It's important to look after your sports surfaces and with polymeric rubber this can be done by regularly sweeping the area and pressure washing the surface to get rid of any fallen debris.
In order to prevent contamination to your MUGA surface, the area should be regularly cleaned with warm water and a detergent to get rid of leaves, litter and other dirt.
If your EPDM rubber surface becomes damaged, you should get the problem fixed as soon as possible by carrying out repairs to the damaged area to prevent it getting worse.
Polymeric rubber MUGA maintenance is vital if you want your surface to last a long time. To keep a multi sport flooring performing at its best a regular inspection and polymeric rubber MUGA maintenance programme is vital. A good cleaning programme should include checks daily, weekly and every six months. Things to look out for include, vandalism, damage, wear, stains, leaves, litter, weeds, moss, algae, as well as shoe stains. In the instance of any leaves, weeds or pine cones appearing upon the EPDM rubber surfacing it's important that these are removed quickly. If left for a length of time they can begin to rot and form a drain inhibiting skin on the surface that would cause the flooring to hold water and become a perfect habitat for the growth of weeds, moss and algae on the area. This can lead to the polymeric rubber surfacing lose its anti slip qualities and becoming unsafe. Dirt and debris like this may be easily removed with a light jet wash containing a weed moss and algae treatment along with a stiff brush.
Should you wish to find out more information on EPDM rubber sports flooring upkeep, please fill in our contact form and we will get back to you with answers to any questions or queries that you may have. We try to respond to our clients as early as possible making sure to offer you a great service closest to what you require.
In instance of a small stain appearing, an effective method to remove it from the surfacing should be using a cloth with a solution of hot water and a house hold detergent such as washing up liquid, however if the stain or mark is chewing gum this should be removed using a freezing aerosol. Even with the highest maintenance and inspection programme it's possible that weed will appear around the surface, larger weeds may be removed by hand whilst others can be taken off using a domestic weed and algae killer. Please note special care should be taken on areas used by small children.
In the winter months it is quite possible that snow and ice may appear on your court, snow and ice are not harmful to rubber surfaces as they tend to melt and drain through. Snow may be removed from the surface using brushes or rubber edged scrapers, it's not advisable to use scrapers with a metal or plastic edge as these can cause damage to the polymeric sports surfacing. It should also be noted that chemical and solvent de-icers should not be used on polymeric the flooring neither should salt and grit as these can stain and damage the floor. Specially designed polymeric surfacing de-icers can be purchased if you fill in our contact form and let us know what you need.
We specialise in a variety of outdoor surfaces for recreational facilities including playground flooring like rubber mulch areas along with the MUGA sports flooring. To find out more about all of our products and the costs for maintenance services, you can contact us by filling in our enquiry form so we can get back to you.
When budgeting for a polymeric multi sport facility, such as a MUGA it is always wise to count a 'flash' coat into your costing. A flash coat is the renewal of the anti-slip colour coating upon the surface, not only does a flash paint course renew the anti-slip qualities of for rubberised sports facility it also makes the flooring look as good as new. A polymeric surfacing is designed using a mixture of black EPDM rubber granules and a specially sports formulated polyurethane binder, the surfacing is then coated in a polyurethane anti-slip colour coating to meet the desired anti-slip rating. The reason behind the surfacing being designed in this way so you see when the surface begins to lose its anti-slip quality because the black EPDM beneath the anti-slip coat will become more visible allowing you to act quickly to get your surface back within the anti-slip rating of your chosen sport. A recommended time to install a flash paint coat to your polymeric MUGA venue is around 12 months after the installation, this coat again can be applied in a number of different colours including blue, red and green and will usually last the original coatings as it will have the initial coat to act as a base coat and foundation layer.
Regular maintenance is important for all kinds of outdoor surfacing and the surrounding areas, and it's great if you can complete proactive cleaning yourself. We will send out rubber wetpour repair kits which enable you to complete minor repairs if you've got damage to a rubberised play surface.
If you're interested in finding out how you can maintain your sports facility, we recommend following these basic steps:
As experts within the maintenance of local sports facilities, we provide high quality painting and repair services to keep your nearby facility in the best condition. We would recommend having the court professionally cleaned annually and repainted every 3-5 years to keep the facility looking its best.
For more information regarding inspection, maintenance or flash coat paintings please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be happy to give you some personalised free, friendly and professional advice as well as information regarding the costs associated with maintain and flash coating your surfacing. As experts in polymeric rubber MUGA maintenance we can answer any questions you have, so please do not hesitate to contact us.