Are playgrounds making children sick?
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND
When thinking of unsanitary places, public restrooms, port-o-potties, and high traffic public areas come to mind.However, according to a hygiene surface test conducted by the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 44 percent of playground surfaces tested positive for urine, feces, mucus, saliva, and other blood-borne pathogens.
Only 25 percent of public restrooms tested positive.
Unbeknownst to many, playground equipment was the No. 1 contaminated surface.
The dark side of fun
Playgrounds are a wonderful experience for children to have while growing up.
Children learn and develop from socially interacting and facing the physical challenges that playgrounds have to offer.
However, whether it’s in your neighborhood, school, church, town park, fast food restaurant, or even in your backyard, your child might be at risk for becoming ill from something as innocent as playing on a playground.
We often overlook the importance of the sanitation, cleaning, and upkeep of equipment such as playgrounds, picnic tables, handrails, etc.
Many assume that rain and the sun’s UV rays will take care of most of the cleaning.
Exposure to environmental elements can spread these germs to a new location on the equipment, not to mention the damage the sun does to the lifespan of a playground’s plastic.
We take our customer's safety very seriously. the product we use has had extensive testing to ensure its effectiveness and safety.
When cleaning outside structures, we use a combination of our pressure wash system and hand scrubbing to ensure all parts of the structure and surrounding areas are properly cleaned and sanitized. As is always the case with our cleaning, we only use non-allergenic, non-corrosive cleaning and disinfectants. We will also rake and level ground cover while removing debris from the playground area and pressure wash concrete pathways. When utilizing MJPlay for your outdoor commercial play structures and surrounding area cleaning needs, our services include with every visit:
Hand Scrub and High Pressure Cleaning and Sanitizing of All Play Equipment
Debris Removal — Gum, Sand, Bark, Vandalism, etc.
Rake and level ground cover while removing debris
Table and Bench Sanitizing
Cleaning of Surrounding Sidewalks
BBQ Clean Out
1- Kills MRSA (staphylococcus infections) and other dangerous contact pathogens
2- Eliminates viruses and bacteria
3- Non-caustic and no rinsing necessary
4- Leaves no slimy residues and can air dry with no more damage to surfaces than plain water
5- Fast elimination of pathogens with no caustic effect means fast turnaround for high traffic/use facilities
6- Kills/inhibits algae and mold in humid/moist areas
7- Greatly increases worker safety and business profitability
8- effectively kills germs and bacteria within seconds
9- EPA registered.
10- environmentally friendly
We hand clean all plastic windows and plastic panels, including the crevices
We use child safe detergents and disinfectants to remove soil, bio-film, and grime from all plastic surfaces
We use specialized machinery to clean and restore your Safety Surface
Can be used on a variety of surfaces including tile, cement, painted wood, metals, and plastics. Because it is effective on a variety of surfaces many gyms, apartment complexes, and correctional facilities hire us to prevent the spread of MRSA and other pathogens.