Although throughout 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has understandably been a high emphasis on indoor areas where transmission rates can be high. We must not forget how voracious the COVID-19 virus, and other pathogens, can be in outdoor settings as well.
Typically over 9 million bacteria can be found on high traffic areas within playgrounds.
A study conducted by The National Institutes of Health, Princeton University and the University of California found that small amounts of COVID-19, for instance, dropped on plastic, can survive for longer periods than any other playground material and could take up to 2-3 days to fully disappear from a surface!
With this in mind we propose three world class products for your consideration.
Let’s do a deep dive into the features, benefits and applications of each in outdoor play areas.
These areas are frequented by some of the most vulnerable and easily infected members of our communities. Young children, whose immune systems are not fully developed, young mothers and fathers, who can be often run down, sleep deprived and open to viruses and infections, and of course elderly grandparents, who often look after young family members and love to see them playing in outdoor play areas. Even family pets can spread disease and contract diseases which they later transmit at home. Handwashing, social distancing and sporadic cleaning using traditional disinfectants, is not enough to protect your community.
In a single play area, the slides, swings, roundabouts and see saw’s can be touched by literally hundreds of people throughout a single day and it only takes one single source of infection for a wide-ranging infection to be circulated.
Because outdoor play areas cannot always be cleaned and disinfected every day, you need the protection to last for a maximum amount of time. DuroKleen is your heavy hitter in this department. Firstly, because we are talking here about young children and mothers being exposed to cleaning chemicals, it’s important to note that DuroKleen is a water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, solution —in short, it is a safe and environmentally responsible product.
What makes DuroKleen better? DuroKleen allows facility managers of outdoor play equipment to undertake proactive preventative programs to overcome both existing and potential microbial contamination on a wider variety of surfaces than any current alternative.
Once applied to a clean surface the bio-static barrier formed, although invisible and leaving no sticky or slimy residue, goes to work protecting the surface and everyone who comes into contact with it, effectively reducing bacteria counts by up to 99.9%.
DuroKleen under the right conditions has been shown to go on protecting surfaces and clothing for up to 100 days. It comes available in 50ml, 750ml, 5L, 20L, 200L and 1000L pack sizes and has now become the corner stone product of many councils, schools, play centres and childcare facilities across Australia and the world, as they strive to protect their communities. DuroKleen is also ideal for the outdoor gym stations that now often sit next to children’s play areas. As well as making an ideal hand sanitiser, which can be deployed in dispensing stations across any outdoor area.
When you need to clean and protect outdoor play areas in one application DuroPax can be your choice. Powered by DuroKleen, it firstly lifts all dirt and grime from areas and equipment. As it dries it then lays down the antimicrobial bio-static barrier that keeps areas germ free for up to 48 hours. As well as dealing a knockout blow to viruses and bacteria, DuroPax is also lethal against the mould, mildew and fungi that can proliferate on outdoor equipment due to moisture from rain and humidity and perspiration.
DuroPax is available in, 750ml, 5L, 20L, 200L and 1000L pack sizes for your convenience.
Next in our range we have DuroDaily, which is ideal for your mobile cleaning team as they keep on top of especially high volume and trouble areas. Designed for everyday frequent use. DuroDaily is exceptional as a “spot cleaning” solution for emergencies that need to be neutralized quickly and effectively.
Of course the DuroKleen range can be used just as effectively on your outdoor home play areas as it can anywhere else. From this article it’s plain to see that the DuroKleen range has all areas covered.
Our range has been designed to outperform traditional disinfectant and cleaning products in safety, immediate effectiveness, and sustained protection. To get the most from DuroKleen’s products ensure that they are readily available to staff, cleaners and contractors, where applicable.