One serious problem facing owners of commercial gyms and health clubs is the lack of cleanliness and hygiene. Many gyms require customers to wipe down the equipment after use. Yet, this does not remove all of the harmful bacteria and pathogens. If the owners cannot arrange for cleaning the equipment and floor of the center daily, it could affect the health of its members. An easy and cost effective option for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in gyms and health clubs is to use steam cleaners.
The following are some of the advantages of using steam cleaners to clean the floor, walls, and equipment of health clubs and gyms.
Minimal Water Waste
Steam cleaners spray "dry" vapor steam on to surfaces that have to be cleaned. Vapor steam, by definition, is a low-moisture steam made of only 5% water vapor. This reduces the amount of water used, so that equipment and other surfaces do not require a large amount of time to dry. In addition to a reduction in drying times, water is not wasted.
Steam cleaners can clean a variety of surfaces. In a gym, steam cleaners can clean cardio and weight equipment, floor mats, benches, floors, desks, locker rooms, as well as bathroom and shower stalls. Steam cleaners work by dissolving and softening residues that can either be wiped away or extracted, if a machine with vacuum extraction is used.
Steam cleaners generate high temperatures of up to 360°F. High temperatures can more readily dissolve sweat, soap scum, and other substances found on gym equipment and in locker rooms. Additionally, high steam temperatures offer sanitizing capabilities.
Some of the newest steam cleaners are equipped with anti-bacterial technology. The technology kills disease causing bacteria and fungus. Independent laboratory tests have proven that the technology is extremely effective -- with an efficiency of over 99% -- at killing microorganisms. Cleaning equipment with anti-bacterial technology is ideal for commercial gyms looking to maintain the health of their members.
Some steam cleaners employ high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These filters can absorb even the tiniest dust particles and impurities. These small dust particles can aggravate asthma and allergy. Cleaning machines fitted with HEPA filters can remove these particles and provide a hygienic environment for commercial gyms and health clubs.
All of the above features, technologies, and benefits should be taken into consideration when selecting the right commercial steam cleaner equipment to clean your commercial gym or fitness facility.