3 Common Causes Of Problems With Automatic Door Tracks

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Your commercial automatic doors are supposed to open and close smoothly and easily. However, there could be something wrong with your automatic doors that is preventing this from happening. In many cases, these issues are related to the track that the doors move back and forth on. A few common causes of problems with automatic door tracks are listed here.

Blockages from Dirt and Grime

One common cause of automatic door track issues is having a blockage of some sort in the track. Dirt and grime can accumulate in the track and cause your door to get stuck instead of opening and closing like it's supposed to. Cleaning away any dirt and grime will help if this is the cause of the problem, although you should be careful and make sure that you turn off the door first. Otherwise, you could be injured while cleaning.

Damaged Lining

The rubber lining in your automatic door track has to be kept in good shape if you want your automatic doors to work properly. If there is even a minor tear in the lining, you will need to replace that lining so that the automatic door does not get hung up when it is supposed to be opening and closing.

Lack of Lubrication

Like with garage doors and other types of doors, making sure that the track and all of the moving parts of your automatic doors are properly lubricated is an important step. When your automatic doors are installed or maintained, lubrication should be added. If it's been a while since your doors were installed or since you have had them maintained, however, there might be a lack of lubrication. Simply adding a little bit of lubricant will help with this problem. If you aren't sure of what type of lubricant to use or how to apply it, consult a professional. Just remember that you really only need a little bit of lubricant to help your door move freely on the track.

If any of the problems above are present with your automatic doors or if your automatic doors otherwise have problems, then it's important to address those issues as soon as you can. Fortunately, you don't have to try to perform automatic door repairs yourself. Instead, you can use an automatic door repair service to address the problem. Someone from the service will identify the issue, make necessary repairs and get your automatic doors back up and running as soon as possible.

For more information, contact a company like Crawford Door Sales Of Nevada Ltd.


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