BENEFITS OF HIRING CLEANING SERVICES FOR YOUR GYM’S HARDWOOD FLOORS
If you run a sport facility, you may focus your cleaning efforts on locker rooms and sport equipment. However, don’t forget that your gym’s hardwood floors are also an important area that need regular cleaning and maintenance.
THEY CAN REFINISH THE FLOORS
Refinishing is also important since it can protect court markings for indoor tracks, pickleball courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, etc. Some gyms place tape on their hardwood floors to mark court outlines, but this is not a good idea. Tape breaks down easily, and as the tape breaks down, it can leave behind its adhesive coating. This adhesive residue makes it easier for dirt and grit to build up on the hardwood.
Built-up dirt can lead to floor damage since it can act as an abrasive during periods of high foot traffic. Instead, have a professional paint different court markings on your wood floors. Then once court markings are in place, have a cleaning service refinish the floors so that the paint is sealed in.
THEY WILL PREVENT WATER DAMAGE
While refinishing can protect your floors from moisture, it’s not a catch-all for water damage. Wood is naturally porous, so if it is overexposed to moisture, then it can develop rot, cupping, or cracks from expansion/contraction.
A cleaning service can use the proper products and mops to clear your wood floors of water.
THEY WILL ELIMINATE PATHOGENS
If your gym has classes where people stretch on the floor or practice yoga, then your customers may be practicing with unclean yoga mats and bare feet. They can be exposed to pathogens like Staphylococcus, and they can develop skin infections, like athlete’s foot and ringworm.
You can’t guarantee that your customers will always bring clean yoga mats to stretch on, but you can guarantee that your floors are clean so that germs aren’t continually spread throughout your gym. A cleaning service can use a disinfectant to clean your hardwood flooring after yoga classes so that germs aren’t spread. These services can use scrubbing machines that keep germs from thriving.