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.
- Brush off loose debris and dirt.
- Spray with a mixture of mild soap and water.
- Scrub with a soft bristle brush.
- Let the soapy mixture soak into the patio umbrella’s fabric.
- Rinse with water until the soap mixture is gone.
- Let air dry.
- …enjoy your clean patio umbrella.
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.