Green clean: “It’s not easy being green,” one famous Muppet lamented. But it’s not as hard as it used to be as more businesses offer eco-friendly products and services. League City resident Mike Piznar on Monday will open Martinizing Dry Cleaning, 11041 Shadow Creek Parkway in Pearland. The range comprises an interior and exterior cleaning product so you can eco clean your whole car from the outside in, be it a Prius or a Peugeot ? Ecover Wash and Wax has been formulated to clean and protect your bodywork, and to add extra shine to your windows and dashboard try Ecover Glass and Interior Cleaner. The business is billed as easy on the earth because it uses a silicone-based cleaning solvent instead of perchloroethylene, or perc, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls a groundwater contaminant. Perc also has been linked to cancer, federal officials say.
Some states are forcing dry cleaners to phase out perc, though some industry stakeholders say the concerns are overblown. Piznar, 54, is a U.S. Navy veteran and an environmental engineer for 25 years. There is an alternative. Eco Touch is a waterless car wash product that is non-toxic, biodegradable, and petrochemical-free. Just spray it on and wipe it off, that?s all it takes to have a clean, shiny car. Piznar, who has signed to open five stores in the southwest Houston area, considered opening a League City store. He hasn’t found a strong location, he said. There are 163 franchisees operating 550 Martinizing Dry Cleaning worldwide.
No matter what car you drive, at some point, you gotta clean it. But traditional car washes are a tremendous waste of water, not to mention those soapy suds can go down the city drains and potentially corrupt the water supply. This is also a savings over washing your car using the garden hose, which runs up your water bill. And with recent water shortages across the U.S., this spritz wash will keep you from wasting those precious drops.
While in Houston, the company continued operating through its paint and body business. Back on the island: “BOI” usually refers to Born on the Island. Best part is, Eco Touch is not labor-intensive like messy water washes. I?m the type who has little time, energy, or interest for cleaning, especially big jobs. But I?ve been using this product for the past few months, and it only takes me a quick 10 minutes to clean my whole car. But maybe it should also stand for Back on the Island. Also returning is SMI Insurance Agency, 1802 Broadway. The storm forced the company, owned by Judy Shaw, to do business in south Houston for four months.