The wash bay is a piece of cleaning equipment that could just be the complete cleaning solution that you have been missing. Designed to be efficient and to give you the complete clean you have been looking for, a wash bay is perfect for those bigger things that need a good scrub down.

At Active Services we provide our clients with a range of quality cleaning solutions, including wash bays. And in this quick definitive guide to wash bays, we’re going to give you all of the information you need in order to get the right solution.

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What are wash bays and what are they used for?


Wash bays are generally designed to wash vehicles, heavy machinery and equipment, and containers.

This sort of cleaning solution can be a fixed structure or it can be portable, but no matter which type you opt for, all wash bays are similar in that they are designed to contain the water that is being used to clean, after which it will be flushed down a drain, into the sewer system.

To make the wash bay even more effective, the bay makes use of washing detergents as well as degreasers to get rid of even the most stubborn of dirty marks and stains. The entire method is a lot more effective and faster than cleaning by hand and it is a great option for any corporate cleaning company that has a fleet of vehicles or cleaning equipment that needs to have regular cleaning.

Types of Wash Bays


Because wash bays can be used for all sorts of cleaning, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some wash bays are even designed to have specialist applications which will make the bay a lot more flexible.

When you are looking around for a wash bay, here’s some of the types you will come across.


  1. The Portable Wash Bay

These are a great option not only because they can be moved from one place to the next, but also because they don’t require any sort of excavation or site changes in order for the bay to be placed. These units are quite ideal for a company that is renting and as such will need to move.


  1. The Car Wash Bay

This is your generic wash bay and one that you have probably seen before. This wash bay is designed just for commercial use and it creates the perfect, protective environment in which to have your car (or fleet of cars) washed.  


  1. The Construction Wash Bay

These wash bays are ideal for having on a construction site where construction vehicles need to be washed down daily. This is great for isolating the chemicals in the water and ensuring that they don’t contaminate clean water.

When selecting a wash bay, there are some regulations that you might have to adhere to, especially when disposing the dirty water. To work around the red tape, it is often better to outsource your wash bay needs to a company that is already compliant with the rules and up to date about them. This way, you can enjoy all of the benefits of the wash bay, without having to pay out more money or waste time.

Active Services offers many cleaning services including, security and residential cleaning for all small offices right through to prestigious Head Offices, multi-site buildings and other spaces. Contact our team today. If you liked this article, you might also like, the best way to keep your auto dealership clean.