3758 Warsaw Av
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Showroom Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat 9:00am-12:00pm
Door Closer Repair and Replacement Services
If your door is slamming, we have the parts to repair!
We have one of the largest selections of door closers in Cincinnati! We are also the oldest full service door closer repair center in Cincinnati!
Call our door experts for fast service to Western Hills, Delhi, Green Township, and Colerain Township among others!
We carry the following brands of door closers and parts at our local showroom but we are happy to work with any equipment.
Shotgun Style Closer
What Is a Commercial Door Closer, and How Does It Work?
A commercial door closer is a mechanical device designed to automatically close a door after it has been opened. This essential piece of hardware ensures the door returns to its closed position, maintaining security, privacy, and energy efficiency. Door closers work using a hydraulic, pneumatic, or spring-loaded mechanism that regulates the speed and force of the door’s closing motion.
How Do Door Closers Work?
Door closers work by employing a combination of springs and hydraulic fluid to control the door’s movement. When a door is opened, the closer’s spring is compressed, storing energy. As the door is released, the compressed spring pushes the door back to the closed position, while hydraulic fluid controls the speed and force of the closing motion.
Types of Commercial Door Closers
There are several types of commercial door closers, including:
a. Surface-mounted closers
b. Concealed closers
c. Floor closers
d. Overhead closers
Each type varies in appearance, installation method, and functionality, catering to different door types and commercial requirements.
Who Needs Commercial Door Closers?
Commercial door closers are necessary for a variety of businesses and organizations, such as:
a. Office buildings
b. Retail stores
c. Healthcare facilities
d. Educational institutions
e. Hotels and restaurants
These establishments often require secure, controlled, and ADA-compliant doorways for their occupants’ safety and convenience.
How Hydraulic Door Closers Work
A hydraulic door closer uses hydraulic fluid to regulate the closing speed and force of the door. As the door opens, fluid is displaced from one chamber to another, compressing the closer’s spring. When the door is released, the spring pushes the door back to its closed position, while hydraulic fluid is forced through a valve, controlling the door’s closing speed.
Surface Mounted Closers
Surface-mounted closers are the most common type of door closer, mounted on the surface of the door or door frame. They are affordable, easy to install, and available in various styles, making them a popular choice for commercial applications.
Common Issues with Door Closers
Here are some common problems our customers have experinced with door closers in the past.
Adjusting Closing Speeds
Door closers often have adjustable closing speeds, allowing you to customize the speed at which the door closes. This is typically achieved by turning a screw or adjusting a valve, controlling the flow of hydraulic fluid and ensuring the door closes at the desired pace.
The opening cycle refers to the process of a door being opened and then closed. Door closers play a crucial role in regulating the opening cycle, ensuring the door closes smoothly and at a controlled pace.
Leaking Door Closers
Have you noticed leaking oil, or a door slamming shut? Fixing a leaking door closer typically involves identifying the source of the leak, such as a damaged O-ring or worn seals, and replacing the affected components. In some cases, the entire closer may need to be replaced. Our expert door closer service technicians can recommend the most cost effective option for your situation.
Backcheck Valve Completely Closed
A backcheck valve is a component in a door closer that controls the door’s opening speed, preventing it from slamming or opening too quickly. If the valve is completely closed, it may need to be adjusted or replaced.
Closer Body End Cap O-Ring Replacement
Replacing the end cap O-ring on a closer body involves removing the closer, disassembling the closer body, and installing a new O-ring. This is a common maintenance task that can help resolve issues such as leaks and inconsistent closing performance. Before attempting this repair, consult the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper disassembly and reassembly.
Availability Of Parts
When selecting a commercial door closer, it’s essential to consider the availability of replacement parts. Choose a reputable brand with a history of providing quality products and reliable customer support to ensure easy access to parts and assistance when needed.
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