A programme of routine maintenance is essential to preserving the playing qualities of a synthetic sports surface. A key benefit of artificial turf is its capacity to support usage levels far greater than a natural grass pitch could ever withstand, especially in winter or prolonged rain periods, and regular care and attention is required throughout the life of a synthetic surface to achieve this.
Alongside the specialist cleaning processes provided by maintenance professionals such as Technical Surfaces, an element of these works can be fulfilled in-house using your own grounds teams. Important daily and weekly tasks include litter picking and leaf/debris collection, as well as regular Drag Brushing or Matting.
For those who can utilise their own grounds staff to perform the day-to-day requirements of maintaining their synthetic sports surface, Technical Surfaces recommends investing in some dedicated in-house machinery, such as their R.E.D Primary Care Package, to complement any on-site maintenance equipment.
The Package comprises a compact tractor unit which can gain access through a single gate (13 or 18HP), with Drag Mat and Flexi-comb attachments designed to tackle issues of infill compaction and distribution. Other attachments are also available, including a Light Decompaction Rake, Sweeper Collector (with filter plate) and a Granular Infill / Salt Spreader, allowing customers to select the ideal in-house maintenance machinery for their facility.
Technical Surfaces' demonstration and certificated training service also provides a perfect opportunity to learn and practice the correct maintenance techniques and routines to effectively tackle issues of infill compaction and distribution. In short, the R.E.D Range has been fully Researched, Engineered and Developed to meet the needs of any grounds team with an artificial sports pitch to maintain.
For councils, grounds maintenance contractors or Facilities Management companies with increased resources at their disposal and multiple synthetic pitches to maintain, another option is to invest in a SportChamp machine from SMG. The SportChamp has been designed specifically for cleaning and maintaining sand-filled and rubber-crumb synthetic pitches, and can complete everything from regular maintenance through to specialist deep cleaning.
With facility owners and managers increasingly looking to their own grounds teams to complete everyday regular maintenance on their synthetic surfaces, sourcing the correct machinery is vital. For more advice on the best equipment for your needs, speak to a specialist pitch maintenance provider such as Technical Surfaces on 08702 400 700 and ask to speak to a Technical Manager to arrange a demonstration. Alternatively, please visit www.technicalsurfaces.co.uk
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