Having an automatic gate on your property is one of the most important investments you can possibly make. And, much like the car in your driveway or the home that the gate is protecting, it’s important that you recoup a return on the investment you’ve made. These maintenance tips are effective all year round to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your property.
Conduct a Thorough Inspection
This should be done at least once a month and is one of the best preventative measures when it comes to maintaining your gate. Look at the hinges, hardware, and electrical components, if there are any. Keep a keen eye out for cracks, debris, and any potential vandalism that might have recently occurred. This will allow you to engage the structural integrity of your gating system.
Clean It Up!
Just Like the outside of your home, your gate has a tendency to collect a lot of dust, dirt, and debris. It’s recommended that you clean your gate every few weeks to keep these items at bay. For most gates, a quick hosing is all they need to keep them clean. If you notice more dirt and dust than usual, you might want to consider some light detergent and a sponge to get all of the areas looking their best.
Gate Lubrication is Key
Every few thousand miles, you take your vehicle for an oil change to ensure that the moving parts in your engine run smoothly and unimpeded. Your gate is the same way. While this doesn’t need to be done as often as cleaning, lubricating the electrical motors and hinges will ensure that your gate keeps working for you.
Keep Pests at Bay
Because your gate is positioned outside, there’s always a chance that snails, bugs, and birds will make their homes here. These unwelcome guests can deteriorate the quality of the gate if they’re left unchecked. In the summer, in particular, these vermin can multiply quickly, so if you notice a potential infestation, it’s important to notify the experts right away.
Don’t Delay if There’s a Potential Issue
If you think there might be a potential issue with your gate that’s beyond your control, don’t dwell on it. Taking care of the issue soon means the difference between a minor repair and a large one. And when it comes to maintaining the structural integrity of your gate, the experts at Sarasota Gate & Access are here to help. Fill out the form below to get started with us or give our team a call at 941-349-4455.