When it comes to professional commercial cleaning, a gym or leisure centre facility can prove somewhat of a challenge. For any business, first impressions are everything – but when you’re talking about the health and fitness industry, customers’ expectations tend to be much higher.
With interest in sport reaching an all-time high following the 2012 London Olympics, more and more people are signing up to leisure and sports centres – particularly those with extensive leisure facilities such as spas, saunas, swimming pools and cafés. Members pay upwards of a thousand pounds annually for premium centres, so they’ll expect the facilities to be expertly maintained and cleaned to the highest possible standards. And they won’t just be concerned about basic surface-level cleaning either. Impeccable health and hygiene will be of the utmost importance.
Leisure centres also pose another problem with regards to cleaning. Most facilities are open long hours, meaning cleaning often takes place out of hours or overnight. Some gyms, including our client Anytime Fitness, are even open 24/7. A flexible approach is therefore required. Cleaners have to be efficient yet thorough – working around members to ensure as little disruption to them as possible, whilst still maintaining the same professional standards at all times.
It’s all in the nitty gritty details
There are a number of different areas to consider when cleaning leisure centres. From the reception, café and refreshment areas to the gym equipment, changing and shower rooms. Floors, windows and air-conditioning units need cleaning, bins need emptying and sanitising, and changing room products such as shampoo and conditioner need restocking.
Changing rooms are a particularly high-traffic area which require special attention. Even otherwise pristine facilities will be let down by clogged drains, dirty showers and mould-covered tiles. Investing in these areas is paramount to guaranteeing customer satisfaction – as is using cleaners who respect members’ privacy and conduct the cleaning seamlessly and undetected.
Equally, swimming pools require strict cleaning regimes due to Health and Safety hygiene criteria. When choosing a cleaning company to take on a leisure centre contract, it is important to select one that has experience of this type of service – and one that removes limescale, calcium and body fats whilst also controlling bacteria and algae growth.
And that’s just the inside. Externally, leisure centres also need a lot of work including exterior jet washing and patio cleaning – as well as cleaning of windows, facades and canopies, exterior signage and pay machines.
It’s a big task. But one that is vital to get right. Which is why it’s best left to the professionals. Setting up a cleaning service contract will ensure the expected facility standards are upheld at all times and result in reduced downtime.
That’s where CleanKing comes in…
No matter what facilities you have in your leisure centre, the overall presentation and level of cleanliness will have a direct influence on customer retention and your bottom line. So, it's vital to ensure the cleaning company you use meets your customers’ high standards – to keep them coming back again and again.
With over 20 years’ experience and a plethora of clients across a variety of industries, we understand how important it is to consistently deliver projects on time and to a high standard – and are proud to have clients returning time and time again.
We’ve been working in the leisure sector for a number of years with great success – always taking the initiative to find innovative cleaning solutions for our clients at competitive prices.
We pride ourselves on being more than just cleaners; going the extra mile to ensure our clients are receiving the highest level of service. It is this approach which ensures their facilities leave a positive and lasting impression on their members.
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