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When the commercial door works, no one thinks twice; but if it doesn’t, temperatures can rise faster than you can click the door remote.

The commercial door provides security and gives staff, tenants, vendors or visitors a reliable entry and exit point, so a powerful and reliable commercial door and opener will keep everyone cool under the collar.

Maintenance of the commercial door and door opener is essential to ensure seamless performance, every day.

Read our top six tips for maintaining commercial or large scale garage doors and openers. These can be scheduled into an annual service by a professional.

1. Regular cleaning  
For large scale and commercial doors, the roller door is the most widely used option. The untrained eye may not notice the build up of dirt and grime. However, if you don’t regularly clean the door, the shutters may become jammed.  

Regular professional cleaning, as well as continually removing the accumulation of grease and dust can help prolong the life of the door and protect it from wearing out.  

2. Check the balance
An unbalanced commercial door could collapse and injure staff, tenants or visitors; or cause damage to any vehicles beneath it.
Having a professional installer come and audit the balance of the roller shutter periodically will ensure it runs smoothly while still being able to stop at any point to avoid accidents and mishaps.

3. Looking after moving parts
Commercial doors have many moving parts that can cause friction if they aren’t properly lubricated. The type of lubrication you need will depend on the type of roller door you have so it’s important to use the correct product to avoid any issues.

The hinges, springs, rollers, and tracks should be lubricated every three months, while the rail only needs to be lubricated once each year.

4. Ensure your springs are in good working order
Springs are one of the most important parts of the commercial door set up! When the springs are broken, the door can’t be used.

If the springs aren’t in good working order they won’t be able to pull the door with enough force to open it.

Indications that the springs may need replacing include springs that are visibly worn out, there is coil separation or a loss of tension.  

5. Reprogram codes for access security
Controlling access to a building is one of the key functions for any commercial door, small or large.

With staff, tenants and visitors coming and going it’s important to reprogram the codes for your commercial door remotes at least once a year to ensure those who require access can safely come and go; and to keep those who shouldn’t be able to enter, out.

It’s especially critical to reprogram the codes after any burglaries or accidental loss of remotes.

The Grifco Transmitter Management Pack is designed specifically for building and carpark managers who control remote commercial door access for multiple remote users. The Transmitter Management Pack contains 50 x E960G Remote Transmitters, with four separate removable trays that allow for easy division and access for the transmitters to be programmed and connected to the receiver quickly.  

What to do if the door or opener is damaged:
Industrial and commercial roller doors can be damaged from vandalism, extreme weather, passing vehicles or other accidents.

Damage to the door or opener can affect the door’s performance and compromise safety, so it’s important to report and address any issues or concerns immediately and contact your installer.

If you need further information on caring for your Grifco commercial door opener, contact us on AU: 1800 GRIFCO, NZ: 0800 653 667 or [email protected]