You might think automatic door maintenance is required only during inclement winter weather. In fact, it’s something that should be carried out all year round to keep your doors in optimum condition, while ensuring they last as long as possible.
Providing summer maintenance to your automatic doors is more important than you might think. Looking after them over the warmer months means checking for particular signs that might indicate a problem.
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What should you be looking for?
Preventative maintenance, in the shape of automatic door servicing in the summer months, is vital.
There’s a good chance your exterior doors will have taken a battering during the winter, so some maintenance is timely. Even if your doors seem to be working okay, prepare for the hot summer months by making sure they are tightly sealed.
When your doors are working efficiently, it can help keep your energy bills lower by reducing the need for air conditioning. Automatic doors can keep the heat in during winter and the cool air in during summer. It can also mean your employees and customers are safer, as door servicing will reduce the risk of a malfunction when in use.
Experts recommend a few things that should be checked in summer with regard to preventative maintenance of your doors. The parts that may need attention include transmitters and receivers, automatic door motors, switches and controllers, hinges, locks and the door automation mechanism.
In addition, the automatic door sensor or door push plate should be checked. Finally, the automatic door mats, stickers and decals should all be examined to make sure there are no safety hazards.
Benefits of automatic doors in summer
Having automatic doors during a busy season offers all sorts of advantages. Customers can enter and exit the premises with ease, avoiding awkward bottlenecks at the door.
As well as saving on energy bills, automatic doors can reduce the spreading of germs. Designed to open and close without the need to touch them, this avoids potentially hundreds of people touching the same door handles in any given period.
By helping to keep employee and customer hands clean and your premises free from infections, especially during busy periods, such as the summer months; this can help reduce bacteria and the spread of germs.
Hospitality sector automatic doors
This is particularly important in the hospitality industry, as more people than ever are planning a staycation this summer, as the economic crisis continues.
According to the latest report from analysts at CGA by Nielsen IQ and hospitality tech provider Zonal, 81% of consumers are planning to stay in a UK hotel, rather than going abroad, due to cost-of-living pressures.
The survey of more than 2,000 Brits has revealed the trend for holidays at home is showing no sign of abating. Of the people planning a staycation, 39% said they simply preferred to travel within the UK. The figure is up by 12% from 2022.
Easter Bank Holiday weekend marked the start of the seasonal boost in the fortunes of restaurants and hotels, so this would be a disastrous time for your automatic doors to break down, as not only do they enable quick and easy access to your premises, but they also create a more inviting and accessible to all entrance.
Experts recommend automatic door servicing is carried out every six months by a qualified engineer, according to the Workplace (Health and Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.