With football season here, it’s more important than ever for players to stay healthy and infection-free. Using a sports disinfectant spray like Clear Gear to disinfect football gear and locker rooms can help prevent the spread of infections. Whether you’re a professional player, a team coach or the parent of an athlete, a consistent disinfection protocol is essential. Football players needs to take measures to prevent infections that are common to sports like ringworm, athlete’s foot, impetigo and staph/MRSA, in addition to COVID-19.
Here are some specific tips to clean and disinfect football gear so that players can focus on the game instead of germs.
Promote Athlete Hygiene
Start with the basics—make sure that every player uses clean, disinfected football pads, helmets and uniforms at every practice and game. Require player to shower after every game and wash their hands with soap thoroughly every time they use the restroom or touch a communal surface.
Be Consistent When You Disinfect Football Gear
Regular disinfection of football pads, balls, uniforms and equipment can help prevent infectious diseases. When you fail to clean and disinfect football gear in between each use, it increases the risk of spreading germs. Commit to daily disinfection of all equipment in the locker rooms, gym and anywhere else players congregate with a quick spray of your football pads disinfectant.
Don’t Pass Germs
Intercept germs before they spread! Clean and disinfect every football used for practice and games. Spray them with a non-bleach disinfectant like Clear Gear that kills germs that cause infections like COVID-19 and staph but won’t cause damage.
Tackle Your Football Pads
Football pads harbor germs and get stinky from absorbing sweat. Brush off all loose dirt and then disinfect with Clear Gear football pads disinfectant spray after each use. Never store them in a tight space like a gym bag or locker before disinfecting—this will create a breeding ground for nasty germs and odors. If you carry them in a gym bag, be sure to always disinfect it after using. Have all football pads professionally cleaned at the end of season.
Defend Your Helmets
While most football helmets feature antimicrobial moisture wick lining, they still need to be disinfected after each use. Brush off loose dirt and then use non-bleach disinfectant wipes to clean the outside of the helmet. Remove the lining and pads and spray them thoroughly with Clear Gear. Spray the inside of the helmet while the pads and lining dry.
Follow these tips to stay in the game without spreading nasty germs. Learn more about Clear Gear non-bleach football pads disinfectant spray.