Servicing your industrial door

Keeping doors well-maintained and serviced is an important part of running a business. Well-maintained doors not only keep your business up and running, but they also help protect your premises, your employees and their belongings.

In this post, we’ll go over some of the key processes to ensure your doors always work at their optimum levels.

Why do I need regular servicing?

Let’s face it: life is busy. So it’s understandable why business owners put off servicing their doors until they notice a problem.

However, putting off a service can result in a more costly repair in the long run. It can even mean you have to replace the door.

In addition, waiting until a door stops working before booking a repair can cause unwanted disruption to the running of your business.

Regular servicing (ideally yearly) keeps your doors functioning well and minimises the need for costly last-minute repairs or replacements. Sometimes a repair to a fault identified early can be easy to solve and less expensive than if ignored.

Regular servicing from a professional

Whatever type of industrial doors you have in your business (roller shutter doors, high-speed doors, industrial sliding doors or any other type of industrial door), it is very important to get regular servicing booked. Regular servicing identify any hidden issues and signs of wear and tear early on.

Machinery Directive and HSE regulations

To make sure you adhere to the Machinery Directive and HSE regulations, you should also have your electrically operated doors serviced at least once every 12 months. This will also help limit any downtime and inconveniences you experience from jammed or broken industrial doors.

Servicing doors yourself

Even if you schedule a regular service from a professional for your doors, it is a good idea to conduct your own visual inspections in between. We suggest that you add it to your monthly list of jobs to inspect the doors for any faults, defects or strange noises.

Each month you should make a point of opening and closing the doors and checking how smooth the operation is. Don’t ignore any unusual noises or sticking points. As soon as you identify anything unusual or new, ask a professional to service your doors or pop in for a look.

Identifying problems now and urging your staff to do the same can avoid expensive repairs further down the line.

Do your industrial doors need servicing?

If you need a professional to come take a look at your industrial doors, then give us a call on 0121 728 6594. We offer a bespoke maintenance plan structured around your business needs.

During a service inspection a fully qualified engineer will detect even the smallest of abnormal wear and tear or damage.

We can service any type of industrial door and can service the electrical mechanism to comply with the regulations too so make sure you book in your regular servicing with us to ensure your business is always running smoothly.

Conclusion

In this post, we’ve looked at how regular servicing can keep your industrial doors running safely and smoothly.

Should you have any queries in relation to servicing of doors, improving your security, installing new doors or anything else we can help you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch!