Wash On Wheels Cleans Emergency Grease Spill in Longmont’s Downtown Shopping District

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The grease spill occurred in the early hours of Monday, November 19, 2012 and threatened to tarnish the start of this week’s holiday shopping season. Wash On Wheels dispatched a crew early Tuesday morning to clean it up before the stores opened.

Grease Spill in the Gutter Splattered Across the Sidewalk

Grease Spill in the Gutter Splattered Across the Sidewalk

If one of our clients has a grease spill or another kind of mess they need cleaned, they count on us to adjust our schedule and get the job done quickly.

Retail stores on Main Street, Longmont’s downtown shopping district, were bright and shiny for the start of the holiday shopping season. Early Monday, November 19th, grease was spilled in the street and passing cars splattered the grease on the sidewalks.

Having shoppers see this kind of mess on the sidewalks could dampen their desire to return to the district. The grease spill cleanup needed to be done right away. Since a storm drain was only a few feet away, the cleanup required pressure washing with water recovery.

The City of Longmont called Wash On Wheels, a company that specializes in pressure washing with water recovery. Since the company had done previous work for the city, inspectors had observed their cleanup procedures and knew they could do this type of job the right way. Letting wastewater run into the storm drains is an EPA violation.

“If one of our clients has a grease spill or any kind of mess they need cleaned, they count on us to adjust our schedule and get the job done quickly,” said Joel Shorey, President of Wash On Wheels.

Fortunately, overnight temperatures were above freezing so the cleanup could be done without creating ice. Winter in Colorado can be difficult for sidewalk cleaning at restaurants and shopping centers. Many times, nighttime temperatures stay below freezing for weeks.

“In the winter, we often have all our trucks out on that one night when it finally gets warm enough to wash sidewalks. Our clients don’t want to go for months without getting their stores and restaurants cleaned up. With this being the busiest time of year for many retail businesses, they want the sidewalks and entrances to look great.”

With 26 years experience in Denver, Wash On Wheels knows how to deal with Colorado’s winter temperatures. They specialize in EPA water recovery and include it with their pressure washing service at no extra charge.

Wash On Wheels is Colorado's largest mobile pressure washing company. In business since 1985, they have an A+ rating with the Denver/Boulder BBB. The company’s services include pressure washing commercial buildings, sidewalks, parking garages, restaurants, and graffiti removal. Their services also include car washing for auto dealers, fleet truck washing, boat cleaning and interior and exterior detailing. They specialize in emergency grease and oil spill cleanups. Wash On Wheels services the Denver metro area and Front Range Colorado. For more information, contact Joel Shorey at 303-937-7181 or visit http://www.washonwheels.net.

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