Emergency Fence Repair: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

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Life can be unpredictable sometimes, and there may come a day when you discover that your wooden fence has been damaged and desperately needs repairs. Whether the damage is caused by severe weather, an accident, or some other force, knowing what to do when it happens is key.

Emergency Fence Repair: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

In this blog post, our team will walk you through what to do when you need fence repair services after disaster strikes.

  1. Assess: The first step is to assess the entire fence for damage. Wait until you’re sure it’s safe to be in the area, and then walk around your fence line and take note of damage like broken boards, cracks, sagging, and leaning.
  2. Document: Make sure you take pictures of damaged areas to use in case you need to file an insurance claim. Even if you don’t think insurance needs to be involved, you should document the damage for your own records.
  3. Secure: If you come across any sections with sharp edges, splintered sections, or other safety hazards, secure the area to ensure no one gets hurt while you wait for fence repair services. You may want to rope or block it off, especially if you have children or pets.
  4. Patch: In some cases, you may need to apply a temporary patch until you can schedule a professional fence repair. Plywood or other temporary fencing can close any gaps and provide a little more security until the repairs can take place.
  5. Call: Although temporary fixes work in a pinch, scheduling professional fence repair services as soon as possible will help prevent injury and restore security to your property.

If you need fence repair services, our team at Capital Staining LLC would be happy to assist you. Reach out today to learn more or set up an appointment.