Sneak peek: Professional Carwashing & Detailing's July issue - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Sneak peek: Professional Carwashing & Detailing’s July issue

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The July issue is all about water.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Professional Carwashing & Detailing team recently shipped July’s 2015 Special Water Issue.

This issue acts as a practical guide for how to use, conserve and better understand water.

Featured topics highlight everything a carwash needs to know to more effectively manage this precious resource, including water testing, quality and reclaim.

This month’s sneak peek is an excerpt from the July feature, “Best practices in water testing,” written by Editorial Director Rich DiPaolo, which discusses the contaminants that impact carwashes most.

“The types of water contaminants encountered and the water treatment solutions employed will vary from carwash to carwash. However, a first and critical step all carwashers must take is to test the water quality. Whether you are looking to simply soften water or install a reclaim system with reverse osmosis (RO), knowing what’s in the water is the roadmap to pretreatment, treatment, maintenance and an overall improvement of your wash quality.”

This article also includes the “Water contaminant checklist” featuring some initial contaminants and water conditions new carwash owners, as well as owners and operators who are just now becoming mindful of water quality, should be aware of. The checklist includes:

  • Hardness minerals, which include calcium, magnesium and sometimes iron and manganese
  • Alkalinity
  • Chlorine
  • pH
  • Total dissolved solids (TDS)
  • Silica
  • Potassium.

We hoped you enjoyed this inside look at the 2015 Special Water Issue. As our Editorial Director Rich DiPaolo notes in July’s Prep Work, it’s time to get serious about water and make it a top priority each and every day. “After implementing the best practices outlined in this ‘water’ issue, monitoring, measuring and managing water will flow naturally into your business’ operations,” he concludes.

Be sure to stay tuned for the upcoming July issue. And, in case you missed the June issue, check it out here.

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