We often hear cautionary tales about germs lingering in public facilities, yet the numbers are always surprising us. A recent report conducted by Tribune Media Wire highlights another alarming comparison of dirtier vs. dirtiest: a public toilet seat, and the equipment in your gym. Gym equipment, when tested for various types of bacteria, proved to be the least sanitary next to cafeteria trays, bathroom faucets, and toilet seats. What can you do to save your gym from becoming a petri dish of dangerous bacteria? Trust a professional sanitation service to keep your equipment sanitized and your reputation pristine.
Scary Numbers for Patrons
The numbers in the report are almost as horrifying as the potential illnesses themselves, with dangerous illnesses such as MRSA, salmonella, and even funguses thrown into the mix. When FitRated, a professional gym equipment research group, tested 27 different kinds of equipment in the 2017 study, the stats were enough to inspire a skip day for even the most resilient fitness enthusiast. Some particularly notable numbers included those of treadmills shown to hold 74 times more bacteria than a public bathroom faucet, in addition to the average exercise bike being 39 times more contaminated than a cafeteria tray. While the most alarming figure was arguably that of the free weights being 362 times dirtier than a public bathroom toilet seat, what is even more alarming is how easily these germs make their way into your home from each one of your workouts.
Cleaning Up the Numbers
As long as this equipment exists in these high traffic facilities, they will always be exposed to copious amounts of bacteria in their use. However this shouldn’t stop gym members from exercising, and it certainly shouldn’t inspire gym owners to close their doors. Instead, it shows a newfound level of necessity for professional services that can properly sanitize your equipment, restock sanitary products, and keep all aspects of your facility, even your restrooms, sanitized and safe for everyday use. Even if you are currently providing sanitary measures such as wipes and towels, the regular use of these facilities demands regular professional services to keep them hygienic for everyday use. By trusting the professionals, you are ensuring the integrity of your business and the safety of your patrons, all while keeping the reputation of your facility spotless.
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