Playgrounds are great places for children to run, climb, swing, and have fun with their families and friends. Whether in a school or a park, these play areas need to be maintained on a regular basis to ensure the safety of those children who use them. This maintenance routine includes cleaning any playground equipment and furniture that might be on the site.
As a local power washing company with an excellent record in customer service, we know that a pressure washer is one of the most effective ways to clean a playground. Here are just three reasons why you should consider it.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been more conscious of germs and how easily they can be spread on surfaces, particularly by small children. Even prior to COVID-19 it was common knowledge that germs spread more easily among groups of children, thanks to their hands-on approach to life. Researchers from Harvard described a notable increase of Boston adults with flu-like symptoms reporting to their local emergency room for treatment in cities that had a higher child population.
You can imagine that, over months of regular use by children of all ages, the average playground is likely to be teeming with all kinds of germs. Pressure washing the playground equipment, benches, and railings can eliminate those germs, displacing them and sterilizing the surfaces. Regularly scheduled cleaning will greatly reduce the risk of infection among children and the potential to pass those germs onto adults within their families.
Remove Rust and Grime
Over the course of a season, playgrounds suffer quite a lot of environmental damage. Whether it’s the driving rain and biting winds of the winter months, or blistering heat at the height of summer, much of the equipment can end up rusting, peeling, or caked in grime. With so many visitors to the playground, it’s no wonder that this grime racks up so rapidly. This has a duel impact on the playground. Firstly, it makes it look less inviting to youngsters and their families. Perhaps more importantly, caked in dirt and rusted surfaces can cause damage to playground equipment in the long term.
Fortunately, both are easily removed by using a power washer. This leads to massive savings on future repair and maintenance costs caused by further deterioration of the playground equipment.
Make Your Playground Shine
Playgrounds should be worlds of excitement and wonder for children to play in, not grubby and dingy play areas covered in dirt and grime. Pressure washing your playground rolls back the months (or maybe years) of accumulated rust and dirt, leaving the playground apparatus shining, the railings gleaming, and the pathways looking good as new. Surely there’s nowhere better for children to exercise their minds, bodies, and imaginations than a beautifully cleaned and restored playground. It becomes a great place for children and families to gather together, bringing a sense of community to all that use it. Few things offer as great a benefit as that.