Choosing A Great Fence

Choosing A Great Fence

Cleaning And Maintenance For A Chain Link Fence

Anna Mason

Chain link fencing got its start as an industrial option for protecting work areas and industrial lots. However, the durability and versatility of chain link quickly caught on with residents also looking for good fencing options they could count on to help protect their property. Since then, the original fencing which was made out of an uncoated mesh that was prone to rust has been replaced by protective coatings or made from materials that are known to be weather resistant. However, even though the chain link fences of today are hardy, they still occasionally need cleaning and some maintenance. Here are some tips to help you understand what maintenance and cleaning a fence may need or how you can do it best:

Cleaning your fencing: Your chain link fencing should rarely need to be cleaned, but when it is starting to look grungy or after a hard rain has left it looking brown from mud, you can clean it off with a few things:

  • A garden hose and high-pressure nozzle
  • A large nylon brush
  • A bucket of very soapy water

You can clean mud and dirt off with the nylon brush after dipping it in the soapy bucket, then rinse the fence off. Make sure you don't scrub the fence too hard or you can take off it's protective coating. You don't need to worry about drying the fence off, it will dry on its own in just a manner of minutes and is water resistant anyway.

Maintaining your fencing: Part of maintaining your fence will be to regularly check on its condition to catch problems and fix them as quickly as you can. You want to pay attention to the gates, the posts and make sure that none of the links have been cut. If you spot problems, fix them right away so they don't cause more problems down the road.

Even though your fence is considered to be weather resistant and coated, you should still be on the lookout for rust spots. Should you find one, you can remove the rust from the fencing with the abrasive side of a sponge. Then, spray a couple coats of rust inhibitor on and around the area to prevent more rust from showing up. Keep in mind that you do want to make sure you look closely and see that you have removed all the rust before you apply the rust inhibitor.   

Contact a company like Invisible Fence Brand by Coyner Associates for more information and assistance.


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When was the last time you really stopped to think about the kind of fence you wanted? I have always been someone who focuses seriously on making things right, which is why I began thinking carefully about putting in a brand new fence. I wanted a fence that looked modern and sleek, while still looking great against my more traditional home. It was really difficult to pin down exactly what would work, but before I knew it, things had really started to come together. Check out this blog for more information on finding a great fence, having it professionally installed, and taking care of it.