Reasons Why Playgrounds Need Professional Cleaning Regularly

There’s no denying that playgrounds are a staple of childhood. Therefore, they’re one of the most highly frequented structures in any given neighborhood. Of course, the aesthetic benefits of keeping a playground clean are undeniable. The better-maintained your playground, the likelier it is to attract enthusiastic families from all over town. With that said, playground maintenance is critical not only for the health of these families but for child safety, as well. Whether you manage a commercial playground or simply have one as the main attraction in your yard, it’s important not to underestimate the importance of regular cleaning. Let’s dive into why playgrounds need professional cleaning regularly.

Manage Germs

As any elementary school teacher may tell you, kids are extremely resilient – and, inevitably, they can carry quite a few germs. Of course, these are usually inconsequential, leading to an unpleasant cold at worst. That said, parents are rightfully put off about letting their children play in areas that are known to be teeming with germs. Bacteria and viruses can sometimes exist on hard surfaces for days. You can be proactive in making sure that your playground doesn’t serve as a breeding ground for colds and the flu. Regular professional cleaning eliminates any dangerous microorganisms that may be lurking in your playground. As a result, regular professional cleaning can make it a safer and happier place for everyone who frequents it.

Remove Mold and Mildew

Of course, bacteria are by no means the biggest health and safety concern associated with public playgrounds. More problematic is the possibility of algae building up on your playground’s structures. Algae thrive in warm, moist environments and playgrounds are notoriously full of plenty of inviting nooks and crannies. Because of this, it’s critical to make sure that your playground is regularly cleaned and inspected. Algae growth can easily escalate into mold if left unchecked, which can be particularly hazardous both for community playgrounds and residential ones. Luckily, professional cleaning services eradicate algae growth without compromising the structure of your playground.

Preserve the Structure

Speaking of structure, something else to consider is that neglecting a playground’s maintenance can lead to the buildup of rust and debris. This buildup can damage the structural integrity of a playground over time. It’s inevitable that your playground will get wet and dirty – after all, it’s exposed to the elements at all hours of the day. However, it’s important that professional cleaning services such as softwash are used to prevent your playground from deteriorating under the elements, making it a safe place for kids to play. By using special cleaning solutions and sealants, professional cleaners both eradicate the buildup of rust and prevent it from happening again.
There are plenty of reasons why playgrounds need professional cleaning, but they all amount to this: the health and safety of your community. Being diligent about scheduling professional playground cleaning is being proactive about taking care of any safety concerns. Doing this helps to ensure that days at the playground are nothing but fun for every kid. To get a free quote on your professional playground cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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A+ SoftWash & Pressure Washing was founded with our consumers’ best interest at heart. We found homeowners were being advised to replace roofs, stucco, and siding only because they were dirty, not old and damaged. Contractors often recommend expensive remodeling projects, although your building materials still have remaining life. Maintaining clean surfaces with SoftWash will extend the life of your exterior facades for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

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