Routine Servicing For Your Doors and Gates - Talbot Auto Doors

Routine Servicing For Your Automatic Doors & Gates

The key to keeping your automatic gates working smoothly and looking as good as they did the day they were installed is performing routine maintenance on your gates and becoming aware of any issues before they turn into problems.

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Do It Yourself routine maintenance checklist

For Sliding gates:

  • Inspect your track or tracks for any signs of wear or corrosion
  • sweep or clear any debris from around the track/ tracks
  • Release the motor from your gate and manually push the gate open and closed to check for any abnormal resistance as the gate travels across your driveway.
  • Re-engage the gate motor and use your remote to send an open signal to gate.
  • If you have safety sensors installed use a microfibre cloth to gently clean the face of the sensors. Close the gate and place your hand in front one of the safety sensors to check that they are in working order.
  • Visually inspect your gate motor and any electrical connections leading into it to ensure everything is still sealed and insulated.

For Swing gates:

  • Visually inspect all hinges and components for any signs or wear or corrosion.
  • Check that your gate posts are still secure and haven’t shifted over time
  • Open and close the gates a few times using your remote and listen for any signs of your gate motors straining.
  • If you have safety sensors installed use a microfibre cloth to gently clean the face of the sensors. Close the gate and place your hand in front one of the safety sensors to check that they are in working order.
  • Visually inspect your gate motor and any electrical connections leading into it to ensure everything is still sealed and insulated.

Cleaning and looking after your gates

For timber clad gates

  • Make sure you remember to oil your gates every 6 – 12 months to keep them looking new.
  • The best way to clean the aluminum frame that your timber slats are mounted to is to give it a quick spray with a hose and wipe down with a soft cloth.

For powder coated gates

  • It is important to clean your powdercoated gates at least every 3 – 6 months to prevent build up and preserve the fine powder coat finish. This not only keeps your gates looking good but prevents damage from occurring to the powder coating. This is particularly important in coastal environments such as Sydney.

Talbot automatic doors and gates can provide routine servicing for all of your automatic doors & gates to help extend their life and identify potential issues before they occur. Routine servicing for residential doors & gates is normally done on an annual basis, or bi-annually for high use equipment.

If you would like to schedule for one of our technicians to come out to your property and service your automatic doors and gates give us a call on 1300 568 608 today.