Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise identified as MRSA, is a highly dangerous staph infection that is contagious through both person-to-person contact, as well as direct contact with contaminated surfaces. With symptoms such as large swollen pimples or abscesses, bleeding sores, and fever, MRSA is a particularly nasty bacteria that you never want lurking in your business. Because this infection begins and lives in the skin, it can be easily transmitted in business such as fitness centers in particular. Protect your gym members and guests from this dangerous superbug by using professional sanitation services to sanitize these three key places where MRSA can be found in your fitness center.
Locker Room Benches
As members of your fitness center change their clothes, shower, or even sit to rest following a workout, your locker room benches can easily become a hotbed for MRSA. Since people tend to wear cooler clothes such as shorts and tank tops at the gym, there is a greater chance that their skin, or even an open wound, may come into contact with this type of surface. Particularly in a warm and damp locker room, this bacteria has a chance to grow and spread on benches and locker surfaces throughout the day.
Fitness Center Restrooms
Similar to your locker rooms, your restrooms may also be housing dangerous MRSA bacteria if an infected person unknowingly uses the facilities following their workout. Any surface touched by someone with the infection in or on their skin may be susceptible to transmitting this nasty infection to someone else who may be touching the counters, toilet seats, or faucet handles in your restroom. For this reason, keeping these surfaces sanitized is essential to the safety of your customers so that they can safely use your restroom without being vulnerable to this serious skin infection.
Gym Floors and Equipment
While it may sound obvious, it is especially important to consider how easily your floors and equipment can also spread MRSA, as they are constantly touched by users throughout the day during various workouts and fitness classes. Open cuts on hands, as well as blisters and sores, are often the culprit for transmitting MRSA. Even if your fitness center members are wiping down equipment and mats after each use, nothing beats the full protection of a professional sanitation service to sanitize your fitness center thoroughly. Since constant contact from skin surrounds fitness centers, it is especially important to keep yours sanitized throughout the year.
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