Choosing the right water recycling equipment for your car wash is an important decision. Not only can the decision affect your bottom line, it can also impact the safety and working conditions at your car wash. Below we’ve outlined some of the top factors to consider when choosing water saving equipment. By considering these factors before making a purchase, you can ensure that the water recycling equipment you buy is the best fit for your car wash’s specific needs.
Price is often the first thing buyers consider when making any new purchase. However, when buying water recycling equipment for your car wash, it’s important to think not only about the initial price of the new equipment, but also about the return on investment (or ROI). Even if the ideal water recycling equipment for your wash costs a lot initially, it will provide a good ROI if it is able to recycle a large percentage of used wash water. When making your purchasing decision, think about your average annual water and sewer costs, and factor in the potential reduction in these costs with the new equipment.
The effectiveness of the different water recycling equipment you are considering is a very important factor to keep in mind. Newer, more efficient equipment is typically able to recycle a larger percentage of used wash water. For example, biological water restoration equipment can produce recycled wash water that can be used throughout the entire wash cycle. Older or outdated water recycling equipment, on the other hand, typically cannot remove all wash chemicals from used wash water, and cannot produce water that is clean enough for all areas of the car wash cycle.
Safety is an essential factor to consider when choosing new water recycling equipment for your car wash. A lot of water reclaim and recycling systems use ozone to remove odor from used wash water. Ozone can cause varying health problems, including headaches, long-term lung damage, and even death. If ozone equipment malfunctions in a closed off environment, it can be dangerous, and even lethal, for car wash workers. Aeration-based water reclaim and recycling systems use naturally-occurring microbes to remove odor. There is no infusion of unsafe gases or chemicals, meaning the equipment is safe for your car wash employees to work with.
Ease of Use
If the water recycling equipment you purchase for your car wash is not easy to use, you and your staff are likely to quickly become frustrated with it. When looking at different equipment options, ask the manufacturer to walk you through the basic operations. If the equipment seems tricky from the start, it’s likely to cause you problems in the future. You should also consider the amount of maintenance that is required for each system, as well as the availability of customer support, so that you know what the long-term use of the system will be like.
If you are planning to install new water recycling equipment in an existing car wash, you’ll need to consider whether or not the new system can be customized to fit your wash’s specific needs. A lot of water recycling systems are prefabricated, and cannot be modified to fit smaller spaces or those that have unique needs. When shopping around, you’ll want to find an equipment manufacturer that makes a variety of systems. That way, you’ll know that you are working with a company that can fit your needs and address your specific concerns instead of one that will try to sell you a one-size-fits-all model.
About Aqua Bio Technologies, LLC
Founded in 2010, Darien, Illinois-based Aqua Bio Technologies is a leading provider of innovative biologic restoration, water reclaim, rain harvest, odor control and reverse osmosis (RO) systems. None of its solutions use ozone, UV, or chemicals of any kind to control odor – only nature. As the manufacturer of the first vehicle wash industry closed-loop water treatment system, the company is able to deliver a substantial savings in time and money to its customers with dramatic reductions is water and sewer costs.
For more information about Aqua Bio and how our systems are designed to save you and your car wash a ton of money by reusing 100% of the water collected contact us today.