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Nozzle Wear: How Much is it Costing You?

Before you say “nothing,” consider these facts:

  • 8 out of 10 operations we inspect are using worn nozzles and the operator's don’t realize it
  • Using nozzles that are just slightly worn can waste a huge amount of gallons litres of chemicals & water annually
  • Using slightly worn nozzles will also drive up electricity (by pump equipment to keep up with higher flow rates or pressure losses) and wastewater disposal costs

Most operators are shocked to find out the cost of using nozzles that are just 10% worn will significantly drive up their water bills.

As a business owner, you may not spend much time thinking about a little thing like spray nozzles, but the fact is that your car wash is only as good as the spray your nozzles deliver. Depending on how you select and maintain your spray nozzles, they can be a source of major savings or a needless expense. Worn nozzles or using the wrong type of nozzle can easily spray up to 30% more water and chemicals than necessary, which can amount to tens of thousands of dollars each year. Subsequently this will result in additional expenses related to an inefficient spray system and a possible loss of customers as result of poor quality wash or ecessive downtime.

© Prowash Australia
Author: Liz Reisman
Date Published: 21 October 2016