3 Tips For Cleaning Bird Droppings From Your Wrought Iron Fence

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Wrought iron fencing can look truly beautiful, but one thing that can make it look less than its best is for it to be covered in bird droppings. Even though you might love having colorful, cheerful birds around, dealing with their droppings can be a big pain. Luckily, following these tips can make it easier for you to keep the bird droppings off of your wrought iron fence, allowing you to enjoy both the gorgeous birds and your beautiful fence.

1. Clean Your Fence Often

One great thing about a wrought iron fence is that it does not require a lot of maintenance when compared to other types of fencing, such as wooden fencing--but it does have to be cleaned regularly. If you allow the bird droppings to sit on your fence too long, you don't just have to worry about your fence looking poorly kept. Instead, you have to worry about the bird droppings permanently staining the fence, or at the very least, being more difficult to remove. If you make it a habit to clean your fence more often, you'll find that it's a whole lot easier to do when you do it. 

2. Attack it With a Scrub Brush

For bird droppings that haven't been there for very long, simply spraying the affected area with a water hose might do the trick. For bird droppings that have been on the fence longer, however, you may need to bring in some reinforcements, such as a scrub brush. Using a scrub brush with stiff bristles is an effective, easy way to get rid of bird droppings without too much elbow grease.

3. Use Dish Soap and Water

Using a bucket that has been filled with water and adding a bit of gentle dish soap can be the perfect solution for cleaning your wrought iron fence. Some people actually use dish soap and water for pest control in their gardens, so you shouldn't have to worry about the soap harming any nearby plants like a chemical-based cleaner might. However, the soapy solution should work great for removing both bird droppings and any other debris that might be on your wrought iron fence.

As you can see, there are a few steps that you can take to remove bird droppings from your wrought iron fence. Then, you can enjoy the beauty of your fence without having to look at bird poo.

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