If you own or manage a gym in Los Angeles, Santa Ana or San Diego, you want to ensure a safe and clean environment for your members. Gyms can be a messy business, and with so many people sharing the same equipment during exercise, it can quickly become a breeding ground for germs and grime.
To keep your gym safe and sanitary, regular synthetic turf maintenance is essential. Here are four easy ways that you can keep your gym’s turf well-maintained and make your athletic facility one of the best in the area.
Promptly Clean Any Messes
When you have artificial grass, it’s important to clean up any spills and messes as soon as possible. This can include protein shakes, sports drinks, snacks, and debris from the outside.
It’s important to have a cleaning plan in place to ensure that messes are taken care of quickly and properly. When an accident occurs, blog any liquid stains with a towel. Rinse the affected area with a mixture of water and mild detergent, or use ammonia and water for more stubborn substances.
Remove Pet Waste
Whether you have a pet-friendly gym or an outdoor area where stray dogs may pass by, pet waste can happen when you have synthetic grass landscaping. If a dog does do its business on your turf, remove any solid pet waste as soon as possible as you normally would. Rinse the area thoroughly to wash away any urine or leftover waste, and let the drainage system do the rest.
While pet waste won’t leave your synthetic grass brown or bleached, it can still cause bacteria and odors that put your members’ safety at risk, so it’s always best to clean pet waste promptly and thoroughly.
Cross-Brush Your Turf Fibers
Your synthetic turf likely sees a lot of high-impact activity. While turf’s durability is one of its greatest assets, it still needs to be properly maintained in order to remain in its best condition despite this heavy use.
Remember to re-bloom your turf blades regularly in order to counteract any matting that may result from constant foot traffic. This means cross-brushing your turf fibers, or brushing them away from the grain so that they stand up again and are restored to their original lush appearance. Just remember to use a brush or rake with synthetic bristles only; metal bristles can damage your turf fibers and reduce your turf’s lifespan.
If you manage a gym, then you already know how crucial sanitizing your facility is. From wiping down machines to mopping the floors, eliminating bacteria is the No. 1 most important aspect of gym cleaning and maintenance. The same applies to your synthetic grass.
Turf deodorizers like TurFresh BioS+ help kill bacteria and eliminate odors at their source. The commercial-grade formula bonds to ammonia molecules and neutralizes odors, leaving your turf fresh and odor-free even after a busy day of heavy workouts.
Similarly, TurFresh’s TurFill antibacterial infill can help prevent bacteria growth if regularly reapplied. Infill isn’t just part of the installation process; it also needs to be reapplied regularly as infill is naturally lost over the course of weeks or months of heavy use. Opting for an antibacterial infill for this top-up will add another layer of cleanliness and protection that will give you and your members peace of mind.
If you don’t want to worry about routine artificial grass maintenance, or if you don’t have the time to do it yourself as often as you need to, consider professional artificial turf maintenance services. TurFresh’s 10-point cleaning process can be scheduled as often as you need us, whether that’s once a week or twice a year. If you’d like to learn more about TurFresh’s turf maintenance services for gyms and athletic facilities, give us a call at 855-444-8873, or fill out our online contact form today to book your first appointment.