When summer descends on desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas, gyms and indoor sports facilities become a must for beating the heat while working out. Many of them feature artificial grass areas that give you the same workout as an outdoor field, but with the luxury of shade and air conditioning. However, indoor athletic facilities can quickly become grimy from sweat, wear, and dirt tracked in from the outdoors. If you manage a gym or athletic facility that has artificial grass installed, follow these easy steps for proper maintenance that will extend the lifespan of your sports turf.
Whether you do it before you open in the morning or after you close at night is completely up to you, but you should make sure to clean your artificial grass each day as part of your regular cleaning and sanitizing routine. You don’t need to deep clean it with such regularity, but taking a few minutes to brush the blades and remove debris will go a long way toward protecting your investment and extending the lifespan of your artificial turf.
The first thing you should do during your everyday synthetic turf maintenance routine is to remove obvious debris. This can mean anything from twigs and leaves tracked in from outdoors to exercise equipment that’s been left lying on the turf blades. Then, brush your artificial grass blades against the grain using a synthetic bristle comb or broom in order to prevent matting and keep your artificial grass looking lush. We recommend investing in a specialized turf comb to ensure that your tools aren’t damaging your artificial grass blades. Finally, after you’ve rejuvenated the look of your synthetic turf, apply a deodorizing product to disinfect and prevent any odors. TurFresh BioS+ is the premier choice for indoor sports facilities, since the innovative BioS+ enzyme technology chemically neutralizes odors at their source, resulting in a longer-lasting freshness versus other deodorizing products.
In addition to quick daily refreshes, it’s recommended that you treat your artificial grass to a deep cleaning periodically. This can be anywhere from once a month to twice a year, depending on your synthetic turf product and the amount of foot traffic it sees. Moreover, when it comes to thorough deep cleanings, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. At TurFresh, we offer a comprehensive 10-step artificial grass maintenance program that handles everything from reblooming turf blades to de-compacting infill. We’ll retuck seams, remove hair, improve drainage, and even re-attached raised seams. We complete all of our commercial cleaning services with an application of our famous TurFresh BioS+ deodorizing spray, leaving your artificial turf fresh, clean, and odor-free for a new set of gym-goers.
If you want to get the most out of your indoor sport facility’s artificial grass, taking the time to perform thorough artificial turf maintenance can help your investment lasts for years more. No matter what size area or type of turf product you have to work with, TurFresh can handle it all. We offer thorough commercial cleaning services on a scheduled basis, or you can visit our online store for industry-leading products that will help you do daily maintenance with ease. To find out more or to schedule your first artificial turf maintenance service, give us a call at (855) 444-8873 today.