A chain link fence is a great way to keep your home secure. Do you want to be sure your kids and pets stay safe while playing in the yard? Put up a chain link fence. If you’re unsure of how to keep your chain link fence looking its best, just follow these tips!
Use Your Hose
First of all, you’ll want to use your garden hose to clean off your chain link fence. Dust, dirt, and grass clippings could get stuck to your fence and you won’t notice right away. After you’ve finished mowing your lawn, take some time to inspect your fence and see if you need to hose it down. Some spots will be more stubborn than others. To clean up these spots, you need to get a brush and some dish soap that is good for the environment. If that’s not enough, you’ll need to use steel wool.
Use Steel Wool
Steel wool is especially useful for getting the rust off of your chain link fence. Most of the time, the rust that you see is just on the surface, so a little bit of effort is all you need to get rid of it. Once you’ve gotten rid of dirt and rust, you need to check your fence for any signs of mold infestation.
Get Rid of Mold
Believe it or not, your chain link fence can grow mold on it. Mold and mildew will both damage your fence and make it into an eyesore. If there’s a lot of humidity in your neighborhood, your fences are more likely to develop mold, especially after strong storms leave behind puddles of water. Avoid using bleach on this type of mold. Instead, try using vinegar. The vinegar should be enough to break it up and remove all signs of mold. Then use some steel wool to clear away any mold residue.
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Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.