Whenever you get buying a car awning, you definitely expect it to last long. The expected time frame for the fabric is 10-15 years while the hardware should last up to 25 years. This timeframe can only be hit when you take care of the awning. These are some of the tips you can use to help you maintain the awning.
Ensure regular cleaning
Ensure that you clean your car awning regularly for an assured long lifespan. You need to clean it to get rid of debris, twigs and dirt that will damage the fabric when left to stay for long. The car awning should be cleaned once a year, though it is right to even make it twice a year.
When cleaning, ensure that the equipment you use is the right one. Ensure that you use soft bristle brush, and stay clear of the hard bristle ones to avoid damage to the fabric. In case of persistent and stubborn dirt, you can use soap and other detergents. You should also clean the hardware when doing the regular cleaning.
From time to time you can get the services of a commercial cleaning company for better services. You can find them by searching from the several available online. You can rely on the comments and review sections to help you making your decisions. You can also get recommendations from friends and the other people in your network. This to ensure credibility.
To access the high topmost parts you can use a ladder.
Train your staff
You should train your staff on how to properly do the cleaning so as to avoid costly repairs and replacements. Of the aspects that the staff should be trained include; thorough cleaning procedures, proper landing of awning structures, replacement procedure and other general maintenance practices. For efficiency, ensure that every member of the staff knows where the remote is kept and the best practices on how to keep it safe.
You should also develop an easy to follow step by step guide to help the staffs learning better. Also equip them on how to respond to emergencies. They should be aware of the number that they need to contact in case of emergency services.
You need to get the services of a professional from time to time to help you maintain the awning. This should be an experienced person who will tell you how best to take care of the awning. The expert should be able to give you tips on how to change the covers for easy roll up. Tips on how to lubricate moving parts must also be imparted to you. As well as helping you in setting the adjustments, cleaning and any other general tips.