Are Escape Rooms Cleaned Regularly?
If you’re considering doing an escape room or you have one coming up and you’re feeling a little anxious about it, we’re here to put your worries at ease. We understand that it can be daunting walking into a situation where you don’t know what to expect so we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions, including if escape rooms are cleaned regularly, as well as an explanation of what to expect to make sure you have a fantastic time.
Remember that escape rooms are designed to a fun experience for you and your team as well as a great time-building and bonding experience. After reading this article we know you will feel excited to start your escape room experience and put your concerns to one side.
What are escape rooms?
Escape rooms are one of the most fun team-building activities you can do with your friends and family. There are so many out there that many people work their way around each different room in the hopes of conquering them all!
The aim of the game is to solve the puzzles, clues and riddles to escape the room before the time is up. Most escape rooms run over one hour and they each have a different theme and back story. In some cases, you may need to solve a mystery within the time frame, solve a problem or find something in order to escape.
Don’t worry, if you don’t solve the room in the given time frame you aren’t doomed and destined to spend an eternity in the room. You and your team will be let out having had a great time and still victorious even with a loss. It’s no wonder why escape rooms are so popular and are still continuing to grow in popularity in 2023.
The benefits of doing an escape room
There are so many benefits to doing an escape room and they’re perfect team building activities for everyone to enjoy. Escape rooms are even great for organisations to develop their team building skills amongst colleagues as well as friends and family members alike.
Here are some of the benefits of taking part in a team building activities with your chosen group:
- Encourages creativity and productivity amongst a group. If you and your team or work colleagues are stuck in the same mundane routine, doing something fun to shake things up a little can be great for the dynamics of a group.
- Enhance communication. In an escape room, you will need to communicate a lot with each other to be successful so this can really help to bring people out of their shell and identify any communication problems.
- Improve morale. If you and your group have experienced something that has put a downer on morale, doing something fun and engaging can help to bring the group back together again.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses. Learn more about the people in your team by doing a team building activity like an escape room.
- Boost motivation and confidence. While escape rooms are designed to be challenging and not every team will beat the room, doing something together can boost motivation and confidence and may lead to many more escape room experiences in the future.
Squash your concerns about escape rooms
Now you know what escape rooms are and some of the benefits of taking part, here are some frequently asked questions from first-time escape rooms goers to help put your mind at ease.
Are escape rooms cleaned regularly?
Of course. Escape rooms are cleaned after every use but if you want to make sure this is the case for your chosen escape room, call ahead and have a chat with the team. At Escape Now, we take cleanliness very seriously as we want every group to experience the very best of every room so we make sure our rooms are cleaned regularly to a high standard.
Can you sit down in an escape room?
If you have mobility issues and you’re unsure if you’re going to be able to stand up for the whole hour, some escape rooms may be better suited for you than others. Whilst they aren’t physically strenuous activities to take part in, they often entail long periods of standing. Some escape rooms will have seating so call ahead to make sure you choose an escape room that suits your needs.
How difficult are escape rooms?
Escape rooms are purposely designed to be challenging. Not everyone beats an escape room, in fact, the percentage of people who win might surprise you as it’s estimated to only be around 15-30% of people that solve the room in the hour time frame.
We don’t say this to put you up, quite the opposite actually! The rooms are designed to test you and your team and because they’re difficult, if you manage to beat the room you can leave knowing that you’re in the minority group of people who have done so. If you don’t win, never mind, you’ll still have a great time and you can always go back and give it another go.
But, you’re in luck because you can choose the difficulty of your room when you book so you don’t need to feed yourself and your team to the sharks on the first try and book a room with a high difficulty rating. Go for something a little easier so you can work out what’s what and get some practice in before you go for the big-time escape rooms.
How do I choose an escape room?
Arguably one of the most important things is knowing how to choose an escape room that suits your and your team’s abilities. First of all, as we’ve already mentioned, choose your escape room difficulty and don’t feel ashamed to go for something a little easier, even if it does hurt your ego a little. It’s better to start easier and be successful than start harder and have to go down a peg or two because you can’t quite beat the time.
The next thing to consider is the theme of the room. Choose something that you and your friends are familiar with. For example, if you’re a group of science students or science enthusiasts, choose a room with that theme; maybe a science experiment gone wrong or a nuclear catastrophe. That way, you will know what to expect when you walk into the room.
Equally, if you and your team are super into horror films, go for a haunted house escape room or even a murder mystery. Do you have a friend who can always predict the ending of a film? They’ll be your best friend in a horror-themed escape room.
How can we win an escape room?
Feeling more excited about your experience? You should! If you’re getting into the competitive spirit you need to know some escape room strategies to give you and your team the best chance of beating the room.
Choose the right team, around 2-6 people. Some people think escape rooms are easier with fewer people but that all depends on who you choose. You don’t want to do an escape room by yourself but you also don’t want too many people either to crowd the room.The good thing is that there is no appropriate age for an escape room as they are great for everyone but check if the room you have chosen is suitable for all ages if you have children.
Knowing what to look for first is key and the best thing to do is to separate and look at the tiny details first. Don’t overlook pictures on the wall, books on the shelf or a pen on the desk as everything could be a clue.
Escape Now: Who are we?
Choose Escape Now for your next escape room experience! We are an escape room based in Birmingham with 3 exciting rooms to choose from, Sherlock’s Secret, Haunted Hollow and The Getaway.
At Escape Now we guarantee a unique (and clean) experience that you won’t find anywhere else! Book on our website today and we look forward to welcoming you and your team.