Awning cleaning can be a nice service. This is a window customer that let their awnings go a little too long. There was lichen under the mold. That’s always fun! We use the tried and true: 10% Deep clean, 25% SH, 65% water. I did a bit of an over kill on this and used our softwash system. It could have been done with a pump up sprayer and garden hose. If you have the tools its fun to use them though.
If you notice in the clean pic the local police stopped in to say hi and check out the work! The van shot was the next stop.
Wayne thanks for your hard work! It’s your formula that we are using. How do you apply the bird spot remover(winsol product, forget the correct product name presently) without costing yourself a fortune?
It’s the proportions of 12.5, sodium hydroclorite. To make a mix it consists of 65% water, 25% SH, and 10% deep clean. When dealing with bird droppings you can use a different chem to lift the poop. We use a pump up sprayer often but for high awnings I haven’t come up with a good solution. It’s too expensive to use waste fully. Anyone have a good delivery for awnings up high out of ladder reach?
One thing I can add is always ask the customer what color the awning is, because no matter how much bleach or scrubbing you can’t change a black and gray striped awning, into a black and white stripped awning. I thought the gray stripes were dirty white stripes, wasted close to an hour trying to get them white till the customer got home, and I said I’m sorry but I can’t get these any whiter.
I stayed away from bleach, but after seeing your results I’m going to give it a try. I got 8 fabric awnings, never cleaned in years, used Winsol Deep Clean, Dirty Bird, but still have that brown “rain run off” on the lower 2/3’ of awning. Driving me crazy.
Im having to remove the same green mold and lichen,I will use what I got,chlorox II.
Can you please suggest the proper dilution?
I was thinking 25% C.II,75%H2O
Im just making a gallon.[1pint of C.II,and3pints H2O??]
I think that’s right.lol.My math sucks…