Just like any other mechanical things, automated gates need regular maintenance for it to last longer. You want to make sure you can rely on it to work consistently and operate safely. Maintaining an automatic gate is pretty easy. You’ll just have to follow the instructions for its maintenance that should be included in the product. You may need the help of a professional for certain procedures.
Here are some tips for help keep your automatic gate looking and operating its best:
Keep it Clean
The first step in keeping your gate in good shape is to keeping it clean. Washing it with a water hose and waxing it every now and then will make it look beautiful and looking new for a long time. Waxing your gate between washes help protect it from the weather and the sun. Just avoid getting water into the door opener, as this will damage it.
Keep it Lubricated
Anything with moving parts need to be lubricated every now and then to keep rust-free and to prevent it from squeaking. You should grease your gate hinges generously to keep it swinging smoothly. This will also keep the motor from over working. Chains also need lubricating to prevent it from catching and from debris buildup within the chain links.
Check it Regularly
Do a regular visual inspection of your automatic gate. Check individual parts such as the gate opener, electrical connections, metal racks, chain-belt, rollers and bearings, and so on. Make sure that all the bolts are screwed tightly in place. If you’ll notice loose bolts holding springs or cables, call a professional maintenance technician. Do not touch them or try to tighten then yourself, as they might break. Look for visible signs of wear or damage.
Check inside the mechanical box of your automatic gate every now and then. It is one of the favorite places of insects, birds, and small animals to nest. Your gate system may short or seriously malfunction because of the nest and other debris brought by these animals. Keep the mechanical box clean and make sure it seals well.
The performance and life span of your automatic gate depends greatly on how much you take care of it. Keep your automatic gate as beautiful as it was first installed. Maintaining your gate can also help you save money on repairs. You can choose whether to go for a lower-end or higher-end automated gate system. Choose also a reputable gate system provider to install your automatic gate.
If you decide to get an automatic gate, contact us today! We can install the gate you wish to have with the style and design that will fit perfectly to the overall look of your home and property.