Roll Up Door Maintenance Washington
Roll Up Gate Maintenance Washington
When we arrive to service a customer in Washington, the first thing we notice is the general condition of the gate. After many years in the field of rolling gates repairs and installation in Washington, we have the ability to immediately notice how old the gate is, and when was the last time it was maintained.
Although they are using their gate very often, sometime on a daily base, many store owners in Washington don’t know that they need to maintain their gate at least every 6 months. The weather in Washington can get rough sometime, and a thorough maintenance will ensure that your roll door will continue to work for a long time. You do not want to find one day that your rolling gate is not opening, or not closing, and since you neglected the need for maintenance, not you need repairs as well. And believe us, there is never a perfect timing for a roll up gate to get stuck and to need some repairs.
To avoid the situation of trying to open the gate, or close it, and the gate doesn’t respond, we recommend to perform a roll up gate maintenance, to make sure that the gate will continue to work like it does, and at the same time, during the maintenance we will have the chance to inspect the gate, locate damaged parts, and in case there are any, to repair them on time, before the gate will completely get stuck.
Which gates in Washington need to be maintained?
The answer is all of them. Every gate need to be maintained. But there are different steel gates in Washington, and each gate was installed in a different location, so some gates need to be maintained more often than others, and some need a more thorough maintenance, since it has been too long since last time they were maintained, and since their condition require it.
An electric roll up gate in Annandale, which is installed outside in the store’s front, and being used every day at least once, is different from an electric door in Washington, which is installed in an interior gallery, and which is being used once every month or more. The gate which is installed inside is not exposed to the rain, wind, snow, cold and hot air, and many other parameters that effect the life cycle of a rolling gate in Washington, but that doesn’t mean that the gate do not need to be maintained at all. It may need a basic maintenance, and it may not require parts replacement, but it does require greasing and tune up, to make sure it will continue to work, and will close or open the next time you will need it to do so.
Who maintain gates in Washington?
Since it is a commercial rolling gate, you may want to consider contacting a company that service steel gates in Washington, and who offer maintenance services for roll doors and gates. You may consider a “doing it yourself” option, and follow instructions online, that explain how to maintain a rolling gate in Washington. But we can’t say that we recommend it.
When the issue is industrial gate in Washington, you need the right equipment and the knowledge to perform a good maintenance, since beside the actual greasing and adjustments, a rolling door maintenance also include inspecting the gate, to make sure there aren’t any broken parts, and that the gate is safe for use.
Unless you know exactly what you are doing, and you have the knowledge and tools to perform a good maintenance, consider contacting a professional gate contractor in Washington to perform the maintenance for you. There is no gate service that worth getting injured. DC Gates Experts of Washington offer same day gate services, so you don’t have to wait and change your schedule, we will be there for you at your convenience.
Do I need maintenance or repair?
This is an important question, which we are being asked many times during our services in Washington. So we would like to make it clear: Roll up gate maintenance is not a substitute to repair. If there is a problem with your gate, like if the gate went out of the tracks, if there are broken parts, if the spring is broken or need adjustments, or any other kind of problem, no greasing will repair it. We sometime arrive to inspect gates and we discover that the customer already greased the gate with 5 times more grease than needed, hoping it will fix the problem. But just as we just said, maintenance cannot replace a professional repair.
If there is something wrong with your gate, do not assume that some greasing will solve it. It may be the solution in some cases, but the gate may also need additional service, and greasing it with more grease than required, and using it while it need repairs, can increase the damage, and more important, can be dangerous.
If you want to improve the way you rolling gate operate, and make sure it will continue to work in a perfect and in a safe way, perform a gate maintenance at least twice every year..
What rolling gate maintenance in Washington include?
Just like your car need maintenance, and just like your house need maintenance, whether it is a renovation, or wood floor maintenance in Washington, the rolling gate your using need maintenance. And it doesn’t really matter if it is a rolling door, a roll down gate, or any other form of rolling steel door, is a process that include few steps:
1. Greasing the gate: A rolling gate include many moving parts, which need to be greased and lubricated, to smooth and improve their movement and the gate’s movement. This process will both improve the gate’s movement, and will protect the parts and extend their life cycle. Not all parts need to be greased, and greasing the wrong part can create more the damage than benefit.
2. Adjustments: A roll up gate in Washington, which can be used multiple times a day, Can be operated 3,000 times during a year. To make sure that the gate will continue to work in an optimum way, there are some adjustments that need to be done, like adjust the tension on the spring, tune the motor (If it is an electric gate), and small tunes that improve the way the gate is operated. Those adjustments require certain knowledge and tools, so we recommend to use the services of a trained technician in Washington.
3. Safety check: One more important part of a rolling gate tune up in Washington is the safety check. Every maintenance should include safety check, to make sure that the gate is in operable condition, and that it can be safely use. A rolling gate can weigh hundreds of pounds, and as such it can be dangerous when it is not operating smoothly.
If it an electric rolling gate, the safety check should include the operator and the safety feature it include, to make sure it is working properly, and will protect someone in case he will try and cross the open while the gate is closing, or in case a car or an object will be at the gate’s path while it is closing.
4. General Inspection: We go over the parts of the gate, and looking for lose or broken parts, that need to be reinforced, like the tracks, the slats and the spring, among other parts. Washington roll up doors can be exposed to sever weather condition, and as such they can become fragile and easily stop working. A trained and experience technician can locate damages and problems that you can easily missed, since the technician saw hundreds of gates in DC, and have the experience to locate the problems.
Our rolling gate maintenance service in Washington
DC Gates Experts repair, install and maintain all types of rolling gates in Washington. If it is a commercial roll door in Washington, a garage door in Bethesda, or overhead door in Washington, we can help. DC Gates Experts offer same day service for all types of gates and roll doors, and for all types of services.
If you cannot remember when the last time that you provided your gate with maintenance was, if your gate is not working, stuck, or if it is hard to lift the gate, please contact us for a same day service in Washington.
Do not wait until it is too late, and your gate completely stop working. It will happen when you are less expect it to happen, and in that case you may need emergency gate repair which is going to cost you more. Ignoring the problem with the gate, hoping it will go away by itself will not solve the problem.
Contact a gate repair company in Washington to inspect the gate or the door and fix the problem or maintain the gate to ensure it is going to continue and serve you for many more years.
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