Treadmill Care and Maintenance Tips

Treadmill Care and Maintenance Tips

You’re here because you are a proud owner of a new treadmill, or you’re considering what you’ll have to do after investing in a treadmill. In either case, you are at the right place.

While there might be a number of articles and guide blogs with general care tips for treadmills, we will guide you through Pakistan-specific treadmill care and maintenance tips. These tips are a must-follow if you live in Pakistan.

Tips to Maintain your Treadmill

Without further ado, here are our five top tips for in-home and commercial treadmill maintenance in Pakistan:

1. Regular Cleaning and Dusting

If you’re living in a city like Karachi or Lahore where the climate is dusty, it becomes very important to establish a regular cleaning schedule for your treadmill. For such environments, it is important to dust gym equipment every day and deep clean at least once in 2-3 months.

Daily Care

Wipe down the machine with a damp cloth to remove any sweat, dust, or moisture that might accumulate on its surface. Be sure to pay attention to the console and the handrails.

Deep Cleaning

While the handrail and the console are the most visible parts of a treadmill, the area around the motor is often the most neglected. While you should keep it clean from the outside, it is a good idea to remove the motor cover and vacuum around the electrical components and motor when you are deep cleaning the treadmill. You should do this with caution, of course.

2. Dehumidifier Usage

Investing in a dehumidifier can be a game-changer for treadmill care in a humid climate like Karachi. Placing a dehumidifier in the room where your treadmill is located can help control the moisture levels and prevent corrosion or rust on the treadmill’s frame and components.

3. Proper Lubrication

The silicon oil used to lubricate the machine and its belt dissipates with heat. While the treadmill’s operation generates heat, the heat in the environment can also cause the lubricating oil to dissipate quicker.  So, depending on your location, the treadmill’s need for lubrication might vary.

For instance, in tropical areas like Karachi or surrounding areas, you might have to lubricate the machine and the belt more often.

4. Adequate Ventilation

Alongside the use of a dehumidifier, you should also allow fresh air in the room where you’ve kept the treadmill. While the dehumidifier can help, adequate ventilation is also quite effective in controlling humidity levels.

Use fans or open windows to promote air circulation. This not only benefits the treadmill but also creates a more comfortable environment for your workouts and you won’t sweat as much.

The treadmill’s handrails mainly deteriorate quickly because of sweat on our palms. A comfortable workout environment means a better condition of treadmill parts even after a lot of usage.

5. Regular Inspections

Make it a habit to inspect your treadmill for signs of wear and tear. Check the belt for any fraying or stretching, examine the deck for cracks, and inspect the electrical components for any corrosion.

One thing that you should look out for when inspecting your treadmill is the belt tightness. With continued use the belt tends to stretch out, causing it to get loose.

  • If the treadmill belt seems loose when you’re on it, it means you need to tighten it.
  • If it is very loose, it might even stop moving while the motor keeps running.

But beware, it is very easy to over tighten the treadmill belt, causing wear and tears. The best way to assess if the belt is adequately tight is to put three fingers vertically under the edge of the belt.

  • If there is space for more fingers, it means it needs to be tightened more.
  • If you cannot fit three fingers, you have an overly tight belt.

Final Words

Treadmills are one of the most expensive machineries in a home gym. So, keeping it well-maintained is crucial to getting a higher value from your investment.

Lucky for you, if you’re investing in a treadmill from a reliable fitness shop like the Fitness Depot, you will have experts guide you about treadmill care and maintenance when you purchase. We also have a warranty policy which makes sure that your investment is safe. Our specialists can even come in for regular inspections of your machine so you can be sure that your machine is taken care of.

Kamil Riaz

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