Driveway Gate Repair

Los Angeles Driveway Gates repairs and installation

Driveway Gate Repair

Los Angeles Driveway Gates repairs and installation

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We repair all types of gates, entry systems and accessories. Pacific Garage Doors & Gates is committed to providing a professional service to all it's customers and always with a smile.

  • Gate Operator Repair
  • Telephone Entry System Repairs
  • Iron Gate Repair
  • Diagnostic Service
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Welding Service

Why did my gate stop working?

There are many different reasons why your gate has stopped working. First of all and most obviously, your gate operator needs power to run - make sure that the gate's electrical breaker is turned on. If you don't have a dedicated breaker for the gate or you don't know where it is, look for signs that your operator has power. For example: you should hear a clicking noise coming from the operator when you press your remote.

If you established that the operator has power, the next step is to make sure nothing is physically interfering with gate's movement - it could be a stone on the track, a plastic bag caught in the gears, etc. If this is the case, your motor might need to be reset. It is mostly a minor repair, and sometimes just turning the power off and on does the trick.

Beyond this point we suggest that you call the pros for further troubleshooting, you can cause more damage if you start messing around with the operator when you are not sure of what you are doing.

When should I have my gate service?

It is always better to take care of your gate before it stops working completely. When one of the following occurs it is a good time to have your gate serviced:

  1. The chain is very loose (if it is touching the ground then service is due for a long time...).
  2. When the gate opens or closes, it is slamming against the post.
  3. Grinding or squeaking noise.
  4. The gate is moving slower then it used to. In any case we recommended having your gate serviced at least once a year, depending on frequency of use.


What should servicing my gate include?

Servicing your gate should include the following:

  1. Adjusting the chain tension (for slide gates) or springs tension (for overhead gates).
  2. Lubricating hinges (if it is a swing gate), chains, guide rollers
    and wheels (in case of a slide gate).
  3. Making sure gate's travel time is adjusted properly.
  4. Verifying that all safety devices, if present, are functioning properly.
  5. Making sure that gate is moving freely, and that gate's environment is nice and clean.

What should servicing my gate include?

Servicing your gate should include the following:

  1. . Adjusting the chain tension (for slide gates) or springs tension (for overhead gates).
  2. Lubricating hinges (if it is a swing gate), chains, guide rollers and wheels (in case of a slide gate).
  3. Making sure gate's travel time is adjusted properly.
  4. Verifying that all safety devices, if present, are functioning properly.
  5. Making sure that gate is moving freely, and that gate's environment is nice and clean.

Do I need to have any safety devices installed?

Most gate operators are equipped with a built-in reverse sensor. This sensor stops/reverses the gate when it hits an obstacle. If your gate is installed in a commercial property (residential buildings with more than four units are also considered a commercial property), you are required to have at least two safety devices installed (UL-325 industry standard).

Even though you don't have to, we recommend having an additional safety device installed, to completely prevent contact. Your gate operator might already have the reverse sensor, but before it will reverse it will possibly cause damage to your vehicle. For a relatively small investment you can prevent this from happening.


What kinds of safety devices are available?

These are a few of the most common safety devices available today:

  1. Photo-eye. The photo eye sends and receives a signal across your driveway, when this signal breaks your gate reverses. This is a good inexpensive protection for kids, vehicles and pets.
  2. Loop sensor. The loop sensor is installed under your driveway, and using a magnetic field detects your vehicle. This is a very reliable protection for vehicles, and very commonly used in commercial properties.
  3. Miller-edge. This touch-activated sensor is a long piece of rubber installed on the edge of your gate. When it hits an obstacle the sensor sends an immediate signal to your operator to reverse. It is a good protection for vehicles.

Need driveway gate repair?

Call us at 1-866-750-7777 or contact us to set up a free in-home estimate

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