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.
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:
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 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.
At DDCC, our cleaning solutions are proven to eliminate 99.9% of all bacteria. We use eco-friendly but effective cleaning agents for complete sanitisation that protect against MRSA, E. Coli, and other forms of bacteria. They are not based on ammonia or chlorine, which are extremely toxic.
Our typical procedures will help to spread not just of COVID but all forms of bacteria. We use a double mop and cloth cleaning system and a fresh pair of disposable gloves in each room to avoid cross contamination. We work from the cleanest area to the dirtiest to further prevent the spread of cross contamination from room to room.
However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the obligation is on the staff and customers to do their best to mitigate the effects of COVID with the correct sanitisation procedures daily. It’s an airborne virus, though it can also be transmitted when touching an infected surface.
Obviously, it’s a good idea to try and keep the fitness centre as clean as possible at all times. This will minimise the potential for disease transmissions and also increase the satisfaction levels for all parties. It’s best to encourage customers to wipe down all machines after use and you should empty garbage bags and give the obvious surfaces a clean daily. The cleaner the better, really.
But that fact remains that there’s really only so much that you can do. Machines need to be specially cleaned, and you won’t be able to get to all areas with a daily clean. This is why a weekly or bi-weekly deep cleanse from an established third-party service is the best option. There are also certain intricacies to cleaning that you might miss if you try and tackle it yourself.
While you will most certainly need a professional cleaning agency to come in every week or so, you’ll also want to train staff and encourage customers to wipe down machines. All employees need to be trained in terms of where to find the disinfectant products as well as how to handle them and how often to use them. A documentation log is also necessary to ensure that the facility is cleaned daily.
Customers need to be encouraged to use hand sanitiser upon entry and to clean down machines using the disinfectant after they are finished with them. The disinfectant may need to remain on the surface for a particular time period in order to be effective. Consider posting signage throughout with easy-to-read instructions right next to cleaning products for easy access.
Most people are unaware, but there is a difference between sterilising, disinfecting, and sanitising a fitness centre. The terms are often used interchangeably but have slightly different meanings. Sterilising is most often done in hospitals through a complex thermal or non-thermal process to kill all harmful bacteria.
Disinfecting a surface implies the killing of nearly 100% of all the bacteria on it. Sanitisation means significantly lower the level of germs but not so much as the other two processes. Remember that all of these terms are different from cleaning, which aims to remove dust and dirt on the surface.
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When this service 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. 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.