Algae on electric tape fencing. Effects efficacy? Bleach it? Life expectency?
Does algae effect electric fence tape? Wondering if soaking in bleach water will remove it?
Also, how long has your fencing remained viable before needing replaced? I am in a damp environment and the oldest fencing I have is about 10 yrs. A lot of it has a bit of algae on it. One field in particular has had problems holding a charge, and I am wondering if that is why.
Not looking forward to taking down MILES of 3 strand tape and soaking in bleach, but it that would help, I'd rather do that than replace the tape entirely.
A friend wondered about spraying on bathroom cleaner or something similar? There is that algae remover at Home Depot. I believe it is chlorine bleach based.