1 - Bugs Eat Your Sweat
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a microbe that thrives on sweat. They eat your sweat and then excretes it back on your gear; hence that noxious smell! It is a ticking time-bomb!
2 - Time Tells No Lies
That rancid smell your olfactory senses are complaining about is serious. The heavier the odour the higher the microbial count, which means, it has been on your gear for a prolonged period of time.
3 - Equipment Deterioration
13 harmful contaminates have been detected when testing hockey equipment. Over time the microbes, due to colonization and growth, deteriorate your gear and therefore shorten the life span of it as well.
4 - Protective
Based on our previous points we know that over time our equipments integrity is breached when microbes live on it. If straps, velcro and other means of securing your gear are jeopardized this means you are at risk. Think about that. What does a shot off the shin feel like?
The Stink Solution - ACF1
ACF1 has been clinically proven in the Mt. Sinai Microbiology department repeatedly.
Testing has concluded that 100% of the microbes found on the equipment were eliminated after being processed in the eco safe, hypo allergenic and phosphate free formula.
It is clear why we clean everything in the bag including the bag. In doing so any chance of previous microbial growth being reactivated is eliminated.
Gear that jumps out (really rank) gets special attention with a pre-scrub in ACF1.
All equipment is processed in cold water completely. It is through this process of scrubbing and extracting the build up of sweat, dirt and microbes that we ensure all is extracted out and off of your equipment.
The gloves, helmet, goalie pads, hard body hockey bads, catcher and blockers, skates, laces and insoles are all completed by hand in cold water and thoroughly rinsed.
Hockey pants, soft bags, shin pads, elbow pads, athletic support, garments and laundry are processed in our custom extractors.
All is processed in the clinically proven ACF1.
Once the equipment has been processed completely in the ACF1 formula it then goes into the Air Raider Chamber to dry. The Air Raider Chamber dries the equipment in an environment no less than 2% moisture in the air with a constant air exchange that takes place. The ensures that all your gear, from your skates to your helmet are thoroughly dried and ready to wear upon return. We then package up your laundry and gear and send it back home to you.
Rates & Service Offering
Junior Players: $55.00+ HST/DEL
Junior Goalies: $85.00+HST/DEL
Senior Players: $85.00+HST/DEL
Senior Goalies: $100.00+HST/DEL
Skate Sharpening: $6.00+HST
Goalie Equipment (Blocker/Catcher/Pads) Polishing: $65.00+HST
5-4-4: Is exactly what it sounds like. When you order a pick up with five sets of hockey equipment you get one for free. So group your pals together and save some dough! The Prepaid Program works the same way, but for yourself over the course of time (usually one year). Once again, save yourself some dough and be hygienic!
$300+HST/DEL (All Prepaid Program participants get a free sharpen with each clean if requested.)
Hockey Clean provides full repair to all brands and pieces of equipment. We strive to be sure to use nothing but OEM or equivalent fabrics and parts.
Most repairs needed, generally, take only a few minutes to complete and are not more than $5-$10. Whenever a repair is equal to or greater than 30% of the repurchase value we will recommend getting a new piece of equipment, however, many times, customers request to have their original equipment repaired because they prefer it. That is fine, we just request you provide that instruction when we are doing the work.
Repairs are $25/hr or $0.43/per minute plus parts if needed such as goalie straps. Skate sharpening is $6.00 per pair. Gloves are re-palmed in pairs only, not individually, and are $55.00 per pair. You can choose to have reinforced leather palms or Clarino (most gloves on the shelf use Clarino).
Repairs can sometimes make the return of the equipment take longer to get parts in and so on. Please be sure to let your pick up driver know of your repair needs and we will advise accordingly in the event you have a game sooner than the repairs can be completed.
How To Order Service & Drop Zones
We will pick up from your home and return to your home.
We will pick up from your work and return there as well.
For teams we will pick up after a skate and return before the next one.
There is a $10 delivery charge for pick up and drop off at a minimum and depending on your location that may be increased. Ask your rep to be sure of any additional delivery charges that may apply. Service requires no less than 24 hours for return time, however, we prefer 48 hours if possible. There is no additional charge for 24 hour return time but we must be informed 24 hours in advance of the pick up to ensure the one day turn around time.
Schedule Your Pick Up Below
We have been partnered with Buckingham Sports for five years and encourage you to go into any of the pro shops and drop your equipment off at the Pro Shops.
Generally your gear will be returned within 48 hours, however, we will meet a 24 hour deadline if needed at no additional charge.
If you need to drop your equipment at a Buckingham location and have it returned elsewhere, be it home, work or another arena, not to worry. We will return your equipment where you need it to be.
Rarely is there an additional charge for delivery, but, we will notify you in advance if any additional charges would apply.
All pick up and returns must be ordered 24 hours in advance of the pick up time. If return times are changed they may be subject to additional delivery charges. Rates do not include HST or delivery. Delivery fees vary dependent on location. You will be advised of this in advance.
Leave everything in your equipment bag and take nothing out. Everything is sanitized from mouth guards and water bottles to all pieces of equipment and clothing. This includes under garments as well as jerseys and socks. If there are more than 20 clothing items it is subject to an additional $10 charge.