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How to clean and maintain your awnings

How to clean and maintain your awnings

8 DIY tips for maintaining your awning

This may seem like a tedious and time-consuming task. However, doing these small steps often will make cleaning easier.

  • Every month, brush both sides of the awning fabric with a soft-bristled brush.
  • If you have trees around your awnings, be sure to trim them, as well as clean off any animal droppings, debris and sand from those overhanging trees as soon as possible.
  • When doing a deep clean, avoid using harsh rubbing as it can damage the surface of the fabric.
  • When dealing with stubborn stains, leave a warm wet sponge on the area for a short period until the area softens.
  • Clean your awning when it is less humid, especially at the coast. Humidity tends to encourage mould to appear.
  • Refrain from using solvents, alcohol or abrasive cleaning products. A light cleanser is sufficient enough to get rid of stains.
  • Be careful when using a power washer, rotary brush or steam cleaners. These might have long-lasting effects on the fabric of your awnings.
  • After cleaning, be sure to retract your awnings only after they are dry. 

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