As the winter storms draw to a close, it’s time to start cleaning up the yard in time for spring. If you have a fence on your property you most likely have damage or debris left over from the passing season. Your local Atlanta Fence Company, Natural Enclosures, has a check list to get your fence cleaned up and ready for spring.
First, you want to make sure that all debris has been cleared. You also want to ensure that no damage was done during the winter months. Once all of the damage has been repaired use this guide below to make sure your wooden fence is all cleaned up, sealed, and ready for spring.
- Use a pressure washer to clean your fence, make sure you use a light setting. Approximately 500-800 psi should do it. Test a small area before you begin to make sure that the pressure will not cause damage to the wood.
- Never use “hot water pressure” this could be very damaging to your wooden fence, especially if it isn’t sealed.
- Make sure that you rinse all cleaning materials when you are finished washing to ensure that they DO NOT dry on the surface. The same goes for the sealers.
- Use a sealant for your wood to get it ready for all of the spring rainfall. Make sure you follow your manufactures instructions. Previous sealants may need to be stripped before reapplication.
REMEMBER: Do not use bleach based cleaners on your wood regardless if it is sealed or not. Do not use hot water, and always prepare for the spring showers that will inevitably come to prevent rot and molding.
If you don’t currently have an enclosure installed on your property, but have been considering it, give a great Atlanta fence company a call to talk about installing one on your property just in time for spring.