As was proved by the January 2015 measles outbreak in Disneyland, you can never be too careful when it comes to amusement park cleaning. But keeping an amusement park clean can be a difficult task. Between restrooms, concession stands, and the countless touch points on rides and games, custodians face a constant battle against germs and bacteria. The challenge becomes even tougher during busy summer and holiday seasons. Here are some tips on effective amusement park cleaning.
Amusement park restrooms receive a lot of traffic on a constant basis. To prevent bacteria from building up, your team must clean touch points throughout the day. In addition, they must perform more extensive cleaning on a regular basis.
When deep cleaning, your team should use a spray-and-vac system to remove sweat, dirt, and soil from restroom toilets, sinks, floors, and touch points. If you're worried about shutting down the facilities for an extended period of time, the spray-and-vac system will leave your floors clean and immediately dry.
Concession stands are a breeding ground for bacteria. Throughout the day, these areas can be stained and covered with crumbs, partially eaten foods, and spilled sodas. In order to keep these areas germ-free, your custodial team should clean up spills immediately and take out the trash as often as possible. A squeegee cleaning system for counters, tables and other flat surfaces is a quick and easy way to clean thoroughly with one pass. Because these areas are high-traffic and involve food preparation, your custodians should clean the surfaces on a daily basis. Portable cleaning products are particularly useful for these cleaning tasks because they give custodians flexibility and allow them to cover plenty of ground during open hours.
Rides and Touch Points
No matter the location, major touch points need to be prioritized in order to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. In the case of amusement parks, this includes everything from ride handlebars to arcade game buttons. Cleaning rides during the hours of operation can be difficult because of the volume of riders waiting to take their turns. But you should have your custodians address other touch points throughout the day to limit the spread of bacteria.
If your cleaning team uses microfiber towels to clean these touch points, make sure that they follow certain procedures to avoid cross-contamination. Your custodians should use new towels when moving from one are to another or use disposable wipes, instead.
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