Commercial Door Repair Bethesda, MD

Commercial Door Repair Bethesda

Project Description

We were asked to help a facility manager in Bethesda, MD, with a problem with one of their emergency exits. One of their staff had managed to get the key stuck within the exit door's lock cylinder. Poor thing, over-use had caused the springs to come out of place. And even worse, the lock went unhinged. So we took the mechanism apart, removed the key from the cylinder, and replaced the springs. Finally, we put everything back in its position and tested the panic hardware several times to ensure it worked. It was another successful commercial door repair by our team!

Exit devices provide an essential layer of security. Yet, all too often, they can malfunction or become damaged. These devices are prone to breakdown and destruction from compression, external pressure, and heavy use. As a result, the latch may become less effective and cause it to fail prematurely. Here at MacArthur Locks & Doors, we can get your emergency doors functioning properly again without delay. From stuck keys to malfunctioning locks, we have seen it all. We know how to remedy even the most serious problems concerning panic bar exit devices. 

The Common Problems With Your Exit Devices

Here are some common issues with panic bar exit devices that we have dealt with.

Improper installation

In an emergency, panic devices enable quick and easy escape from the building's premises. Yet, sometimes, it can be overlooked. For instance, a faulty panic bar exit device installation may result in it coming loose. When seconds count, it places those in the building at risk. Therefore, it is important to install panic hardware precisely. So choose your panic bar exit device carefully. Also, ensure that a certified professional is called upon to do the job for maximum safety.

Sticking panic bars

Panic exit bars are designed to be durable and easy to clean. However, they can still accumulate dirt and debris over time. This build-up can prevent the bar from releasing when depressed. Thus, causing the door to get stuck in an open position. To avoid this problem, clean your panic exit bars regularly. 

Incorrect fitting, positioning, or alignment

Door and frame alignment is crucial for the exit device to function properly. Without proper alignment, the exit device can jam. As a result, leaving the building in an emergency is much more difficult or almost impossible. For misaligned panic bars, the top and bottom latching bolts must be aligned correctly. In cases of extreme misalignment, you should consult a professional to ensure proper adjustment or repair. 

Faulty locking mechanisms

The locking mechanism on a panic bar is crucial to its function. The door will not latch correctly without a properly functioning locking mechanism. It will then result in an unsafe environment. Experienced technicians can identify and repair any weak points in your panic bar's construction and properly set the locking mechanism.

Mechanical wear

The effects of long-term use are unavoidable when it comes to panic bars. Over time, aging can result in a broken or damaged handle, components such as locks may be missing, and springs may wear out due to excessive use. Proper upkeep and replacing deteriorating pieces is the best way to prevent these issues. So make sure to keep your panic bar in its optimum condition!

How to Avoid Panic Hardware Issues

The best way to avoid panic hardware issues is proper installation. Hiring an experienced and certified technician ensures the device will be installed correctly, eliminating potential malfunctions or inefficiencies. Regular maintenance should also be conducted to ensure all parts function properly, as this could help prevent replacing the entire unit and save money in the long run. A properly installed and well-maintained exit device will help ensure readiness in an emergency and provide peace of mind.

Commercial Door Repair Bethesda, MD

Are broken locks and damaged doors making it difficult to operate your business? Do not worry! At MacArthur Locks & Doors, we provide professional commercial door repair and maintenance services that business owners can depend on. From panic hardware repairs to complete door replacements, our team of certified experts will provide you with honest advice and free estimates. With our experience and expertise, you can trust us to help keep your business safe and secure. Contact us today to discuss your specific door repair needs.

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