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Pressure Washers and Mobile Detailers
Example of a good mobile detailing practice
Pressure washing, vehicle washing and other surface cleaning operations (parking lots, buildings, etc.) occur every day in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Because pressure washing is so widespread, the potential impacts to the environment are significant. When polluted water enters storm drains, that water flows directly to the nearest stream, pond or lake.
Common pollutants present in wash water include:
oil and other fuels
This is true even if biodegradable or environmentally friendly products are used. The result can be damage to aquatic life, downstream swimming areas and drinking water supplies.
The following information sheets explain the requirements and best practices for the pressure washing and mobile detailing industry.
Best Management Practices for Pressure Washers, Vehicle Detailers and Other Surface Cleaning Operations
Acceptable Practices for Disposal of Wash Water from Pressure Washing, Vehicle Detailing and Other Surface Cleaning Operations
Products Available for Containment, Collection and Filtering
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