How to Maintain Your Business’ Doors
Maintenance is something business owners must think about often. However, in maintenance planning we’ve found that doors are one area that is easy to skip. When was the last time you modernized, tuned up or inspected your doors? Chances are, it’s one of those things you don’t fix unless it’s broken. That being said, why not prevent it from breaking in the first place?
Here are some door maintenance tips and how to identify signs of trouble.
Think Beyond the Door
You want to think about the door itself, sure, but when considering maintenance for your business’ doors, think about the areas around the doors as well. Is there any clutter or decorations getting in the way of the door when it opens or closes? Keep the area clear and consider installing bumpers if the door is hitting anything when opened. (This will also extend the life of both the doors and your building walls.)
Insulate and Seal
Factory insulations and seals wear down over time, so make sure they are replaced regularly, as wind and weather can wear down your door over time. If your doors are properly sealed, it will reduce energy costs and extend the life of the door. Furthermore, all other components on the door (such as hinges, locks and so forth) need to be properly lubricated and maintained.
Upgrade the Doors, If Necessary
Some doors are beyond maintenance and need to be replaced. Or, they were never good enough in the first place. Make sure you have a high-quality door so there is less maintenance involved and it better protects your business from weather and intruders. This is especially important for the access points of your business that are the most vulnerable (or receive the most traffic on a daily basis).
Get A Professional’s Opinion
Finally, it’s a good idea to get a professional’s eye on your business’ doors on a regular basis. Scheduling regular professional door maintenance is the best option, but at the very least get your doors inspected on an annual basis to maintain compliance and identify any potential security issues. A professional commercial locksmith will be able to tell you which doors are good, which need to be tuned up, which need to be repaired and which need to be replaced.
If you’re interested in more ways to improve the security of your business, contact the team at A-1 Locksmith today.Back to Blog