Cleaning Disinfecting and Sanitizing Your Gym
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we clean, disinfect, and sanitize. If you own or manage a gym, you must understand and implement the best cleaning practices to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and prevent several other infectious diseases. We have put together a list of helpful methods to keep your business safe and open during the coronavirus pandemic.
Five Ways You Can Make Sure Your Asheville Gym is Sanitized and Safe
Cleaning is an essential process when removing unwanted substances such as dirt, infectious germs, and other impurities from an object or environment. Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine gym cleaning. Use disinfectant wipes, cleaning solution, or soap and water to remove germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces and gym equipment to help decrease the risk of spreading the virus. Wipe down high-touch surfaces such as dumbbells, mats, or a bench. It’s important to know that this process does not kill the germs but removes them and lowers their numbers.
Perhaps the most important step is to disinfect, which is a cleaning process of eliminating or reducing nearly 100% germs on surfaces and equipment. Traditional disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs to further decrease the risk of spreading infection. Our patented Durisan® system is different. Unlike other cleaning products, Durisan® is a fogging solution. It only takes 30 minutes to clean your property. Once it’s administered, it will continue to kill bacteria, microbes, and other growths for up to 3-4 weeks.
Sanitizing is often used interchangeably with the word disinfect. It’s a cleaning process that lowers the number of germs on surfaces and objects to a safe level. Set up convenient hand sanitizer stations at entrances and places with heavy traffic to encourage clients to sanitize their hands when they come in and leave the gym.
As a fitness professional, you should teach your clients how to prevent the spread of harmful germs. You can explain the process of cover, wipe, then wash. Use a towel to cover the equipment when used during the workout to create a barrier between the client and the equipment surface. After the client’s workout, use a clean towel or a disinfectant wipe to clean the equipment surface after use. This applies especially to those who may sweat on the equipment during their workout. Before your client does anything else, wash hands after the workout as a crucial measure to prevent the spread of harmful germs among other individuals.
Preventing the spread of harmful germs should be a priority for any gym. Fitness facilities should be clean and safe environments. Properly train all employees in personal hygiene and disinfecting procedures. All employees should know the location of each cleaning product and how to safely handle disinfectant. Every gym should have a daily cleaning schedule for employees to follow to make sure the facility is cleaned regularly. Lastly, there should be a regular documentation log of cleaning practices to ensure that all facility disinfecting is being accomplished daily. Gyms should stove to have a reliable cleaning plan to protect their employees and clients.
At SaniSafe Pro, we offer high-quality commercial and residential cleaning services in Henderson County, Buncombe County, Hendersonville, and Asheville. We work hard to help keep your business safe and clean during these unusual times. Contact us today for more information about our methods and services.