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ice hockey equipment
So you are
driving home from the latest game and then it hits you. The smell of the sweaty hockey
gear jammed in the back of your vehicle. When your child is young the smell doesnt
present itself as a problem. But as they mature they will sweat a lot more and leave it
behind in their equipment and clothes.Although
you should clean the hockey equipment on a regular basis it gets more
important as you son or daughter gets older.
Most people do not realize that most
of the hockey equipment can be put in a washing machine. Best to use a front loading NON
agitator machine like a laundromat uses. To clean your hockey equipment
you can put the shoulder pads, pants, gloves, shin guards and just about anything else
except skates and helmets into your washing machine. A gentle wash cycle and some good
deodorizing detergent can HELP take care of the odor and bacteria. Just wash and set aside
in a nice open area to fully dry. Using OT Spray Fresh spray freshener is highly
recommended to help kill and take care of the bacteria and
cleaning a hockey helmet you should make sure you use a very mild soap
and water. I would suggest a no tear shampoo and water mixture with a sponge. Just fully
wash the helmet inside and out with the mixture and rinse well making sure you get all the
soap off. Then fully dry the hockey helmet with a clean towel. Using the no tear shampoo
will ensure that if you did not get all the soap your hockey player will not have stinging
shampoo in his/her eyes during the next game. This is a great time to check for any loose
or broken snaps on the helmet. Also you should look for any cracks or hard impacts. If you
see any cracks REPLACE the hockey helmet immediately.
course of action on the hockey skates is to put on your home heater register right after
use to fully dry the inside of the skate. Once dry you can use a sprinkle of deodorizing
foot powder to keep them fresh and odor free.
equipment is dry you can maintain the freshness of your hockey equipment
between washing with OT
Spray Fresh spray freshener. Using a quick spray of OT Spray Freshener will keep
your gear smelling better longer between deep cleanings. You can also put fabric softener
sheets in your bag
after washing it. This will eliminate odors within the
bag between washings.
One of The
most important factors in keeping the hockey equipment clean is to take
your equipment out of the bag after every use. Just think of it this way only use your hockey
bag to transport your equipment never for storage.
Disclaimer:To be fair to the professionals that clean equipment for a
living I will say this. This is what I have done with my sons equipment. I will let you
know I am not a expert on hockey equipment cleaning. This method has
worked well for my sons equipment. I have been told that the standard washing of equipment
can lead to damaging and loss of life in the equipment. My son has always grown out of his
equipment well before we have ever seen any wear and tear from this. So before you decide
to do any type of cleaning of your hockey equipment be sure to get advice from a
professional. This is just what I have done with my sons equipment and it has
worked out very well for me.
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