At this point we all know what we need to do, but I wanted to be open and share what I have been thinking about as it pertains to KPZ’s cleaning procedures.
COVID or not cleaning is necessary for indoor play spaces, period! I knew I had to be through when it came to cleaning the facility and the toys. It’s no secret that germs are everywhere. When I designed my space and what I wanted to have I asked myself “what’s going to be easy to clean and keep clean throughout the day.”
I also thought about how often I was going to need to clean, my ball pit. Again, no secret there that not everyone is a fan of ball pits and I get it, which is why I am investing in a machine that’s well over 4k to clean the balls. No matter the cost, it’s required in my mind to have something like this to clean the balls regularly!
I decided to follow guidance that day cares follow for cleaning their facilities. Along with the CDC’s requirements for business, I want to make sure that I do my part as a business owner and mom to make sure KPZ is clean for all your kids. After all, my own kids will be in the facility as well.
When it comes to cleaning there are 3 very important steps the CDC requires and I think we all heard these 3 over and over, but again my goal is transparency so…
“Cleaning means to remove dirt, dust, debris, and sticky substances by washing, wiping, scrubbing, or mopping hard surfaces with soap or detergent and water. Routine cleaning of toys, floors…play equipment…is recommended…”
“Disinfecting means to destroy almost all germs that could make a person sick. Disinfecting is for toileting areas and high-touch areas that collect lots of germs (bathroom faucets…diaper changing tables, toilets, sinks used in toileting routines…doorknobs)…”
“Sanitizing means to kill germs at a level that reduces the risk of becoming ill from contact with germs on the surface. Sanitizing is used on…toys that children may place in their mouths, pacifiers, and mixed use tables…”
I will ensure that these steps are followed as they pertain to cleaning after each play session, party and throughout the day while your there with your family!
Check out the PDFs below of each step below that detail’s how to properly do each one.
As always feel free to email me with any questions regarding our cleaning procedures.