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S U S TA I N A B L E L I F E I n an era of drought conditions and conser- vation, saving water matters more than ever. Jon and Lisa Marsh of Carmel Valley had that in mind when they launched their local Oxi Fresh franchise, bringing an environmentally minded cleaning option to Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. The company removes dirt from carpets, tiles, hardwoods and upholstery using non-toxic, low-VOC (volatile organic compound) cleaning products. Rather than saturating carpets and stains, the Oxi Fresh process pulls dirt from sur- faces that are misted. That cuts drying times, and uses substantially less water than existing meth- ods – approximately 95 percent less, by compa- ny estimates. "We can clean a five-bedroom house with four or five gallons of water, as opposed to a tra- ditional steam cleaner using 45 to 60 gallons," says Jon. Each time a client books an appointment online, Oxi Fresh also donates to's global effort to bring clean drinking water to communities in need. The giving mindset suits the Marshes, who believe in doing good by going green. "People really do care about protecting the environment, watching water use and choosing green products," Lisa says. "The green aspect is vital. We love our clients and this community, and we want to meet that demand." To schedule learn more about Oxi Fresh of Monterey, visit Local Cleaners Build a Business by Going Green B Y R E N E E B R I N C K S Jon and Lisa Marsh (with Lilli Bell, Beau and Everleigh) are the owners of local franchise Oxi Fresh, a carpet cleaning service that uses much less water than average. The company donates to, which brings clean drinking water to communities. C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 6 251

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