Sometimes, the smallest things cause the greatest disasters. Imagine what will happen if the shovel you left beside the sliding gate falls and blocks the driveway gate track! The panel won't open. The opener will keep making efforts to open it and it might get damaged. Your child might trip on it or get hurt by the reversing gate if the sensors do not work right. Many of problems might wait for you because of this small, insignificant occurrence. With an automatic gate in the house, you have to be sure that there is nothing blocking its way and some general rules are followed. This way, you will avoid dealing with any minor or major issues and you will be sure that the system will work nicely every day.
Keeping yard tools and any other objects away from the gate is important. Your wrought iron gate will travel back to its closing position if there is any obstacle in the way. You will be lucky if the sensors of the opener still work correctly because the gate will reverse back again if you or your car is in its way. If the mechanism fails to work and the gate doesn't reverse you could even get injured and your car could be scratched. So, lesson number one: constant gate opener service with emphasis on the safety sensors is essential. Don't forget that such incidents can happen even if the tracks are just a little dirty, so make sure to sweep often and maintain regularly.
Inspect, listen, look! These are the three rules that must become a habit. Electric systems are convenient and can offer safe access, but only as long as they are taken care of. Look around as you come and go every day to see if there is anything out of the ordinary. Listen to the motor and the steel gate as it moves and try to understand if there is a peculiar noise. Inspect the parts once in a while. If you see the chain sagging or that the hinges are loose, gate repair is in order. When you pay attention, you'll have nothing to worry about!
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