Thanks to Chris Slater, this is valuable knowledge!
Protect your gate motor from lightning protection
Protect your gate motor against lightning strikes and power surges with our exceptionally user-friendly and reliable plug ‘n play surge protector.
Protect your motor from pests
With the days heating up in the coming summer lizards, mice, snakes, rats, spiders, and ants will be seeking shelter from the sun. Rain also disturbs insects and rodent nests. The cool interior and shelter of a gate motor is the perfect solution for creepy crawlies. Unfortunately, creepy crawlies will destroy your gate motor electronics. Ants are the biggest problem! Ensure you regularly clean out your gate motor’s housing to prevent the summer invasion of insects and other pests.
Protect your gate motor from water
When your gate motor is installed, ensure that there is proper drainage so as to prevent the inside of the unit from becoming flooded or waterlogged.
Keep the tracks of your gate clean
It is just as important to maintain the gate itself, and not just the engine. You must keep the gate wheels clear of debris, sweep the tracking, and make sure that there is no chance of debris, leaves or sand falling onto the track and causing an obstruction. If the ground is raised, build a retaining wall to keep the ground back. Make sure that the wheels aren’t seizing and are running smoothly at all times. It’s a good idea – especially after a storm – to take a broom to the gate track and give it a good sweep to ensure that the gate moves unimpeded.
Contact Chris at Fenceworks for any information on gate motors and installation.