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How to Keep Gates Safe

03/30/2014 Back To Blog

New gate installation comes with great responsibility since this heavy system must be maintained and repaired frequently. Gates are installed to secure the perimeter of properties but they must also operate properly in order for you to avoid accidents. Broken swing gate hinges and damaged tracks of sliding ones will forbid the proper operation of the system and might cause injuries, especially to kids. When you press the gate remote button to enter with your car, you expect full opening. The gates must also close well to ensure full protection of your house and for these reasons repairs are mandatory.How to Keep Gates Safe

Repair gates and stand back when they move

Annual maintenance service is the least you can do to ensure functional systems. Since they are exposed to elements at all times, gates would need more frequent inspections and repairs. Checking the material is also crucial. Wood will warp without good and regular treatments and your steel gate will erode over the years if not painted and cleaned occasionally. Though, you should mainly focus on inspecting the component parts of the mechanism.

Are the sliding gate wheels sitting in the tracks? Does the opener work fine without making too much noise? Make sure the sensors work fine by systematically testing them and lubricate the moving parts based on the instructions of your manual. Electric gate repair is necessary to avoid operational problems, which won't only lock you out but they will possibly compromise the safety of your family. For the same reason, you need to take care of the clicker, keep it clean and change the batteries often.

Safety will be guaranteed with regular gate service but also by keeping your family and especially your children away from the system. Kids have a tendency to put fingers and feet in parts or among the rails and the movement of the gate will drag them along causing severe injuries. Troubleshooting and repairing damages are both essential but you must also learn that these systems are not toys for children's games. These are the best ways to keep your systems safe and enjoy their convenience.

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