Tips for the Maintenance of Electric Gates11/17/2013 Back To Blog
There is not one single device in the world that wouldn't need tune-up service. In fact, when it comes to electric gates, you have two main reasons for wanting to keep the system stable.
1. Your beautiful decorative iron gates are not installed only for aesthetic reasons but primarily and most importantly for security purposes. When people invest so much money on good quality gates, they have their minds on their home security but their durability and strengths would depend on the regularity and quality of the automatic gate mending.
2. Stable gates will keep the family safe, the people who pass outside unharmed and the intruders away.
There are many more reasons, which would justify why everyone who knows insists on good maintenance. Though, most reasonable people wouldn't need a third reason to carry on with automatic gate tune-up.
Check the gate material once a year
It is important to know that the steel entry of your house can keep you safe and hasn't eroded over the years. Erosion can really reduce its capacities. The material would become more vulnerable and break easier. Checking on its condition yearly would give you the chance to stop the expansion of corrosion, take care of small problems, repaint it and keep it strong and beautiful.
Check the gate parts one by one
• Sliding or swing gate mending requires some knowledge since electrical parts are involved, too. Follow the instructions of the manual to avoid doing things wrong and create new problems.
• Checking the sensors must be in your priorities. Sensors will definitely save you from injuries in an awkward moment.
• Give attention to all mechanical parts and focus on the operation, strength and lubrication of the swing door hinges because they keep the gate stable, at the right level and strong.
• See whether there is need for sliding gate chain change, check the rollers, the wheels and make sure the tracks are free from debris and distortions.
• Don't underestimate the slightest problem. One screw can make the difference to your safety.