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Automatic Door Maintenance – Top Tips

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December 25, 2020 5:31:00 AM PST December 25, 2020 5:31:00 AM PSTth, December 25, 2020 5:31:00 AM PST

Whether you have installed commercial automatic doors for your business or you have automatic doors for home use, you will want to make sure you take care of your investment.

That being said, all too many home and business owners simply take their automatic doors for granted and assume that they will continue to work indefinitely without any care and attention.

Sadly, this is not the case.

Automatic doors need regular maintenance, both to ensure their longevity and the safety elements of their design.

From the importance of an annual service to listening to your doors to consistent cleaning, keep reading to discover the 5 top maintenance tips for your automatic doors.

1.  Be vigilant

One of the simplest, yet most overlooked maintenance tips for automatic doors, making sure that you are on the lookout for any issues, however small they might be, can help to keep your doors in good working order for longer.

It is very rare that automatic doors will suddenly break for no reason. More often than not, your doors will show signs that they are starting to deteriorate or that some part of them needs fixing.

Whether the sensors on your automatic swing doors are not working properly or your doors are opening slower than usual, you must get your automatic doors inspected as soon as you notice a problem.

2.  Keep then clean

Not just to keep your automatic doors looking nice, regular cleaning is necessary for the overall condition of your doors. You should also look out for any obstructions that could be stopping your door’s sensors from working as they should be.

When cleaning your automatic doors, always make sure you turn off the mains before you wipe down the sensors and the doors themselves.

3.  Book an annual service

Although you may not want this additional yearly expense, booking in an annual service will save you money in the long run. If you are caring for commercial automatic doors, current regulations require all employers to protect their workers and visitors against injury by ensuring that all aspects of the building are fit for purpose. This includes your automatic doors.

Choose a trained engineer who has proven experience servicing automatic doors and try to read as many online reviews as possible before deciding to ensure you are getting the best service for your money.

4.  Listen to your doors

This may sound crazy, but by simply listening to your automatic doors as they open and close, you may be able to detect early signs that your doors need repairing. There is not one sound you should be looking out for. Instead, try to listen out for any changes to the usual sound of your automatic doors as this can indicate that something is wrong.

5.  Lubricate the locks

If appropriate for your automatic doors, lubricants can be applied to help smooth their operation. It can also help to add oil to your door locks to keep them healthy and able to work properly for longer.