Industry Focus: Gym Cleaning

Posted on June 19, 2017

Industry Focus: Gym Cleaning

As a gym owner, you are your customers’ greatest ally in their efforts to stay fit. But when it comes to keeping your facility in shape, your greatest ally is your gym’s commercial cleaning provider. At JAN-PRO®, our janitorial experts have been providing professional gym cleaning services for over two decades. With our expertise and experience, we know what it takes to keep fitness centers clean, hygienic, and protected against bacteria.

So, if you operate a fitness center — whether you’re a veteran gym owner or opening your gym’s doors for the very first time — here’s what you need to know about keeping your gym clean and how to choose the right gym cleaning service provider.

What Sets Gym Cleaning Apart

A gym is unlike any other workplace, with cleaning concerns unique to the fitness industry. The cleaning needs of your typical gym are much different from those of your average office, retail center, or warehouse.

For one, your customers sweat. A lot. As soon as you’re dealing with sweaty surfaces, you’re also working with high levels of bacteria, many of which can trigger health issues if they transfer from person to person. In fact, recent studies have shown that upwards of a million bacteria per square inch live on the surface of common pieces of gym equipment, such as treadmills, stationary bikes, and free weights.

Bacterial concerns are even bigger when it comes to your gym’s changing areas. Gym showers, changing rooms, and bathrooms are magnets for bacteria and fungi. This can put you and your business under a higher level of scrutiny for health and safety inspections, particularly if a customer files a complaint.

Another concern is the flooring in your facility. Most gyms use specialty flooring, such as rubber, which can be easily damaged with the wrong cleaning products or equipment. If an inexperienced or ill-equipped cleaner tries to clean your floors, they could cause irreparable damage.

What to Look for in a Gym Cleaning Service

If you operate a fitness center, it’s important that you partner with a cleaning service provider who can handle the challenges that come with gym cleaning. Here are a few of the key points you should look for in any gym cleaning service provider:

  • Specialty Floor Cleaning. Your gym’s cleaning service provider should be able to offer specialty floor cleaning for whatever type of flooring you have installed in your gym. A quality vendor will be able to perform regular deep cleanings as well as day-to-day cleaning.
  • Professional Disinfection. You need a cleaning provider who can safely wipe out bacteria anywhere in your facility. At JAN-PRO®, our EnviroShield® system knocks out 99.99% of bacteria on contact, can be applied to practically any surface, and is fully safe for your staff, your customers, and the environment.
  • Workplace Safety Expertise. You should be confident in your cleaning provider’s ability to deliver a safe environment for your staff and your customers. So be sure that your cleaning provider is fully familiar with OSHA regulations and the standards that deliver a healthy and hygienic gym environment.

Keep your gym in top shape with help from your local JAN-PRO® Cleaning providers. Call 866-355-1064 today for a free gym cleaning consultation.