Help us in our mission to keep our planet green.
We Use Less Water
We use less than 15 gallons of fresh water per car. Compare this to an average of 80-140 gallons of drinkable water per wash when you wash your car at home. An average hose with typical water pressure of 40 pounds per square inch spews about 11 gallons of water per minute. Washing your car with a hose for just ten minutes will use as much water as doing eighteen loads of dishes in an Energy Star qualified dishwasher – and that's not including any water used to mix car cleaner.
We Reclaim and Treat Water
Gleam is a mini water treatment plant, reclaiming almost 100% of all the water we use and treating ALL of it. Cleaning your car at home causes untreated toxic chemicals to flush down the drain into the stormwater system. These chemicals kill fish and other wildlife by polluting our waters.
We keep your car green
Dirty cars discharge water – from rain, snow, or sprinklers – with pollutants into the storm drain system. Washing your car frequently limits this as we're able to collect, treat, and dispose of pollutants properly. Consider becoming a VIP member so you can wash your car every day.
WE conserve energy
We use energy-efficient car wash tunnel equipment with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in the motors, LED lighting for all lighting applications (both inside and out, including the Gleam Shop), and have solar panels on our roof. Solar energy is used to heat our water, run our hand dryers, power our LEDs and our electric car charging station.
ELP Bronze Certification
The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is our statewide environmental recognition and reward program which offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.
Gleam Car wash is currently a ELP Bronze Achiever and we're working hard to increase our ranking. If you'd like to learn more about the program or the specifics of our ranking (including 100% LED lighting, solar energy creation, and unique water usage) please visit their website here.