During your spring cleaning activity, how many times have you considered taking off the shades in your garage or the backyard and cleaning them? Not many times, are we right? It is understandable why this important segment of the exterior of your house is often ignored.
You just don't think that it should be cleaned in the same ways as your carpets or upholstery. We cannot emphasize enough on the importance of cleaning your shades. Here are some of the few reasons why you should carry out this activity as soon as possible.
Why Should You Clean the Shade Sails
1. The First Impression
The shade sails are installed in the exterior of your house. This means that anyone who visits your house will first notice the long fabric suspended in the air. A dirty shade will give an awful and ugly look to your house. You don't want your guests to hate your house, or do you? To avoid any embarrassment, it is better to regularly clean your shades.
2. They Smell Awful
The dirty shades give off a revolting stench that will force you to cover up your nose every time you step outside your main door. And why do they smell so bad? The shades are exposed to all kinds of animals and can easily be turned into a litter tray for not only birds but also four-legged domestic animals especially cats.
3. Regular Cleaning Extends their Life
The useful life of shade sails is quite long. However, if you don't take care of the fabric the shades can worn out in a short span. When you clean the shades regularly, you are actually ensuring that they have a long life.
How Should You Clean the Shade Sails
It seems an uphill task to clean the shades - given their enormous size. But it is indeed manageable. All you have to do is to follow the below mentioned easy steps to clean the shades.
1. Remove the shades and lay them down on a clean surface.
2. Use the hose to get the shade thoroughly wet. Be careful when handling the hose and set it to low pressure to avoid any damage to the fabric.
3. Fill a bucket with dish soap and water and get the scrub wet with the soapy water. Thoroughly scrub the shade from top to bottom. Once the entire shade is properly scrubbed, use the hose to clean the soapy water.
4. Leave the shade to dry.
Choose a sunny day for washing your shade. Under the sun, the shade will take less time to dry.
Keeping the shade clean and tidy is important to enhance the exterior appeal of your house. The method of cleaning the shade is simple, and if followed properly, you can get done with the cleaning in no time. The only thing that you have to take care of is being gentle with the scrubbing process to prevent the shade from all kinds of damages.