That's enough waste to fill over 38,000 standard six-foot pickup beds each year... or 104 pickup trucks each day!
Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Going Green has been making headlines for the past few years, but for Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, it’s been an obsession since the company was founded 32 years ago. 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.
Traditional home remodeling is a major source of waste and contributor to overflowing landfills. 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.
To demonstrate the difference Miracle Method makes every year, Chuck Pistor, President of Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, uses a simple math equation. "In 2011 Miracle Method refinished $32,000,000 in bathtubs, tile, showers, and countertops. Assume all of these jobs were exclusively bathtubs. Using an average refinishing price of $500 for each bathtub, $32,000,000 equates to 64,000 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 64,000 bathtubs equals 1,760,000 cubic feet of “waste” that was effectively "recycled" by surface refinishing instead of being buried in the country’s landfills. That's enough waste to fill over 38,000 standard six-foot pickup beds each year... or 104 pickup trucks each day!”
Miracle Method residential and commercial customers are not only Going Green, but are also saving money. “Our customers save up to 75% over bathroom fixture and kitchen countertop replacement costs while contributing to a better environment,” says Pistor. By using Miracle Method’s refinishing process, 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. Scratched and burned kitchen countertops can also be refinished to look like new and quality surface refinishing can add up to 15 years of life to bathtubs, tile, and countertops.
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 customers with a beautiful, durable and affordable green remodeling option. To see before and after pictures of Miracle Method’s Green remodeling process log on to http://www.miraclemethod.com.