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Tips to Maintain Commercial Doors for Longer
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Tips to Maintain Commercial Doors for Longer

Commercial doors are abused numerous times a day especially through the enormous traffic of people and goods. Some of the commonest issues associated with the abuse of commercial doors are sagging doors, broken levers, leaky closers, misaligned latches, and broken hinges. You need to contact GreenPro Locksmith as soon as you discover any of these issues. You can equally avoid these commercial door problems by taking the following steps;

Steps and tips to make commercial doors last longer

Avoid leaving your commercial doors propped open. Doors are not created to be left open for long, except they have "open-closer". The wind can cause serious damages on opened doors, especially alignment issues, or bending, if the door is made of sub-standard materials. 

Always keep the door dry. Make sure the hardware is also kept dry because water can speed up the rusting of any door, and a rust can make the door to malfunction and eventually fall apart. 

Always make the exterior of your door blank. You may end up creating moisture using signs and kickplates - these components can trap water in-between and cause the door to rust faster. 

Treat fore exits differently from commercial doors. Make sure you check the fire code for certain doors before installing certain types of hardware on them.  

If your door is already facing certain issues, make sure you contact a locksmith from GreenPro Locksmith to fix the issue as soon as possible. 

Other tips and ideas to make your commercial door last longer

You need to ensure that the door closers are adjusted regularly. You need to ensure that you prevent the door from continually slamming or close too slow. If a door slams too frequently then something is wrong with the closer. Make sure you check for any fluid leaking from the door closer and then make a proper adjustment with the use of an Allen wrench. If you are unsure about what to do, please contact us at GreenPro Locksmith. 

Make sure you check the battery of any door hardware operating on batteries. Just like the usual exit alarm batteries, you need to ensure that any door operating with a card access is checked on a regular basis, and any beeping sounds or other strange noises can be signs of weakened battery and must be attended unto. Don't allow the batteries of your door hardware to run down before you change them. 

Make sure you dong down the door exist whenever you can. Many commercial door exits do come with in-built dog-down features to make things easier. If this feature is not on the door device, you can manually depress the crash bar for the entire day. Doing this will surely help in extending the lifespan of the bar as well as the commercial door. 

It is important that you try and reduce the pressure of regular usage on your commercial door, in order to extend its lifespan, contact GreenPro Locksmith to schedule regular maintenance service on your commercial door today. 

Oct 17, 2018
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