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Retractable awnings are a great addition to any outdoor living space. But like any outdoor items, it requires proper maintenance to keep awnings looking good and clean. Retractable awnings are a great investment and the last thing you want is to see them stained with mildew. Mold will damage you awnings if not cleaned off on a regular basis. Conservation Concepts is here to give you the correct way to clean your retractable awnings and ways to prevent mildew and mold from developing over time.

Preventing Mildew

One easy way to prevent mildew from building up on your awning is to hose them down every month to remove any dust or dirt. The dust and dirt that develop on your awnings over time is the cause of the nasty stains your awnings may develop. By simply taking a few minutes each month to water down your retractable awning, it can keep the stains away. Avoid using detergents and abrasive cleaners while cleaning your retractable awnings because it can remove the coating that protects your awning.

Removing Mildew

If you do encounter the unfortunate situation of your retractable awning being stained with mildew, go to your local store and purchase a mildew remover. Some people use bleach in order to remove mildew but one downside for bleach is even though, it will remove the stain, it will also cause discoloration of your awnings fabric. Before you start using the mildew remover, water down your awning and let the water soak in the awning before applying the mildew remover on the awning. After you do this, scrub the stains with a brush and water. Rinse well and after you finish this step, leave your awning out in the sun to dry.

Removing stains from a retractable awning can seem like a long and difficult process however Conservation Concept is here to help! Contact us if you have any more questions or concerns about cleaning your retractable awnings at 1-800-755-2405!

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