Many people all over the world are finding themselves spending more time at home. Homeowners in Virginia and beyond are filling their days with home improvement projects, housekeeping, and simple maintenance. If you have a vinyl fence, there are a few simple steps you can take to clean your fence and make it look brand new. Vinyl is incredibly easy to wash, and even the most inexperienced homeowners can clean it successfully. Follow these helpful tips to keep your vinyl fence clean, and be sure to contact the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond for all of your fence installation and maintenance needs!
1. Grab a Garden Hose
For folks with wood or iron fences, nothing less than a pressure washer will do to get into every tiny crevice. Fortunately, your vinyl fence can be adequately washed with a standard garden hose. You should begin cleaning your fence by spraying it down with a garden hose. This step helps remove surface dirt and allows you to see any more significant grime or damage hiding beneath the filth. For added spraying power, consider adding a high-pressure nozzle to your hose.
2. Apply Household Cleaner With a Sponge or Rag
For more stubborn dirt, fill a bucket with warm water and a bit of dish soap. Apply the soap mixture to your fence and gently scrub with a soft sponge or rag. Be sure to avoid using rigid scrubbers or steel wool, as these can damage your vinyl fence. Most stains on a vinyl fence can be removed with soapy water and a bit of elbow grease, but if that is not enough, use a bit of diluted bleach. A very diluted bleach and water mixture can tackle almost any stain on your fence, but be sure to wear gloves while applying it.
3. Stick to a Maintenance Routine
The most effective way to keep your vinyl fence clean is to clean and inspect it regularly. With more frequent washing, your fence will not accumulate as much dirt, making harsh cleaners and vigorous scrubbing less necessary. Another benefit of sticking to a maintenance routine is that you will likely detect fence damage more quickly. If your vinyl fence needs repair, maintenance, or replacement, contact the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.