School playgrounds do not get much, if any, use during the summertime, making this a fantastic time for upkeep and repairs. Caring for this during summertime helps ensure that your playground is as secure as possible and in exceptional condition for the approaching school year.
Do an Inspection
Make time to perform a comprehensive inspection of your school playground, or have a specialist inspector do so. You should also look for any litter or debris on or about equipment that might be a danger for kids. Be conscious of any repairs that are needed, so that you can get these taken care of before the school year begins. Doing a review may also assist you in finding possible problems with park equipment which could come up during the college year.
Have Repairs Done
Even minor issues with school playground equipment can become large ones that can put kids in danger when they are playing. Whether you have a broken swing or any components that are badly worn or loose, then make arrangements to get repairs completed during summer when there are not as many children around.
Assess for Storm Damage
When severe storms roll through during summer, they can leave behind debris which could be hazardous, such as large branches. You might also detect damage to park equipment out of hail or wind-blown debris. Clear away any debris that has fallen on or near equipment, and also have storm damage repaired.
Maintain Fences and Benches
If your school playground has a fence around it and chairs or other seating, don't forget to look at their problem. Fences might have bent or holes parts that have to be repaired. By way of example, wooden seats might need to be sanded to eliminate worn down areas that could give children splinters.
Eliminate Tripping Hazards
These hazards should be removed to decrease the risk of falls.
Assess School Playground Surfacing
The surfacing material to your college playground should be in good shape, which helps reduce the risk of serious injuries, such as head trauma or broken bones. This substance should offer enough cushioning to minimize injuries if kids fall or trip. If any parts of the surfacing material are worn or uneven, they need to be raked, repaired, or replaced. Loose fill surfaces, like wood fiber or rubber mulch, compress over time and may need to be topped off with additional stuff.
Bees, wasps and other insects may build nests on playground equipment throughout the summer months. Have any nests you find removed by pest management professionals, and that means it is possible to be certain this is performed safely. In the event of honey bees, even some local beekeepers could be willing to eliminate nests for you for free in order to help preserve bee population.
Spending time doing maintenance and repairs on your college indoor playground equipment this summer is a great way to be certain that it's ready for regular use once the new school year starts. If you have older equipment that needs to be replaced, then contact us to learn more. We provide custom, commercial playground structures that are produced in the U.S. and easy to install.