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It might not seem like a difficult decision, but finding the right fence can be hard to do. In addition to choosing a picket style, a color, and a height, you might also be concerned about abiding by city and neighborhood ordinances. However, all of these decisions are easy if you choose the right fence contractor. A few years ago, I found a great contractor who helped us to create a beautiful, functional backyard in a few weeks. Read this blog for more information about fences, contractors, and design styles that you won't regret a few years down the road.

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5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Chain Link Fence This Spring

by Chester Alvarez

As you clean up around the outside of your house this spring, make sure that you take some time to inspect and take care of your chain link fence

#1 Inspect For Wear & Tear

The first thing that you need to do is inspect your chain link fence for wear and tear. Make sure that the posts are standing upright and that none of them are leaning. If they are leaning, the posts for that part of the fence may need to be dug out and reset in concrete to ensure that your fence is straight and strong again. You may need to call a fence trenching company to reset the posts in the ground.

#2 Cut Back Bushes & Trees

Second, bushes, trees and plants love to grow next to chain link fences. Their seeds often get caught up at the bottom of the fence, and chain link fences provide excellent support for their growth. However, bushes, trees and other plants can wreak havoc on your chain link fence if they start growing in your fence or right up against your fence.

Trim and cut back any existing bushes or trees that are growing near your fence. Then pull up all the weeds and new growth at the base of your chain link fence to prevent unwanted vegetation from growing next to and in your chain link fence.

#3 Get Rid Of Rust

If you spot any signs of rust, you are going to want to deal with it right away to ensure that the rust does not spread. To deal with the rust, you are going to need a pair of rubber gloves, steel wool, a commercial rust removal product, and some water. Put on the rubber gloves and scrub the area where the rust is present with the steel wool. Then, apply and use the commercial rust removal product as necessary to help remove the rust. Once you are done, rinse off the area with some clean water.

#4 Clean Away The Dirt

Finally, over time, your chain link fence can just get dirty by being exposed to the natural elements. The best way to clean your fence is by mixing together borax with water according to the cleaning direction on the borax. Then, use the borax and water mixture along with a good scrub brush to clean your chain link fence. Work in small sections, and be sure to rinse the fence once you are done cleaning and scrubbing it to get rid of the soap. Borax is friendly on the environment, which is why you should use it over dish soap or other types of cleaners.

Follow the four steps above in order to ensure that you have a great looking fence this spring. 

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