If a door was correctly built, it should stay in good shape for a long time, but of course, it also depends on how you take care of it. To make sure that the doors in your commercial building last longer, they need regular maintenance. A broken door is not only a pain to deal with day in and day out, but it can also be a security risk or a fire hazard.
Follow these simple tips to prolong the lifespan of your doors:
Watch out for warning signs! If a door makes unusual sounds when in use, has loose parts, and is difficult to close properly, it may need immediate attention to avoid safety hazards.
Lubricate Hinges – You can use WD-40 to lubricate hinges and ensure that your door opens and closes smoothly. Besides that, WD-40 can also offer protection from rust for your hinges.
Clean your Locks – Make sure that there is no dirt build-up or anything that may block or prevent you from being able to use your key or lock the door. Having your locks function well is crucial because the security and safety of your business are at stake.
Tighten Loose Hardware – It is a fact that after some time, doors in a business will end up with loose hardware since they repeatedly are opened and closed more frequently than a door in a residential building. Check on the door hardware regularly to ensure that you fix problems before they get too serious.