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Chemicals

Removing the toughest stains

Finding the right tools, right products and right procedures to clean any vehicle’s interior.

Food and drinks, markers and crayons, these items frequently leave their mark on the seats, carpets and floor mats.


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Industry Watch

How to start a carwash: Monitoring chemical use

Once a chemistry balance has been set, owners should look for the most effective methods to check and monitor their wash's use of chemicals.


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Balancing your chemical use

Create a detailed checklist to ensure clean vehicles without wasted product.

There is little doubt that waste is the one of the biggest enemies of a profitable business.


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The cold, hard facts about water

Understanding how the types of water in a carwash impact product performance.
In general, there are three types of water that are used in carwashes: Hard water, soft water, and reverse osmosis (RO) water. It is important to understand how and where to best utilize each of these types of water in a carwash.
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Success stories in water savings

Each carwash has its own unique story on how they began saving water and the motivating factors for doing so. The four carwashes covered in this piece range from tunnels to hand washes to mobile locations, and have all found their own path to water savings and successful business.
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Water needs 101

Ways to save water without compromising a great carwash.
With many washes being charged for water twice, once for water use, and once for sewer discharge, it’s vital that owners save this precious resource in every reasonable way possible that doesn’t take away from the quality of the carwash.
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A buzz-worthy high-end service

Offering safe and effective bug removal for your customers.
That one bug still left on the windshield of a customer’s car can be the difference between a great wash experience, and a lasting negative impression.


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Speculation of love bugs returning early

SARASOTA, Fla. — Little black insects have been spotted all over cars and lawns, and there are conflicting reports on whether they're love bugs, according to the Herald Tribune.


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Water conservation lessons from a carwash owner

MANTECA, Calif. — The last three years of drought and dry winters in California means that everyone needs to focus more on water conservation, according to the Manteca Bulletin.


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