Now that the weather is turning more and more into spring, people are understandably looking for more ways to be outside. To that end, many homeowners have invested in playground equipment for their children or grandchildren. This can be a great way for kids to get exercise and sunshine, while simultaneously keeping them occupied.
If you own playground equipment, though, you have an added responsibility when it comes to maintaining it for safety. Undoubtedly you or the person who installed the equipment did so according to the manufacturer’s instructions. However, it’s also a good idea to do some routine inspection and maintenance on your playground equipment. Temperature changes can cause parts of it to warp, and normal use can bend and break other parts. These effects can loosen things up and reveal pinch or tear points that should be repaired to avoid safety hazards. This will help your family to get the most out of your playground equipment without injury.