Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Your Patio Umbrella

There are a number of things that you could and should do to maintain your patio umbrella so that it stays looking great and functioning well as long as possible. In this post, we will go over what you should do to clean the canopy, how to care for and maintain your umbrella’s aluminum frame, and what to do if there is a storm.

Cleaning your patio umbrella’s canopy

All of the patio umbrellas that are sold at Hodgson Light and Log are designed with quality, durable materials that are easy to clean and maintain.

Taking care of your patio umbrella’s aluminum frame

When taking care of your patio umbrella’s aluminum frame you should use the same mixture of mild soap and water that you use to clean the canopy. After you have cleaned it all you need to do is rinse and dry with a towel. You should be careful not to use any cleaners or cleansers that are abrasive or contain bleach.

What to do with your patio umbrella during a storm

If there is a normal storm, and any other time it is not in use, you should make sure that your patio umbrella is closed. However, f you’re expecting a stronger storm with high winds, it’s a good idea to take down your umbrella to avoid damage.

Last but not least, you should use a high-quality patio umbrella over. This will keep it clean, help to prevent mildew, and also protect it from the sun.

At Hodgson Light and Log, we have an assortment of styles and colors of patio umbrellas in Kalamazoo. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Hodgson Light and Log

250 Mall Drive
Portage, MI 49024

(269) 323-9360

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