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Know the Cleaning Method for A DIY Backyard Turf Field

Monday, September 27th, 2021

For remaining safe and well-suited for playing, the DIY backyard turf field here needs regular maintenance.

Synthetic turf will start to exhibit the following negative characteristics when they are used regularly for any certain amount of time:

Cushioning that is lost by the hard surface here.

  • The fibers of the turf no longer stand up and are lying over with fraying or break-offs.
  • As the infill materials have moved around due to the patterns of traffic on the field, the surface has developed undulations and unevenness in places.
  • The trash and the debris that is collected on the field have been buried in the turf infill that creates a safety hazard here.

A thorough deep cleaning is required to be performed regularly involving the decompaction and the power cleaning in order to have the negative aspects of regular synthetic turf field reversed.

Decompaction

The turf fibers are supported well by the crumb rubber infill material on the synthetic turf, and therefore it can offer to cushion. The infill materials become compacted through the regular foot traffic and also through the maintenance or other riding vehicles that drive on the field regularly once the field starts to be used. The field is made harder with the help of infill compaction.

The greater would be the amount of impact that is absorbed by an athlete’s body during a fall, creating a much greater chance of an injury here with the harder turf surface. Regular decompaction of the infill material should be done to reverse the effects of the hardness. A more thorough decompaction will be required on a regular schedule every year, while regular grooming with a quality artificial turf groomer can help. Thorough decompaction requires to occur more often during the year if a field has an excessive amount of frequent usage,

Power Cleaning

An artificial turf field has to be power cleaned thoroughly after the decompaction. The trash and the debris that is sitting on the top of the field should be removed by performing an intensive sweeping procedure. The trash can be collected and discarded, and the infill put back down on the field surface in a uniform manner while sifting the infill. Since it is being screened and sifted and even dropped evenly back to the surface, any small undulations or uneven areas of the infill will be corrected here.

Benefits

It is safe, and performs better, and is brought back to a like-new state here with the synthetic turf field that has been deep cleaned thoroughly in this manner. It looks much better since the turf fibers are groomed and standing up as the surface here is much softer to walk on.

There is enhanced safety for the players, and it allows a field to perform at higher levels in terms of investing in quality deep cleaning maintenance programs. The high cost of the field surface replacement is also delayed with it.