Gate maintenance and gate repair are mutually exclusive. This is a good thing for those who want to save money. One usually does not exist with the other.
Why call a local San Diego company for gate maintenance instead of a simple gate repair?
There are companies who claim to charge a small fee to provide an estimate. These companies often subcontract to unqualified repair people. These people will charge far more than they should.
A company simply calling someone else will keep the upfront fee. This is usually less than $75.00. The company then allows the subcontractor to charge as much as he can.
You can check a license here: California State Contractors License Board
Gate Maintenance vs. Gate Repair
To avoid major repairs, an electric gate motor, its peripheral devices such as photo eyes or loop detectors and safety features need to be checked, adjusted, cleaned and maintained. Most San Diego gate companies would rather repair than prevent gate problems. If you want to save money, call before you need a repair.
The most common reason for maintenance calls we get are:
- Repair for broken chains
- Repair broken hinges
- Repair of control boards
- Reset start and stop points
- Repair vehicle detection systems
- Adjust or replace photo eyes