Planned Maintenance Plans for Commercial Garage Doors
You depend on your commercial garage doors on a daily basis. When part of your garage door system breaks, it can throw off your entire workflow and even put workers in danger. Commercial rolling steel doors, sectional doors, fire doors, high speed doors, counter doors and security grills should all receive preventive maintenance.
Why is Planned Maintenance Important?
You want to establish consistent routine maintenance of your equipment for a longer life, more reliable product performance, and early detection of operational malfunctions. Minor problems can become larger, more expensive problems if you door issues go untreated. Just like a vehicle gets routine maintenance, oil changes, new tires, break fluid, etc., your garage door should as well. Preventative maintenance results in overall lower costs to you.
What Does Planned Maintenance Include?
- Inspection of all rollers, bearings, cables, chains, tracks, endlocks, bottom bars, and alignment
- Lubrication of all shaft bearings, rollers, hinges, chain hoists, and disconnects
- Tightening of all hinges, drums, couplings, track brackets, and hangars
- Inspection of garage door operator, safety equipment, and high-speed door controls
- Adjustment of clutch, brake, and limit assemblies
Each PM service call includes a written checklist of work performed, along with recommendations for any needed repairs or product replacement.
How Often Should Planned Maintenance be Scheduled?
Don’t wait until your commercial doors have failed and it’s too late. The frequency of your maintenance plan depends on the type of commercial door you have and how often you use it. Some preventative maintenance may be required monthly, while other types of maintenance should be undertaken every six to twelve months. To learn more about preventative maintenance programs for your company, type in your zip code today to find your local Overhead Door Company™.