Just like any other mechanical object, automated gates need to be maintained regularly if you want them to work reliably, safely and ultimately last longer. Depending on the type of gate automation you have, maintaining it yourself shouldn’t be too much of a challenge if you follow these instructions. However, should you get stuck, it’s best to get help from a professional.
Whenever you’re inspecting your automated gate, check for signs of wear and tear and that all bolts are tightly screwed. Also, look out for damage to bearings, bushes and pivot points. If you find anything suspicious, a professional like Centurion System Repairs will be able to assist you.
Dust and dirt accumulation, as well as exposure to mother nature, will increase the likelihood of your gate starting to rust. Always look out for rust on your gate’s metal parts. If rust is still in its early stages, you can easily remove it by washing your gate with household detergent. Alternatively, you can scrub more advanced rust with sandpaper.
Keep It Clean
Washing your gate regularly is necessary to keep it looking great. A new coat of paint or powder coating once a year or when it starts to look faded will go a long way in your automated gate’s durability.
We always recommend to our clients to lubricate moving parts of your automated gate every six months. These parts are typically the roller, chain, hinge and pulley. For your gate to operate safely and securely, and to prevent unnecessary wear and tear, it needs a friction-free surface.
For more tips on keeping your automated gate and motor in tip-top shape, or if you are in the market to install or replace your gate, get in touch with the team at Centurion System Repairs for a free quote today!