How to Protect Your Wooden Wheelie Bin Store this Summer
You’ve invested in a wooden wheelie bin store to keep your bins safe. However, what about when it comes to keeping the store itself safe? We’ve put together a guide to the handy hacks you can try this summer.
Keep Your Wooden Wheelie Bin Store Safe From:
The British Weather
Ah, the good old British summer. Torrential downpours, unseasonably cold temperatures, and brisk winds are what we’ve come to expect. That’s why it’s important to keep your wooden wheelie bin store safe. How do you do that?
Firstly, apply a water repellent. Some wood treatments contain a water repellent and some don’t, so make sure you check. Even if the wood is already treated, this doesn’t stop water from getting in and making the wood swell and crack.
Secondly, do you stand your wheelie bin store on grass, soil, or concrete where water pools? Make sure you choose a store with a base. This stops the store from touching the ground and getting damp.
Fungus or Mould
Even if your wooden wheelie bin store is treated, fungus or mould can appear if you’ve had it for a while. The way to keep your wheelie bin store safe from fungus or mould is to clean it. The best way to do this is by using oxygen bleach. This is not the same as your bog standard Domestos. Ordinary bleach is too harsh for wood and can strip its colour. Oxygen bleach restores the colour of the wood and will make your wheelie bin store look like new. After bleaching, sand the wood and apply a water-repellent or wood treatment.
Deterring pests from your wooden wheelie bin store is all about location. If your store comes without a back , position it against a wall and on hard ground so pests can’t get in. Locks on doors can really help as well. It goes without saying too that you should still clean your wheelie bins regularly to prevent smells that attract flies and rodents.
Thieves and vandals
A wooden wheelie bin store is harder to break into than a plastic one and locks on doors can make it more secure. Want even more peace of mind? Why not add a padlock? The sight of a padlock is often a deterrent in itself for would-be thieves or vandals.
If you’ve spent your hard-earned cash on a bin store, it makes sense to protect it. There are several potential problems that can leave your store vulnerable. However, the good news is that by following these handy hacks, you can keep yours safe and secure for years to come.
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