Log cabins are a versatile little haven that through the use of customisable and easy to construct log cabin kits are easy to make your own and turn into a home office, shed or home away from home.
However, whilst log cabins that have been carefully constructed and are on solid ground are particularly robust, they do need some special care to keep them as beautiful and hard-wearing as possible.
Once your cabin is built you should apply a wood treatment solution. There are various methods, from wood stains and preservatives that protect the wood from hot and wet weather respectively, as well as a finish coat to add more protection, and pressure treatments that are professionally done.
The best time to do a deep clean of your cabin is during the spring, right as the weather is starting to warm up. This gives you the most time to prepare your cabin for the winter months.
Generally a deep clean once a year and regular care and maintenance depending on how often you use it will keep it looking its best.
Check the roof, gutters and chimney for damage and debris, and then inspect the inside and outside. See what needs cleaning or repairing and create a checklist.
Make sure all visible dirt, dust, spider webs and other mess is cleaned using a mild detergent and a brush on your floors, and clean your upholstery as normal. Dust and vacuum to get rid of any other mess.
Check for any infestations and pests in your log cabin to avoid damage to your timber, and be prepared to retreat it if the treatment has worn or aged.
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 11 May 2021
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