Life-saving shelter

April 1, 2015

Design Shelter and Medizone partner to combat hospital-acquired infectious diseases. A company that develops disinfection technology for hospitals has teamed with a Canadian shelter manufacturer to devise a prototype mobile hospital system to combat hospital-acquired viral infections, including Ebola and the MERS-CoV. Medizone International Inc., Sausalito, Calif., developed AsepticSure®, a system that combines ozone and …

Keep it clean with tent washing machines

June 1, 2013

Tent washing options help tent rental companies clean up. By Maura Keller The issue of dirty or stained tent structures has been at the fore-front of the tent rental industry for decades. On average, cleaning tents yearly will give each tent an extra five years of life or more, depending on weather exposure. Matthias Segiet …

Flood decontamination tips

Decontamination tips for equipment and crews exposed to floodwaters. The tent rental industry is a crucial part of disaster response plans, providing temporary shelter for displaced people and supplies. Often, as was the case with 2012’s Sandy and 2005’s Katrina, flooding is at the core of the challenges faced by tent rental crews, which can …

Tent fabric cleaning options

April 1, 2011

By Chuck Shipp Q: My tent fabric has a stain that regular cleaning won’t remove. What are my options? A:Tent cleaning usually does a good job of washing away dirt and grime, but the solutions do not always remove the variety of stubborn stains tents can pick up when in use or in storage. However, …

Tent cleaning essentials

December 1, 2010

When it comes to tent cleaning, a job worth doing is worth doing well. By Jamie Swedberg If you have a delicate constitution, brace yourself. Paul Krugman, general manager of Clean Awn, a tent and awning cleaning company based in Lakewood, Calif., can tell horror stories of tent cleaning attempts gone wrong. “The worst story …

Practicing sustainability in the tent rental industry

August 1, 2009

Tent renters benefit the environment—and their own profitability—when they get the most use possible out of their tents. By Peder Engebretson Hybrid cars, compost piles and recycling bins are signs of the times. But what does sustainability mean in regard to event tents? On the one hand, the rental industry is the perfect example of …

Tent repair tricks

August 1, 2008

By Michael Tharpe Q: How do I repair a damaged tent? A: There are a few things to consider before repairing your own tent. First, you should determine whether you can repair the tent at your shop, or whether you’re more comfortable sending it out to a professional. Professional repair shops, such as your manufacturer, …

Treating tough stains

December 1, 2007

By Chuck Shipp Q: How can I get tough stains out of my rental tents? A: There are some unique cleaning tips that help in removing tough stains. The Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® is a marvel in cleaning particular spots off of tents. Even purple berry bird droppings can be removed with the Magic Eraser. …