When to Fix-It-Yourself and When to Call an Electrician

Messing with electrical appliances and components is serious business. Hello, my name is George Tanner. I’m a retired electrician. I can’t even begin to tell you how many horror stories I heard over the years of working as an electrician. People who thought they could quickly fix something in their homes but never should have even tried. Some got hurt and others were lucky. My goal here is to provide you with some guidelines as to what electrical malfunctions are easily fixable by nearly any adult, and what you should never attempt on your own. One thing you are going to hear me stress more than once is that electrical components are not to be taken lightly. We protect our children from them; we also have to protect ourselves. I hope you find this blog to be helpful!

3 Reasons To Use Electric Gates On Your Fence


If you have a large property, you may want to keep sections of it fenced and gated off for privacy or to keep your kids or pets in one area. When it comes to fencing and gating, there are a lot of options out there. One thing you can choose to do is to use an electric gate. There are a lot of good reasons to choose to use an electric gate, especially if you want to put a gate in front of your driveway. 


One reason to go with an electric gate is the convenience of it. When you are driving up to your driveway and ready to pull in, all you have to do is to hit a button and your gate will open up. That will let you stay in the car while the gates open and close. You can also open the gate from your house if you are expecting a delivery, so you won't have to go down to the gate and let anyone in. 


With an electronic locking gate at the end of your driveway, you have more control over who is coming to your house. This is especially good if you have quite some distance between you and your driveway's entrance. You can set up a wireless camera or intercom at the gate along with a button for visitors to ring. When they ring, you can look at them or talk to them to see who it i, and decide if you want to unlock the gate and let the controls open it up. If you are worried about privacy or you live out in the country where you don't have a lot of neighbors, this can be an excellent option, not just for control, but also for safety. 


Everyone knows that kids are a handful. That means that they like to run around and get into places they shouldn't ought to be. When that happens, they can get lost or hurt. If you have an electric gate that your children can't open, it will be much harder for them to get out of the fenced in area, making it much harder for them to escape or get hurt.

If you want to partition off part of your larger property, using an electric gate can make it easier for you to get in and out of the fenced in area. 

For more information about electric gates or other gate and fence options, contact a professional gate company, such as Double D Electric.


17 October 2017