Awning Cleaning

Awnings are decorative elements on commercial properties that can offer a welcoming touch and enhance the appearance of a business. They also provide protection from the sun, wind, and rain, but maintaining awnings can be a huge burden.

Let Washh take care of your awning pressure washing needs. Besides having full insurance coverage, Washh employs only the best technicians and uses the latest in pressure washing technology to serve its customers. Give Us a call today for a free estimate!

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The Trouble with Improperly Maintained Awnings

Perhaps you have a business or community facility which allows patrons to mingle outside where awnings can improve their comfort level. Awnings can enhance the image of your store or business. 

However, they can also present a negative image if they are not taken care of. Whether you have them in place to add to the décor or to serve a practical purpose, proper maintenance is required to avoid future headaches.

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Expensive to Repair or Replace

Some business owners put off professional awning pressure washing because of the expense, but it’s actually cheaper to have it cleaned regularly. Besides presenting a negative appearance, dirt and grime can destroy the material over time. This will cost you more money down the road in the form of repairs or replacements.

Scares Customers Away

Over time, the fabric of awnings can become dirty and dull because it’s exposed to the elements. Rain, snow, and pollution are all to blame. Dirty awnings present a bad impression for your customers of a business that doesn’t care about how it looks. This translates into the idea that the business won’t care about them either.

Unhealthy and Unsafe

Left out in the elements, awnings will become discolored and dingy over time. Mold and mildew may form, especially in the folds of the material. You may not notice it when you walk by, but the growth of mold, mildew, and other grime can give rise to health problems. If you get a bad rap for poisoning customers, you might as well close your doors now.

Common Issues With Awnings

Here are the common problems with awnings and how to address them:

Oil and Grease

 Use a mixture of mild dish soap and water to clean oil and grease from both natural and synthetic fabric before rinsing it off with warm water. For brake fluid and other automotive grease, use acetone to remove oil and grease, then rinse it off with warm water.


To remove oil-based paint, dab it dry as best you can then use a paint or oil remover. For vinyl fabric, use a soft brush to apply an orange-based citrus cleaning product before applying dish soap and rinsing. To remove water-based paint, apply a concentrated drop of liquid soap directly on the affected area and brush it down. Then, rinse the area thoroughly with water. If necessary, repeat for a second time.


Stains from leaves, algae, and mildew can come off using an organic stain remover and a soft washing technique. Allow it to sit for 15 to 30 minutes before gently rinsing it off. Repeat the process if necessary.

Bird Droppings

To start, use a plastic spoon to scrape off as much of the droppings as possible. Apply a mixture of dish soap and water using a soft cloth. Then, using a dry cloth, blot the affected area to absorb the solution. Repeat until clean.

The Right Way to Pressure Wash Awnings

Awnings definitely give your commercial space extra charm, but they can be tricky to clean and maintain. Generally, you should have your awnings cleaned every 2-6 months. This way, you can eliminate any pollutants and prevent them from becoming permanent stains. When left on awnings for long periods of time, pollutants can cause them to deteriorate and break down.


Before every job, Washh technicians inspect the state of your awning to identify problem areas. We then provide you with a quote to repair these problems before proceeding.


Assess the state of your awning to see what level of cleaning it needs. Start the actual cleaning process by pre-rinsing your awning to remove loose dirt and other debris.


Use eco-friendly and EPA-registered solutions to effectively clean your awning. With the help of a soft bristle brush, scrub the cleaning solution into the fabric, allowing it to stand for 5-20 minutes before rinsing it off. Washh uses a proprietary mixture that works better than most products others use.

Low Pressure

Awnings are delicate, which is why they call for low-pressure techniques. Soft washing cleans them effectively without damaging the fabric. 


 Low-pressure water can still cause damage when paired with a powerful tip. Therefore, it is recommended to use a 40-degree or 60-degree nozzle to gently clean your awnings and get them looking brand-new again.


Awnings are often hard to reach, so the job usually calls ladders and lifts. Our technicians use safety harnesses and tether ropes to prevent accidents and injury.

Choose the Experts at Washh to Clean Your Awnings

When you have the awning professionally cleaned, it looks fresh and new. This gives your business an updated look without major expense. If you want your business to make a good first impression on potential customers, you need to keep it clean and well-cared for. Why partner with us?

  • Fully licensed and insured
  • At least two technicians for every job for safety purposes
  • A completed Job Hazard Analysis form for every job
  • Eco-friendly products
  • Work around your schedule and budget

Washh understands customer needs and works around your schedule to ensure minimal disruption to your business. By using the best equipment and eco-friendly cleaning solutions, you can expect fast and excellent results every time. Contact us today for a free quote or learn more about awning pressure washing in Charlotte NC.