A fence not only outlines the boundaries of your property, it also prevents unwanted intruders (and neighbors) from gaining access to your property. If you have kids and pets, the fence works as a way to keep them safe, away from the roads and traffic. However, you also need to be careful when you are around the fence.
Here is some safety advice for your fence to keep you and your loved ones safe and secure.
Safety Around Wooden Fencing
If you have picket fencing around your home or garden, it is prudent to remember the wood can rot or get damaged. This can cause the fence to break and create an opening for intruders to come in or small kids and pets to get out. So, make sure every year you repair damaged pickets and replaced rotten ones without fail. This also will help maintain the aesthetic beauty of your home.
Loose and Wobbly Fence Posts
Many times, fence posts can become loose and start wobbling. This can cause the post and/or fence to fall down. Check the posts and if you find one that is broken or wobbly, build a support from the ground to the post. This additional support will prevent it from falling over. Alternatively, you can replace the entire post. Call us for help with replacing posts or fences.
If you have a tree growing close to the fence, make sure you cut any overhanging branches. Not only do these branches give intruders and burglars access to your property, they also can fall on the fence and damage it. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Whether you having fencing around your property or swimming pool, make sure you check the gate latches periodically. Latches ensure the gate is securely closed and if there is a problem with them, you won’t be able to close the fencing gate properly. This can lead to accidents, especially if you are using vinyl fencing around your pool and you have kids at home. Make sure broken latches are fixed or replaced immediately.
Mildew and Fungus
Wooden fencing can be afflicted by mildew and fungus. Not only does this spoil the beauty of your fence and home, it also can be a health hazard. If your wooden fence gets mildew and fungus, make sure you remove it immediately. There are mildew and fungus removers, with Concrobium Liquid Mildew Remover being one of the most popular ones.
Toxic Paints and Material
In case you have wooden fencing around your property, be careful of the kind of paint and sealant you use. These can be toxic and may cause health problems, especially where small kids and seniors are concerned. You can always opt for vinyl fencing that are not treated by toxic chemicals and are safe.
Use this safety advice for your fence to keep your loved ones and yourself safe. Remember, a fence can keep your property safe and secure, but it is your responsibility to ensure your loves ones are safe around the fence.
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