Playground Maintenance and Upkeep
Properly inspecting and keeping up on maintenance of your indoor playground will go a long way to ensure the safety of your guests.
The indoor playground should be inspected each morning prior to opening, as well as throughout the day. All staff should be properly trained in what to look for while inspecting the play equipment.
Maintaining your playground to be in optimal condition is critical to the safety and success of your play area. Regular maintenance is to be expected, and is an extremely important part of owning and operating an indoor playground.
Regular maintenance includes replacement of certain parts from time to time such as post padding, netting, vinyl parts, and replacement of ball pit balls. It also includes making sure nuts, bolts, and other hardware is intact, tightened, and in good condition. Windows and domes should be free of any gaps; if cracked or broken, they should be replaced immediately.
Necessary maintenance should be identified during regular inspections. Some playground owner operators prefer to use an outside company to perform maintenance on the play structure.
The protective pads covering the posts should be inspected for signs of wear. Ensure no pieces of padding are missing. Make sure there are no zip ties missing; replace as necessary. Also check to make sure there are no exposed ends or sharp edges on the ties.
Netting should be secure and intact. Inspect the netting for holes/tears is important, especially on upper levels of the playground. Small holes/tears will continue to grow, becoming a potential entrapment problem or even children falling through. Small holes/tears can be sewn back together. Larger holes/tears will require the netting to be replaced in the affected area.
Inspect the safety flooring to ensure it is not coming up at connection points. Be sure to pay attention for tripping hazards. Replace as necessary.
Webbing and Vinyl
Check all webbing, mesh fabrics, and vinyl’s are secure and free from tears. This includes, but not limited to, deck boards, web bridges, and web platforms. Inspect the stitching in webbing for signs of failure.
Make sure there are no cracks in plastic elements, windows, and domes.
At Indoor Playgrounds International, we install with safety in mind. Our installation technicians are trained to have great attention to detail, ensuring minimal maintenance will be required by the owner. We care about our customers and our staff will help with maintenance of your playground well after the installation is complete.
All items above are covered by our industry leading warranty period. Indoor Playgrounds International also has a full time Certified Playground Safety Inspector on staff who personally trains all of our installation technicians.
We look forward to working with you on this exciting new venture!