Outdoor clotheslines don’t take much to maintain, but they do require some TLC if you want to keep where you air dry your freshly washed clothes free from gunk and dirt, which, upon contact, can compromise your already clean laundry. Umbrella clotheslines are incredibly useful pieces of invention that can air dry large batches of clothing in such a small space. What makes these handy tools even more practical to use is the fact that they can easily be collapsed and folded away to save space and keep the lines out of sight when not in use.
During winter, when it’s not ideal to leave clothes out to dry, packing away your umbrella line and protecting its arms from the elements should be a consideration. If you are going for long periods without air drying your clothes, close up your umbrella line, and keep it safe with a storage cover and put it in a safe and dry place to prevent damage. Keeping your umbrella line up during harsh weather could cause great damage to some products if the mechanisms are plastic. Fortunately, most modern umbrella line models can easily be detached from the ground socket so they can be stored away and kept safe during wet seasons.
Regular cleaning is also vital to the health of your umbrella line. Not only does regular cleaning keep dirt and grime from damaging the lines and prevents corroding on products that have ferrous metal arms or brackets, the Breezecatcher is non-ferrous so no worries on that regard. It also keeps your clothes from unsightly stains from unclean drying lines. Clothesline cleaning is as easy as taking a bucket of warm, soapy water and soaking your line in the concoction. Replacing the line with fresh clothesline cord from time to time is also one way to keep your umbrella line sturdy. The Breezecatcher rotary lines do not require lubing for smoother rotation, they have teflon bushes that delivers a smooth easy spin in a light breeze.