As a car wash owner, you know providing a safe and clean wash is essential to your success. But did you know that low maintained equipment can pose a serious safety hazard to your customers and employees?
In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of safe washes and the dangers of low maintained equipment. We will also provide you with tips on how to keep your equipment in good working order and prevent accidents.
The Importance of Safe Washes
A safe wash is one that is free from hazards and risks. This means that your equipment should be in good working order, your employees should be properly trained and your customers should be aware of any potential dangers.
There are several hazards that can be present at a car wash, including:
- Slip and fall hazards
- Moving equipment
- Electrical hazards
By taking steps to identify and eliminate these hazards, you can help to ensure that your customers and employees are safe.
The Dangers of Poorly Maintained Equipment
Poorly maintained equipment can pose a serious safety hazard. This is because it can malfunction or break down, which can lead to accidents.
For example, a broken hose can spray water and chemicals in all directions, which can cause slips and falls. A faulty pump can overheat and catch on fire. And a malfunctioning car wash brush can scratch or damage cars.
By properly maintaining your equipment, you can help to prevent accidents and keep your customers and employees safe.
How to Keep Your Equipment in Good Working Order
There are several things you can do to keep your equipment (and profits) in good working order, including:
- Conduct regular inspections
- Perform scheduled maintenance
- Replace worn or damaged parts
- Train your employees on how to use and maintain the equipment
By following these simple steps, you can help to extend the life of your equipment and prevent accidents. Reliable Plus has your planned maintenance needs covered! We offer Silver, Gold and Platinum planned maintenance packages to help keep your vehicle wash running in tip-top shape. Let our technicians take care of your regular maintenance, so you can focus on your business.
Tips for Preventing Accidents
In addition to keeping your equipment in good working order, there are a number of other things you can do to prevent accidents at your car wash, including:
- Provide adequate training for your employees
- Post safety signs and warnings throughout the car wash
- Create a safe work environment
- Inspect the car wash for hazards before each shift
- Respond to accidents quickly and effectively
By following these tips, you can help to create a safe and accident-free car wash.
Make Sure to Call Reliable Plus
If you don’t have the staff, or time, or just want an added layer of protection and help, call Reliable Plus.
Our car wash repair service technicians visit over 1,000 sites annually. They are professionally trained to service in-bay automatic, tunnel, self-serve and heavy-duty vehicle washes, regardless of brand.
We utilize GPS tracking to ensure the closest service technician is dispatched to get your wash up and running as quickly as possible. Our technicians are supplied with stocked vans to reduce repair times, and have easy access to specialty parts in our many warehouses across the upper Midwest.
No matter what kind of wash equipment you have, our skilled, experienced technicians can get you back up and running quickly when it goes down. With the largest service fleet in the upper Midwest, our car wash repair service is built on a legacy of knowledge and attention to detail.