General care & maintenance solutions
This page focuses on sliding door maintenance solutions for theÂ generalÂ well-beingÂ of yourÂ sliding door.
It is common for people to applyÂ dry lubricants such as silicon spray to the tracks when a door doesn’t work efficiently and unfortunately, this is not an ideal solution. By applying lubricants, you remove the friction between the roller and theÂ track causing the rollers to slide along the track.Â A flat spotÂ on the roller may occur over time, altering theÂ circumference of the roller. The door then will appear toÂ bounceÂ when used. This may also damage the track leaving it with undulations and flat spots, which will continue to reduce the performance of your door.
If your sliding door isn’t sliding efficiently, then a roller replacement serviceÂ is advisable before further damage is done to the track and/or sliding door.
Cleaning & Maintaining Sliding Doors
It is very important to keep the threshold (sliding door channels at the bottom of the door) clean of dirt, grease and grime. TheseÂ substances build up over time and become almost sedimentaryÂ in older sliding doors. A vacuum with aÂ fineÂ head and a thinÂ but long flat headed screw driverÂ will effectively remove denser materials. Please take care not to scratch the paintÂ and don’t vacuum up water.Â You may finish the clean withÂ soapy water. You may need a stronger emulsifier if you notice a lot ofÂ grease at the bottom of your door.
To prevent furtherÂ buildup of general dirt and grim, we advise vacuuming your sliding door channels (thresholds) at least once a month. Be mindful of objects that can fall into these channels asÂ they can also damage your sliding door rollers or even “knock” theÂ door our of its frame and off the track. TheseÂ are common issues with wardrobe sliding doors, Sliding door repairs and maintenance is our specialty.