With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all focused on making our homes and spaces the safest they can be. And safe now means germ-free, too.
Many families, offices, schools, and stores have started more frequent and deeper cleaning and sanitization of the inside of buildings, but germs can linger outside too. Our increased caution has brought up a question for many: What can I do to keep the outside of my home/office/store clean?
When outside, most are wiping down benches, tables, chairs, and handles with disinfectant. Did you know that artificial turf, too, has safe options amenable to easy sanitization? Learn about the safe, sanitized options of artificial turf lawns available to you, whether at home, at your business, or at school.
Is Artificial Turf Safe?
It’s a common question people are asking about just about everything these days. Is it safe? Yes, artificial turf is safe. In fact, some turfs have antimicrobial qualities that can make them the safest material for your lawn.
Super Yarn™ is a safe turf that is sanitized with antimicrobial technology to keep your family, your pets, your customers, your employees, or your students safe outdoors. This turf not only eliminates odors but works to prevent the buildup of microbes on the turf. This special turf reduces the germs that cause viruses, keeping families, customers, and employees safer.
If antimicrobial turf sounds like something you want to invest in for your home or workplace, your research makes all the difference. Take a look at the things you should know before installing artificial turf so you can be prepared for the project. Ensure the space is flat, smooth, and solid with a base material for artificial turf that can help set the stage for your sanitized lawn. This will also keep it safe without any rocks or bumps under the turf for people to trip over.
Another consideration before installation is the infill. Some infills have antimicrobial properties, just like the Super Yarn turf, adding another layer of protection. Antimicrobial infill can help when the viral molecules fall in between the artificial grass blades to the underside.
How to Clean Artificial Turf
Artificial turf is very easy to clean and maintain. This opportunity for long-term savings is one of the biggest factors in making the investment involved with artificial turf costs. Take a look at how you can clean your turf, both regularly and with a deeper cleaning from time to time, to protect your investment.
Your turf is rinsed every time it rains, but it can be helpful to give it a hose rinse from time to time, especially when rain showers are few and far between. This habit can remove dust, pollen, and dirt that has built up on the surface.
If there are areas a simple rinse doesn’t fully clean, don’t worry. Just mix water with a household cleaner, sponge mop the area and rinse it clean.
Keep your artificial turf looking lush and lovely by brushing it from time to time as well. This is important for highly trafficked areas, where people walk or kids and pets play. Cross brushing helps to restore the look and feel of the turf.
It’s natural that with use, stains, spills, and blemishes appear on your turf. It’s best to clean up spills and stains as soon as you notice them. To clean them, start by blotting up liquid and sweeping up dry materials.
Your next step is to scrub or sponge mop the area with household ammonia mixed with hot water. Scrub tough stains with a brush or broom. Be sure to rinse away this mixture with warm water once it’s cleaned.
As people are more focused on cleanliness now than ever, it’s a great time to think about how indoor and outdoor spaces can be kept clean, sanitized, and disinfected. Artificial turf involves an up-front investment, but with the simplicity of maintenance and cleaning, it pays off in just a few years.
Keep Your Family Safe with Antimicrobial Artificial Turf
Keep your family or coworkers safe when you select antimicrobial Super Yarn turf materials and infill. The right products for artificial turf depend on your habits and goals for the space. SYNLawn is the only company that offers this unique, lovely, protective turf. The synthetic turf experts at SYNLawn serve Houston residents and can answer questions about artificial turf cost, safety, cleaning, and installation when you call (832) 494-8333 or fill out this contact form.