Investing in commercial tents is ideal for companies that host outdoor events and functions every year. They are equally great for entrepreneurs that want to host new product launches, socials, and team-building events. However, the longevity of commercial tents depends on how owners maintain them. There are set rules and guidelines for assembly, disassembly, transport, and especially cleaning and storage.

At Economy Tent International (ETI) in Miami, we feature a choice selection of sturdy, durable outdoor tents for any business or family occasion. Our tents have passed stringent quality control requirements from Classic and High-Peak to Traditional and Tension before going to market. They are also tested against gusty winds, water, and even inclement weather patterns. If you own or plan to purchase a tent from us, there are ways to keep them clean and ready year-round for all types of events.

The following are crucial ways and steps on how to clean your commercial tent and ensure their serviceability for years to come.

Cleaning Commercial Frame Tents in Miami

When it comes to commercial tents for sale, ETI is the place to be. We continue to be an industry leader in tent manufacturing for the commercial and personal sectors. Commercial frame tents feature aluminum frames and fabric tops made from synthetic vinyl fabric. This fabric is also waterproof, durable, and designed to last for years to come. However, the fabric can deteriorate if not properly cleaned and stored after use.

We recommend soft soap, non-abrasive towels, and good old water to wipe down dust, dirt, grime, and other elements. You can also clean the frames, structures, and accessories with soap and water. This will prevent mold from moisture – from gaining a foothold in your tent. With no sign of a slow down with the COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning your tents regularly is more important than ever. With periodic cleaning and maintenance, you can eliminate and minimize germs across your tent.

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Here are some more benefits of regular cleaning:

  • Keep your tents ready to roll out when outdoor events season begins again.
  • As a business owner, regular maintenance of tents and covers will spotlight your company in its best light. It will show how professional you and your team are regarding keeping a safe, healthy inventory.
  • The last thing you need is dirt, stains, and mildew visible during an outdoor business luncheon or corporate gathering. This can turn away potential clients and colleagues – leaving a bad reputation about your tent rental or outdoor function/party hosting business.

Stay away from cleaning on abrasive surfaces

The surface you choose when cleaning tent fabrics is just as important as the cleaning techniques. We recommend avoiding hard, rough surfaces like concrete and asphalt. This can result in micro-tears, which may not be visible to the human eye. Since hard surfaces are uneven, they can cause these rips and tears – especially since you will scraping the tent while cleaning. Stay with even wipes and swipes that will prevent water from building up within tent creases. Also, look for soft cleaning agents like soap but certainly stay away from harmful solvents and detergents.

If cleaning the tent covers and fabrics in your driveway, it’s best to use a material between the fabrics and concrete. A drop cloth or canvas fabric should work to prevent the friction between the concrete and fabric from damaging your tent.

Inspect your tents for visible damages

Prevention is always the best way to save time and money on repairs. At ETI, we inspect each tent meticulously before offering them for sale to the public. As a tent owner, we suggest a visual inspection of your tents to pinpoint and repair visible damages as soon as possible. As always, we are just a phone call or e-mail away to help you with inspection steps, repair, cleaning and storage. Remember, even the slightest tear may or may not cause irreparable harm and damage. While our tents are durable and sturdy, mishaps can still occur – especially if you do not clean and maintain these units regularly.

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Make sure your tents are dry before storage

Whether storing tent fabrics in barrels or on hanging racks, they must be dry. Sadly, this is one step that a lot of tent owners forget after cleaning and before storage. By making sure the tent covers, fabrics, and even accessories are completely dry, you can avoid mold – stemming from moisture – from damaging the tents’ quality and integrity. Also, keep a cool temperature to prevent the tent from discoloring due to excessive moisture and humidity.

Discoloring and mold will damage the tent’s aesthetic appeal and render it useless. As a business owner, mold and mildew are the worst spores for any tent. It is vital to keep your tents dry and stored safely, so they are ready whenever the need arises.

Repair any damages expeditiously

Any visible damages should be repaired as soon as possible. Stains on tent frames and cover materials can worsen during assembly and disassembly.  Small micro-tears may also expand and cause further damages. Like any business purchase, a tent is a worthwhile investment with maximum ROI. However, it does require cleaning, maintenance, and repairs to preserve its quality and performance for seasons to come.

Disassemble the tents when the event is over

Frame tents must be protected from the harsh elements. As soon as your outdoor function is done, we recommend carefully disassembling the tent for storage. This will ensure a longer service life for your tents, frames, and accessories across the board.

Avoid chlorine and beach when cleaning tent covers

As mentioned earlier, vinyl fabric on tents can be damaged by harsh cleaning agents. Any cleaning solvents with chlorine and bleach will also degrade the quality of the materials and covers. Therefore, use simple water and soap – as advised above – when cleaning the exteriors and frames. If you want to preserve your commercial tents’ quality, these essential steps will help you achieve the desired results.

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