For those who use their stationary bikes, treadmills, or weight machines or any other exercise equipment, they all need to be sanitized regularly, says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il.
Wipe the perspiration off your equipment after you've finished using it, because the salt in your sweat is corrosive. This goes for all machines, especially those with metal parts. Wipe down control panels to keep moisture from seeping into them and ruining the sensitive electronics. To make it easier, keep a roll of paper towels handy in your workout room.
Every once in a while, wipe down the equipment with a sponge or cloth moistened with a bleach solution- 1-2 ounces of bleach in 1 quart of water. This will kill any lingering germs.
To clean a treadmill and keep it running properly, use your vacuum cleaner to clean under the machine every other week. Every three months,vacuum around the motor casing. Most people don't realize it but dirt is the biggest killer of treadmill motors. Here are two tips from a personal trainer:
First, don't wear the same shoes on your treadmill that you wear outside. Instead, keep a fresh, indoors-only pair for treadmill training.
Second, consider putting your treadmill on a rubber mat instead of directly on the floor or carpet. All the friction causes a buildup of static electricity, which will attract motor-clogging dust bunnies and carpet lint.
To clean an elliptical machine, wipe it down with a moist rag. To keep an elliptical machine from squeaking and skipping, clean and lubricate the machine's rails and wheels. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations or wipe with a cloth moistened with silicone spray.
Follow these tips and you'll clean less and have a longer lasting exercise equipment says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. The above tips are in the book, 2,001 amazing Cleaning secrets by Jeff Bredenberg.