So, you’ve decided to take the leap and install a brand new set of roller shutters and, in doing so, have significantly improved the overall security of your premises. Both yourself and your business are now safer from any potential burglars, intruders or vandals, and you can sleep that little bit easier at night with the knowledge that your business is well protected throughout the darker hours.
But make no mistake: the work is not done yet. It’s all very well and good deciding to install a set of roller shutters in your premises, however you also need to ensure that they are properly maintained and functioning properly. Any apparent faults with the shutters mean that there is a flaw in your security, and you can be assured that any such lapses will be pounced upon by prospective intruders.
Well, we’re here at ABC to give you a brief rundown of the most common signs of a faulty shutter, so that you know what you’re looking for and when you need to call us for some maintenance work.
- Functional Issues
- The Door Won’t Close
When it comes to roller shutters, they are so secure that criminals may become frustrated with the fact that they can’t seem to breach them. This can then lead to them attacking the shutter and causing some serious damage to it. Whilst they shouldn’t be able to break their way through a shutter, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to try. Any signs of inflicted damage, such as dents or scratches, will need to be repaired as quickly as possible so that you can ensure that they don’t have a detrimental effect on how the shutter is operating.
One of the first things you should notice about a faulty shutter is that it isn’t operating smoothly and keeps getting jammed. This can indicate an issue with the mechanics of the shutter, which could (quite literally) leave the door wide open for any burglars or vandals. After all, there’s no point in owning a set of roller shutters if they don’t work properly! Alternatively, any jamming may mean that some debris has built up on the track, and you should always ensure that this isn’t the issue before calling for maintenance.
This particular issue can potentially be the most damaging to your business, but luckily it’s a problem that you simply can’t miss. If you’re finding that your shutters keep getting stuck, then this may either be due to debris or through sheer overuse- whichever it is, you’ll need to rectify the issue as soon as you can. Alternatively, a stuck door could point to an overheated motor, which could be a serious issue that must be addressed.
At ABC, we understand the importance of ensuring that your shutters are functioning efficiently and that there are no inherent faults, and that’s why we offer a range of maintenance and installation services for shutters in Manchester. If you require any further information in regards to the services that we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team.