As the winter season approaches, cold temperatures, snow, and ice can pose challenges to the proper functioning of automatic doors, leading to potential disruptions and safety concerns. In this blog post, we will discuss the top tips to maintain automatic doors in the winter months.
Check the Weatherstripping
In order to maintain a comfortable indoor climate and keep the cold air out, weatherstripping is essential. Check the weatherstrips frequently for any wear or damage indications. To avoid draughts and energy loss, rapidly replace damaged weatherstrips.
Address Product Issues
Regularly test sensors, motors, rollers, tracks, and hinges as part of preventative maintenance checks. Check for indications of deterioration, rust, or broken parts. Maintaining the automatic doors properly will help them last longer and reduce the chance of unexpected failures during the winter.
Clean and Clear Door Frames
Pay close attention to any potential ice-forming places, such as thresholds or bottom rails. Melt ice with the proper equipment and de-icing substances to eliminate dangers. It will be possible to operate the doors without interference and lessen the chance of slips and falls if the door frames are kept tidy.
Lubricate Moving Parts
Extreme cold can cause lubricants to harden or thicken, increasing friction and the risk of damaging moving parts. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper lubrication schedule and to guarantee proper application.
Maintain Proper Heating and Insulation
To avoid freezing and frost development, ensure the area around the automatic doors is appropriately heated. While adequate heating and insulation will minimize the effect of cold weather on the automatic door’s operation, consider installing supplemental heating equipment, such as radiant heaters or heat strips.
Train Staff on Winter Maintenance
Educate the staff on the importance of winter maintenance for automatic doors and provide them with the knowledge and tools to identify and address potential issues.
Remember, proactive winter door maintenance not only enhances customer experience but also improves safety and extends the lifespan of automatic door systems. Contact Canadian Door Automation today for automatic door maintenance services in the Greater Toronto Area.