Spring Cleaning for Your Canopy: A Fresh Start for the Outdoors

Spring Cleaning for Your Canopy: A Fresh Start for the Outdoors

As we dive into the annual tradition of spring cleaning at home, let’s not forget the importance of sprucing up our outdoor structures. If your business or educational premises have a canopy, now is the perfect time to give it a thorough cleanse.

Why Clean Your Canopy?
Regular cleaning, ideally every 6–12 months, helps maintain the appearance and functionality of your canopy. This spring cleaning routine ensures that your outdoor space remains inviting and well-kept throughout the year.

How to Clean Your Canopy: A Gentle Approach
Follow these simple steps for effective cleaning without compromising the integrity of your canopy:

  1. Mild Soapy Water Solution: Use a soft cloth or sponge dipped in a mild, warm soapy water solution to gently wipe down the canopy.
  2. Rinse with Low-Pressure Water: Rinse the canopy with clean, low-pressure water, such as from a hose pipe. This step ensures the removal of any soap residue and leaves your canopy looking refreshed.

What Not to Use:
Avoid the use of the following items altogether, as they can damage your canopy:

  • Pressure Washers
  • Nylon Scouring Pads
  • Thinners & White Spirits
  • Methylated Spirits
  • Cream Household Cleaners
  • Any other powerful cleaners and abrasive cleaning pads

By adopting a gentle cleaning routine this spring, you’ll not only keep your canopy in top condition but also create a welcoming outdoor space for the seasons ahead.

Download our How to Make the Most out of Your Canopy guide for lots of ideas for outdoor play and learning outside under you canopy:

Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install commercial grade canopies, shade sails, awnings and shelters across the UK. We specialise in servicing the education, leisure, healthcare and retail sectors and have extensive experience working with schools, councils, architects and contracting firms.
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