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Multi Use Games Area Cleaning and Maintenance

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The mnemonic MUGA stands for Multi-Use Games Area but, refers to the enclosure within which the playing surface sits, usually steel anti-vandal outdoor fencing with built-in posts configured for various sports – rather than the specific surface type.

Regular and routine cleaning of the surface will keep bacterial growths and detritus left by night time visitors at bay but the mix of construction materials employed during fabrication of the structure and fencing bring with it some unique maintenance considerations.

The playing surface needs to be kept sanitised and free of biofilm growth such as algae, lichens, and mosses – however the chemicals employed should be non-oxidising and guaranteed not to interact or negatively impact, and ultimately corrode, any metals or coatings used in the structure.

There is a dazzling array of playing surface materials, impact absorbing surfaces made from recycled and shredded rubber, open textured rubber matting, bark pits and other loose fill material, wetpour rubber surfaces, artificial grass, bonded rubber mulch, polymeric surfacing, resin bound stone and even “Daily Mile” tracks. Expert help and specific attention to each surface is required in order to maintain optimum performance and a long life.

Any diluted “bleach” based cleaning product should be avoided, especially in areas with users who may be suffering with asthma, or other respiratory issues, and the fact that it ruins clothing but also because of corrosive effects on metallic surfaces. (The only safe way to use bleaches is sequestered within a gel to avoid migration into substrates).

The use of a high purity biocide will guarantee that it’s “safe for use on children’s play equipment” (Biocidal Products Directive Product Type 2), will clean and sanitise at the same time, its purity ensuring it contains no additional ingredients which might reduce efficacy, is biodegradable and sustainable. You’ll also find it’s a wood preserver.

Please get in touch to ask us any questions about the services we provide for outdoor sports facilities. We can tailor a quote for multi use games area cleaning and maintenance which fits within your organisation’s budget and leaves you with a great looking sports facility.