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How to look after your aluminium flag pole

An aluminium pole is a great way of displaying a flag outside your business or home. However, it will need a small amount of regular maintenance if it is to continue to look attractive and stand safely. Here are a few things you need to do to look after your aluminium flag pole.

Install the right flag

The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you have set the right flag on the pole and that it has been installed correctly. Many people do not realise that flag poles are designed to carry a particular weight, and so they set too heavy a flag on it. This can cause the pole to become unstable and unsafe. A flag that is not securely attached can also be a safety hazard. The best thing to do is to get the pole and flag set up by a professional and replace the flag if you notice any signs of wear or damage.

Clean the pole

Next, make sure you clean the flag pole regularly to prevent rust from setting in. You do not need any special chemicals to do this —scrubbing it down with warm water and mild detergent is all you need to do to keep it in good condition. Don't forget to clean the flag as well — again, warm water and mild detergent will be enough to keep it looking at its best.

Inspect it regularly

You should also take care to keep up a regular inspection schedule. Flag poles are set up outside and so are at the mercy of the elements. They can easily suffer damage. You will probably notice any problems with the pole itself when you clean it, but take care to inspect the other parts of the set-up. The rope can become weakened and frayed by strong winds and rain, whereas the lanyard can begin to degrade because of cold weather and ice. The flag itself will be buffeted about in the wind and can easily become damaged. If you notice any problems with your flag and pole, get it repaired as soon as possible.

The best way to avoid problems is to buy a good quality flag pole and use a professional service to maintain it. The seller will be able to give you advice on how to look after it in the meantime, giving you an outdoor display you can be proud of.

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