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Archive for June, 2015

hollow-metal-fire-door-repair1If you are a business owner with hollow metal fire doors, you may already know the benefits of having them. They last longer, are sturdier than other types of door materials, normally require less repairs, and provide more security than other options. However, they still needs to be inspected and tested annually to make sure they stay up-to-code so they provide the most protection in case of fire.

Why door inspection matters to businesses

The local fire jurisdiction suggest that your hollow metal fire doors are tested and certified annual by a qualified door company.  If a fire inspector visits your site and a certified label is not on the door, they will require that you an inspection done.  Keeping your doors maintained and inspected annually will make unexpected inspections go smoothly.

What to look for in hollow metal door inspectors

When choosing a hollow door repair specialist, first check to see what they cover in their services. For instance, do they offer fire door inspections, ADA compliance packages, and other preventive maintenance inspections? Do they also test all hardware and doors with the use of canned smoke? Will they maintain or repair your door quickly with same-day service? And, are their technicians specifically trained in inspected and testing fire doors?

Professional Assistance

Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on getting your hollow metal fire doors maintained or repaired so it stays up-to-code and provides the most protection, contact Vortex Doors online or give us a call at 800-698-6783.

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SwingDoor-Guide-RailsIf you own a business or manage a building, you know that one of your tasks is to keep your doors well-maintained on a regular basis. You also know that there are many types of doors. There are doors made out of steel, aluminum, wood, or glass. There are also doors that roll-up, some that keep goods cold, and ones that are big enough to allow an airplane through it. So, when it comes to choosing a company to maintain them, you want to pick professionals that are equipped to repair or maintain any type of door.

Well-Trained Technicians

Too many times when a business hires a repairman to fix their door, they find out that when the technician arrives that they unfortunately do not have the skills necessary to repair the specific door. This is a waste of time for busy professionals. A company that specializes in door repair will take the time to train their employees properly on how to maintain all types of doors so that when they make a service call, they will get it right the first time. This type of company will also have the experience to be able to handle your needs effectively by spotting the problems easily and getting your door fixed quickly.

Save Time and Money

What happens when you need to repair many types of doors at your business? Instead of hiring a specialist from various companies, you can save time and money by calling one company and have their technician come out to maintain or repair several types of doors. In addition, if you build a relationship with one door technician or company representative, they will be able to better serve you quickly for future visits as they will already understand your needs.

Professional Assistance

Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that can service every type of door, gate or dock leveler. In fact, Vortex requires that technicians train at their state-of-the-art training center. This training course not only covers basic door repairs it also covers specialized techniques such as welding, torch use, loading and ladder safety.

When you are in need a company that can handle any door, gate or dock lever problem, Vortex can be your one stop shop for all your needs. And Vortex guarantees same day service on our products, so your new door will be installed or repaired in no time. For more information on commercial door repair, contact Vortex Doors online or give us a call at 800-698-6783.

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Telescoping-Automatic-Bronze-DoorAutomatic doors are essential to providing your customers ease of use when entering and exiting your business establishment. Whether a customer is elderly, handicapped, or has a baby in tow, automatic doors provide convenience for everyone. Like most things in life, automatic doors are prone to everyday wear and tear. Having a basic understanding of how your automatic doors work can help you recognize when you need service or repairs before it becomes a bigger and more expensive problem.

How They Work

Science and cutting edge technology play a big part in the operation of automatic doors. Built-in sensors allow automatic doors to open and close for customers with ease. Once the sensor has been triggered, the message is then relayed to the automatic door to open or close. Many doors also have a sensor that allows the customer to safely proceed through the doorway without the door hitting them. The specific mechanics vary per type of automatic door, but basically it is controlled by an electric motor that powers the internal belts to carry out the process of opening and closing the door. The most common types of automatic doors are swinging doors, single sliding doors, and bi-parting doors.

Potential Problems

Sometimes the internal operations that allow the proper opening and closing of the door can malfunction. These door systems can cause injury if not properly maintained and up to current safety standards. Repairs and upgrades can be less costly than taking a chance on a malfunction that can cause injury to a customer or employee. When you have a problem it is imperative to get the service of a professional you can trust. Automatic Door manufacturers recommend that all door systems meet ANSI 156.10 Safety Standards.

There are many things that could go wrong with the operation of your automatic door, including, but not limited to:

  • Door off track or break out was activated
  • Door not opening or closing properly
  • Unsafe speed for opening and closing of doors
  • Sensors not working properly

Professional Assistance

Automatic doors are both welcoming and accommodating to those coming into your place of business, but it is important to keep them maintained. If your automatic doors are not functioning properly, you should turn off the system and call an AAADM Certified Door Company immediately.

The professionals at Vortex have over 150 AAADM certified technicians and they understand when you have a problem, that you need fast and friendly service by an expert technician. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or give us a call at 800-698-6783.

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