Some basic practices must be made on a routine basis to protect your investment including:
- Measuring field hardness periodically to ensure the level of hardness at least once a year.
- Sweeping and dragging to keep the carpet fibres in an upright position. Once a week or once a month depending on use.
- Loosening and redistributing of infill (to improve footing, reduce static electricity and improve the look of the field). Groom fields before each game.
- Checking and replenishing the infill level especially in high use areas. The infill creates the padding and shock-absorption for the synthetic turf system and restores the field’s resiliency. At least once a year. It takes about 20 tons of crumb rubber to provide ¼ inch layer.
- Using a vacuum or leaf blower to remove debris
- Cleaning with special solvents and cleansers with difficult to remove items.
- Treating with anti-microbial products to remove bacterial growth.
- Troubleshooting for common problems and minor repairs, such as seam repair.
- Removing snow during winter months.