Pro Tips For Maintaining & Cleaning Play Areas

Play areas are great for children to run around freely, engaging in physical activity that promotes healthy growth and development. However, it’s important to keep them clean and maintained. Here are some tips on how you can maintain your playground.

Check Your Equipment Regularly

Inspect your equipment regularly, checking for damage, wear and tear, and rust. Check the bolts on swings to make sure they’re secure; if a child gets tangled in a loose bolt, it could result in serious injury. Check that no parts are missing from your playground equipment, as well as cracks or signs of wear and tear.

Trash Cans Are Important

Trash cans are an important part of your playground setup. If you want your park to be clean and safe, you need trash cans. However, you also need to make sure that the trash cans are regularly emptied and cleaned—and that they’re located in a place where people can easily see them and access them when they need to throw out garbage.

Use A Pressure Washer To Clean Playground Surfaces

Pressure washing is the best way to maintain and clean playground surfaces. It removes dirt, bacteria, and other harmful contaminants from play areas quickly and effectively. Playground surfaces should be pressure washed on a regular basis so that children do not have access to unsafe surfaces. The frequency of pressure washing depends on the amount of use being put on your playground surface.

Sealing Rubber Surfaces

Playground surfacing can get peeled, cracked, or damaged over time. We recommend replacing these surfaces with a high-quality product that is more durable than the old surface. But if you want to keep your playground in top shape, sealing your old surface with a clear topcoat can protect it from the sun’s rays and repair any existing holes, cracks, or tears. This top coat will not only keep your surfaces looking nicer for longer, but it will also assist eliminate trip and fall dangers on your playground.

Maintain Your Sand Footing By Keeping It Clean

Sand is a popular material for children’s play areas because it’s easy to maintain and clean. It also helps cushion falls, but that doesn’t mean it can stay dirty forever. Sand can quickly become caked on with mud and dirt, which means you’ll want to keep an eye on how much your kids are getting into it. Kids’ shoes can also contribute to the accumulation of mud and debris in sand footings. If you see some extra muck over time, use a broom and rake or sift sand to get the job done. Consider sand sanitation and pest control techniques.Maintaining and cleaning play areas is one of the most important parts of a playground. To keep your park playground equipment looking good, you will need to clean it regularly. You might want to put together a schedule so that everybody knows what needs to be done and when. MVP Playgrounds can help you with regular maintenance. Contact us to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

Ken Cosper