When landlords are negligent about commercial garage door maintenance of rental properties, the tenants can be exposed to malfunctioning door systems. Cases have been reported where tenants have suffered neck and head trauma after being struck by a faulty door system.
In other cases, body parts have been amputated or severed when safety devices were not functioning properly, improperly positioned, or simply removed. Small children have been maimed from spring components and falling doors, while cars parked in garages have been damaged when antiquated springs have literally flown off their hinges.
While residential and commercial overhead door systems are essentially different, there are some similarities in their construction, which call for regular maintenance inspections. When a door has a motorized opener, it should be inspected at least once a month.
If pressure activated switches or safety sensors are installed, they too must be inspected during commercial garage door maintenance. Many commercial or warehouse installations have instant reverse mechanisms as safety devices. These controllers rely on resistance input to reverse the door operation. As such, it’s important to make sure that the speed conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications.
At the Overhead Door Company of Charleston in SC, we’re ready to help homeowners and businesses. We take pride in our level of service, our products and our people. In addition to commercial garage door maintenance, we can also perform a commercial fire drop test to ensure your door complies with NFPA standards.