Indoor playgrounds are extremely popular destinations for families with kids, however, if not properly cleaned they could become a danger to public health and safety. A suitable cleaning
schedule is very vital for maintaining your playground safe for children.
To begin with, let us 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 alternative verified methods to reduce the amount of germs on blank surfaces into a secure level.
Disinfecting: using compounds to remove each of the germs recorded 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 playground surfaces seem clean. Properly cleaning afterward 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 daily, and spot cleaned throughout the day, even if they do not look dirty. Clean and sanitize surfaces instantly if dirt is current. Clean surfaces thoroughly with soapy water prior to repainting. Indoor Playgrounds International recommends assigning a team member to continuously spot clean during the structure during business hours. Not only does this guarantee a clean playground, but it helps reassure parents.
Body fluids (blood, urine, vomit, fecal matter) are highly contagious and needs to be cleaned up quickly. The affected area ought to be closed so employees can wash and disinfect. Clean surfaces thoroughly with soap and warm water prior to disinfecting.
Below is a list of do's and don'ts regarding cleaning materials.
Soap & Water: moderate antibacterial dishwashing soap and warm water are recommended for cleaning. Use approximately two tablespoons to one gallon water. Never use degreaser on almost any plastics, domes, or chimney.
Soft fabrics: clean, absorbent soft cotton cloths are better to use for cleaning.
Soft bristle brush: use clean, soft bristle brushes for cleaning ropes and net crawls, and eliminating
debris and dust out of plastics. Wash and rinse the surface immediately after using to remove any residue.
Paper towels: never use paper towels onto domes or dividers. It will scratch and dull the surface.
Degreaser: never use degreaser on plastics, childhood perceptions
domes, or chimney.
Harsh compounds: not use harsh chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, or other chemicals that may hamper or dull the plastic.
In Indoor Playgrounds International, we put safety and cleanliness of over all else. Showing parents that you care about the wellbeing and security of their children ensures they'll return and spread the word.