Fred Rogers, of the long running children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” described perfectly why play is so important to children. He said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ServiceMaster Green is proud to do the playground cleaning for many area playgrounds in Des Moines so children can continue to do their best work at play!
Indoor play structures can be a source of glee for kids and a welcome respite for parents to help their kids burn off some energy, especially in our long winter months here in the Midwest. The Chart, a CNN blog, reports that moderate estimates indicate that, in the United States alone, there are more than 15,000 of these facilities in operation. At an average of 50 children per day, this means that 750,000 children per day are playing 270,000,000 times per year in indoor play areas. That’s a lot of fun, but also a lot of germs.
Without proper cleaning and sanitizing, Staph aureus, Pseudomonas, E. coli, Bacillus cereus, and Coliforms can be found in these structures. These can cause minor problems, such as stomach upset and distress, and more serious or even deadly illnesses. It’s vitally important that these facilities are cleaned well and often for the health of our children, and that they are cleaned with products that are safe for our children.
Our green cleaning products are formulated for use around children with the most sensitive asthma or chemical allergies, and they are developed to be eco-friendly. ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines was the first commercial cleaning company in Iowa to exclusively use products certified by three leading environmental auditing organizations: Green Seal, Environmental Choice, and European Union Eco-Label, the highest established standard for green cleaning products.
If your company is in need of a reputable, green, and family-oriented service provider for playground cleaning, ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines would love to speak to you about our services. Contact us today for more information!