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Gyms and fitness clubs are places for people to get active and live healthier lives. They also happen to be breeding grounds for germs. Ironically, then, the very place people go to stay healthy can sometimes make them violently ill. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, though. Whether it’s in a classroom, office, airplane, or gym, whenever people get together in one place, germs can spread fast.
If you own a fitness club or gym, you want to keep your customers coming and maintain your reputation. Some germs are more resilient than others, and in some cases, no amount of cleaning or hand-washing will prevent someone from catching something. That said, investing in cleaning services is an important step toward reducing the spread of illness in your facility, especially when it comes to your ceilings.
As mentioned above, any place that brings multiple people together is at greater risk for the spread of germs. Gyms and fitness clubs, however, experience even more germ activity than other places for a couple of reasons, the first being shared equipment.
The other major factor in the prevalence of germs in gyms is the climate. It’s no secret that gyms are active, sweaty places. All of this movement and sweat pushes heat and moisture into the air, eventually lingering on the gym ceiling. Most germs thrive in these warm, humid conditions, making a fitness center a prime location for them to grow and spread among patrons.
For years now, gym owners and customers alike have known about the prominence of germs in gyms. Most facilities attempt to mitigate the spread of illness by providing anti-bacterial spray bottles and cloths at various stations, posting signs around the gym reminding customers to spray and wipe down equipment before and after using it. Of course, not everyone follows these guidelines and sometimes these cleaning supplies run out, or get lost or stolen.
When it comes down to it, people who attend a gym have to take care of their own sanitation and trust that others are doing the same. This doesn’t always work out, but the presence of cleaning supplies and signage does help in the fight against gym germs.
Knowing that germs are inevitable in your gym, you still must do your best to keep your space as clean as possible. The best way to do this is by creating a prioritized checklist for routine maintenance. Certain parts of your gym should be cleaned daily, such as equipment and floors. The level of cleaning might vary, too. For instance, you should invest in deep cleaning services every few months to make sure your assets are functional and safe for use.
While you’re taking care of routine cleaning, do not neglect your ceilings. You might not think much about them, as they’re not always in view, but, again, your ceilings can harbor plenty of dirt and bacteria over time. Having your ceilings cleaned and painted every few years is crucial for the health and safety of you and your patrons.
Of course, ceiling cleaning and painting requires the right skills and equipment, so you have to hire the right people. Make the pros at Painters USA your go-to team for your industrial cleaning and painting needs. To learn more about our company and all the services we offer, contact us at 1-800-999-8715.