Investing in a treadmill, elliptical, or other piece of home fitness equipment can be a great first step in supporting and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. But, having made the investment, you might be asking yourself what you can do to maximize it and keep your treadmill in top working order. Like any other piece of machinery, regular maintenance is the key to ensuring your treadmill runs smoothly for years to come.
- Keep your treadmill’s conveyor belt free of sweat, dust and debris.
- Adjust the belt as necessary to ensure it stays tight.
- Regularly lubricate the conveyor belt. This reduces friction and wear-and-tear on the belt and ensures that it is moving smoothly.
- Ensure that your treadmill is level, adjusting either the placement of your treadmill and/or the supports as necessary.
- Wipe off any sweat that may have dripped off of you or been left behind on the deck, handrails, or conveyor belt using a clean dry cloth.
- Use a clean damp cloth to wipe off the surface of your display to remove dust and dirt at least once a week.
- Avoid using any harsh solvents or cleaning products on your equipment, as they could damage it.
- Vacuum or sweep the floor around your treadmill to help prevent dust and dirt from settling on it, and use a vacuum on the deck area and on the section between the conveyor belt and main frame on a regular basis.
- When cleaning the conveyor belt, make an initial pass with your vacuum, then rotate the belt a full 180 degrees and repeat to ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned.
- Periodically unplug your treadmill and then remove the motor hood cover and clean off any dust that may have accumulated inside using a vacuum attachment or a soft dry cloth, then replace the motor hood cover and plug your treadmill back in.
Taking these basic steps will go a long way towards keeping your treadmill operating efficiently. You can order premium treadmill lubricant for your brand of treadmill from us here on our website. Are you having issues with your treadmill? Contact us and our experts will be happy to help you diagnose your issue and guide you on what you need to do to get your treadmill back in working order.