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Dos and Donts for Cleaning Heavy Duty Poly and Vinyl Tarpaulins

Dos and Donts for Cleaning Heavy Duty Poly and Vinyl Tarpaulins

Posted by CanopiesAnd Tarps on Jul 27th 2014

At this time of year, its not uncommon for heavy duty poly and vinyl tarpaulins to need a little sprucing up. After all, dust and dirt happen. Good thing both types of tarpaulins are easy to clean. Here are few dos and donts to keep in mind before you grab that scrub brush:

Dont clean the tarpaulins with harsh commercial or household cleansers. Doing so could cause any waterproofing or other special coatings to deteriorate. In some instances, the chemicals could stain and degrade the vinyl or poly too.

Do consider making tarpaulin cleaning projects easy on your back and knees. The best way to do that is to reach for a long-handled push broom and squeegee. If you do need to get on your hands and knees to clean a stubborn spot, remember to use knee pads and proper posture. They may help keep the post-cleaning aches and pains away.

Dont allow wet, heavy duty or vinyl tarpaulins to fold over or sit in the shade. Otherwise, your tarpaulins could end up developing mold or mildew spots in no time. Instead, hang the wet tarpaulins up on a clothes line that will allow them to be bathed in sunlight until they are completely dry.

Do give vinyl and heavy duty tarpaulins the once over before putting them back in use or away for the season. If any damage is present, go ahead and get it taken care of straightaway. Most vinyl and heavy duty tarpaulins are easy to repair and our experts would be more than happy to walk you through the process. Though we dont expect that need to arise very often because our tarpaulins are renowned for their incredible durability.

To learn more about cleaning or maintaining heavy duty poly and vinyl tarpaulins, please contact us. At Canopies and Tarps, we make selling high quality products and assisting valued customers our first priorities.