The colder months come with their own set of security-related problems. Whether your closers are surface based or concealed; operated with hydraulics and springs, cold weather affects them!
When the temperature drops, oil can congeal and make your door closing take longer. Any door closer affected in this way will need to be adjusted. While the lower grade closers are more likely to suffer, even the newer, higher quality models should be checked and serviced.
In stormy weather, when buildings and doors are buffeted by strong winds, door closers must still be effective against wind resistance. Adjusting the speeds of the closing and latching sweeps is essential here to ensure the closer operates as required in these changing conditions. You may also need to get the hydraulics recalibrated for satisfactory performance. If you are not 100% sure of what you are doing, it’s best to get professional help for this.
Mr. Locks offers Winter Maintenance Package to reduce problems and save money. A qualified and certified locksmith will be happy to talk to you about door closers and other aspects of the safety and security of your property.
Contact Mr. Locks for help before the beginning of the winter season.