Athletics Track & Field Cleaning Los Angeles
The Sport Running Track course in any club, school or facility is essential for all the major sports, not just Track and Field, it is used by athletes from all other sporting disciplines for conditioning and other forms of training.
When properly cared for, a synthetic running track has optimum cushioning and anti-slip properties, which minimizes the risk of injury. Athletes should also be able to train on it barefoot at any time.
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Maintenance Tips for Cleaning Synthetic Surfaces on the Track & Field
It is recommended to routinely blow the track with a backpack or hand held blower thoroughly. With best management practices it should be done monthly or even bi-monthly. This practice help to remove any loose particles and allow the track to throughly drain and dry out in the winter and soggy seasons. Allowing the dirt to build up can create damp or slippery spots that can create a hazard.
How Often Should The Track be Washed using a Wet Cleaning?
In Los Angeles we have a very hot climate and sun, and that helps in the maintenance process. having a dry surfaces means the track could easily be blown off and the dust and debris should loosen up and be blown away. Wet cleaning is one intensive cleaning measure. This process removes stubborn dirt and abrasive particles along with moss and algae. At Curb Appeal, we recommend that you perform a wet cleaning of synthetic surfaces every 2-3 years.
Areas to Focus on When Maintaining Your Running Track
Every Court has an area that is susceptible to dirt, debris and foot traffic. Be on the look out for trees & foliage, areas that have foot traffic or path for personnel and pupils, in some cases carts and maintenance trucks pass over the track to deliver across the field and could be tracking mud in winter months.
Cost To Professionally Clean an Athletic Track in Los Angeles
Price to clean an athletic court is based on a few factors.
The condition of the surface:
- Oxidation: Some cases where the court has not been maintained in a while the court’s surface can be slightly oxidized. We use detergents that remove oxidation and can restore the look of the synthetic court.
- Mildew and Algae: Some cases have trees that canopy over the court or simply shade certain parts that can cause dirt build up and eventually moss, mildew and algae build up.
- Never or Not frequent maintenance: In cases where courts have never been maintained the Initial cleaning can take twice as long to bring up to par. Get in touch and let us take a closer look if you have experienced all 3 of these conditions
The Difference Between a Ride-On
or Hand Held Surface Cleaner For Track & Field
There are 2 Method of cleaning which are basically the exact same procedure. There are the Cyclone & epiQ Tracks Cleaning Systems, they are a ride on machine that uses an on board water reclamation systems to clean the tracks and flat parts of the athletics field. These Ride on systems are very costly to purchase and maintain. On the other hand a portable hand held surface cleaner is a more cost effective way to clean, it is basically the same tool that is installed under the ride-on systems.
At Curb Appeal we use the traditional hand held Surface cleaners, we work very thoroughly and efficiently with it. We have found it to be more cost effective for our clients as well.