Your Guide to Effective Playground Cleaning Before and After Hurricane Season

Hurricane season presents quite a few inconveniences to Tampa Bay’s home- and business-owners, and that includes factoring in when to get your exterior surfaces professionally cleaned. With the outbreak of COVID-19, it has become more than ever to ensure that places like playgrounds are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized every day of the year, be it before or after hurricane season begins. Effective playground cleaning is at its most effective when it’s carried out professionally. With that said, when is the best time to get your playground professionally cleaned? Today, we’re going over exactly what a professional playground cleaning accomplishes – and when you should book one for your playground.

What Professional Playground Cleaning Does

When you call in a professional to clean up your playground, they are there both to remove debris and sanitize your surfaces. This, in turn, makes your playground a safer place for kids to play. Debris, which can present serious tripping hazards, is cleared away, and any bacteria or pathogens are removed by the cleaning solution used. For most playgrounds, the best professional cleaning approach is a soft wash. This type of cleaning utilizes less pressure and heat than a traditional pressure wash, opting instead for a customizable cleaning solution and moderate pressure that removes dirt and debris without potentially damaging the playground’s structures. When is the right time to opt into a professional playground cleaning? Let’s explore.

As a rule of thumb, a playground should be cleaned about as frequently as a bathroom would be. This frequency is proportional to how often the playground is used, and by how many people. Spot cleaning a few times a week is a standard guideline for keeping playgrounds clean and safe, in addition to professional cleaning every few months. If you’re looking into professional cleaning for an at-home playground, it’s likely that you can get away with professional cleaning about once or twice a year; for public playgrounds, this can be more often depending on how well-frequented your area is.

Get a Routine Cleaning Early in the Year

In any case, we recommend starting off the year with a clean slate for your playground by investing in professional cleaning. With the spread of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to ensure that commonly used surfaces are sanitized as thoroughly and frequently as possible. Generally speaking, if there is visible debris buildup on your playground’s surfaces, or if there are stains on your playground that do not go away with a standard spot cleaning, it’s a sign that it’s time to call in a pressure washing professional.

What to Do When a Hurricane Strikes

Of course, when a hurricane strikes, it’s disruptive in a variety of ways. As far as safety measures go, we highly recommend getting an inspection on your playground following any hurricane, just to make sure that it’s safe for children to climb on. On top of that, it’s inevitable that a hurricane will likely cause significant debris build up on the structure of your playground. This is when a professional cleaning becomes extra important. Not only will professionals clear away the debris completely, but they’ll use customized cleaning solutions to get rid of any bacteria, mold, or algae that it may have brought with it. For health and safety reasons, a professional soft wash for your playground is a must-do before any children or families are allowed to utilize it again after a hurricane.
Keeping your playground safe starts with effective playground cleaning multiple times a year. To learn more about professional playground pressure washing, don’t hesitate to click here – we’re happy to give you a free quote..

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About A+ SoftWash

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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