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How You Can Maintain Your Commercial Automatic Door System

Matthew Young

As a business owner, you are responsible for a lot of moving parts. One of those literally moving parts is your automatic door system. In order to maintain sufficient productivity levels and ensure your staff's safety, you need to ensure that the door is functioning efficiently. Here are just some of the things you can do to work towards this goal.  

Keep The Area Clear

Ensure you are keeping the area around the door system clear. This is a simple tip, yet it can be very effective at keeping the door problem-free. When there is an obstruction in the area, this can cause the system to malfunction. Even something as minor as a box being in the door's path can cause the door to become unbalanced when it comes in contact with it.

An unbalanced door won't just have an effect on motor wear, but it also poses a significant safety risk for anyone in the area. Make sure your team understands the importance of keeping any obstructions, large or small, away from the area of the door.

Ensure Proper Lubrication

It's a good idea to lubricate the moving parts of the door's system periodically. Good lubrication is important because it helps minimize the level of friction that is generated as the door moves. Friction can be a major issue because it often puts more pressure on the door's support system and it can also cause the motor to work harder.

The harder the motor works, the greater its rate of wear, which can ultimately lead to a premature failure. When choosing a lubricant, make sure your selection is approved for use on automatic door systems as some lubricants are too thick and can cause problems.

Don't Ignore Sounds

Most automatic door systems aren't silent, but this doesn't mean they should be producing loud sounds. If your door system is making unusual sounds that it had not in the past, you want to address the issue. Loud noises are generally an indication of an underlying problem, such as spring failure.

Should you ignore the issue, it will likely only become a greater problem. A greater problem that may lead to more extensive damage or complete failure. If your system is making a usual noise, contact a technician to have the door inspected promptly.

Remember, your automatic door system is an investment. Make sure you are working to protect your investment.