31 October 2019
The term “Preventive Maintenance” suggests establishing a program after the installation of an operable wall and custom-designed to maintain it in good working order so as to avoid needless and expensive repairs in the future. But the absolute best operable wall preventive maintenance program actually begins at the product selection stage and not after you have the product installed and up & running. Most times operable wall systems are chosen based on price, acoustics, ease of movement or aesthetics. Very little consideration is given to how easy or costly it will be to keep this very expensive system in proper working condition for years to come.
An operable wall consists of three main elements each of which have their own maintenance considerations:
- Panel skins
- Track & Trolley System
- Panel Acoustical Seals