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What’s that smell? Causes of equipment odour

Bacteria - CleanQuipDoes the aroma of your hockey bag make you want to hold your breath?  Some sports equipment smells so bad many of us are wasting money on buying new gear to avoid that stench.

Sweating is the body’s way to cool itself and expel toxins.  As athletes sweat into their clothing or protective gear moisture, bacteria collect.  Known as MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) this pervasive bacteria is resistant to many antibiotics and can cause extreme illness and even death.  Scary stuff considering it looks like tiny purple grapes under a microscope.

Even professional players are susceptible to the dangers of MRSA; there have been several breakouts in recent years resulting in lawsuits, not to mention health problems for top athletes.

The best way to avoid the spread of MRSA and remove odour from hockey equipment is to have your kit professionally cleaned. Sanitizing does not need to be an expensive endeavor to protect your investment.  Clean Equipment uses state of the art technology to sanitize your gear without the use of strong chemical cleaners.  An affordable and convenient option we come to your team location and takes less than an hour.