The hot, summer months are upon us and while traffic may be slowing, the need for bowling alley maintenance remains. Here is a checklist of centre maintenance activities you should be keeping an eye on at this time of year.
- Clean out A/C ventilation systems.
- Keep an eye on humidity during the summer.
- Change filters.
- Dust out electronic enclosures including POS systems.
- Allow for ample ventilation.
- Check old electronic spare parts board.
- Replace old batteries.
- Thoroughly clean floors from winter salt. Stripping and waxing might be needed.
- Thoroughly clean approaches from winter salt and dry thoroughly from summer humidity.
- If time allows, strip and wax floors where applicable.
- Painting and touching up walls/equipment.
- Carpet Cleaning to remove any winter salt and dirt.
- Outside maintenance to remove winter issues now that snow is melted.
- Clean off roofing drains.
Bowling Shoes and Bowling balls:
- Thoroughly check and clean shoes.
- Replace any worn or damaged shoes as they could cause safety hazards
- Thoroughly inspect bowling balls for damages and sharp edges.
- Replace damaged bowling balls for equipment and customer safety.
- Cleaning bowling balls with lane cleaner will help prevent dirt from reaching pins and pinsetters.
- Checking and cleaning bowling pins will help prevent jams or stops.
- Cleaning dirt and debris from pinsetters will make a huge difference to the start of the winter leagues.
- Replace any broken or worn parts.
- Check on status of pins and clean. Visible wood is a sign of pins needing to be changed out.
- Summer is an optimal training time for mechanics to prepare for the busy winter season.
- Have your lanes inspected for changes in tilting and warping?
- This is a perfect time to change or test out new oil or lane conditioner to improve bowler experience.