Reliable industrial sliding gates are an excellent form of security for any businesses, providing a high level of safety and protection whilst being easy to operate and smooth to open. Providing so many benefits to all types of businesses, the last thing you want is your commercial sliding gate to fail and one great way to prevent this is with regular maintenance and servicing. Cowan Doors are the Melbourne’s leading provider of commercial sliding gate repair and maintenance. Read on to discover how a scheduled service can look after your investment and keep your automated sliding gates in top working order all year round.
Why Do Commercial Sliding Gates Require Routine Servicing?
Most automated equipment requires regular servicing, and automatic sliding gates are no exception. Routine maintenance will:
- Extend the life of your commercial sliding door/gate
- Reduce the likelihood of an unexpected breakdown
- Ensure continual smooth operation
- Check for and fix any minor issues before they become an inconvenient and expensive problem to repair
What Does a General Service Include?
A scheduled service will mean that all components are inspected by experienced technicians ensuring they are clean, and free of dirt, dust and water, all of which can damage the motor componentry. Servicing also includes:
- Lubrication of parts
- Checking for signs of wear and tear
- Checking the alignment of all parts
- General function tests and other checks specific to your type of sliding door or gate
How Often Should My Commercial Sliding Gate Be Serviced?
For commercial properties, servicing every 3-12 months is recommended. Sliding gate systems that experience light usage (two to three times a day) should require an annual service, while gates that are used more frequently on a daily basis should undergo maintenance at least twice a year. Sliding gates and doors exposed to harsh windy conditions or salty coastal air may require more frequent maintenance as these factors can have an impact on the system components. A quality commercial sliding door repair and maintenance company will keep your service history on record and send you a reminder when a service is due.
What Are the Main Advantages of Regular Servicing?
Improve Safety – safety is one of the key reasons to regularly maintain your commercial gates and doors. Improper maintenance or lack of servicing could increase the risk of accident or injury, and compromise the security of your premises. When your gates are serviced, you have peace of mind that all of the gates safety features are working correctly, the gates will not malfunction and there will be no issues with any of the automation or electrical components.
Reduce the Risk of a Breakdown – While automated gates have a manual release function that can be used in the event of power failure, an unexpected breakdown can be incredibly inconvenient and costly to repair. Routine maintenance will go a long way in preventing any breakdowns as a service entails a full inspection of the system’s functions, including checking of all cables and wiring, and any necessary preventative maintenance will be performed. Not only will this minimise the chance of inconvenient breakdowns, it will increase the lifespan of your commercial sliding door.
Melbourne has a reputation for experiencing all weather conditions, from extreme heat to extreme cold, wind and hail storms – all of which can have a negative effect on automated equipment. To ensure reliability and continued smooth operation of your industrial sliding gates and doors, arrange regular, scheduled preventative maintenance today. Cowan Doors will create a customised service contract to suit the needs and budget of your company needs, door operating cycles and budget. Call us today on (03) 9587 8750 or enquire online now.