Hockey Equipment Cleaning: Where to Properly Clean and Sanitize your Equipment

The 2019-2020 NHL hockey season is about to start but for a lot of forwards, wingers,defenceman and goalies, your season is already underway! You pulled out the hockey bag fromthe garage, along with your hockey sticks and other hockey gear. Inside that bag is the gear thathelped you conquer last season, either scoring a ton of goals, racking up points in your seasonor making some major saves while you were goaltending. Excited you opened up your hockeybag only to realize… yuck it stinks. Some of that gear might be damaged too.

Hockey Equipment Cleaning

After a tough last hockey season filled with sweat filled practices and intense games, it’s tempting to want to buy a whole new set of gear which will cost you upwards of $400. The price increases dramatically if you are a goalie. Playing league hockey is not a cheap sport! And the list of necessary items includes most of these often expensive items…

  • Jock (or jill for girls)
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey socks
  • Hockey Pants
  • Skates
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Neck Guard
  • Hockey Gloves
  • Helmet with full cage
  • Mouth Guard
  • Jersey for practice
  • Hockey stick

Thankfully, we can help you keep the costs down and take care of that horrible gym bag smell. LoveYourGear offers a ton of services to help you wash and restore your hockey equipment to their former glory. Throughout your hockey season, you will need to make sure you are ready for the next game, and this often requires a routine of chores you need to do off the ice. Our facilities are equipped to take care of those chores for you at an affordable price. We would like to tell you about our services that would enable you and your kids to focus on playing hockey, leaving the washing, repairing and gear delivering to us! We do equipment all over including cities like Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Scarborough and even outside the Great Toronto Area.

Ozone Equipment Cleaning Services

When we clean your hockey gear, we do not just wash them, we sanitize them. Our facilities are equipped with a proprietary technology that uses Ozone to sanitize, disinfect, clean and dry your hockey gear to kill bacteria and viruses that are deep rooted into your fibers of your hockey equipment.LoveYourGear invested in these machines because we discovered that ozone cleaning is 3000 times stronger than bleach when it comes to killing bacteria. Ozone is also more eco-friendly than bleach because in the process of eliminating odours, O3 molecules will be chemically converted to O2 molecules, which is just oxygen. These specialized cleaning machines are used by NHL teams, U.S. and Canadian Military, Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, Fire Departments and more, and allow LoveYourGear to clean your hockey gear to quality level that you just cannot get at the dry cleaners.

It’s very important to clean your gear regularly to avoid Staph infections and other types of sports infections. Unwanted bacteria that builds up on your hockey gear can enter your body through cuts, bruises, skin abrasions and other sports related injuries. You want to make sure that you, your kids or other loved ones are not at risk of infections. Plus our cleaning services can prevent you from stinking up the locker room, the next time you are with your team. No one wants to be that guy on the team.

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Here is our full Hockey Equipment Cleaning Process:

Step 1: Each piece of sports equipment is first cleaned with a pre-treatment enzyme solution that eliminates strong odours and bacteria.

Step 2: Our green eco-friendly detergents are premixed and brought to the right water temperature. Each article is pre-soaked, washed and extracted using state of the art computerized programmable commercial grade equipment. The machine allows us to control the speed, mechanical action and water temperature to ensure your gear is not damaged during cleaning.

Step 3: Equipment is dried in one of our moisture controlled speciality drying systems to gently and quickly dry, preventing bacteria and mold build up.

Step 4: Equipment is loaded into the closed loop, airtight stainless steel chambers for ozone sterilization. The 60 minute process further removes any left over bacteria lingering in the equipment that can cause staph infections or other bacterial illnesses.

Step 5: Equipment is now ready for repairs (at the request of the customer) and ready to be delivered.

LoveYourGear has the technology to clean all your gear thoroughly with this process. Whether you are a player or goalie, we will guarantee that your hockey equipment will be good as new when you wash them with our services. LoverYourRug can even fix equipment afterwards, which brings us to our next service we offer.

Hockey Equipment Repairs

LoveYourGear can also repair your old hockey gear and make them look brand new. Our in house repair experts are able to fix any piece of equipment that has been ripped, torn, scuffed or pierced. Our specialist can also tailor your equipment to fit better, like shortening your hockey pants. The types of repairs LoveYourGear can do include:

  • Rips and Tears
  • Cracked plastic on guards
  • Scratches and wear and tear
  • Repalming gloves and webbing
  • Replacing buttons, velcro and zippers
  • Restitching liner
  • Installing new toe and leg straps, buckles, padding, plastic boards, guards and

Our in house experts can assess your gear and give you a quote on how much it will be to repair your gear. We believe that your used stuff is still good and we can guarantee that we will make your old and tattered gear look like you just bought it from the store. Give us a call so you can get your hockey gear assessed and take advantage of the next service that we want to talk about.

Pickup & Delivery Across Southern Ontario

Instead of dropping your gear off at one of our facilities yourself, LoveYourGear can come to your house or local arena and pick up your gear and deliver it just in time for practice or the big game. LoveYourGear employs a fleet of trucks that route to places all over Southern Ontario all major cities like Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie, Mississauga, and other big Hockey Cities. Our truck drivers have a weekly route that has them travelling as west as London, as east as Ottawa and as far north as Barrie and the Muskoka area.

Hockey Gear Pickup Delivery

You can schedule a pick up of your hockey gear to be washed and cleaned at our facility and then delivered to you without ever having to leave your home to get this done. Have a game coming up in a couple days and need your gear cleaned quick? We also offer rush delivery to make sure your gear is fresh for the game.

Scheduled Hockey Team Equipment Pickup & Delivery

LoveYourGear also offers pickup and delivery services to your entire team! Our drivers will come to the arena after your practice and load up one of our LoveYour trucks with all of your team’s hockey equipment, and hand it back at the start of your next game. The important thing to know is that your gear cleaning can be scheduled at a certain time to make sure that your gear is washed and brought back to you so you can hit the ice again.

Scheduled Hockey Team Equipment Pickup & Delivery

LoveYourGear offers discounts to your entire team for hockey gear cleaning plus free pickup and delivery. As mentioned before, we deliver all over southern Ontario so if you have a game coming up, our drivers will take care of all the logistics of transporting your gear to the right place. All you have to do is suit up for the game! Whether the arena is in Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa or anywhere else, we are bringing your clean equipment to you.

LoveYourGear Cleans More Than Just Hockey Equipment

LoveYourGear cleans more than just hockey equipment! We specialize in repair equipment and athletic goods for any sport you can think of. Need Football gear cleaned for the next game? We got you covered. Slid across the baseball diamond to steal a base? No problem, we clean that uniform for you. What about that beautiful suede and leather school bomber jacket you have  in the closet from back in your college days. Just needs a little bit of restoration and it will be good as new. With our facilities, we can clean your athletic shoes, hiking gear, camping tents, professional uniforms and much more.

The LoveYour brand encompasses a bunch of different companies that all specialize in cleaning, restoring and preserving your household items. We truly believe that your used stuff can be new again, and there is practically nothing in your house that we cannot restore. All you have to do is contact us for a quote and we can come pick it up with one of our trucks. If you are in the area of our two locations in Etobicoke or Scarborough, come drop off your gear and get a tour of our facilities.

Our team is focused on making your hockey season better by assisting with the things that you and your team shouldn’t have to worry about. Focus on the action and leave the rest to us!