Vigilance, Cleanliness: Fighting Coronavirus at Mike's Carwash Locations
Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our team and customers. We have taken a number of precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our team and our customers.
We continuously remind team members (and our customers) that the best strategy for fighting the spread of coronavirus is to regularly wash your hands in soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds each time.
Following government orders, our team members will be required to submit a health assessment before starting their shift.
We frequently and vigorously disinfect our offices and communication equipment. Our Support team disinfects common areas, including conference rooms, regularly.
For the safety of our customers visiting Mike's, the team disinfects high traffic surfaces such as vacuum handles, vending machines, and the counter in the customer booth during lot checks.
Our team members are swiping credit cards now, but if the customer is uncomfortable they may still swipe their card at an arm's length away.
We are accepting cash however credit card is preferred.
One customer allowed in the building at a time. Masks must be worn at all times. Team members are approved to wear a face mask while on duty to ensure the health and safety of our team and customers. When the heat index reaches 91 degrees or above, we deem this a safety hazard for our team. At this point, they can remove their masks to help ensure they can breathe properly. Regardless of the heat, our loader does not have to wear a mask. It is imperative that the loader can communicate clearly to the customer as they guide the vehicle into the carwash.
WHY MIKE'S CARWASH IS OPEN
There are several reasons why Mike's is staying open during this critical time:
Express carwashes provide necessary ongoing upkeep, maintenance, and antibacterial and antiviral hard surface cleaning for automobiles. Regular carwashing is included in most vehicle's maintenance manuals. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) business industry code 8111 for "Automotive Repair and Maintenance" include "carwashes" under NAIC industry cost 811192. Express carwashes are a key component of auto-repair.
Much like washing your hands regularly, washing your car's exterior, door handles, and trunk are essential in removing virus from the surface. Without that cleaning process, the coronavirus is reported to remain on metal, glass, plastic, and other hard, non-porous surfaces for up to nine days. This poses a risk for all vehicle operators but especially shared vehicles like police, fire, ambulance, and ride-sharing (Uber/Lyft), as well as personal vehicles. Washing cars improves the public health through that cleaning process.
We will continue to monitor the CDC, as well as federal, state and local guidance on how best to respond and protect our team and customers. Thank you for your attention and patience during this rapidly changing time.