How to Deep Clean your Gym

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The cleaning services team at Cleaning4U has clients all over the place, each with their own specific set of needs. While our deep house cleaning services are popular, our professional cleaning services extend far beyond residential spaces. Different spaces require different levels of cleaning, and gym cleaning, in particular, is not something to be taken lightly. Nobody wants to go to a dirty gym, and with physical exertion and shared equipment, gyms can be a good incubator and conduit for illness. Our deep gym cleaning service at Cleaning 4U promises to leave no weight left unturned. If you are curious about what it would take to tackle Vancouver gym cleaning on your own, below are some of the basics.

How often do you need deep gym cleaning?

Thorough deep gym cleaning should occur multiple times each year and is oftentimes best left to a Vancouver deep gym cleaning service. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can sit idly by between these appointments. Regularly disinfecting and sanitizing during your daily cleaning routines will help keep your gym at a solid baseline, making the deep cleaning a less arduous task. Because gyms are shared-use spaces and attract people from all walks of life with all levels of germ exposure, it is critical to keep your equipment and space clean. Germs can live on surfaces for upwards of a week, and regularly using disinfectants and sanitizers on these surfaces is critical.

Ideally, your equipment is wiped down by patrons after each use. Realistically, this does not always happen, and it is the responsibility of the gym staff to superficially clean at least a couple of times each day to maintain an acceptable level of hygiene.

Foam, Floors, and Mats

To best clean and sanitize foam surfaces – like those that make up the majority of benches in a gym – use a microfiber cloth wet with cleaning solution and wipe down the entire surface. Follow directions on your cleaning product for how long it needs to sit on a surface, but foam will often saturate, so be cautious of the amount of product you are using.

Rubber floors can be cleaned easily with a vacuum and mop, using your desired disinfected as a solution.

Yoga mats need to be disinfected and sanitized often to effectively stay ahead of bacteria and odour buildup. Start by clearing the mat of the debris before spraying disinfectant and sanitizer over the entire surface and it down, letting it air dry before storing.

Workout Machines

Ultimately, you should follow the manufacturer’s suggestion when it comes to cleaning things like treadmills, stationary bikes, and ellipticals. Step one, however, will always be to unplug these machines to ensure your safety. From there, you will need to clear dirt and grime from all surfaces before cleaning and polishing with cleaning solution, disinfectant, and sanitizer. There tend to be a lot of nooks and crannies on these machines, and a proper deep gym cleaning service will get them all.

Ultimately the key to deep gym cleaning in Vancouver is to stay on top of it. Regularly cleaning during the day and at the end of each day, in addition to regimented weekly and monthly cleanings, will make major deep clean more attainable and – should you choose to hire a gym cleaning service – affordable as well. If you are looking for a professional cleaning company, go with the best in the business and give Cleaning4U a call today!

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