When you own a home and have a fence that surrounds your property, over time the fence gets dirty and if not taken care of will contribute to the deterioration of the fence.
The one thing that is certain is that you will need to make sure that your fence is cleaned on occasion if you want to avoid having this happen to your fence — damage to a wooden fence isn’t easy to reverse once it actually happens.
There are many factors that go into considering whether it would be better to clean your own fence or to hire a professional to do it for you.
There are a number of reasons why you should make sure to clean your fence on occasion, not only for the reasons that it will keep your fence from looking dirty.
Properly cleaning your fence also prevents fungus from growing on it and is always the best first step in preparing your fence for being painted.
The reason this is the case is that if the surface of your fence is clean, it is much easier for the paint to stay on – it is more adhesive with a clean surface, in other words.
There basically are two ways that you will be able to clean your fence — by hand or by making use of a power washer — we will briefly discuss how both of these methods work.
Cleaning a fence by hand entails taking a cloth or some kind of sponge and making use of some kind of cleaning product in the form of a soaping agent to remove all of the dirt from the fence.
The quality of the washing when done by hand can be quite high, but this quality does come at a cost in the name of time.
When you clean your fence by hand, the process is a bit lengthier in time and might not be quite as efficient as when you use the other technique, the power washer.
The power washer as its name suggests is quite strong and can blast off dirt and the like in a matter of seconds, but with that power comes the possibility that one might damage the fence permanently if one is not careful.
If one is standing too close to the fence, for example, it’s extremely possible that one might use too strong of a water stream on the fence and damage it.
It’s also important that one uses the correct nozzle and heat setting for the power washer when one is washing the fence.
A licensed and insured professional contractor is going to know what to do to make sure that your fence is properly cleaned.
They also have access to the best quality pressure washers, not necessarily just one that one can buy online — since they use theirs more often and therefore buy higher-end models than one that a person would find in a hardware store for the average consumer.
The professional contractor will have years of experience in cleaning fences with a pressure washer and therefore will be your best bet for getting the job done correctly.
Though it might cost you a little more to get it done this way, it very well could save you in the long term from not having a fence that has to be replaced from being damaged.
If you need a professional to help you with your professional fence cleaning in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.
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