The first tip to maintaining your flag pole is to clean it of all dirt and debris. Take a garden hose, put it on low-pressure and then hose down the pole and the surrounding area. Any dust or particles that stick to the pole after washing should be removed with a cloth dipped in mild soapy water. Always test the soap on a tiny section of the pole to ensure it doesn’t harm the finish. Once you have wiped the pole down, rinse it with water to remove any leftover soap.
The second tip for maintaining a flag pole is to check all its parts. Keep an eye on the cables, mounting bolts and attachments. If they are loose, broken, twisted or frayed, replace or repair them immediately.