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Tips and Tricks #6

Keeping you Carpet Clean

1. Prevent tracking from an outside surface directly onto the Cheer surface. Position doormat style mats around the cheer floor and have all participants wipe their feet before walking on the cheer surface. Do not use street shoes on the cheer surface. Having shoes that are only used on the cheer floor will do the most in keeping your cheer floor clean.

2. Hot water extraction (steam cleaning) is a very good way to maintain the appearance and hygiene of the cheer surface. Regular vacuuming is also helpful. Do not use “Soap” in the hot water extraction process. If all the soap is not removed then the floor will feel sticky and the remaining soap will attract more dirt and grime. The foam on the back of cheer floor will not absorb water like the carpet pad in your homes or offices. Since the water will not soak through the carpet into the pad, more water may be used. **Caution** water will leak through the seams to the floor below. Be sure to vacuum the water out of the carpet. Place several fans to blow air across the surface of the floor. Use caution not to get the gym floor wet under the rolls. It is a good idea to roll the rolls up off of the floor to inspect for any water.
3. Sanitizing the mat surface. Check with the athletic dept and see what they use in cleaning the training room tables and for sanitizing the areas. City health departments are recommending a one to ten part solution of bleach to water for germ killing. A bleach solution of one to ten “Will Not Harm or Discolor the Carpet “ The Velcro tape will be discolored by the bleach therefore the Velcro should be removed prior to the bleach cleaning. The bleach cleaning may be used in conjunction with the hot water extraction. An extra rinsing might be required to remove the bleach smell. Use caution as the bleach will ruin most clothing in comes in contact with.