Chain Hoist Maintenance: Everything You Need To Know


Do you have a rolling commercial door? One of the most important elements on a commercial rolling door is a part call the chain hoist. It is important that this part be properly cared for to allow the door to roll open and shut as it should. Here is a bit more information about chain hoist maintenance. 

What the Chain Hoist Is

The chain hoist is connected to the bar on your commercial garage door. As you pull on the circular chain, it causes the bar to start to turn, allowing the door panels to either wind or unwind around the bar. Think about unrolling and rolling toilet paper. This type of door rolls and unrolls in the same fashion. However, where as your hand causes a toilet paper roll to wind or unwind, a chain hoist does the  turning on a rolling garage door. 

The Importance of Maintaining the Chain Hoist

The chain hoist plays an important role in the operation of the rolling commercial garage door. If the chain hoist becomes broken, rusty or worn, you may have to pull harder to get the door to open or close, or the door may not open or close at all. Properly maintaining the chain hoist helps to make opening and closing the door as easy as possible, while also extending the lifespan of this part. 

How to Maintain the Chain Hoist

Every six months, the chain hoist should be maintained. The first step to maintaining the chain hoist is to simply examine the chain. Look for signs that the links may be wearing down, that they may be becoming twisted or that there is rust present. If any of these signs are present, the chain hoist may need to be replaced. If the chain is still in good condition, wipe it down with a water dampened cloth to remove dirt, dust and residue. Dry the chain well to prevent rust. Lastly, use a silicone-based lubricant spray within the hoisting system to help the chain move as smoothly as possible. 

If you have a commercial garage door, such as a rolling garage door, it is important that the door be properly maintained. Some of the maintenance, such as maintaining the chain hoist, can be done on your own. However, other types of maintenance, such as replacing the chain hoist if needed, require the assistance of a commercial garage door maintenance service such as Premier Door Corp. Contact your preferred service today if you need maintenance or repairs beyond what you can do yourself.


29 June 2018

increasing security in your garage

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