Be Gentle When Wiping Your Ash Away

September 5, 2017



Reader Tippi Mathison shares this photo of her windshield in the View Ridge neighborhood of Everett


Reader Billy Brackett found a light coating of ash on his car at Paine Field.

Ash from multiple fires in our state is falling on Everett. While not as gritty as the ash that fell when Mt. St. Helens erupted you can still damage your paint if you apply heavy pressure when you wipe away the ash.

Mark Hoidal who owns General Brushless Car Wash at 6101 Evergreen Way says they recommend people either use their self service bays with pre-wash and soaping up good or use the tunnel wash so the vehicle gets a good pre-soak before any pressure is applied. Also by going to a commercial car wash you can help keep the ash and other debris out of the storm drains as the water at General Brushless goes to a water treatment plant instead of directly into the sewer system.

There are multiple forest fires burning to the east and south of Everett and that is why you are smelling smoke and in some places dealing with ash. Today is also expected to be especially warm with record high temps before things begin to cool tomorrow and Thursday.

All burning is banned right now in Snohomish County and demand for information is so high the air quality site for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has crashed. People with breathing problems should stay indoors.

If you have elderly neighbors ot people living alone, take a moment to check on them and make sure they are okay.


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