Kids' swing may cause a certain extent of wear and tear due to frequent daily use. If we do not check and maintain it frequently, the children's swing may malfunction and even cause some safety accidents. The following is the daily inspection and maintenance method of kids' swing sets.
Check if “S” hooks are closed and not excessively worn
This should be one of the first things that need to be checked, as part of your swing set maintenance, since you don’t want kids to ride the swing and then eventually falling because of old S hooks detaching from the cross beams. If worn out, replace it with new ones and do test the strengths of the hook so that kids can safely ride the outdoor swings.
Look out for possible exposed metal on swing chairs
Exposed metal bars or surfaces in swings can cause blisters or burns to kids’ sensitive skin. Replace swing chairs that have exposed metal immediately so that kids can safely ride them.
The swivel rubber sleeve of the tire swing is in place and not too old
Same as the hooks for regular swings, swivel rubber sleeves are very important in holding the tires and kids during playtime. Check if they hold the chains and tires properly so the chances of kids falling while riding tire swings can be avoided.
The swing chain is in good condition and not excessively worn, especially at connection points
The swing chain should be able to strongly hold the swing seat while staying connected to the swing’s metal frame. Replace the chain if you hear a squeaky sound due to rust which may cause potential swing incidents.
The connectors and chain should have free movement at all times
No one wants to ride a swing that doesn’t move at all and just stays in one place. The outdoor swings should move freely when tested to ensure that they are working properly.
Ensure safe landing surfaces for swings
Check if kids have a safe landing space so that injuries are avoided and they can go back to swinging. AboutKidsHealth suggests that there should be a soft, deep surface such as sand or wood chips where kids can fall into and it can easily absorb the impact.
Pay special attention to the swings joints and connecting points
Ensure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and tire swivels are tight and that everything in the swing is complete. A missing part on the swing will not allow the children to safely use it.
Check for the wooden swing’s splinters
Wooden swings should have no sharp edges to prevent injuries that may cut through the kid’s skin. The swing’s wooden frame is lifted slightly at times because of dry weather, and this enables splinters to be visible. Do a periodical check and sand it down, or you may treat the frame with a wood stain regularly to reduce the number of potentially harmful splinters. More importantly, look for swing playsets with lumber that is pre-cut, pre-stained, and pre-sanded. Also, make sure that the swing is resistant to any kind of insect damage, rot, or decay.
The swing’s welds on connecting points should be checked regularly
A good swing should have no breakages and no signs of rust. Breaking welds and rust can weaken the quality of the swing, and may eventually cause a serious hazard to kids if not solved immediately.
For a smooth swinging experience, regularly oil the swings’ moving parts
Have a regular schedule for lubricating the swing’s metallic parts to avoid rusting and stagnant swings. Don’t forget to clean up the swings from oil drops to ensure a clean swing set for kids.
Check if kids swing has a warranty
Better yet, check if it goes with a lifetime warranty. If there should be any major problem with your swing, you can easily call your manufacturer and they can help you solve it through the warranty that you have.
Swings should be installed properly
The post footing should have the right depth for the height and weight of the swing so that it is grounded and secured in place. This will also help you to avoid wobbly swings.
The correct inspection and maintenance of children's swing can reduce its potential safety hazards, extend its service life, and provide children with a safe and happy environment. If you want to know more information about children's swing after reading the above content, you can contact us for more detailed solutions.
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