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For washers, tumbler-style machines
are effective at cleaning hard-to-remove
stains, continues Arendt. Brush-style
machines are useful for cleaning the flat
pieces of roof vinyl.
Maintaining life span
Probably the best way to avoid a tough
cleaning situation and extend a product's
useful life is not getting the tops dirty to
begin with, Arendt says, adding that a
careless approach to install and teardown
can cause unnecessary soiling. Using drop
cloths during both can keep tents cleaner
and lasting longer.
Proper storage is also essential, says
Tharpe. This means putting a clean, dry tent
into a storage bag and placing this off the
floor, since laying the bag on concrete can
draw moisture into it, creating a mildew
issue. Keeping the tent bagged between installations
will further protect it, says Cole.
He also cautions installers to make sure
the tent is dry and that debris like pine
needles, leaves, balloons and so on have
been removed before storing. One strategy
CCC Washers uses is keeping a small blower
in company trucks, especially useful during
the fall, and blowing off the sections.
The importance of completely drying a
tent before storing cannot be overstated.
Putting a tent away wet can quickly ruin
a tent top, allowing mold to grow within
the tent's folds, the by-products of which
damages the vinyl, Arendt explains. Proper
dying is " imperative " to how long a tent
top will last.
" The lifetime performance of a tent is
twofold, " says Arendt. " First, the fabric
must withstand the test of Mother
Nature. And in the process of doing so,
it must remain clean enough to keep the
customers happy. The constant attention
to removing dirt, stains and soils ensures
that discoloration and staining will not
reduce the life span of a tent top. "
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Pamela Mills-Senn is a freelance writer based
in Seal Beach, Calif.
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