A fence has countless benefits, from enclosing a backyard for kids to increasing your home's value and privacy. Unfortunately, there are several materials available for fencings like wood, chain-link, and even vinyl, but each comes with their pros and cons.
Thankfully, the aluminium fence provides an attractive and sturdy option that offers a clear view from your backyard. However, it still needs proper cleaning and maintenance to protect the beauty and durability of your aluminium fencing in Melbourne. So, here is a guide to clean and maintain your fence.
As time passes, the fence will collect dirt, dust, grass clippings, and other debris. Removing these things are necessary to prevent heavy residue, rust, and the growth of mould. In order to get those things off, use a pressure washer.
If you don't have one then you can rent or borrow a lightweight pressure washer that offers a maximum of 2000 Psi pressure. It is a perfect pressure to remove light buildup from most surfaces.
Now that you have got a pressure washer, connect the hose with your outdoor spigot. Now wash your fence moving the hose in a side-sweeping motion.
After pressure washing your aluminium fence, if there is still dirt and dust left, consider using a more detailed cleaning method.
For this, you will need to purchase an outdoor pump sprayer and add the following ingredients:
- 3 gallons of warm water
- 3 cups of baking soda
Just mix these ingredients until the baking soda dissolves into the water. Now pump the sprayer handle few times, creating pressure in the sprayer nozzle.
Now, soak your entire fence with the prepared solution. Soak it for about 20 minutes and then rinse it with a pressure washer.
The baking soda in the solution will dissolve the tough dirt and stains without harming the surrounding landscaping.
Sometimes, it may happen that your aluminium fence tends to develop patches of mould, mildew, or algae, especially if you live in warm and humid climates. These dark green and black patches on your fence is not only unappealing but is also dangerous to your health.
Unfortunately, using bleach to kill mould and algae will also kill surrounding grass, shrubs, and flowers. Moreover, bleach can also irritate your skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Instead of bleach, you can use white vinegar, which is naturally antibacterial and antiviral. To use vinegar, just add 2 gallons of water with 2-gallon vinegar to your outdoor sprayer. Spray the solution on patches of the mould and algae and allow it to soak for about 20 minutes. Now, using a soft-bristled brush, scrub the patches and at last, rinse it with water.
Cleaning your aluminium fence or glass pool fence in Melbourne will protect its beauty and durability. You can also shine your aluminium fence if you want.
After you have cleaning your fence thoroughly, got rid of all the mould and patches. Allow your fence to dry. After that, buy a standard automobile wax and apply a coat on the fence and post. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and then clean it off using a soft and damp cloth. The wax will remove any oxidation making the surface more clearly. In the end, you will get a more shiny, and clean aluminium finish.
Investing in an aluminium fence is a smart choice for your home, but proper cleaning and maintenance also matters. However, if you are looking for someone who can install aluminium as well as glass fence at home then contact Melbourne Glass Balustrade on (03) 9898 9600 or visit their nearest store by booking an appointment. Further, you can also choose from a range of designs that includes frameless, semi-frameless, stainless steel frame, aluminium frame, and many more! So, what are waiting for? Call the experts today!