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Indoor play areas – Why is it important to regularly clean it?

Date Posted: 06.08.19
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During the summer holidays, it’s always good to let the children have fun in the sun. But every parent knows that the British summer isn’t always reliant, and most summer days are spent sitting in the house watching the rain while the kids run riot. A few days of staying indoors during a wet summer can make any parent want to pull their hair out especially when having high energy children running around the house, so taking them to an indoor play area is a great solution to get rid of all that excess energy. But when a parent turns up and see multiple children of all ages playing in an indoor play area and see certain areas – some parents start to think “is this a clean place to take my children?”

Indoor play areas are known for being the one place for children to pick up colds and sickness bugs, so regularly cleaning your play area is of the utmost importance to combat any illness bugs and viruses.

If you run an indoor play area here’s our guide to maintaining a clean indoor play area.

Having a routine cleaning schedule:

Even if a play area doesn’t look dirty, there is a chance that it is. When cleaning stairs, slides, handrails it’s good to clean them on a regular basis as these are high contact areas. It’s good practise to clean these area’s first thing in the morning before opening and during the evening after they’ve been used. When cleaning use disinfecting products that are effective at killing viruses such as MRSA, Norovirus and E-Coli.

Cleaning up after bodily fluid incidents:

In any play area, there are a range of ages playing and most often there will be a bodily fluids incident. If a child has been ill or relieves themselves in anyway, clean up the fluid immediately and correctly. Bodily fluids such as blood, urine or vomit can contain harmful contagions that can cause a child to become seriously ill and can quickly spread. When cleaning any bodily fluid – close off the area where the incident has happened so that either you or your staff can deal with the incident. When cleaning bodily fluids, follow the correct procedures and use the correct cleaning products to eliminate any potential bacteria from growing or spreading.  

Everyday maintenance:

When cleaning every day, it is good to take note of any maintenance that is needed and to report on those areas that are in need of thorough cleaning or repair. Having loose or damaged play areas not only become potential areas for bacteria and germs to grow – but also become a health and safety hazard.

Get the professionals in!

Having professional cleaning contractor in can take your mind from cleaning and help you focus on your business. Professional cleaning providers have expert knowledge of cleaning and know the importance of using the correct products and equipment – combating the growth and spread of viruses but also providing high cleaning results.

We at A&R Cleaning services have 40 years experience and know that having high standards of cleaning is important for your business.  We know that with any business that is in contact with children, it is important to clean up any mess including bodily fluids. That’s why whenever we train staff, we make sure that they are fully trained in COSHH, manual handling and bodily fluids cleaning. With any play area, they can be places to pick up nasty bugs and infections and so we regularly use industry products that are effective at disinfecting – killing viruses such as MRSA, E-coli and Norovirus. 

If you would like to find out more about our services or would like a free quote call us on 01656 713950 or visit our website

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