Awning cleaning questions

How do I clean an awning? What chemicals do I use? It’s a storefront awning in a downtown area. If I use a hose with water, do I need a permit or water reclaim system of some kind?

Hey. Is it cloth or metal?


I do a couple awnings twice a year, I just use my 20" mop with my Squeegee Cleaner soap and extension pole. I scrub it down and than either hose a high pressure nozzle on my hose or a pressure washer with a wide stream to hose it down. Than I clean the windows obviously since that is my main focus. I tried Winsol awning cleaner stuff but I seen no difference so I just use my normal stuff.

Do you ever have to worry about water drainage regulations doing awnings for storefronts? That’s my biggest hang-up at the moment since this awning is on a downtown storefront area.

The ones I do are on Main St, so that is pretty much downtown as well. I have no problems with it, but I do my awning cleanings at 4:30am so I don’t have anyone to deal with.

Hope this helps.

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There are a few videos on YouTube for those that want to learn to clean awnings.

Protecting the material is as important as cleaning them.


Hey there! What product of ours did you use? We would love to help!

What kind of cloth? Open weave fabric or vinyl?

Thank you for posting this video! We think Deep Clean is pretty great too!