Cleaning and Dollamur Mat Safety

The recent fear of illness being spread around the globe gives us a great opportunity to take a look at your school’s cleaning protocol. Viruses are most commonly spread with person-to-person contact however some viruses can also be transmitted through non-porous surfaces like grappling mats. Viruses have different half-lives. This means that after a certain period of time, let’s say 12 hours, 50% of the virus will remain, and then in another 12 hours 25%, and so on. This means that at any point in time an infected student may have left active and infectious cells on your mats or in your facility. Aside from the current news, the bigger threat to martial arts schools and students is the normal collection of skin infections that can be transmitted between students like ringworm, staph, infantigo, even MRSA.


You’ll be happy to know that Dollamur Mat Attack!™ Athletic Surface Cleaner is disinfectant, deodorizer, fungicide, virucide*, mildewstat and kills Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). When used in the proper quantity and procedure, Mat Attack! provides effective cleaning, deodorizing and disinfection of your mats, pads, walls and equipment to control the hazard of cross-contamination.


Here are a few additional steps you can take to help keep students safe:

  1. Remind students to stay home if they’re not feeling well.
  2. If someone looks sick or is exhibiting signs of illness, send them home right away.
  3. Remind everyone to wash their gis and equipment regularly.
  4. For jiu-jitsu don’t allow any shoes to be worn on the mats, insist on the use of sandals or shoes when using the restroom. For wrestlers, employ a cleaning station to clean shoes when stepping onto the mats.
  5. Clean your mats often and properly using Mat Attack!


Mat Attack! Is:

  • Highly concentrated
  • 1 gallon of Mat Attack! makes 64 gallons
  • That works out to about .78 per gallon
  • Available with free shipping


Athletic Surface Cleaner be sure to visit

Pick up a complete solution with a Dollamur Mop Kit, available in 24”, 48” and 60” models!


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