Indoor playgrounds are very popular destinations for families with kids, but if not properly washed they can become a danger to public health and safety. A proper cleaning program is extremely vital for maintaining your playground safe for kids.
First, let's look at the differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
Cleaning: using soap and water to get rid of chemical, physical, and microbial compounds from surfaces.
Sanitizing: using substances or other verified methods to reduce the number of germs on clean surfaces into a safe level.
Disinfecting: utilizing compounds to remove all the germs listed on the product label, which might consist of bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
You must always clean, then sanitize or disinfect
. Germs may still be present even though park surfaces seem clean. Properly cleaning then sanitizing or disinfecting will decrease harmful germs and children's risk for illness and disease.
Routine cleaning and sanitizing
Indoor playground surfaces should be cleaned and sanitized every day, and place cleaned throughout the day, even if they do not look cluttered. Clean and sanitize surfaces instantly if dirt is present. Clean surfaces thoroughly with warm water prior to repainting. Indoor Playgrounds International recommends assigning a staff member to constantly spot clean throughout the structure during business hours. Not only does this guarantee a clean playground, but it will help reassure parents.
Body fluids (blood, urine, vomit, fecal matter) are highly infectious and should be cleaned up quickly. The affected area ought to be closed so employees can clean and disinfect. Clean surfaces thoroughly with soap and water before disinfecting.
Soap & Water: moderate antibacterial dishwashing soap and warm water are recommended for cleaning. Use approximately two tablespoons to a gallon water. Never use degreaser on almost any plastics, domes, or chimney.
Soft fabrics: clean, absorbent soft cotton fabrics are better to use for cleaning.
Soft bristle brush: use soft, soft bristle brushes for cleaning ropes and net crawls, and removing debris and dust from plastics.
WD40: use WD40 to remove scuffmarks on vinyl just. Wash and rinse the surface immediately after having to remove any residue.
Paper towels: not use paper towels onto domes or windows.
Degreaser: never use degreaser on plastics, childhood perceptions
domes, or windows.
Harsh compounds: never use harsh chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, or other chemicals that may degrade or dull the plastic.
In Indoor Playgrounds International, we put safety and cleanliness of above all else. Showing parents that you care about the health and safety of their kids ensures they will return and spread the word.