It's hard to imagine that safety is not at risk on synthetic turf fields. With all of the sweat, blood, mucus, and other body fluids that arrive on surfaces during use, the survival and spread of harmful microbes should be a major concern. Some debate has occurred over the safety of synthetic turf fields, but little is settled.
To date, we've seen a very limited effort to address biologic safety. The greatest majority of facilities simply ignore the issue. Some facilities perform occasional water-rinses of fields or seasonally treat with anti-microbial (detergents) treatments. The common thread is that no current options have enabled facilities to actively manage their facilities and treat surfaces when risks are highest.
Ultimately, the objective needs to be the establishment of an operational plan for maintenance that includes sanitation. Doing this allows the facility to improve surface safety for individuals and reduce the risk profile of the facility against legal action. By setting up, executing, and documenting a thorough maintenance and sanitation plan, the facility knows it is doing the best for itself and the community.
Synthetic surfaces get a lot of use and abuse. In order to keep the surfaces performing at their best, the Sports Turf Groomer, Spring Tine Rake, LitterKat, and GreenZapr combine to form the best combination for regular, on-going maintenance.
Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer - Stands the turf surface up and assists in moving the top layer of infill, leveling low spots and depressions left after play.
Spring Tine Rake - Combs through the infill, relieving compaction and releasing trapped turf fibers.
LitterKat Turf Sweeper - Light weight, pull behind, synthetic sports turf sweeper that removes surface debris from sports turf without collection of infill materials.
GreenZapr UVC Surface Sanitizer - Disinfects synthetic turf surfaces with powerful germicidal UVC lights. Harmful micro-organisms such as MRSA, HIV, and influenza are eradicated through DNA destruction, eliminating the potential for “Super Bugs”.
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