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IN ORDER TO KEEP BOTH APPEAL AND DEMAND HIGH,
IT'S VITAL THAT TENTS UNDERGO THOROUGH CLEANINGS
AND REGULAR INSPECTIONS FOR REPAIRS.
by Pamela Mills-Senn
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Keeping tents clean and
rental-ready sometimes
just requires old-school
elbow grease and a stiff
bristle broom or brush.
Photo courtesy of Awning
Cleaning Industries/
APCO Products.
uring the busy season, when
parties, events, weddings,
festivals and so on have kicked
into relatively high gear, tents
are going out, coming back in and then
going out again. While all of this activity
is welcomed by tent rental companies,
it does pressure them to ensure their
inventories are up to the task, and the
quieter winter season is the time most
companies choose to address any issues.
In some cases, this simply requires
giving their tents a thorough cleaning.
Other times repairs or even replacement
are called for. And figuring out which of
those two-repair or replacement-is
needed isn't as easy as one might think,
says Michael Tharpe, southeast account
manager for Rainier Industries Ltd.
Based in Tukwila, Wash., the
company provides wall tents, yurts,
retractable power screens and awnings,
commercial tents and more, as well as
offers cleaning, repair and replacement.
According to Tharpe, many tent rental
companies find determining whether
to replace or repair challenging. As
such, he says it can take " several
conversations " to identify the issues in
an effort to figure out which way to go.
Repair or replace?
" Generally, if repairs are more than
50% of the costs, it's better to replace, "
Tharpe says. " What should they look
for? The condition of the vinyl has a lot
to do with this. They should look at how
stiff or abrasive the vinyl feels to the
touch, the extent of the damage (panels
vs. small patches) and damage in hightension
areas where reinforcement
materials are separated. "
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