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3 Steps to Keep Your Wire Fencing in Great Condition Throughout the Year

Whether you have wire fencing around your large residential or commercial property for security reasons, insurance reasons or to stop your pets or livestock from getting out of the property and into trouble, wire fencing is a cost-effective solution to keeping your property safe and secure. However, by its very nature, wire fencing is exposed to the tough Australian climate, meaning that, even with the very highest standards of protective coats and glosses, your fencing can start to look a little run down as the years go by. While the quality of the fencing is unlikely to be impacted, you might want to maintain the appearance of the fencing either for customers visiting the property or to fit in with other properties in the local area. In extreme or persistent weather conditions, this could ultimately deteriorate the structural integrity of the fencing. 

Especially for larger properties, an investment into fencing often comes at quite a high price and certainly is not something you want to have to pay to replace on a regular basis. Thankfully, there are several steps you can take on a regular basis to keep your fencing in great condition. From small weekly tasks to bigger repair work, this is vital to keeping your fencing as secure and effective as the day you bought it. Here are three simple steps you can take.

Wash down with water once a week

Particularly important for construction sites or exposed locations, washing down your fencing once a week is an easy way to keep your fencing in great condition. When things get stuck between the meshing, it is easy for algae or mold to begin to form, especially on Australia's coastal or tropical areas. Lightly washing down will remove these bits before they can start to form, as well as removing unsightly dust. 

Use a soap based wash quarterly

Washing down with a mild soap mix once a quarter will help keep your fencing looking great, as well as maintaining its structural integrity. For larger properties it may be more efficient to carry out this on a rolling basis, starting at one end and moving through each section on a weekly basis.

Bring in a contractor once a year

Every year you should invest in a contractor, either the one who installed it or someone else,  to visit the property and check for any significant problems which may have occurred during the year but slipped by. This could include wiring which has come out of its fixtures or has significant damage such as holes which have been formed deliberately or through accidents.