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Caring for your hammock

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Hammocks without a spreader bar (Brazilian)

Hand Washing

Place the hammock into a sink or bathtub by holding both of the end loops.

Immerse the hammock in warm water and slowly add a mild detergent, but keep the end loops out of the water. DO NOT USE BLEACH.

Using your hands, massage the hammock as well as the end strings until the hammock is clean.

After washing, rinse the hammock with clean water.

Finally, wrench the water from the hammock and hang it in a place to dry. Make sure the hammock is spread out for thorough drying.

Machine Washing

Bring both end loops together by folding the hammock in half.

Tie the end strings together with a piece of string just below the loops and 3/4 of the way towards the bed of the hammock. This will prevent the strings from getting tangled from the agitation and spinning in a washing machine.

Once the end strings are tied, place the hammock in a pillow case and tie the pillow case closed. Use mild detergent with your wash cycle and use cold water for your rinse and spin cycle. DO NOT USE BLEACH.

After the rinse cycle, carefully remove the hammock from the pillow case and untie the strings.

Hang up your hammock to dry, make sure the hammock is spread out for thorough drying.

Storage

Before putting your hammock into storage, make sure it is completely dry and clean.

Tie the end strings together with a piece of string just below the loops and 3/4 of the way towards the bed of the hammock. This will prevent the strings from getting tangled.

Place the hammock into a weather resistant fabric bag that can breathe. The other option is to hang your hammock from a hook in your garage that is located in a dry and low traffic area. This will help keep the hammock from being soiled. It is also important to protect your hammock from various critters that might think your hammock material is food or an ideal nesting site.

If you see any mold or mildew appear on your hammock, wash with a mild detergent. Use your own judgement whether a spot clean is required or a full wash. 

Hammocks with a spreader bar (Rope and Fabric Hammocks)

Hand Washing

The quickest way to wash your rope or fabric hammock is to spread out the hammock on a smooth flat surface (i.e. deck, or driveway).

Using a garden hose, dampen the hammock. Then add some mild detergent to a bucket of warm water. Using a soft bristle brush, scrub the fabric or rope on one side followed by a rinse with the garden hose making sure all the detergent is removed from the hammock. Flip the hammock over and repeat.

After the final rinse, hang the hammock for drying. We recommend the hammock dry as quickly as possible, (direct sunlight in a warm area is ideal) to help maintain the integrity of the fabric or rope.

Do not let your hammock remain wet for consecutive days, over time, as this may weaken the hammock and reduce the longevity one might expect from their hammock.

Although Vivere Ltd. offers a 12 month warranty, one can normally expect their hammock to last significantly longer.

Machine Washing

Since these types of hammocks have a spreader bar that is non-removable, use of a washing machine is not an option.

Storage

Before putting your hammock into storage, make sure it is completely dry and clean.

Fold the hammock in half, by bringing together the 2 o-rings. Proceed to roll the hammock up into a tube. Place the hammock into a weather resistant fabric bag that can breathe.

The other option is to hang your hammock from a hook in your garage that is located in a dry and low traffic area. This will help keep the hammock from being soiled. It is also important to protect your hammock from various critters that might think your hammock material is food or an ideal nesting site.

If you see any mold or mildew appear on your hammock, wash with a mild detergent. Use your own judgement whether a spot clean is required or a full wash.