The difference between indoor and outdoor playgrounds is where it’s located; therefore, cleaning methods may also differ.
Outdoor playgrounds are susceptible to rain, wind, dust, and other weather conditions, while indoor playgrounds get protected by a roof and four walls. Even if protected, children are curious beings. They will touch anything that interests them. And that means indoor playgrounds also deserve regular cleaning.
To get started in making your playground sparkling clean, here are sanitation and maintenance for playground owners.
You may not see it, but surfaces are prone to dirt more than you know. Children jump, slide, or touch play equipment surfaces all day long. As playground owners, it’s your responsibility to clean playground surfaces routinely to keep the play area safe.
Each type of surface has a different method of cleaning. Take, for example, most coated metal and plastic-feeling material — the trick is to clean these materials with a damp cloth and mild detergent. On the other hand, other materials require soft brushes or even paper towels.
Before starting with purchasing and cleaning your play equipment, know first how to clean and maintain its surface. Each play equipment includes a manual for you to check. Another method is to consult a playground equipment manufacturer for a more in-depth explanation.
Perform a Thorough Cleaning
Disease-causing germs are among the common causes of why children get sick. It can enter a child’s body in many ways. So, it’s vital also to sanitise your play equipment.
When there is something sticky or a lot of dirt on your playground equipment, use soap and water to clean it. Also, make sure to use non-toxic cleaning products that are safe to use in cleaning your equipment.
The last step is to disinfect your play equipment from disease-causing germs, fungi, and bacteria. Do this regularly to prevent the disease from spreading.
Have Designated Areas for Different Functions
Let your indoor playground have a designated area for everything. For example, separate your snack area and playground as well as a place to sanitise their hands and throw trash. Not only will this remind everyone that there’s a specific place for an activity, but it will also promote cleanliness.
Food will only be allowed in the snack area, while the parents and children can clean their hands and throw trash before entering the play area to maintain cleanliness and proper hygiene in the playground.
Taking care of playground equipment is important if you want to prolong its life and make your playground safe for children and parents. At iREC, we always make sure every playground equipment designed, manufactured, and installed will be on par with international standards when it comes to fun and safety. If you’re looking for a trusted playground equipment manufacturer, we have decades of experience in the craft and is recognised within the industry. Make your indoor playground the best in town.
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