One of the greatest challenges for athletic facilities is controlling against the spread of infectious diseases through contact with exercise equipment, sports gear, gym mats, artificial turfs, trainer’s tables, whirlpools and locker room benches and floors. Those infections can run the gamut from flu virus and MRSA to an array of skin infections which include athlete’s foot, impetigo and wrestler’s herpes. In a recent report on the proliferation of skin diseases among the athletic community and strategies for combating outbreaks, the National Athletic Trainers Association argues that “a clean environment must be maintained in the athletic training facility, locker rooms, and all athletic venues.” Nothing can ruin a good season like an outbreak of flu or MRSA. Whether professional or collegiate, teams that lose key players lose games. And losing games can mean losing financial support at the turnstiles or from donors. By using our Disinfect IT equipment to kill vast array of pathogens on a daily basis, with an annual application of SD Pro to continually combat bacteria that can cause damage, stains and odors, athletic facility owners can improve the overall environment in their facilities, save costs and reduce toxic chemical use.
"For fitness clubs, dojos and gyms, an outbreak of a skin disease can do permanent damage to your reputation and business. "
Contact us to review our comprehensive solutions to kill harmful pathogens using our chemical free technology and provide long term prevention of stain and odor causing microbes with annual SD Pro applications.
Athletic Settings Served
Professional Sports Teams, School Athletic Facilities, Workout Clubs, Yoga & Pilates Studios and more.
Training rooms, locker rooms, exercise equipment, wrestling mats, natatoriums, artificial turf, hot tubs, whirlpools, tanning beds, communal showers and more.
College Athlete Fears Death - after Staph Infection
The SD Labs' Approach: Proactive and Environmentally Friendly
Much of the time clinicians are relegated to treating athletes who have contracted infections after the fact. And while there are preventative measures prescribed by athletic directors and fitness club managers, those are predicated on individuals following rigid protocols. Hand sanitizing, sanitizing equipment between uses, and continually cleaning shower stalls and locker room
floors are all important methods of controlling the spread of infection. However, at best they are only as effective as the individuals tasked with performing them. By contrast, the SD Labs' approach is to treat the environment to prevent the proliferation of microbes on contact surfaces that can transfer infections from one individual to another. While proper hygiene, regular
cleaning and good habits should not be ignored, the treatment of large areas, common touchpoints and targeted items, such as sports equipment, with SD Pro provides professional, collegiate and amateur athletes as well as exercise buffs with new options to enhance equipment and facilities.