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Spring Cleaning is for Fences, Too!

spring cleaning for fences

Spring is a great time to clean, both inside the home and outside as well!

When you’re making your list of spring cleaning tasks, washing the windows, and hosing off the deck, don’t forget your fence! Spring cleaning is a critical part of keeping your fence in great condition and ready for the rains of spring and heat of summer. Here are some of our top fence spring cleaning tips to get your fence in great shape in no time!

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are loved for their low-maintenance nature. All you need is a water hose, bucket of soapy water, a soft cloth, and a soft scrub brush. Make sure that the cleaning solution is good for use on vinyl and environmentally friendly. Typically, stains will come right off of vinyl fences. If you need to scrub a little bit, that’s perfectly fine.

Wood Fences

Wood fences need regular maintenance to stay in good condition and not suffer from insect infestation, rot, or any other problems. Use a hose or power washer, a good quality wood stain, and a wood cleaning solution. Every 3-5 years, you should take the time to thoroughly clean and re-stain your fence. If you have a mold problem, you can use a mixture of bleach and water to kill it off.

Metal Fences

Metal fences, whether they are chain link, steel, or aluminum, shouldn’t need too much spring cleaning. Use a soft scrubbing brush, water hose, and soapy water to get rid of any debris. Cleaning your metal fence should only be necessary about once a year. Make sure that the soap you choose won’t harm metal and let your fence completely dry to avoid any rust. Take a good look at your fence if it’s painted and touch it up as needed.

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.

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