Why is electric gate maintenance important?

Many factors can see the operation of your electric gates deteriorate over time, but with proper maintenance, these factors are reduced giving you peace of mind that your gate is operating safely.

For example, if you have underground operators, which most gates do, a common problem is the drainage getting blocked with debris. Depending on who has installed the system there might not be any drainage to begin with, which can cause the boxes to flood with water. The result is usually that your gate motors will be submerged in water for extended periods. This is not good for the longevity and operation of the system and will over time, require expensive repairs and even a complete replacement of the motors. With our annual service packages, severe cases can usually be identified early and rectified before needing to replace the motors.

What work is involved in our maintenance packs

All maintenance begins by lifting the gates off their hinges and removing the motors to give full access to the underground box. We then remove any debris and check the drainage is working as it should. Whilst the gates are off their hinges, we will grease all moving parts and hinge points to give you a gate that moves with ease before any automation is re-applied.

We can now move on to the manual release blocks. In the event of a power or system failure, these blocks allow you to manually release your gates meaning you cannot get stuck inside or outside the property. These often seize up due to lack of operation as the gates are mainly automatic and not used manually. Again, we will ensure these are in working order.

Now that we have a system moving with ease and draining all water that might get trapped in the boxes. We then look at the photocell beams, which are often filled with cobwebs, dust & insects. If these beams are deemed to be blocked, it will prevent the gates from operating. We check all photocells are clean and cable connections are good.

To finish off our service, we will provide you with your force test results, which will prove your gates comply with current health and safety legislation.

All these problems we have mentioned are covered with our FREE service.

Maintenance benefits
for your automated electric gate system:

  • Predictable annual maintenance costs
  • Keep the system running efficiently
  • Fully documented service history
  • Ensure full health and safety compliance
  • All parts inspected and replaced when needed
  • Increases operating lifespan of your system
  • Annual maintenance reminders with our MOT stickers
  • Serviced by our fully qualified Gate Safe engineer
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To be covered against unforeseen breakdowns and to ensure gate systems comply with manufacturer warranty and HSE Regulations, the KLH Maintenance Division offer a comprehensive 3 year maintenance plan that starts 12 months after installation for only £750.00.

3 Year

Maintenance Plan

What our industry leading maintenance plan includes:

  • Full Annual Service & Certificate
  • All Safety & Operational Checks
  • Force Test Results
  • Priority Break Down Assistance
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For gate systems that are over 12 months old, are out of manufacturer warranty or have been installed by a different team, please contact us to discuss your needs.

All packages are charged annually and include all travel and labour maintenance costs. If replacement parts are required, there will be an extra charge unless covered under manufacturer warranty.

What work is included in our maintenance plan

We can maintain any gates including Swing gates sliding gates, tracked gates, cantilever gates and all electric automated gates even if we didn’t design, fabricate and install your gates originally.

Contact us now to discuss your maintenance needs

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KLH 2 Year Guarantee

All of KLH gates, fencing and installations are covered by our 2 year guarantee.

All automation systems we recommend and install are covered by a manufacturer warranty.

You can relax in the knowledge that your new gates are fully backed by a team you can trust!

Satisfied KLH Customers

We are exceptionally proud of our Google reviews, here is a sample!

Alex Dunigan

November, 2021

All round fantastic service – 5 Stars!! Kris and the team were excellent from start to finish. If you want a seamless, honest and professional gate fitting service cut your search short, these are the guys for you!

So refreshing to have a team that cares and follows through (on time) with what is discussed on initial consultation.

Absolutely delighted with the gates, thanks guys!

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