An automatic door can be a common sight at many businesses. However, these doors are not invulnerable to malfunctions and problems that could prevent them from working. These issues could make the business far less attractive to potential customers as they may be unable to easily enter the building or they may judge the competency of the management based on the malfunctioning door.
Door Off The Track
A common problem for sliding automatic doors is that they can come off of their track. When this occurs, the door will likely jam and be unable to open or close until it is placed back on the track. Unfortunately, this can be a more difficult task than it may first appear, as the door will also need to be realigned once it is placed back on the track; otherwise, it will simply come loose again. A professional automatic door repair contractor will be able to ensure that the door is placed back on the track and that it is properly calibrated to be able to open and close with ease.
These doors will use sensors to know when to open and close. However, these sensors can malfunction, which can prevent the door from operating as intended. There can be many potential causes of the sensors malfunctioning, but one of the most common will simply be the sensors getting knocked out of position. This can lead to a calibration issue where the sensor is pointing in an area other than directly in front of the door, and this may lead to unusual behavior. Another potential source of a sensor malfunction will be due to it suffering damage. While these devices are normally resilient pieces of equipment, they can be damaged by intense electrical surges and excessive moisture. If the sensor has suffered this type of damage, completely replacing it will likely be necessary to restore the functionality of the door.
As with other types of doors, you will need to be able to lock your automatic doors. Unfortunately, the locks on an automatic door can suffer problems just as the locks on a more traditional door could suffer a failure. However, you will need to consider the locking system for the opener as well. This will prevent the opener from attempting to move the doors when they are locked. If there is a problem and it attempts to open the locked doors, it could burn out the motor or cause other damages to the opener.
For more information, reach out to companies like Doors Fixed Right, Inc.