A fence can be an excellent addition to your property. Not only does a fence provide a property owner with security, but it can also add a significant amount of curb appeal to its surroundings. However, this will probably not be the case if the fence is not cleaned on a routine basis. The process of cleaning a fence is not overly complicated; however, many fence owners are doing it wrong. Here is everything you should know about cleaning your fence.
Do It Yourself
If you are the kind of person who likes to tackle home improvement jobs independently, you are probably going to elect to clean your fence on your own. If you don’t already own one, your first order of business should be to rent an electric power washer to clean your fence. Here are are some important things to keep in mind when using a power washer:
First and foremost, be careful! Water shoots out of a power washer at a tremendous speed. It can easily break through a person’s skin. Even worse, if a person were to be sprayed in the face, they could suffer permanent blindness. With that said, make sure the nozzle of the power washer is never directed at you or anyone else.
Use The Appropriate Nozzle Heads
A standard power washer is going to have a few different nozzle heads. Each nozzle is a different setting and used for a different purpose. For example, there is a nozzle that is used for spraying soap. If you are renting a power washer, you are going to want to familiarize yourself with the nozzles before you get to work.
Stand Away From Fence
You can easily damage your fence by standing too close when operating your power washer. This is especially true for wooden fences. You are much better off staying a few feet away at the start, and then slowly inch forward to find the appropriate distance.
Call In A Professional
There are many people who feel uncomfortable with using a power washer. If you fall into this category, there is nothing wrong with bringing a professional! Consult a professional cleaning service to see what rates they charge for a fence cleaning.
Choose Hercules Fence Richmond!
Whether you want a charming picket fence or a colorful vinyl fence to protect your pool and keep your property and family safe, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Whether it’s a minor repair or major replacement, we would love to help your vinyl coated chain link fencing better serve your family. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. 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, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.