Summer is already getting over and we’re sure that you’ve already made good use of your hammock throughout the summer. And, in all likeliness, your hammock may have gathered some dust and you may be wondering how to get rid off it and keep your hammock clean?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you sorted. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you in the future to keep your hammock safe and squeaky clean!
First and foremost, ALWAYS ASSESS YOUR HAMMOCK! It is always better to check your hammock damages before hanging it up to protect yourself from any rough landing. Always remember to keep an eye out for anything that is broken, damaged or worn out.
Ropes and Fabrics will start fraying over time. The chain links and hooks can also break eventually if there is excess weight being applied while using the hammock.
Another serious risk to your hammock is MILDEW. It can’t be spotted quite easily, and one may develop breathing difficulties/ skin rashes if they get in contact with the mildew.
You need to remember that hammocks need to be cleaned from time to time if they are going to be used regularly. By doing so, you can prevent dirt build-up, mildew, discoloration and bug infestation.
It is very important to regularly dust off the hammock. When you dust the hammock, you’re getting rid off dirt, dried leaves etc. To do this, leave one end of your hammock suspended and shake the other end vigorously.
You can also adopt different washing techniques, depending on the type of hammock you own.
If you have a hammock with a spreader bar, it is advisable to lay your hammock on a flat clean surface and use a soft bristled brush with mild detergent to clean the hammock. Once done, you may use a hose and wash off your hammock and hang it to try.
Some fabric hammocks can be machine washed with cold water and mild detergent. Once the hammock is thoroughly washed, it can be hanged to dry.
It is always important to remember that you need to store a hammock in a dry and cool place in order to avoid moisture.
Hammocks should not be stored outside, but if you do plan to leave yours outdoors, make sure it’s in a weather-tight tote and away from direct sunlight.