Internal sliding panels or doors are great space-savers. They also add a modern vibe to any home. If you have some on your property, here are some quick and easy maintenance tips.
Keep the sliding door tracks clean
These tracks guide the sliding doors when opening and closing. When kept clean, the roller wheels can roll smoothly. Dust and grime accumulate on the tracks. Therefore, you need to clean it regularly, so your sliding doors work beautifully.
You can use an old toothbrush or a small, soft-bristled brush for cleaning.
Keep the sliding door tracks lubricated
Now that you have cleaned out the dirt and grime on the tracks, it is time to lubricate the roller wheels. You can use WD-40 or any silicone-based lubricant to keep the roller wheels running smoothly.
Otherwise, you will hear squeaking noises, and the sliding doors will not open and close as effortless as before.
Regularly check for damaged parts
When bent, dented or damaged, there is nothing much you can do for your sliding doors. You should call a sliding door company and get them replaced. While there are some DIY solutions, it is better to leave them to the pros to ensure a proper fitting door frame.
Consistently check for other damaged parts so you can avoid costly emergency repairs during the busiest seasons for home repair in spring.
Do not forget seasonal tune-ups
The screws on your sliding doors can loosen over time, so it is a good idea to tighten the every six months. In fact, it is advisable to look out for loose screws during regular cleaning, so you do not lose any important parts of your home equipment.
With proper maintenance, you can keep your internal sliding doors working beautifully. Otherwise, you could end up with severely damaged doors that make annoying squeaking noises. Moreover, damaged doors jeopardize your home and your family’s security.