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Environmental Issues

Green Panels

The Kerfkore® Company, a manufacturer of patented bendable substrates and panel products, has introduced color literature on FlexGreen, an environmentally friendly product that can be used for radius applications. It
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TDS and water quality go hand in hand

Carwash water reclamation systems are growing in popularity for a variety of reasons, including costs associated with tap fees, as well as on-going water and sewer bills. However, one
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Don't waste money: Use waste oil

Bracing yourself for those high heating bills this winter? Or maybe you’ve already felt the impact of higher fuel prices when heating your shop. You don’t have to brace
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Health conscious cleaning

For years carwash owners and detailers have mulled the concept of, “how clean is clean,” and while this debate primarily pertains to the overall look of a vehicle, maybe
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Progress in reverse

While spot-free systems are fast becoming standard equipment for in-bay automatics and exterior tunnels, they are slower to gain approval in self-serve. This is unfortunate, because having a spot-free
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Reflections on drought law and politics

Let’s start with a confession. I am a recovering lawyer. As much as I try to deny it, like an addiction, I can’t get away from it. In 2000
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The 10-gallon wash and other water solutions

You can’t just turn on a faucet and start scrubbing customers’ cars. Conservation has become the mantra. With new innovations hitting the tunnels and bays every day, saving water
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Logical reclaim

Biological reclaim systems have actually been around for a long time. In the European carwash market, they have been in use for over 15 years. European standards for the
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Recycle water, reclaim your money

Exterior-only conveyorized carwashes are on the rise. In the right market, these washes are an almost guaranteed success. Compared to in-bay automatics, they’re washing more vehicles per hour and
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Green, clean and on the go

As a ProntoWash franchisee, Jim Fitzpatrick offers a carwash that’s conveniently mobile and environmentally noble.
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