Spring cleaning isn’t a phenomenon reserved for inside the home. Take advantage of the extended sunlight and mild climate of spring to inspect and clean your fence as well!

The harsh Florida sunshine and summertime thunderstorms can take a toll on fences. Performing a yearly inspection of your fence can help you to catch problem areas while they are small and can be easily repaired.

Start by walking your fence line, paying close attention to where vertical pieces meet horizontal pieces. Look for signs of mold, mildew, or rot in wooden fences and rust in chain link fences. You may be able to make simple repairs yourself, while more extensive damage may require professional attention. Be especially careful and diligent when checking a fence following a major storm or hurricane, as aged fence posts may become unstable.

Clean off any moss or vegetation growing on your fence. To clean a wooden fence, use a scrub brush or pressure washer and water. For stubborn mold or moss, try adding a half of a cup of vinegar for each gallon of water.

If you find that your older fence is in need of replacing, contact Fence Central for a free quote. In addition to guaranteeing our workmanship for a full year after installing your new fence, all of our aluminum, chain link, and vinyl fences have additional product warrantees.