by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content
Maintaining enough clean, fresh water for a growing, global population is a top-of-mind challenge for people who know even a little about sustainability issues. Water is a serious problem right now, from the historic California drought to as far away as Australia. And it’s an issue in our own backyard.
The good news is that solutions that both protect water and minimize its use are being developed all over. One such solution that has a surprisingly big impact addresses the matter of washing your car. There are over 1 billion cars on the road globally, and keeping your ride nice and shiny is something most drivers want to do. But the days of running your car through the local car wash or hosing it down in your driveway may be over – and that’s OK.
In California – ground zero for water problems in the U.S. – some intrepid car detailers developed a concentrated formula for washing your car well, while minimizing water use. Indeed a 16 ounce bottle of the stuff, mixed with 2 gallons of water, is all you need. And today, drivers in Tampa can get their car shiny-clean with this water-saving formula from Midnight Waxers.
For Bryan Galan, CEO of Midnight Waxers and a recent graduate of University of Tampa, this business is really all about the cars and customer convenience – not water. Bryan’s crew comes to you, at your convenience, day or night, and washes your car “in place.” Because it only takes about 24-32 ounces of water to clean your entire car, there is no need for hoses, a water source, or a big water tank on the back of a truck. Wherever your car is, you don’t need to move it.
The reference to “midnight” comes from the fact that some customers come home from work and want their car washed overnight. Done – the crew is available 24/7. They wash your car – with rather awesome results – and it’s ready to go when you are.
The amazing part of this story is what Midnight Waxers uses to wash the car. It’s a special formulation of carnauba wax and lubricants that cleans and shines your car. Use a microfiber cloth, and voila – you’re done! It also works on all parts of the car – paint, windows, tires, plastic – so you don’t need different types of cleaners for different parts of the car. And because there is so little water to begin with, the car cleans and dries all at once.
The result is a car spiffy enough for the fanciest date night, while you save upwards of 60 gallons of water per car. And that’s not to mention the fact that with Midnight Waxers’ approach, there’s no runoff full of harsh chemicals washing down a drain or sewer into a clean water source. So you save water AND avoid pollution.
So if you want to wash your car, but hold the water, you can! Call Midnight Waxers at 813-426-2901 to schedule an appointment. And don’t be surprised if Bryan answers. Or book an appointment online at Midnightwaxers.com.