Cheerleaders use large mats to protect themselves from injury when learning new stunts and tricks. Cheerleading mats are in constant use during cheerleading practice sessions and sometimes at home when cheerleaders practice their moves. Many parents buy cheerleading mats to keep their cheerleaders and their cheerleading friends safe while they practice their moves at home.
Although practicing difficult and potentially dangerous stunts is not recommended without a trained coach nearby to give corrections and spot their moves. At home cheer mats are to practice skills they already have safely. These mats require frequent cleaning, especially the ones used in a group or tem setting. The entire cheerleading squad sweating on its and transfers their germs to it and then in turn transfers it to another child. If any of the cheer team is beginning to get sick, coughing, sneezing and runny noses are all landing on its with the kids. For health, safety and sanitaryreasons clean cheerleading mats frequently. Cleaning after each practice is ideal.
Add 2 tablespoons of bleach to 16-ounce spray bottle. If it has fabric parts, use color safe bleach to prevent ruining the fabric color.
Fill the spray bottle the rest of the way with very warm water.
Shake the bottle to thoroughly mix the bleach/water.
Spray its generously with the bleach mixture.
Allow the bleach & water solution to remain on the surface of its for 10 to 15 minutes.
While the bleach is sitting on its, scrub stains or particularly dirty areas with a soft bristled scrub brush or use a nylon scrubbing pad. Do not use steel wool pads or stiff scrub brushes as these may damage the surface of the cheerleading mats.
Wipe the bleach & water mixture off its with paper towels or clean rags. Paper towels are the easiest because you do not have to worry about laundering them. If you use rags, wash them each time you clean its.
Dry its thoroughly with a clean dry rag or fresh paper towels.
Flip its over and repeat the cleaning process on the other side.
Spray paper towels or a rag with the mixture and wipe the sides of its,
Sprinkle baking soda generously over its.
Allow the baking soda to remain on the cheerleading mats surface for a minimum of 30 minutes or until your next practice session.
Vacuum the baking soda off the surface and have a fun and safe practice.
Always test a hidden area for colorfastness.
Make cleaning your cheerleading mats a regular end of you practices to keep your cheer team healthy and safe from germs and bacteria.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning mats.
Do not inhale the bleach it can cause chemically induced cold symptoms.
Wear eye protection to avoid splashing bleach into delicate eyes.
Clearly label the spray bottle with the contents so it is not mistaken for anything else.
Keep out of the reach of children as this can cause harm or illness if ingested.