3 Reasons Why Maintenance is Important

Maintenance is key when it comes to securing your doors and gates and keeping them from getting damaged. The biggest key to maintenance is diligence. We do not think of maintaining our doors and gates but if you take proper care of it routinely, you could end up saving yourself thousands of dollars and you can avoid any risks such as injuring employees, customers or guests. Let’s go over our top 3 reasons why maintenance is important. 

1. It Will Potentially Save You Thousands of Dollars.

As recommended in the manufacturer’s manual, parts and lubricants have to be replaced, cleaned or monitored. Whether is it weekly, monthly or quarterly, it is vital to keep a schedule to avoid accidents. Garage door hinges help the door panels fold when the door goes up and down. If you ever had to open or close a garage doors with hinges that have been neglected, you know how challenging it can be to open the door. Lubricating hinges helps them do their job and can prevent the garage door opener from being overworked. Also, overtime when doors are going through thousands of cycles moving up and down, the motor can overheat or can run down after a period of time. However, if you regularly maintain it, the motor and door can have a longer lifespan. Get your maintenance done and avoid costly fees!

2. Help Avoid Personal Injury or Worker's Comp Claims.

If equipment is not maintained regularly, you are increasing your risk for an accident to occur at your facility or home. If the hinges are not lubricated, tension is not monitored, springs and cables not inspected for wear/tear, something could go incredibly wrong and potentially injure an employee or guest. Be sure to utilize a certified technician to check for equipment operation and safety hazards to make sure the equipment operates properly. When a gate or door malfunctions or lacks proper UL325 safety devices, it could close prematurely and hit or entrap a vehicle which can causes dents, broken windows and side mirrors, and possibly injuries. Not only can a product be damaged but so can a person! Be smart and maintain your equipment regularly!

3. Minimize Downtime or a Trapped Car!

If doors and gates are maintained properly by a certified technician, you can avoid unplanned downtime or having your vehicle trapped in your garage. If maintenance is not performed on a regular basis, the equipment could fail unexpectedly and at the worst time possible. Frayed cables, end up snapping and warped rusted springs break. A broken cable will stop your door from opening which prevents operations. If a technician was regularly checking the equipment, this could have be prevented.

Try Door & Gate USA's Professional Preventative Maintenance Today!

Make sure you call a certified door technician from Door & Gate USA to come visit and check the operation. You can avoid accidents, injuries, damaged equipment and save yourself thousands! Stay on top of it and you will be happy you did!

Typically, when a gate malfunctions, it closes prematurely and hits or entraps a vehicle, causing dents, scratches, broken windows and side mirrors, and possibly injuries.