There are many uses of flags for both businesses and residences. They can be used to celebrate the seasons, holidays, business sales or other noteworthy events that people want to share. In order to get the most out of your flags, it is important to know about proper flag care.
Flag Maintenance begins with damage prevention. The sun can be particularly damaging to the colors of any flag that is kept outdoors. Using a fabric protectant that offers UV protection on your flags before you hang them outside can significantly reduce the amount of fading that you see from the sun. When bringing your flags inside for storage, be sure to clean them thoroughly, allowing them to dry completely. Keep flags stored flat in a dark and dry area that is protected from all types of lighting -- including both natural and artificial lighting.
Cleaning your flag is an important step of flag maintenance. Not only will regular flag cleaning help your investment last longer, doing so will make it easier for your audience to see your message. The fabric protectant that helps protect your flag from sun exposure also makes cleaning easier. In most cases, a simple wipe down with a soft cloth that has been dampened with warm water will suffice. For those times when there is significant grime and debris on your flag, though, you can start by gently brushing as much of the debris off the surface as possible. Next, use a mild cleaning solution and a soft cloth to clean away the dirt.
Careful placement of your flags helps to reduce the likelihood of them needing repair. For best results, it is important to position your flag so that it does not come in contact with trees, buildings or other items that could cause rips or tears. In the event that your flag does suffer from some type of damage, it is important to address it as soon as possible. Doing so early will help ensure the integrity of your flag. For small tears, it might be possible to repair them yourself. Larger areas, though, are best taken care of by a professional.
Whether you use them for your home or your business, following the above suggestions will enable you to get the most out of your flags. If you need further flag repair or need to retire a flag contact our flag care specialists to requests a free quote.