Indoor playgrounds are very popular destinations for families with children, however, if not properly cleaned they could become a hazard to public health and security. A suitable cleaning schedule is very vital for maintaining your playground safe for children.
To begin with, let's look at the gaps between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
Cleaning: using soap and water to remove physical, chemical, and microbial compounds from surfaces.
Sanitizing: using chemicals or alternative verified methods to decrease the number of germs on blank surfaces to a secure level.
Disinfecting: using compounds to eliminate each the germs listed on the product label, which may consist of bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
Germs may nevertheless be present even if playground surfaces appear clean. Properly cleaning afterward sanitizing or disinfecting will decrease dangerous germs and children's risk for illness and disease.
Routine cleansing and sanitizing
Indoor playground surfaces should be cleaned and sanitized every day, and spot cleaned
during the day, even if they don't look cluttered. Clean and sanitize surfaces instantly if dirt is current. Clean surfaces thoroughly with soapy water prior to repainting. Indoor Playgrounds International recommends assigning a staff member to continuously spot clean throughout the construction during business hours. Does this guarantee a clean playground, but it will help reassure parents.
Cleaning and disinfecting after body fluid incidents
Body fluids (urine, blood, vomit, fecal matter) are highly contagious and should be cleaned up immediately. The affected area should be closed so employees can clean 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 supplies.
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 cloths are best to use for cleaning.
Soft bristle brush: use soft, soft bristle brushes for cleaning ropes and web crawls, and removing dust and debris out of plastics. Wash and rinse the surface immediately after having to remove any residue.
Paper towels: not use paper towels onto domes or windows.
Degreaser: not use degreaser on plastics, domes, or windows.
Harsh compounds: not use harsh chemicals such as bleach, chlorine, or other chemicals that may hamper or dull the plastic.
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Playgrounds International, we put safety and cleanliness of over all else. Showing parents that you care about the wellbeing and security of the kids ensures they'll return and spread the word.