 for each bathtub, \$27,000,000 equates to 60,000 bathtubs. An average bathtub is 5.5' wide by 2' tall by 2.5' deep equaling 27.50 cubic feet per tub.

Multiplying 27.50 cubic feet x 60,000 bathtubs equals 1,650,000 cubic feet of bathtubs that were effectively "recycled" by surface refinishing instead of being tossed into landfills across the country. That's enough cubic feet of waste to fill over 34,375 standard six foot pickup beds each year... or 94 pickup trucks each day!

With growing concerns about global warming, greenhouse gases, and ozone levels, surface refinishing makes more sense than ever before. Not only does refinishing reduce the burden on landfills, it also helps reduce pollution created by manufacturing and transporting of new fixtures. "Refinishing is like creating your own carbon credits and is a choice more and more concerned consumers are making," said Pistor.

“With a bit of planning, a homeowner should be able to get the bathroom and kitchen makeover look they want by refinishing instead of wasteful replacement. They’ll even save up to 75% over replacement costs while contributing to a better environment,” says Pistor. According to Pistor, worn out porcelain, steel, and even fiberglass bathtubs do not need to be replaced just because they are no longer easy to clean or because they are the wrong color. Quality surface refinishing can add up to 15 years of life to bathtubs, tile, and countertops. (http://www.miraclemethod.com/testimonials.htm)

Miracle Method is the nation’s largest surface refinishing network with 125 offices and for 32 years has been committed to the finest quality and providing its customers with a beautiful, durable and affordable green remodeling option. To see before and after pictures Miracle Method’s Green remodeling process log on to http://www.miraclemethod.com.

Happy Earth Day from Miracle Method, the most trusted name is Surface Refinishing.

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