How Do I Keep Playground Equipment Clean & Maintained?

How Do I Keep Playground Equipment Clean & Maintained?



Whether children are attending a public playground or the playground of an educational setting, ensuring it's clean and well maintained is paramount, especially during what can only be described as troubling times due to COVID.

Playgrounds are not just places for children to let off steam; they’re places for children to learn, to grow and to develop in what is expected to be a safe environment. Thankfully, with Sovereign Play Equipment, keeping your playground clean and safe has never been easier thanks to affordable, monthly maintenance packages. Before we look at these maintenance programs however, it’s first important to look at why keeping on top of your playground’s maintenance is so important.

Visual Appeal

Clean, shiny playgrounds are without a doubt far more appealing than rusty, dirty playgrounds. Whether you have a private or commercial playground, ensuring it’s visually appealing is essential to encourage people to use it. While cleaning and maintaining your playground is great aesthetics, it’s important to note that it isn’t the only reason you should be doing it.

Safety

Clean playgrounds are undoubtedly far safer than dirty ones. When poorly maintained, playgrounds can become a danger for young children, especially when you consider the possibilities such as slippery surfaces, cracked, sharp cement, slippery artificial grass and even sharp edges on poorly maintained equipment.

Hygiene

If artificial grass is left uncleaned, it can become a harbinger of dirt and bacteria. Likewise with playground equipment, especially touch points such as handlebars; they can harbour germs and bacteria as more and more children pass through each piece of equipment.

Even without the presence of COVID-19, especially during winter months, viruses such as cold and flu can spread faster than ever before, among both children and adults when playgrounds aren’t kept clean.

Sovereign Play Equipment - Maintenance Programs

Here at Sovereign Play, we supply maintenance manuals with all equipment, giving you valuable information on not only the operation but the maintenance requirements of said equipment. While it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure regular inspections are carried out, we understand that owners will undoubtedly get busy and need help.

It’s for this reason that we also offer maintenance programs to ensure your inspections are carried out. We do this with the help of qualified inspectors, accredited by the RPII (Register of Play Inspectors International). Not only will they inspect and review all equipment supplied by ourselves, but they’ll identify areas that may need attention, provide full reports, carry out minor repairs and supply quotes for more in-depth work, should you need it.

We have three different playground maintenance packages available, starting from just £14.99, making this not only affordable but virtually unbeatable. For more information on our Bronze, Silver and Gold Playground Equipment Maintenance Packages, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01702 804200.
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