If your commercial door isn’t operating properly or isn’t closing all the way, it puts your business in a vulnerable position. Cowan Doors is Melbourne’s largest Australian-owned industrial door servicing company and we have over 20 years’ experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of commercial roller shutters, garage doors and sliding doors. If a door at your business isn’t closing right, it could be due to a number of reasons, so here we will take a look at what these reasons are and the best solutions to keep your commercial premises safe and secure.
A Power Outage
Sometimes the most obvious solution to a problem is also the correct one, and the same thing applies when it comes to automated commercial doors. If your commercial sliding door won’t close, the first thing you should do is check the power supply.
Often a commercial door won’t close because there’s something in the way of the closing mechanism. Whether it’s a box, tool, debris or even a car, have a look around the space and move anything that might be too close to the door.
It’s in Manual Mode
All automatic commercial doors have a safety feature that allows you to open and close the door manually in the event of a power outage. This is done by disengaging the motor by pulling at a handle which is located on or near the motor. Check that your door hasn’t been switched to manual mode.
If there is no issue with the power supply, nothing is obstructing the door and it’s in the correct mode, you may have a more serious problem that requires immediate maintenance or repairs. Problems which will affect the proper operation of your commercial roller shutters and doors may include:
Many automated sliding doors open and close via a motion-detection sensor. There could be a fault with the sensor itself or there could be an error in the software activated by the motion sensor. A specialist technician will be able to advise if you have an issue with your sensor and rectify the problem promptly.
Commercial garage doors run on tracks, and if these tracks become warped, clogged with dirt and dust or loosen over time, they can cause a door to become stuck or only partially close. If your door screeches along the tracks this might mean the tracks are warped or clogged and will need cleaning or maintenance to realign.
Damaged Springs and Cables
Another common commercial garage door issue is broken springs or cables. These parts are required to safely lift and lower a commercial garage door. Check your door’s cables and springs to ensure they are taught and in working condition. If they aren’t, get in touch with a door servicing company so the damaged parts can be repaired.
If your commercial garage doors won’t open or close as they should, you need help from Cowan Doors. With a 24/7 emergency breakdown service, we offer fast and cost-effective commercial door repairs for businesses throughout Melbourne. Get in touch with us online or call our friendly team today on (03) 9587 8750