Salon and Pet Grooming Spray Heads
Water used to wash and rinse hair represents a major portion of water use in hair salons and the greatest portion of water used in pet grooming. Existing salon and pet sprayers can have maximum flow rates as high as 5.0 Gallons Per Minute (gpm) (19 Lpm), but often average approximately 4.0 gpm (15 Lpm) at the highest flow settings. It is reasonable to assume that this flow rate may be far more than necessary to wash and rinse hair, therefore, the savings potential could be very large. Anecdotal evidence from the field suggests salon operators rarely use the maximum flow rate, usually regulating the flow down to approximately 2.5 gpm (9.5 Lpm). This is not to say improved efficiency is not possible. Since salon spray heads consume hot water, there are also energy savings that can improve the cost-effectiveness of replacing traditional spray heads with more efficient designs.