Restaurateurs: Protect Yourself from Lawsuits with Safe Industrial Supplies

Hi, my name is Kat. I have worked in the front and back house of many restaurants, and I have also seen the game from the perspective of an owner. Although many people like to embrace complicated safety procedures, I believe you can accomplish just as much with smaller supplies and procedures. If you are ready to strip down your safety procedures and figure out easier, more effective ways to keep your staff safe, please explore this blog. It discusses everything from finding the perfect non-slip mats to buying the best oven mats or hot towels. It also looks at specific supplies you can get to reduce your liability in certain areas. Thanks for reading!

Commercial Overhead Doors: 4 DIY Maintenance Tips


Just like with a residential garage door, your commercial overhead door needs maintenance. Whether you own a small shop or a large warehouse, your overhead door needs upkeep to maintain its functionality and aesthetic. If you are trying to save some cash by doing the maintenance yourself, make sure you at least do these four things:

1. Inspect the Sensors

The sensors on your door are incredibly important. After all, they make the door safe to use. Sensors stop the door from suddenly closing when people or objects are the in the way. So it is very important that you check these regularly to make sure they are clean and working properly.

You can inspect the sensors by performing a test with boxes. Just place the boxes under the door and try to close it. If the door stops, they are working properly. If the door doesn't stop, you will need to adjust them. To adjust the sensors, visually look at them and look for any blinking lights. If you find any blinking lights, adjust the sensor by tightening the screws. Test with the box again.

2. Examine the Cables

The cables are another important part of your door, so you should check them regularly. The cables are what help to hold the weight of the door. If the cables are wearing out, the door is dangerous because it could suddenly fall. While you shouldn't touch the cables, you should at least look at them. If there are any spots that look weak or frayed, contact a professional to replace them.

3. Clean the Tracks

Another thing you can do to maintain your door is to keep the tracks clean. While you don't need to do it every day, you should do it regularly. If debris is stuck in the tracks, the door may become slow or jerky. It might also stick. So just wipe out the tracks with a clean cloth every now and then to keep them clean, so that the door works properly.

4. Clean the Door

Finally, make sure you clean the actual door regularly. Whether it is made of steel or fiberglass, the door needs to be cleaned regularly. Just use a hose and spray down the door to remove dirt and debris. This will help keep the door clean and visually appealing. It will also help to prevent issues such as corrosion.

As you can see, you can certainly maintain your commercial overhead door yourself. With these four tips you can definitely save some cash. However, you should still enlist the help of a professional occasionally for in-depth cleaning and maintenance, to ensure your door remains safe and functional throughout its life.


15 February 2016