Having an automated gate system can help keep the building secure and make sure there are no unnecessary delays when entering or leaving the house. Gates need to be maintained to keep in good working condition.
Make Sure It Is Clean
Like any automobile, the automated gates need to be maintained to make it last longer. The automated gate should be kept clean to avoid dirt accumulate in sensitive parts of the gate system. Gathered dust can stop the gears from working properly. Make sure twigs and leaves don’t get stuck in the tracks of the gate or the circuit board system. It is much cheaper to keep the automated gate clean than to have to fix it or have it repaired.
Keep Pests Away
Pests like snails, lizards, spiders and ants can get in the electrical circuit board and create problems. Spider webs can gather moisture and short circuit or fry an electrical panel or unit. Birds or rodents can lay eggs or young ones that can chew circuit wires. Make sure to remove things that can attract these pests to the automated gate.
Automated gates have gears that can wear out quickly if not lubricated properly. Make sure the automated gate is lubricated to keep the gears working in great condition. Some gates have chains that can get wet, especially during the raining season or winter. Also, the rail on which the sliding gate moves can become stuck or stiff over time. Lubricating the needed areas of the automated gate is crucial to its life span.
There may be times when your automated gate has to go into manual mode, mainly when a maintenance period has arrived. The automated gate works on electricity and needs power to operate. It is essential to have a power backup to keep the gate working when there is power outage or failure. This ensures that the automated gate doesn’t get stuck halfway during operation due to power failure. Backing up the power supply ensures consistent power supply and hence uninterrupted automated gate operation.
Batteries Not Included
Your automated gate may work from a switch or better still, a remote controller. While the remote controller gives you better control over the automated gate, it can also be frustrating when the controller has problems. It is always very crucial to check the battery compartment when having issues with the remote control. As strange as it sounds, an empty battery compartment is the main problem of remote controls. Check to be sure the batteries haven’t been removed, turned upside down or not contacting properly. Also check to be sure the battery has not leaked and corroded the contacts of the compartment. This happens when the batteries have been left in the compartment for too long.
Automated gates can make life somewhat less stressful. It takes a look of energy, time and money to have an automated gate removed for fixing or repairs so care should be taken to always have a good maintenance attitude.