Helping the Environment – and Your Bottom Line
When they initially arose, businesses were hesitant to adopt green, environmentally friendly practices, thinking they were just a fad. Compounding the problem were the inflated prices and diminished effectiveness of green cleaning products. However, industry surveys show that environmentally conscious consumers are here to stay. Luckily, a move toward sustainability is not just one that satisfies your customer, but one that can help your bottom line. Green products have dramatically increased their effectiveness from both a performance and a cost standpoint. Meanwhile, reducing and recycling waste reduces cost. Here are some examples of sustainable practices that sports facilities can use to keep their fans happy and help their bottom line.
Most venues have made the switch to LED light fixtures by now and it’s easy to see why. LED lights are far more energy-efficient than incandescent or fluorescent light fixtures, using an eighth of the energy. In addition to using less energy, these bulbs have a much longer lifespan.
Water-Saving Plumbing Fixtures
The huge volume of fans that sports facilities see plus the alcohol and soda they consume means that the water is running continuously on game day. Switching to low-flow plumbing fixtures can reduce water usage by 30%.
Green Cleaning Products
Cleaning products are often full of harsh, toxic chemicals like bleach, ammonia, and chlorine. In the dark ages, though, this was the only way to ensure the job was done right. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing any effectiveness. Our products are powered by Thymox and designed to work together, harmoniously like in nature, to bring the future of disinfecting and cleaning to our customers today.
Keeping the Fans – and Mother Nature – Happy
These are just a few ideas to build a sustainable sports facility. Energy management systems, EV charging stations for your fleet, and other moves can reduce your energy usage, waste, and cost. It’s a move towards a better future, keeping the fans happy and extra dollars in your pocket.
Ensuring a Safe and Sanitary Locker Room
Locker rooms present a particular challenge for the owners of sports facilities as they are among the dirtiest areas of the premises. A high amount of traffic means that high contact areas are hotspots for the normal strains of bacteria and viruses. However, the nature of locker rooms means that they’re also subject to fungi like athlete’s foot and ringworm. Furthermore, as they’re the place in which athletes attend to their personal hygiene, it’s absolutely essential that janitorial crews meticulously clean these areas in order to maintain their health and safety. The following checklist should help ensure a safe, sanitary locker room.
First, the tops, fronts and sides of all lockers should be thoroughly scrubbed using an environmentally friendly disinfectant and allowed to dwell and dry according to the manufacturer’s directions. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution kills 99.9% of bacteria in two minutes, 99.9% of fungi and molds in three minutes, and 99.9% of viruses in four minutes. It also features a 55-second kill-time against SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). For vacant lockers, the interior should also be disinfected.
Restroom and Shower Areas
After disinfecting the lockers, all toilets, sinks and showers of the locker room bathrooms should be thoroughly attended to. Make a list of all high-touch areas – toilet, sink, and shower handles, stall door handles, towel dispensers, air dryers, soap dispensers – and make sure they’re given special attention.
Benches and Chairs
These spots see bare skin contact so make sure to disinfect them with an environmentally friendly solution.
These surfaces see bare skin contact, meaning things like athlete’s foot and ringworm can spread quickly. Schedule them for a thorough mopping before and after the athletes visit. Also, make sure that the tools you’re using for the job are clean using a two-bucket system.
Athletes need to maintain peak physical performance in order to succeed. Ensuring that their locker rooms will give them peace of mind and allow them to focus on the next challenge. Stock your supply closets with Bioesque cleaning products. Powered by Thymox®, every Bioesque Solutions product is designed to work together, harmoniously like in nature, to bring the future of disinfecting and cleaning to our customers today.
Keeping Sports Facilities Clean for Millions of Fans
Millions of fans make their way through stadiums, arenas, and other sports facilities each year. To give you an idea of the traffic that these venues see, the 2018-2019 season brought 805,264 fans to FTX Arena, home of the Miami Heat. The Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium hosted 504,540 individuals the same year while the Marlins saw 811,302 fans come through their doors and the Florida Panthers had an attendance of 493,671. That’s over 2.6 million fans in one city during one sports year. Furthermore, that’s just fans at games. That’s not counting the special events that these venues routinely host, plus all the employees and staff that run them. It’s a huge amount of people and it raises the question: how can we possibly keep these places clean?
Sports Facilities Are Like Cities Unto Themselves
The Miami Dolphins averaged 64,374 fans per home game in 2021. That’s like a medium-sized town moving into a venue every Sunday. That’s an awful lot of feet on walkways and hands on rails. Furthermore, these are massive structures with a number of specialized areas. There are the seats, walkways, and entranceways, sure. But there are also carpeted suites and administrative offices, kitchens, restaurants, restrooms, locker rooms, and more. Sports facilities, then, need more than an accomplished and coordinated team of professionals to take on the job. They need a wide array of products able to handle all the areas the job requires.
Bioesque Solutions Has an Answer
Bioesque offers a full line of botanically-based cleaning products for all areas of sports facilities. For example, our Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a ready-to-use all-purpose solution, capable of cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing in one step. Meanwhile, our Cleaner and Degreaser is perfect for tough jobs in kitchen and garage areas while our Botanical Carpet Cleaners feature a deep cleaning formula that effectively removes tough spots and stains while simultaneously deodorizing.
Winning Big with the Fans
Part of the fan experience is walking into a gleaming stadium or arena. To a lot of fans, these venues are like a second home and they take a lot of pride in it. They also want to know that the staff at sports facilities are doing everything they can to make sure their game day is taking place in a safe, healthy environment. Keeping your supply rooms stocked with Bioesque Solutions will help keep your fans healthy, happy, and coming back again and again.
Restroom Cleanliness is a Top Priority
Stadiums, arenas, and other sports facilities see millions of guests walk through their doors each year. And a good number of these fans will make their way to the concessions areas to buy, among other things, soda and alcohol. It’s a high-traffic, high-energy environment. As a result, restrooms at sports facilities can take an absolute beating.
Restroom cleanliness, then, has always been a top priority when it comes to sports facility upkeep. Furthermore, the post-COVID era has led to a new awareness of public health and safety. Studies show that 80% of respondents feel more unsafe using an unclean public restroom now compared with how they felt prior to the pandemic. These sentiments are likely the new normal for the foreseeable future. Sports facility management and janitorial crews must respond accordingly.
High Frequency and High Visibility
A clean appearance and pleasant smell in your venue’s facilities are a must. However, fans today need more. They need to feel safe. They want to know that the venue’s staff is taking care of them while they’re having a good time. So not only does your cleaning crew need a detailed and complete schedule and cleaning protocols, as well as effective disinfecting supplies. They need to maintain a degree of visibility to your guests to put their minds at ease. The following is a list of best practices to make sure your janitorial crews are ensuring a safe, sanitary environment for the fans.
- Build a checklist and a schedule – Stadiums are huge structures. Developing a list that addresses all high-touch areas and contact points – door handles, fixture handles, soap and towel dispensers, countertops will ensure that nothing gets overlooked while a high-frequency schedule will make sure these spots stay clean.
- Personal protective equipment – instruct your staff to wear gloves and face masks while working.
- Adhere to current local social distancing and masking policies.
- Use clean tools – make sure staff is using clean mop heads, scrubbers, buckets, etc.
- Use effective supplies – the EPA’s List N is a list of certified products known to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). This list includes Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution, featuring a 55-second kill time.
- Use supplies effectively – apply disinfectants liberally to all restroom surfaces and let them dwell according to the time prescribed by the manufacturer.
Take Care of the Little Things
Going the extra mile to make sure the little things are taken care of goes a long way in fans’ eyes. For example, soap dispensers should never be empty and toilet paper should always be stocked. When fans see management taking care of the little details, they feel a lot safer and more satisfied. This ensures a great time at the game and many repeat visits in the future.