The safety and security of every employee and customer who walks through your door depend on the garage doors you have in place. A broken spring, damaged roller or bent track can let that door crash down on the head of a worker. This will leave you paying out a lot in a compensation claim or a lawsuit filed by a customer. Creating a solid garage door maintenance plan helps you take care of minor issues before these matters cause accidents.
At Multi Garage Door, we recommend that you check your garage doors at least once a month. If you own your home, you might only check those doors after a storm or when doing a big spring cleaning. You can do a quick visual inspection every month that lets you look for signs of damage. It’s important that you do a more thorough inspection at least once every three to six months. We recommend lubricating your doors, tracks, and other components a few times a year too.
A good maintenance plan requires a few different steps. During the visual inspection, stand a few feet back from the door and look over all the components with a critical eye. You’ll then want to get a little closer to identifying issues with the springs, track, rollers, and hardware. A garage door plan should also include an inspection of the weatherstripping. Any cracks or missing sections of the weatherstripping will let in moisture, which can lead to water damage or mold. If your doors use cables, you’ll also want to carefully inspect each wire.
It only takes one minor accident for garage door safety to run through your mind. Something like a broken or loose cable can cause a massive door to crash down right on the head of someone walking into your business. That accident can change the reputation of your business and leave potential customers hesitant to give you their business. A solid maintenance plan is the key to keeping your doors safe and secure and one of the commercial garage door services we offer. While inspecting your doors, you may find that you need a new cable, a new track or that the auto-reverse feature no longer works. With a professional maintenance plan, you can get the repairs that you need to be done at the same time as the technician performs your regular maintenance.
While you can inspect residential garage doors on your own, it’s best to seek professional help for inspections and maintenance of commercial doors. At Multi Garage Door, we have the experience necessary to visually inspect those doors and identify signs of damage in a fraction of the time that it would take you. Let us create a maintenance plan designed for your specific doors and around your exact needs. Call us to learn more about other commercial garage door services suitable for your commercial property and business.