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How to Clean Your Facility

A schools strength training equipment and locker room are some of the dirtiest places where harmful germs, viruses and parasites love to fester and hide.

In addition to the normal strains of bacteria and viruses that are often found in other highly trafficked areas of a school, athletic training centers and locker rooms are unique in that they’re commonly subject to fungi like ringworm and athlete’s foot, which are contagious and require detailed cleaning to eradicate. Failure to keep areas free of viruses, bacteria and fungi can result in closure of affected areas.

Here are a few ideas to help keep your athletic training facility clean from viruses and fungi, and to keep your students or staff safe, happy, and of course, healthy and fit.

Flooring

For all of your rubber flooring our flooring partner recommends Enviro Care Neutral Disinfectant. It is an EPA-registered disinfectant concentrate contains a hospital-type, neutral pH disinfectant for hard surfaces. This highly concentrated (1:64) formula is bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and mildew static. Cleaner is effective against HIV-1 virus, MRSA and many other pathogens.

Upholstery

Our upholstery features a PreFixx protective finish, which resists damage from disinfectants. In laboratory testing, upholstery protected with PreFixx finish was treated with the following disinfectants with little to no discoloration or damage to the upholstery. The following cleaners should be used with a soft cloth or damp sponge to remove chemical residue. Click here to see all info on cleaning upholstery.

  • Bleach 1:9 (10% bleach)
  • Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
  • Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Spray

Custom Wear Covers

Do not use bleach cleaners on these. The best you can do is to spray them with a Lysol disinfectant type spray. The fabric and threads on these will discolor if you use a bleach product.

Athletes

A cropped shot of a young woman washing her hands in her bathroom

Hand Washing – Whenever possible, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend washing your hands with soap and water to kill all types of germs and harmful bacteria.

Hand Sanitizers – When you’re away from a sink and just need to wash up quickly, hand sanitizers are a great second option. Hand sanitizers are perfect for those times when you’re on the go and need to clean up quickly. The CDC suggests finding a formula that has a high alcohol content (at least 60%) to kill germs.

Wearing Clean Clothing – The CDC found that strains of coronavirus have the potential to remain on metal, glass, plastic and soft surfaces for two hours to nine days.

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