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Did You Know

 

Did you know that….

Steam cleaning kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs and dust mites. This includes E. coli, Staph bacteria, Salmonella and other micro-organisms, surface molds, bacteria, viruses and other dirty things lurking in your car?

 

Did you know that….

A study conducted by microbiologist Charles P Gerba found greater numbers of bacteria in cars that carried children and where drink or food had been spilled than in those that didn’t have children or food and drinks being consumed?

 

Did you know that…

Surveys show that 70% of drivers eat or drink in their cars and that spills of food and drinks attract all kinds of bacteria?

 

Did you know that…

New research describes cars’ interiors as “breeding grounds” for micro-organisms and bacteria, including E-Coli and Bacillus cereus?

 

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Studies have found between 283 and 700 bacteria per square centimeter in the average car? And, did you know that this compares with an average of 500 bacteria per square centimeter on a public toilet?

 

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Cars washed in the street can pollute our rivers? The soapy water that runs off the car into the storm water system. Storm water, unlike the water, which enters the sewers, does not undergo treatment before it is discharged into our waterways. Any pollutants in storm water end up in our lakes, rivers, and oceans.

 

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The waste water that runs off a car when it is washed contains a range of substances that may pollute the environment. These include soaps and detergents, mud, rubber, and grease?

 

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Engineering studies show that a 5/8″ hose running at 50 pounds per square inch uses 10 gallons of water per minute and washing your car at a self-serve car wash uses 11.1 gallons?

 

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You can chip the paint of your car using a power-washer, might force water into areas it’s not meant to go, or rip off trim?

 

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In many areas, washing your car on your driveway has been banned for environmental reasons?

 

Did you know that…

You’ll protect your car’s paint job, extend its life, and increase its resale value if you clean your car regularly?

 

Did you know that…

Powerful soaps, while often effective, tend to strip your car of its protective finishes and leave a chalky residue?

 

Did you know that…

Dirt and other abrasives in the rags used by car washes during busy days can scratch the finish just like sandpaper?