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The perimeter fencing that surrounds your workplace may be the first thing your customers see. Now think – are you giving off the right impression?

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Why is perimeter fencing maintenance important?

Your perimeter fencing has two primary goals:

  1. To protect the premises contained within it
  2. To showcase your business premises in the best light

But the truth is that if you’ve let the quality of your fencing fall by the wayside, it’s unlikely to be reaching its potential. At worst, it could be underperforming, posing a potential risk to your premises if you were to be broken into.

The good news is that most perimeter fencing is pretty low maintenance, and you can benefit from many years of use from just a few regular upkeep routines. So, let’s see 3 of our favourites for getting the most out of your perimeter fencing.

Perform routine IT management

If you operate automated perimeter gates, you want to feel confident that in the case of an emergency, they will perform as expected. So, ensuring the technology is up to scratch should be at the top of your priority list when it comes to maintenance.

  • Do the CCTV cameras work, are there any obstructions and do they need repositioning?
  • Are the software systems updated?
  • If you operate electric fences, is the supply all in order?

Regularly weekly monitoring of these aspects will ensure peace of mind that in the case of an emergency or breach in security, that your gates will be able to do their job.

Keep it clean

As well as keeping your premises safe, perimeter fencing also works to advertise it, but like any external structure, it’s going to be subject to all of the elements, which means regular cleaning is essential to avoid any future issues.

Everything from surrounding vegetation and rubbish to oxidation and contamination can impact how your perimeter fencing looks. So, whether you hire a grounds keeper or take care of it yourself, regularly removing any surrounding weeds, overgrown shrubbery and rubbish is one key to keeping your fencing looking great.

Keep on top of small issues

There are two types of approaches when it comes to perimeter fence maintenance: preventative and reactive. Preventative maintenance involves scheduling, pre-planning and routine maintenance to avoid any costly or hard to solve issues from occurring. Reactive maintenance are the steps necessary when issues have already cropped up.

Reactive maintenance is much more costly, and it is therefore much easier to keep on top of any minor problems by keeping up with a consistent routine. 

Does your perimeter fencing need upgrading?

Although all perimeter fencing is likely to require fixes and upkeep during its lifespan, if you find you’re constantly having to put time and money into maintaining your fencing, it may be a sign you’re due an upgrade.

CLD Fencing Ltd is renowned for its high quality, affordable high-security fencing, so why not take a look at their collection today? It may just be an investment that saves you in the long run.

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