Keeping your gym clean and sanitary is a high priority. Providing a safe and healthy environment to work out in will go a long way to proving your professionalism and that you are a great place to exercise. Staying on top of a regular gym cleaning schedule is a must for cleaning your gym, but what about deep cleaning? In this blog post, we’re discussing how to deep clean a gym.
How to Deep Clean a Gym
To provide a pleasant atmosphere for clients and staff alike, a gym should be cleaned regularly and often. In high traffic spaces like your gym, not only should it be cleaned daily, but often a number of times throughout the day.
The spread of germs and disease will be greatly reduced with an overall daily clean, but also with deep cleaning methods that can be incorporated frequently. From restrooms, front lobbies and reception areas to workout equipment and staff office locations, deeper cleaning will ensure your workout facility is a place people love to come to.
What Disinfectant Do Gyms Use?
Starting with the cleaning and disinfecting solutions, deep cleaning doesn’t have to only take place a few times a year. Working in disinfectants and sanitizers to your cleaning regimen will help keep your gym looking attractive, smelling good, and draw in happy clientele.
Germs can live on gym equipment from a day up to a week. Disinfectants like non-bleach surfactant cleaners and solutions will disinfect surfaces relativity easily. The solutions need to be applied properly and allowed to sit on the surface for a short period of time to work.
Reading the directions will give a thorough overview of the application process. Instead of using mild cleaners on surfaces that get used and touched a lot, switch to a more serious cleaning product to take your cleaning to the next level and you will be deep cleaning more often.
We should note, that while these cleaners are tougher on germs and bacteria, they are often gentle enough to use on most hard surfaces. Again, check the directions and even consider trying the disinfecting cleaning solution in a small location to test out your results.
How Do You Deep Clean Gym Equipment?
Spraying and wiping the gym equipment regularly will deep clean your workout areas more often. After each piece of equipment is used, it should be wiped down with a disinfecting solution. Areas that aren’t touched as often can probably wait for a less frequent schedule.
Incorporating electrostatic cleaning can offer you the next level of disinfecting you might be looking for on top of this standard cleaning process; a gym is a perfect place to incorporate a cleaning approach like electrostatic cleaning, which gets in all the corners of a workout space.
Should You Wipe Down Gym Equipment?
I think you know the answer to this one. Yes, absolutely wipe down gym equipment. Either a designated person disinfects equipment throughout the day or you can provide cleaning products and cleaning towels for clients to use to clean up after they’ve worked out. It really is a must in a busy environment with many humans using the gym equipment throughout the day and night.
How Often Should You Clean Gym Equipment?
After every workout visitor uses the equipment, the machines and exercise gear should be wiped and cleaned. So, that will be many times a day. Seats, handles, bases of machines, and even pedals should be wiped down. A closed bin should be provided to toss used cleaning towels into and disinfecting solution sprays should be available in many easy-to-access areas. These cleaning supplies should be stocked often and never run low.
Show how professional and appealing your gym is by providing a deeply-cleaned location, and you will have people talking about how well-maintained it is!
When You’re Ready for a Deep-Cleaned Gym
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