Beaver Architectural Ironmongery
| Care and Maintenance of Products
Floor Springs, Electromagnetic Floor Springs, Overhead & Concealed Door Closers, Electromagnetic Overhead Door ClosersRegular inspection of the door closer system and its accessories by a competent specialist organisation ensure that any necessary adjustments are made, and that you get the best from the products The scope and frequency of inspection will depend on the type, frequency of use, and the operating conditions of the door closer system involved. Under conditions of normal usage however, it is considered that at least an annual inspection, test of mechanical components, and maintenance schedule should be carried out.
Locks & LatchesThese should not need any maintenance if fitted correctly. Dead and latch bolts can sometimes fail to engage in the strike plate, which can be due to movements of the door/frame or wear of the hinges. This can be rectified by adjusting the strike plate. On no account should oil be used as this attracts dirt and dust.
CylindersThese should only be lubricated by a product approved by the cylinder manufacturer. On no account should oil be used as this attracts dirt and dust. If the operation of the cylinder appears to be jammed or is tight check that the locks deadbolt is engaging correctly within the strike plate.
HingesHinges more than any other product needs a regular maintenance program set depending on usage, building occupancy etc. Lubrication is obviously the most important consideration (although the phosphor bronze washered type is self-lubricating) also fixing screws may need re-tightening periodically.
Panic HardwareThese important exit devices will need to be inspected on a regular basis. The operation of the device should be tested to ensure the operation is smooth and efficient and that the latches and bolts locate correctly. The floor socket may also need to be cleared out as this can prevent the bottom bolt from fully extending
Lever Furniture & Pull Handles
These should require no maintenance if fitted correctly though screws or bolts should be tightened if found to be loose.
Care and Maintenance of Finishes
The build up of dirt and dust on door furniture and fittings can cause a breakdown of the high quality finish. This is more likely to occur in coastal or industrial areas and should be considered when implementing a cleaning program.
Anodised AluminiumAll anodised aluminium finishes should be cleaned regularly with a dry cloth or duster and washed periodically with a mild detergent and occasionally wiped with a good quality silicone wax furniture cream. Do not use abrasive materials.
Stainless SteelAll finishes of stainless steel should be cleaned regularly with a dry cloth or duster and washed periodically with soapy water and dried with a clean cloth. Do not use abrasive materials or acid based cleaning products.
Unlacquered BrassDepending on the desired finish unlacquered brass should either be cleaned regularly using a proprietary brass cleaner to maintain its shine or cleaned using soapy water and dried with a soft clean cloth to maintain its old look.
Lacquered BrassLacquered brass finishes should be cleaned using a dry cloth or duster and occasionally applied with a light coating of wax polish. After a period of time products which are regularly handled can become damaged and the lacquer will break down, if this occurs the lacquer should be removed and either re-lacquered or cleaned as polished brass.
RBMA Real Bronze Metal AntiqueOffered in two forms, highly polished and antiqued, both types are supplied unlacquered. The real beauty of bronze is how the surface finish matures and in the highly polished form it will either maintain its brilliance through handling or age gracefully as the bronze oxidises. In its antiqued form the unique iridescent patina, with constant handling, will slowly wear down to reveal the polished bronze beneath. Surfaces that are not handled, or are only handled occasionally, will retain their patina. Only clean with a soft clean cloth; do not use chemicals or abrasive materials.
NylonThis type of product should be cleaned with a dry cloth or duster and washed periodically with soapy water. Do not use abrasive materials or chemicals.
Colour CoatedProducts that are epoxy polyester or nylon powder coated should be cleaned with a dry cloth or duster and washed periodically with soapy water. Do not use abrasive materials.
Simulated Stainless Steel & BrassThese plated finishes should be washed with warm soapy water using a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive materials.
EnameledThis finish should be cleaned with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive materials
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