How We Clean Our Inflatables

A simple question:

“What do you do to clean your inflatables?”

Believe it or not, this is a rare question, but one we always love to answer. Each of the inflatables is assigned to an employee, and that employee is responsible for its cleanliness on an ongoing basis. So just as you walk through the living room and do a quick flyby picking up anything that the family has left behind, our employees do the same. That’s the everyday stuff, checking for spills, toys left behind, etc.

But that’s not cleaning. We take it very seriously that hundreds of children come through these inflatables each week, some with their own set of sniffles or maladies. We use two amazing products OdoBan and Matt-Kleen. Though OdoBan sounds like something that just makes things smell good, it is far more than that – and it makes me wonder who had the job of naming it. Just read this:

OdoBan® is an EPA registered disinfectant. The EPA Registration No. is 66243-2.
OdoBan® meets AOAC efficacy standards for hospital disinfectants.
OdoBan® meets AOAC efficacy standards for non-food contact surface sanitizers on hard non-porous surfaces.
OdoBan® is a Hospital Disinfectant Cleaner that is effective against a wide variety of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. It is also an excellent deodorant and leaves a clean fresh odor. Respiratory illnesses attributable to Pandemic 2009 H1N1 are caused by influenza A virus. OdoBan® is a broad-spectrum hard surface disinfectant that has been shown to be effective against Influenza A/Hong Kong and is expected to inactivate all influenza A viruses including Pandemic 2009 H1N1 (formerly called swine flu). OdoBan® has demonstrated effectiveness against Influenza A/Hong Kong and is expected to inactivate all influenza A viruses including Pandemic 2009 H1N1 (formerly called swine flu).
OdoBan® is an effective fungicide against Trichophyton mentagrophytes (the athlete’s foot fungus) when used on surfaces in areas such as locker rooms, dressing rooms, shower and bath areas, and exercise facilities.
OdoBan® kills common germs ‡ such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Salmonella choleraesuis (Salmonella), Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep) and Influenza A/Hong Kong (Influenza) on pre-cleaned environmental surfaces in 10 minutes. Prevents the growth of odor causing bacteria.
OdoBan® is effective against animal and pet viruses such as Avian Influenza virus, Avian Infectious Bronchitis virus, Pseudorabies virus, Canine Distemper virus, and Newcastle’s Disease virus.
…and they chose to call it OdoBan?

Matt-Kleen Disinfectant Cleaner is a phosphate free formulation designed to provide effective cleaning, deodorization, and disinfection. It is formulated specifically to disinfect the hard non-porous inanimate environmental surfaces in athletic facilities, locker rooms, schools, colleges and recreational facilities, inflatables, including personal protective headgear.
Matt-Kleen Disinfectant Cleaner is a one step detergent disinfectant that is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, is virucidal
(including HIV-1, HBV and HCV) and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew and their odors when used as directed.

When we first purchased Jump4Joy we learned quickly that to get into every nook, cranny, and crevice we would need more than a towel and a spray bottle, so we purchased a fogging machine. It takes our cleaner and converts it into a fog that easily penetrates all the hard-to-reach places to ensure that each spot is thoroughly sanitized.

So that’s it. This is how we clean the inflatables, but if you have recommendations that could help please drop in on our Facebook page.

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