Shade sails provide you with a convenient place to relax when placed in your garden or recreational joints around the country. New shade sails always look beautiful and attractive, which draws in many people to public places. However, many people neglect their shade sails soon after maintenance. You must ensure that your shade sails are regularly inspected and maintained to avoid any accidents. This has to be done by a professional although many sails come with do-it-yourself manuals to assist in case of basic repairs. As a shade sail owner, you should also clean it frequently to maintain its appealing look.

Below are some safety measures you should consider when cleaning your shade sails:

Only use warm water, sponge, and a non-detergent soap

If you read through the warranty that is given when you purchase a shade sail, there are essential guidelines relating to how to take care of them. You should not use soaps or high-pressure water during the cleaning process. This is because shade sails have UV stabilisers on their surfaces and aggressive washing behaviour has a negative effect on them. The best approach is to use a very soft brush to scrub the surface and mild soaps.

Avoid using bleach

You can easily be tempted to use bleach to remove visible stains from your shade sails. This is because bleach is corrosive and this causes harm to the fabric used to manufacture these sails. The canvas material used has a water-repellent coating that is added to protect you from getting drenched when it is raining. However, bleach destroys this coating and increases the rate of wear and tear of the canvas. Some of the dangerous chemical components that are present in bleaches include bromine and chlorine.

Do not use a washing machine

If your shade sail is small, you can easily be tempted to place it in a washing machine and then into the drier. Unless you are willing to purchase a new one, you should never do this. Using a washing machine causes damage to the tent surface and the seams of the item. This reduces the quality of your shade sails, and it will soon start developing cracks on the surface.

As long as you follow these guidelines, your warranty remains valid, and in case of any eventuality, you can get a replacement. Shade sails are very delicate, and you should take proper care during the cleaning process.