If you want to keep your trampoline mattress in proper working order, you need to learn how to clean it. If you neglect the mat for too long, the fungus will strike and ruin it beyond repair.
An important step to take is to check the trampoline from time to time. This will help determine if repairs are needed, for example. It is recommended that trampoline owners check their mats for tears and other damage at least once a week. It is also important to clean the trampoline mat properly to ensure that it is as safe and functional as possible.
When inspecting the trampoline, check for visible scratches, cuts, holes and stitches.
In addition to weekly checks, it is also important to stop using the trampoline if you see any obvious damage. Make sure that it has been repaired before using the equipment again.
To get your trampoline repaired, you have several options, including hiring a professional, as a DIY project, or buying a new trampoline if it has obvious damage.
Keeping the Mat Clean and Functional
Many things can cause a trampoline to get dirty. They include sunlight, dust, dirt, all kinds of debris and messy hands/feet. All of these things can cause the trampoline bed surface to become dirty. If you are new to the trampoline world, then you may not know what steps to take and what chemicals to avoid in this situation. The good news is that there are some basic steps you can take to get your trampoline as clean as possible.
Before you get started you’ll need the following materials:
- Scrubbing brushes
- Towels (clean)
- Water (warm/soapy)
After gathering all the materials, you should follow these basic steps to get the trampoline as clean as a whistle:
1. Steep the Mat Well
You can use the broom in order to remove any loose dirt/debris that’s on the mat. This might seem like an unnecessary step but it’s actually one of the most important steps.
What’s the reason?
By removing the loose dirt on the surface of the trampoline you’ll be able to clean the trampoline faster and easier. It doesn’t take long to sweep the mat but it’s certainly one of the most important steps.
2. Rinse the Mat
The next step is to use a garden hose for rinsing the trampoline mat with plain H2O. This will help to prepare the surface of the unit for cleaning. It’s important to make sure to rinse the mat thoroughly so it will be prepared for the cleaning process.
3. Prep Cleaning Buckets
The next step is to fill up all your cleaning buckets with water. Make sure that it’s warm and soapy water so it will have the best result on the trampoline’s dirt. Before you start scrubbing make sure that the buckets are full of lukewarm soapy water. This will produce the best results.
4. Scrub Up the Mat
The next step is to start scrubbing the map. Make sure to use a soft bristle brush. This will help to get the trampoline mat’s surface as clean as possible without risking the mesh getting scratched or damaged.
It’s important to scrub around the entire circumference of the mat. This will help to make sure that you clean 100% of the mat’s surface. The is one of the most time-consuming parts of the process but also one of the most important ones as it will remove the bulk of the dirt and grime on the trampoline mat.
5. Rinse Thoroughly
After you’ve scrubbed the trampoline, the next step is to use the garden hose for rinsing the surface with plain water. Make sure that you’ve removed 100% of the soap from the mat. This is important as it will help to prevent the surface from getting slippery.
6. Dry with Towels
Next, use the clean towels in order to dry the trampoline mat. It’s important that the surface dries outdoors in the sun prior to using the trampoline again. The reason is that it will help to make sure that 100% of the water is dry. That will prevent people from slipping/falling while using it.
NOT to Do
When cleaning a trampoline it’s just as important to know what not to do, as knowing what steps you shouldn’t take. Here are some mistakes to avoid:
1. Don’t Clean the Mat with Chemicals
There are various reasons for using chemicals on the trampoline’s surface. For example, they can damage/degrade the mat’s material. Not only that but it can make the mat less resistant to ultraviolet rays and harsh weather.
2. Avoiding Cleaning Because the Mat Looks Clean
It is important to clean your trampoline regularly, even if it looks clean. The reason for this is that there may be some dust and dirt that is not visible to the human eye. You may only need to hose down the surface a few times a year, but the most important thing is that you clean your trampoline from time to time. This will help to improve the form and function of the trampoline, which is certainly important.
How often should I clean my trampoline surface? This depends on how often you use it. If you use your trampoline every day, then you should probably clean it every few weeks or once a month. However, every two months or so you should definitely scrub the surface to remove any dirt embedded in the mat material.
Keeping the Mat Clean Between Cleanings
You can take some basic steps to keep your trampoline as clean as possible between cleanings:
- Store the mat when you’re not using it. You could store it in the trampoline’s original packaging.
- Keep the bad covered using a weather cover
This will prevent the unit from drying out. Even mats that have UV resistance can dry out after time passes. That can result from holes and safety issues. It also keeps animal droppings off the trampoline mat.
- Clean the mat on a regular basis
You can find products that prevent fading and wear. However, make sure that the products are safe for trampolines.