Mobile Green Wash vs. Other
Washing a car with water doesn't lift the dirt off the surface. When you use a sponge
you are grinding some of the dirt particles into the paint which over time leaves
fine 'swirl like' scratches. Mobile Green Wash
will not scratch as its unique formula lifts the dirt off the surface,
safely forming a protective barrier between the dirt and the paintwork.
What about Fund Raising or Driveway Car Washes?
Waste water from fund raising car washes contains toxic hydrocarbons and other inorganic
compounds like oils, grease, nutrients, heavy metals, and suspended solids which
get dumped directly into local water ways untreated. The soap used for washing vehicles
at a fund raising wash is often a greater threat than the substances washed off
Not only is this harmful to the environment, but it also violates the
Clean Water Act mandated by the EPA.
A normal hose and bucket wash uses 80 - 140 gallons of water according to the International
Car Wash Association. By comparison, a waterless car wash uses only several ounces
of formula. It prevents run-off from entering waterways completely untreated.
The EPA states that cleaning a vehicle using soap and a water hose, can waste up
to 116 gallons of water per car wash. The dirt and grime stuck to an automobile's
exterior surface can be a combination of soils, oils, grease and other compounds.
The dirty soap and excess water runoff can contaminate local waterways, neighborhood
soils and commercial locations. Most cities require commercial locations to use
an oil-water separator to filter the when cleaning their fleet vehicles on their
premise. An automatic car wash uses about 40 gallons per car wash, wastes vast amount
of energy and requires an oil/ water separator. They have been known to scratch
and damage the exterior surface of cars.
And what about the money and time you spend at a tradition
You use gas to drive to and from the car wash.
You spend valuable time waiting at the car wash.
You pay for the car wash (on average, about $10-15 each time for a basic car wash)
- that's $100 to $150 a year for an average driver!
Plus, did you know traditional car washes use between 13 and 92 gallons of water,
per car? Not very "green," is it? But it
Let's talk about what you get for your hour of time and
money at the car wash. You and your family inhale stinky V.O.C. fumes (volatile
organic compounds), the smell of industrialized chemical cleaners and cheap synthetic
fragrances that pollute the air you breathe in your car and are linked to asthma,
cancers, birth defects and more.
Next time you get your car professionally washed, notice how that "clean" smell really
smells? Like chemicals.
And, you get a big fat bill for your effort!
In the United States, there are more than 3 billion professional washes and 2.25
billion home washes per year. That equals a total annual consumption of 32 billion
gallons of water to wash our cars, every year.
That's hard on the environment - and hard on your wallet.
Environmental Car Washing Myths:
Myth #1 - "Can't I just buy a "biodegradable" car wash soap?" Unfortunately you
will still be releasing a host of contaminants into the environment which negatively
affect our water supplies. Brake dust, detergents, oils and grease all will make
their way into clean waterways which pose a hazard to both aquatic and human life.
Myth #2 - "Washing my car on the lawn is better for the environment." Chemicals
from the car will seep into the ground and can reach underground water tables. In
addition, the soapy mess left on your lawn poses a danger to kids, pets, and surrounding
wildlife who can mistakenly drink the water.