When it comes to fitness centres, it’s not good enough to be clean anymore. The area needs to be pristine. Fitness centres are breeding grounds for all kinds of germs and bacteria. People enter them to feel better – not to contract an illness and feel worse!The OHS requirements surrounding fitness centres are also very strict, and cleanliness and sanitation are no exception. You can’t just give the area a random clean every now and again and expect to keep regulatory authorities, staff, and customers happy. It’s an area that needs to be addressed with a professional cleaning agency that looks under every nook and cranny to ensure maximum hygiene and minimum dirt.
That professional cleaning agency is the Dirty Deeds Cleaning Company (DDCC). We are experts at fitness centre cleaning and have an exceptional track record for the quality of our service. Our testimonials are top notch, we operate on a Zero Contract Policy, we have a 99.7% Client Satisfaction Rating, and we also offer a 100% Client Satisfaction Guarantee.
Moreover, we are not just experts at general cleaning – we are extremely experienced specifically in fitness centre cleaning. We know what it takes to ensure a thorough cleanse of all the areas and what is especially necessary to pass the stringent OHS standards.
The advantages are numerous. Consider that:
Recordkeeping is taken care of.
You will satisfy all OHS requirements.
You don’t have to hire, train, and retain cleaning staff.
You benefit from an experienced team.
You benefit from a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy (when using a high-quality provider).
You are not tied into a cleaning contract (when using a high-quality provider).
Staff happiness and productivity levels will increase.
Customer satisfaction levels and retention rates will increase.
Ultimately, using a professional cleaning provider will improve your bottom line. You can’t expect customers to workout in an unclean fitness centre.
Most of the disadvantages will be simply the reverse of the advantages. The takeaway is that your customers will start to complain and go elsewhere. Your staff won’t be too impressed either.
Ultimately, your profit margins will shrink if you don’t tackle this area. You will lose money when customers don’t renew their memberships, and you could also be fined if you fail to satisfy OHS requirements. You could even face a lawsuit if a staff member or a customer falls ill due to lack of basic sanitisation.
The cost of fitness centre cleaning is often not straightforward. It can’t be accurately described on a square metre basis when you are dealing with gym equipment and areas like saunas, steam rooms, and gym halls that need specialised cleaning tools. You can talk to your service provider for a quote and to get a tailored package for your exact cleaning preferences.
Hourly, you can expect to pay $30-60 per hour per cleaner. The precise cost will depend on factors such as:
It’s helpful to understand that you have options in terms of your fitness centre cleaning. You can do a basic clean of obvious areas and surfaces quite frequently. A deep clean will take longer and cover multiple areas but will ensure that all dirt and grime is removed. This will cost more, but you only need to do it once a month or so.
Overall, you could say there is one metric: the time taken to clean the assigned area and equipment. So look for providers that are professional, systemic, and efficient. And always get a breakdown of costs to understand the industry a little more in-depth.
This will vary depending on the size of the fitness centre and your individual preferences. But there are definitely some guidelines to adhere to. The floor should be cleaned at least once every two weeks. It sees a lot of foot traffic and gets dirty quickly. It’s also the area that tends to make a strong impression.
The machines can do with a gentle wipdeown after each use but may need a deeper clean every month. The same goes for areas like saunas, steam rooms, offices, receptions, windows, mirrors, and most other items. You can also mix and match. You might get basic cleaning services once a week and a deep clean once a month.
The thing to keep in mind with cleaning services is that different areas and pieces of equipment will need cleaning at different intervals. So it’s something of a balancing act. The good news is that if you use a cleaning agency that is serious about what they do, you will get a checklist of what is being cleaned at what time. This helps keep track of the cleaning frequency and will assist in staying on top of things.
There are a number of queries you should make to your potential cleaning services provider to separate the wheat from the chaff. These queries include:
If a fitness centre cleaning provider can give satisfactory answers to the above queries, you’re pretty much safe, especially when you take the client satisfaction and zero contract policy into account. You won’t have to pay unless the job is done to your standards, meaning there is practically no risk whatsoever. Finding a company that offers this is a little bit trickier, however.
The total time varies depending on your preferences as well as how large your fitness centre happens to be. It also depends on whether you have areas that require special treatment or if you need a cursory maintenance clean or a deep cleaning.
While you want a service that will work as quickly as possible, make sure that you are not cutting too many corners and losing quality in the process. A proper cleaning company will prioritise doing the work correctly as opposed to doing it quickly. The best providers can also put more people on a given shift in order to get it done more rapidly.
Most fitness centres can be cleaned in 6-12 hours. Just let us know if it’s a priority and we’ll work with you to meet the deadline. We’re a dedicated company that uses the latest tools and techniques to deliver an enhanced clean to gym and fitness centre owners.
Dirty Deeds Cleaning Company is an expert in all things commercial cleaning, and fitness centres are no exception. We back all of our work with a 100% client satisfaction guarantee. It basically means that you don’t pay any money unless you are satisfied with the work we have done in your fitness centre. If you’re not happy, we will send out another worker to get the job done within 48 hours. If we don’t get it done within this timeframe, then it’s completely free! This is how confident we are in our services. You’re not locked into a contract so there is basically no risk whatsoever.
There are also zero contracts with DDCC. You hire us on a once-off basis to get the project completed. If you are not satisfied, you don’t have to rehire. This provides us with an extra incentive to deliver a higher standard of care to customers. Other providers might tie you into a monthly contract. This can be a problem if the work is not done to the standard that you expect.
We’re confident that you’ll find we offer the most thorough, efficient, and effective fitness centre cleaning in the area. Call us on 07 5560 2323 to chat with us about our services, references, and how we can help your business today.
First, a service provider should physically visit and review the gym while chatting with you about your requirements and preferences. The overall process for gym cleaning on the Gold Coast is not set in stone. Commercial cleaners need to look at each unique environment to formalize the correct approach. From there, a plan can be created regarding what areas are going to be cleaned, at what frequency, and how long the process will take.
For example, at the DDCC, we provide all clients with a cleaning sheet so you know which areas have been cleaned for each visit. This helps to keep things organized. With gym cleaning, however, we can say that it’s best to be extra-vigilant. Sanitize as much as you can, as frequently as possible.
Many gym owners will hire a professional cleaning agency once a week or once a month for the regular sanitisation but will employ other cleaning measures in the meantime. While you will definitely need professional cleaning at some stage, it’s also useful to encourage best practices and some surface level cleaning.
Make sure that wipes and disinfectants are supplied in accessible areas around the gym. This encourages gym users to do their own cleaning of machines after use. It’s simple, practical, and effective, though not anywhere foolproof.
If you own a floor buffer, you can clean certain areas. You can also hydro jet the sauna and steam room, or conduct a manual clean with a special cleaning agent to preserve the tiles. There are certain things that you can do, but you have to use your resources carefully.
It might be best to write out what is feasible for you to clean with your own staff while also acknowledging that a deep clean will be necessary bi-weekly or once a month. This ensures a good match.
There are certain pieces of equipment that are very hard to clean. Jigsaw mats and rubber gym tiles cannot be cleaned in the usual way. You can’t use bleach, a steam mop, hand sanitiser, excessive water, or a motorised vacuum. It has to be delicately swept and then mopped with a pH-neutral cleaning solution in warm water. The same applies for astroturf. Without knowing how to clean these items, you could easily ruin them. And, as you well know, they tend to be quite expensive.
By simply being organised. Take the time to run through your entire gym and note the areas that need cleaning and how frequently this will need to be done. When you have a clearer idea in mind, it’s time to contact a third-party provider to discuss. They might also be able to give you ideas with regard to cleanliness and find certain areas that you miss. The best part is that you get a checklist of items that need to be cleaned with an associated timestamp. Unless you are taking stock and taking command of cleaning, it’s not going to get done. It’s an area that needs to be looked at in detail to get the best results.
We proudly service South East Queensland, Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales. If your suburb is not on the list please call us and we will endeavour to assist you.
When commercial cleaning needs to be handled, you will want to have commercial cleaners working for you who know what they are doing. This means that you’ll want to count on our team of professionals here at Dirty Deeds Cleaning Company. We are going to be able to provide you with lots of insights about our services when you give us a call, and if you need to get a price quote beforehand, we can arrange that for you as well.