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It’s important to regularly clean your playground to help maintain your equipment and look after the health of the children who use it.
In the wake of COVID-19 the hygiene of surfaces is even more vital to help keep everyone safe and well.
There are lots of things you need to consider when you want to clean your playground. Following our steps, you can be sure that your play equipment is clean, hygienic and well cared for.
Make sure you follow our advice carefully, as some cleaning products might damage your equipment rather than caring for it.
Read on to find out what steps you should take when cleaning your playground.
Power washing your equipment is a great solution for large outdoor spaces. It gives your play structures a thorough clean and is much more practical than going round each piece with a hand wipe!
If you don’t have the resources in house to power wash your equipment, there are lots of companies with the skills and expertise that you can hire to clean it for you.
You need to choose your cleaning solutions with care so you don’t damage your equipment. If you’ve got a playground installed by us, please get in touch for advice about cleaning your equipment.
It’s important to choose an antibacterial solution that’s mild yet effective to best care for children on the playground and the natural environment. You need to be able to disinfect equipment without causing any harm.
With lots of use over time, your timber might start to get little areas of wear that need a sand down as you’re sanitising the equipment with your solution. Simply rub them down with some sandpaper and wash away any dust before using the pressure washer.
You need to keep your playground surfaces free from debris and weed growth as a matter of course. As a key part of your playground safety regime, you need to care for your flooring. Sweep away anything that has fallen onto the surface and use a low-pressure wash setting to remove any dirt. Don’t use your high pressure washer on the surface as it can damage the safety surface.
Make sure cleaning your playground doesn’t impact on its regular usage. Pick a time when you know there won’t be high demand for your equipment so you’ll have time to clean everything and let it dry before use.
With limited use, you may not have been keeping on top of emptying bins in outdoor spaces. Make sure your bins are regularly emptied and that the surfaces are disinfected.
While your actual play equipment is your priority, walkways and benches will also need a good clean to make sure they’re hygienic and ready for use.
Putting up a simple sign to remind your playground users to wash or sanitise their hands before and after using the equipment is a really simple way to help improve the hygiene of your space.