Entries by daveh@leesoap.com

Car Wash Menu – Boost Your Revenue

It’s what every car wash owner wants…more revenue! By utilizing proven strategies around effective menu design, packaging, pricing, and signage, you can boost your revenue today. There are three ways to increase revenue at your wash: Increase the average amount a customer spends per visit. Typically, this is the easiest way to impact revenue quickly through […]

Precautions to take when washing a classic car

There are quite a few precautions classic car owners should take to protect their investments and keep their cars in tip-top shape. When it comes to owning a beautiful classic car, most owners like to see their investment washed weekly to remove all surface grime, dust or even chemicals from the roads that can deposit […]

Carwash Safety and Hazard Prevention Practices

The success of any safety initiative, with regards to hazards at the wash, begins with the obvious. Too often, problems are overlooked because carwash professionals become accustomed to these issues on a regular basis. For example, some areas of the wash may become compromised by transfer from the chemicals at the exit. Employees see the […]

Green Building Report Shows Industrial Sector Prioritizes Sustainability in Design and Operations

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities, which highlights the collaborative efforts across the manufacturing sector to design and implement LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and prioritize environmental stewardship for industrial facilities. Currently, there are more than 1,755 LEED-certified industrial facilities worldwide totaling more than 496 million […]

Preventing Unpleasant Summer Smells

The summer sun usually brings to mind fond memories. But for many facility owners, high temperatures and humidity can also be the cause of unpleasant odors that affect guest satisfaction and the bottom line. To help business owners combat smells, Cintas Corporation identified some of the top summertime odor offenders and tips to tackle them. […]

15 Most Common Health Inspection Violations

You want to serve safe food and prevent food borne illnesses, and so does the Denver Department of Environmental Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment! Keep your customers healthy AND avoid fines! The following Type 1 (“critical”) violations were the most common violations (listed in order of prevalence) cited by Denver […]

Convenience Stores and Carwashing: A Bright Future

To begin, I would like to share some information regarding my background as well as why I believe those who are in carwashing are in one of the best industries there is today, and moving forward. I have been writing articles for convenience store trade magazines for the past nine years, and I appreciate the […]

FROM CAR WASH MAGAZINE: When in drought …

Apr 29, 2016 By Sandy Smith When it comes to a dry spell, car washes make an easy mark. “It’s easy to look at a car wash and say, ‘Oh my goodness. Look at the amount of water that is being used,’” said Claire Moore, chief operating officer of the International Carwash Association. “In reality, […]

Patient Care at Stake When Moving Processed Healthcare Linen

Training of drivers and on-site delivery personnel necessary, says expert CHICAGO — After linens and textiles are processed, it’s important that the goods remain clean from the laundry to the customer or to the shelf—and to the end-user. Clean transport is even more important when it comes to healthcare linens. “If your healthcare organization and […]