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Tricks to maintain your automatic gate like a pro

Author: Danny Woodhams
by Danny Woodhams
Posted: May 29, 2017

Automatic gates help you to regulate access to a secured place. They also make your life easier and raise the value of property. And like any other mechanical object, it requires regular maintenance so that they can last longer and run smoothly. Though any complex procedures may require the service of a professional, there are some useful tips you can follow to make them less prone to repair,

  • Visual inspection

Look for any visual signs that indicate any arising problem. Check the sliding gates, gate opener, metal racks, chain-belt, dents in panels, electrical connections, rollers and bearings regularly for any damage. See that the bolts and screws are properly secured. Certain bolts that hold springs or cables may break if you try to tighten them. Thus, always call a technician to handle it.

  • Rust prevention

If the automatic gates in Perth are not checked regularly for rust formation, it can make them weaker and build holes. Also, it can affect the moving parts that are supposed to slide over one another to get stuck. If caught early, they can easily be removed by washing them with simple detergent.

  • Lubrication

The surface of the automatic gates should not face any friction for safe operation and to avoid damage. Therefore, the moving parts such as the chain, roller, pulley, hinge and screws must be lubricated regularly. However, it is important to use the right type of lubrication.

  • Auto-reverse function

It is highly recommended to check the auto-reverse function of the gates regularly. For this purpose, you can place a wooden log in the path of the doorway and allow the door to close. If the reverse function works right, then it would recognize the obstruction and the gate opens automatically. If not, then it requires immediate attention of a professional.

  • Pest prevention

It is not wise to ignore the threat of pests. In Perth, automatic gates get significantly affected by pests. They are well capable of hindering the electrical components of the gate. As the gate works solely on electricity, the overall performance gets sabotaged.

Other than this, wash and wax your gate yearly to maintain the aesthetic appeal of your property.

The author provides door repair service and is specialized in dealing with automatic gate. He has written various blogs about it in his spare time. He recommends Rural fencing and irrigation supplies for purchasing automatic gates in Perth. To know more, visit

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Rural Fencing & Irrigation Supplies was established in the year 2000, with an endeavour to offer a gamut of best quality irrigation supplies for customers. For more details, visit http://www.ruralfenc

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