Taking on Door Closer Service

The service life of a lock is directly dependant upon how well the door closer performs.


Door closer service and lock service are inter-related. The service life of a lock is directly dependant upon how well the door closer performs. I remember when I got serious about door closers. I was visiting my good friend George Redmond at Redmond’s Key Service. We were about to go to...


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Track the warranty by writing the installation date and invoice number either on the inside of the door closer cover or the closer body. Once the cover is installed, the markings cannot be seen and are preserved. Make sure and use a Sharpie permanent marker. On the rare occasion that I have had to return a closer, the manufacturer has simply provided a new one to me.

Speaking of warrantees, I was amazed to find this tank closer still in service (Figure 13). The complaint was the door wasn’t latching all the way and the rats were getting in. One glance at the closer and I knew that the arm was out of adjustment.

In Summary
If you currently aren’t doing door closers, please reconsider. You have all the right tools, your distributors carry all the parts needed, and it is a lot like working on locks. The work is in demand and customers often turn to locksmiths for closer service, as closer and locks can be serviced and maintained at the same time.

National service providers and hardware chains are taking a bite out of some of the lock services we provide.

Providing closer service to our customers bolsters what we do and can help to make our customers more dependent upon our services.

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