Dealing With Squeaking Sliding Doors

Dealing With Squeaking Sliding Doors

Here at ABC Industrial we deal with wear and tear maintenance on a daily basis. After all, industrial equipment is manmade which means that it won’t last forever however with regular maintenance and servicing we can help prolong their lifespan beyond the shop guarantee. Sliding doors are a great addition to any property that deals with high foot traffic and the sensors that are used help ensure that they are safe and secure. Read on to find out what to do if they start squeaking…


A build-up of dirt and debris can wreak havoc on the function of your sliding doors. After all, the motor is not made to run under such conditions and this can lead to a decrease in efficiency and performance. You can rectify this however by ensuring that your sliding doors are cleaned on a regular basis using a soft sponge and hot soapy water however it is important that you never clean them with the power on.


Sometimes a squeak can be a symptom of a much greater problem at bay so if you are particularly worried then it may be best to consult a professional and have your sliding doors serviced. After all, the keen eye of an expert will be able to tell what the cause with ease and put your mind at rest. Plus, servicing is great for spotting other hidden problems that may have been missed which is why it is an essential part of maintenance.


The most common reason for squeaking sliding doors is to do with a lack of lubrication on the motor. After all, the pieces require an oil in order to glide over one another smoothly and if this is depleted then they will start to grind metal against metal instead, resulting in an ear deafening squeak. In order to fix the problem simply consult an expert to top up the oil levels in the motor.

We like to think that our range of sliding doors are the best on the market here at ABC Industrial. After all, they are made from some of the most durable materials around in order to ensure longevity and performance throughout their entire lifespan. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

Posted: 12-06-2018