Maintenance of an artificial pitch is vital in order to maximise the life of the surface, retain its intended playing characteristics, and keep it in a good and safe condition for users. Carpet manufacturers will often specify maintenance requirements in order to comply with any guarantees offered. Please see our maintenance page for artificial pitches.
Maintenance costs should be considered at the outset of any project with the degree of maintenance required dictated by the amount of use the astro turf will receive, its location, and the type of sports played.
Three types of maintenance regime should be considered. Firstly drag brushing to keep the surface live and active. The infill should be distributed over the system with the drag brushing helping to keep it free moving. This process will also help keep the carpet pile open and separated. Drag brushing should be carried out once every week where possible. Secondly the surface should be Power Brushed. This process is a more robust exercise whereby the infill is decompacted and lifted and the carpet fibres are again opened up. Lastly the surface should be cleaned with a filtration unit extracting contamination build up from the infill. This process is usually carried out annually.
For a full list of services for the Maintenance of Astro Turf and 3G Football Pitches offered please call SSP Ltd on 01227 463606.
Annual and three year maintenance agreements are available for the Maintenance of Astro Turf and 3G Football Pitches. These agreements simply fix a price for maintenance services for a fixed term thereby allowing facility owners the opportunity to budget accurately for the future.
From time to time the artificial grass surface will require topping up of infill.
Rejuvenation – As the carpet pile wears and as the system is exposed to the elements dirt and debris will become trapped in the infill. Contaminated infill can lead to poor drainage that will not only render the all weather pitch anything but during periods of heavy rainfall but help aid the growth of algae on the synthetic grass surface. The algae forms a condition known as Algal Squidge which promotes a very hazardous and slippery slime to form on the astro turf surface. At this point the contaminated infill should be removed in a process called Rejuvenation.
For further advise on such problems please contact SSP Ltd at email@example.com or telephone on 01227 463606