fabric structure

Cleaning and Maintenance

Regular cleaning and maintenance is necessary to ensure that your fabric building is able to give the best return for your investment. Just think about all the things meet your fabric structure every single day. From birds and their droppings to fallen debris from trees like dead branches, rotten fruits and decayed leaves, all of these things can cause potential damage to the fabric roof and walls of your building.

Your fabric building, whether they’re hay sheds or temporary storage structures, sits exposed outside all day and night. Therefore, whether you choose to hire someone or do it yourself, it is important to clean this debris off the fabric regularly.

If you do choose to do the cleaning yourself, you need to make sure that when removing dirt and debris from the fabric you use soft instruments such as a dull edged broom or mop. Avoid using hard-edged tools like rakes or shovels. Otherwise, you may accidentally puncture the fabric. The same is true for any other type of fabric like grain bunker tarps, poultry curtains or hay tarps.

In addition, when cleaning the dirt off from the fabric, simply use mild soap and water. Do not use bleach or harsh abrasive products. Also, do not use a pressure washer or similar equipment to clean this structure. Doing so could jeopardize the protective layer of coating on the fabric and overall stability of the building.

Remove all organic materials from the base of your fabric building as well to avoid mold or mildew spots at the bottom of your cover or rust to your frame.  In addition, avoid moisture or condensation inside your shelter by purchasing a vent kit. This ensures a cool and dry interior to keep your fabric structure and valuables inside safe from damage.

Inspecting The Fabric Structure

If you’ve had your fabric structure for a while now, perhaps it’s time that you take a good look at your fabric building and make sure that it’s still in good condition. In fact, you should make inspecting your fabric structure a regular routine. Otherwise, you may suddenly find that it has deteriorated beyond repair. Regular inspection of your fabric structure is one of the things that you can do to ensure that it will last you for a long time and give the best return for your investment.

Remember that your fabric structure, being outside all the time makes it subject to all sorts of elements. For instance, while you and the items you are keeping inside your fabric temporary storage structures are taking cover inside, your building is taking a beating with things such as rain, wind, the sun’s UV rays, snow, ice, etc. How do you think this impacts your structure? Doing an inspection regularly can save you from greater headaches later down the road.

When buildings get pounded by winter storms or heavy rain and wind, eventually the protective coating on the fabric on the building may become affected. Once that happens, it is a matter of time until the sun’s rays cause the fabric to fall apart. Don’t let that happen – inspect your structure regularly!

While inspecting your building, look for possible leaks, tears, or other weak spots in the fabric that could be affecting the controlled climate. Check that there are no tiny holes from bolts or screws like on a metal building roof, which can allow drips and leaks over time as well. You should do this for all sorts of fabric in your facility like the warehouse divider walls or factory dividers and not just the roofs and covers.