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THE GLOW DIFFERENCE

OUR TRUSTED BRANDS AND MANUFACTURERS
 
TURTLEWAX | TRANSCHEM GROUP 
 
LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CAR WASH AND CARE PRODUCTS
 
HAS HELPED ESTABLISH THE GUIDELINES FOR THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS ECOLOGO CERTIFICATION CRITERIA DOCUMENT FOR COMMERCIAL CAR WASH SERVICES. 
 
PURWATER RECOVERY SYSTEM | NEW WAVE INDUSTRIES
 
 
MACNEIL WASH EQUIPMENT
 
 
KLEENRITE 
 
TURTLEWAX
 
JE ADAMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
 
AT GLOW AUTO WASH, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP IS AT THE CORE OF OUR BUSINESS MODEL. OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY WASH TO EACH OF OUR CUSTOMERS, WHILE MAINTAINING A LASTING GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. 
 
OUR PLANET IS AT THE EARLY STAGES OF A GLOBAL WATER CRISIS AND IS RECOGNIZED AS THE CURRENT NO. 1 GLOBAL RISK BY WATER.ORG. ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 633 MILLION PEOPLE ALREADY LACK ACCESS TO SAFE WATER. CONTINUED CHANGES TO OUR CLIMATE AND TERRAIN THREATEN TO EXPAND THIS CRISIS INTO THE FUTURE. 
 
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT BEGINS BY INVESTING IN CUTTING EDGE WATER-SAVING CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES AND PARTNERING WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANIES WHO SHARE OUR ECOLOGICAL VALUES. 
 
 
DRIVEWAY WASHING VS PROFESSIONAL CAR WASHING
 
DRIVEWAY WASHING
 
ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTIONS IN WATER CONSERVATION IS THE BELIEF THAT WASHING YOUR VEHICLE AT HOME IS BOTH ENVIRONMENTALLY AND ECONOMICALLY RESPONSIBLE. 
 
UNLIKE HOUSEHOLD WASTE WATER THAT UNDERGOES TREATMENT BEFORE IT IS DISCHARGED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT, WATER RUN-OFF FROM YOUR VEHICLE CONTAINING SOAPS, DETERGENTS GREASE, OIL, AND POTENTIAL ELEMENTS FROM BRAKE LININGS AND RUST, ENTERS STORM DRAINS UNTREATED HARMING WILDLIFE AND CONTAMINATING OUR ECOSYSTEM. 
 
INDUSTRY NUMBERS INDICATE THAT 100-120 GALLONS OF WATER IS TYPICALLY USED WHEN WASHING YOUR VEHICLE AT HOME.
 
RESEARCH FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ARLINGTON CONCLUDED SURFACE DISTURBANCES ON A SINGLE HOME HAND WASH ON AN AUTOMOBILE CAN PRODUCE SCRATCHES THAT PENETRATE AS DEEP AS 1/10 OF THE TOTAL THICKNESS OF THE AUTOMOBILES PAINT. COMPARATIVELY VIRTUALLY NO CHANGES IN THE SURFACE REFLECTANCE OR SHINE WERE FOUND WHEN WASHED BY A PROFESSIONAL CAR WASH. IN A SERIES OF 'REFLECTIVE RETENTION' TESTING, PROFESSIONAL WASHING METHODS RETAIN 300% TO 700% MORE OF THE FACTORY PAINTS ORIGINAL LUSTRE THAN BY HANDWASHING, WHICH SEVERELY DEGRADED THE SHINE. 


 
THE GLOW DIFFERENCE
 
OUR WATER 
 
AT GLOW, WE HAVE INVESTED IN THE PURWATER RECOVERY SYSTEM, COMPRISING OF TWO PRIMARY COMPONENTS; THE UNDERGROUND RECLAIM TANKS AND THE ABOVE GROUND PURWATER UNIT.
 
A PURWATER RECLAIM SYSTEM TAKES WATER FROM THE LAST COMPARTMENT OF THE RECLAIM TANK AND FURTHER TREATS IT TO ENSURE QUALITY IN RE-USE. A PORTION IS ALSO RETURNED TO THE RECLAIM SYSTEMS TANKS TO PROVIDE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. 
 
THE RECLAIM SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO SEPARATE SETTABLE SOLIDS (TYPICALLY SAND AND GRIT) AND FREE OILS FROM THE WATER USED IN EACH WASH. THIS MINIMIZES THE LEVELS OF INCOMING FRESHWATER AND PROVIDES HIGH-QUALITY RE-USABLE WATER THROUGHOUT YOUR WASH EXPERIENCE. 
 
 RECLAIM WATER IS THE RE-USE OF WATER THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN USED IN THE WASH AND RECOVERED BY THE DRAIN SYSTEM IN THE WASH BAY. TYPICALLY 60-85% OF THE WATER USED IN EACH WASH CAN BE RECLAIM WATER. 
 
 

WATER USAGE PER VEHICLE

 

IN COMPARISON TO WASHING YOUR VEHICLE AT HOME WHICH USES BETWEEN 100-120 GALLONS OF WATER, EACH VEHICLE WASHED AT GLOW USES ON AVERAGE 62.80 GALLONS OF WATER WITH 67.87% OF THE TOTAL WATER USED BEING RECLAIM WATER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH FROM THE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH IN ASSOCIATION WITH MERCEDES BENZ

REVEALED AUTOMATIC CAR WASHING METHODS ARE FAR SUPERIOR TO DRIVEWAY HAND WASHING METHODS FOR PRESERVING AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVAPORATION AND CARRY OUT 6 GALLONS

 

CHEMICAL APPLICATION AND FINAL RISES 24.25 GALLONS

 

WASH APPLICATIONS ON RECLAIM WATER 38.55 GALLONS

 

AT MAXIMUM GOING TO SEWER 18.25 GALLONS