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Owning an Ecohome log cabin comes with many rewards. But it also comes with a little responsibility as well. You will want to keep your cabin in top shape. To do so you will need to properly maintain your house all year long. Here are a few basic tips that can help keep your log cabin looking its best!
Mould can be an issue for log cabins. Rain often splatters onto logs which gives mould a perfect place to colonize. To get rid of unsightly mould all you have to do is make a mixture of 50 percent water and 50 percent bleach. Put this mixture into a spray bottle and give those mould patches on the logs a healthy soaking. After you have let it set for a while, scrub it down with a brush and spray it clean with a water hose. Remember you should wear gloves and avoid getting the mixture on your clothing because it will cause stains.
Cracking is a common issue with log cabins but luckily, they are easy to deal with. While cracking may look bad it does not affect the integrity of the cabin. To fix cracks all you need is some log approved caulking and a caulking gun. Simply fill up the cracks with the caulking and let it dry before sanding or sealing. By filling in cracks you will prevent water damage and it will help keep bugs out of the wood.
If your log cabin is more than 5 years old, it is probably time to give it another coat of stain. Staining your log cabin can be a fun project and getting everyone in your family involved will make the process more enjoyable. Before you begin the staining process, make sure that you wash down your cabin with a water hose and remove any dirt. You can also scrub the wood down with a brush to ensure all the dirt has been removed. This will give you a clean surface to work with and the strain will be able to penetrate the wood.
These are just a few of the basic maintenance tips that you can use to help make your log cabin a better place to live in. Remember that keeping up with small projects will allow your log cabin to look its best.