Pergolas are an outdoor product and susceptible to dirt or other elements. Vinyl pergolas should be cleaned periodically to prevent algae or mildew growth. A simple cleaning could require as little as a rinse with a hose using a mild soap and sponge. Wet and Forget, Pro-Tek Cleaner, and Simple Green are all safe, biodegradable products that we recommend to use.
A strong bleach or acid is not recommended to use as a cleaning agent, as it may cause damage to the vinyl. We caution against using oil, wax, flammables, or abrasives as a cleaning solution. Avoid hanging any rust-prone material, since rust can cause unsightly streaking on the vinyl. Please use caution when working on a ladder or raised platform.