Among the many nasty germs that may be lurking in your fitness center, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA, is one of the most dangerous ones. A highly contagious staph infection, MRSA thrives on surfaces that make direct contact with skin, such as those in a fitness center. Its symptoms typically begin with a large, swollen pimple or abscess, as well as bleeding sores that may quickly be accompanied by a fever. Dangerous, painful, and sometimes deadly, MRSA is a nasty germ that should remain out of your fitness center at all costs. With this, it is imperative to protect your returning members and guests from this dangerous illness. As you plan your next steps for sanitizing your business for the season, consider these three specific surfaces of your fitness center that may require professional sanitation throughout the year.
Benches in Your Locker Rooms
As the place where members of your fitness center change clothes and shower following a workout, your locker room may be a hotbed for MRSA this fall. Mainly for your locker room benches, there is a greater chance that this surface will make contact with skin and open wounds throughout the day. The warm and damp conditions of a locker room also contribute to speeding up the process of bacterial growth. Don’t give MRSA a chance to thrive on your locker room benches! By ensuring that this surface is professionally sanitized, your gym members can use your locker room benches without worrying about their cleanliness during the week.
Restrooms in Your Fitness Center
Much like your locker rooms, the restrooms of your fitness center could also be home to dangerous MRSA bacteria. Especially if an infected person unknowingly uses the facilities, this disease can quickly spread and thrive on multiple surfaces of your restrooms. From toilet seats to faucet handles and countertops, any surface in your restroom that is touched by an infected individual may be susceptible to transmitting this nasty infection to someone else who uses your restroom. This is why it is essential to keep these surfaces sanitized and ensure the safety of your customers from this dangerous skin infection.
Fitness Center Equipment
In addition to your restroom surfaces, your fitness center equipment can also be the source of MRSA in your business. Because these surfaces are touched continuously as they are used for workouts and fitness classes, they each become a surface for germs such as MRSA to thrive. Even the smallest open cuts on hands, including blisters, can be the culprit for transmitting MRSA. Unfortunately, wiping down machines and mats after each use is not always enough to receive full protection from this nasty illness. To ensure that these surfaces are well-sanitized, turn to a professional sanitation service to eliminate germs such as MRSA from your fitness center.
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