Last month, in the parking lot of an apartment building in Cheonan, a gas cylinder loaded on a car wash exploded, causing more than 600 cars to burn.
Since then, more and more apartments have been banned from car wash vehicles.
Even though only a few cars have gas cylinders, reports have come in that the rest of the car washers are having a hard time.
We met with reporter Jeong Ban-seok.
On the night of the 11th of last month, the underground parking lot of an apartment building in Cheonan.
A car wash loaded with LP gas cylinders exploded, burning or scorching 666 vehicles.
Since then, the number of apartments that have banned business trip car washing has increased nationwide.
[Employee of an apartment management office in Seoul: Not long ago, a business trip car wash exploded in the basement and there was a fire, and there was a risk of fire, so the business trip car wash was banned at the Dong representative meeting.
Everything is prohibited.]
Business trip car washers complain that their sales have been cut in half.
In response to the request for a refund, Mr. Chae Jung-ho in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, left the employee he was working
Customers are also requesting refunds, and they gave quite a few refunds today.
There were many people who said that they had to fold it because of less work.] He
argues that not all car washes are dangerous.
[Chae Yong-ho / Business trip car washers: Steam washes that use LPG tanks are less than 5% in the industry, so we have to thoroughly manage and supervise them…
Business trip car washing is largely divided into a waterless method that uses detergent solution and a steam method that sprays high-temperature steam.
Even in the steam method, there are only a few methods that use LP gas.
[Lee Yong-jae/Professor of Fire Safety Management Department, Kyungmin University: LPG is heavier than air, so if it leaks into a closed vehicle, etc., there is a possibility that it may pool and lead to a fire…
Relatively, the risk of washing a car using batteries or using kerosene or such oil is incomparably low.] We
need to be alert to fire, but we are concerned about the side effect of going bankrupt in the car wash industry for small business trips.
(Video coverage: Oh Young-chun, Video editing: So Ji-hye, CG: Jeong Hyeon-jeong)Keywords: