Fabric Structures: How to Clean and Maintain Them

white tent with fabric shelter

When deciding the best material to use for industrial operations, one essential factor to keep in mind is durability. To meet this need, fabric structures are used by various industries across Australia, including mining and oil, industrial sectors, tourism, to name a few. This is because high-quality fabric shelters can withstand the test of harsh weather conditions, as well as the extreme heat of the sun, like those built by DomeShelter Australia.

To keep them in good condition, here’s how to properly clean and maintain your fabric structures.

Inspect your Fabric System

Your fabric structure is the first line of defence against the elements, such as UV rays, strong winds, rain, snow, ice and everything else in between. While these tough shelters are made to stand the test of time and extreme weather, regular inspections must still be in place. See if there are leaks and tears, but your best solution is to call a professional to perform the inspection.

Follow your Manufacturer’s Advice

Cleaning and scrubbing your fabric systems should come with proper preparation. Ask your supplier the tools and equipment needed to clean your system effectively, as each system is created differently. Some of the most common things that they will require are:

  1. A huge source of water
  2. A hose
  3. Some type of commercial cleaner specially made for fabric systems
  4. Soft Bristle Brush
  5. Bleach
  6. Sponge
  7. Dry Cloth
  8. Low-pressure power sprayer to keep your coating from peeling from the scrim

Remember to contact your manufacturer before cleaning it. If you are uncertain about your staff’s ability to carry out proper cleaning, call a professional to take the task off your hands.

Before deciding on getting a fabric system, make sure to do your due diligence and learn more about its benefits to see if it is the right type of material for your project. Good luck!