Many people find washing their car on a lazy, hot afternoon in Richmond Hill a fun and relaxing activity that is less expensive than washing the car at a commercial location. Yet, studies are beginning to emerge all over the U.S. about how bad for the environment (and more expensive!) home car washing is for residents of Richmond Hill, Georgia and surrounding coastal areas.
According to The Shelby Count Reporter, vehicle owners that routinely wash their vehicles in their home’s driveway cause dangerous phosphorous to runoff polluting local streams and rivers. This causes increased algae growth which damages the aquatic ecosystems and gives water a fowl taste according to the Clean Water Partnership Coordinator Allison Jenkins.
With so many streams and inlets within Chatham County a lone, it’s startling to hear that we could be hurting our environment by washing our vehicles at home. The primary problem spurns from vehicle owners’ ignorance towards residential draining systems. These systems do not go back into the sewer system, but actually back to our streams.
By washing our vehicles at a certified commercial car wash such as Royal Oak Car Wash in Richmond Hill, GA we are actually benefiting the environment and our wallets in a variety of ways. Since commercial drainage systems are required to flow into sewer lines where the water is then transported to a wastewater treatment plan and recycled. Not only that, but washing your car at a commercial wash only uses 30 gallons per wash as opposed to an average 120 gallons at home. One you pay on your bill, the other you pay in cash or quarters — you do the math.
Come down to Royal Oak Car wash and have your car washed professionally. It’s better for the environment. It’s better for your car. It’s better for your wallet. You can’t loose.