Automatic gates are a worthy investment, they secure your home or business to offer you peace of mind; providing the convenient option of automatic opening and closing, giving you control over who you let in and out of your property. While automatic gates have a wealth of benefits there are certain problems that can occur, and that’s why we, here at GateKraft, want to make you aware of the most common issues to ensure you know when to all in a professional.
Gate Operation: You might need to call in the professionals if you experience any operational problems, try operating your gates manually; if the movement of your gates does not feel smooth, it is possible that a track might be worn, additionally the chain, hinges or operating arm could need repairing.
Sensors: A gate that suddenly ceases to function could have a sensor that has been blocked. Check for obstructions and clear away anything, such as overgrown bushes, in its way. The same applies to gates that slide on tracks; it’s best to prune regularly to avoid overgrown trees, bushes and shrubs blocking sensors and tracks.
Remote Access: Don’t be fooled by a gate that refuses to budge when operating it by remote control, while hugely convenient, it’s easy to overlook the need to change batteries in remote controls.
Pest Control: If your gates are in a secluded out of the way location, they could be a breeding ground for nature. You might find that bees, mice, or birds find a home and effect the inner workings of your gates mechanics. If you find bees or wasps have found sanctuary in your gates play it safe and call a professional pest removal company.
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For more information about repairs when you find your gate refuses to work as required, call GateKraft on 01494 611 111.