Maintenance Tips for Sliding Wardrobes

The bed usually takes up the most space in a small apartment dwelling, followed by the wardrobe. The good news is that you can find a wardrobe design that saves space inside a bedroom. In this regard, sliding wardrobes are the perfect solution for many small apartment dwellers. Moreover, sliding wardrobes come in various styles, ranging from ultra-modern to retro designs. Regardless of the sliding wardrobe's design you choose, keeping it in good condition is critical. This article highlights maintenance tips for a sliding wardrobe.

Keep the Track Clear — A sliding wardrobe operates by gliding the doors back and forth on a bottom and an upper track. Both tracks must be clear of any debris for the doors to glide smoothly. Notably, it can be pretty frustrating when you try to push a wardrobe's sliding door, and it gets stuck midway. Some people try to force a door over the debris, but it only increases the chances of damaging it and the tracks. Therefore, it is advisable to clean the tracks every few days, primarily if you use a wardrobe a lot. Although the lower tracks are the most susceptible to debris accumulation, you should not ignore the upper tracks. For instance, the upper tracks can become clogged with wasp nests or curtain fabric. In addition to cleaning sliding door wardrobe tracks, you can apply silicone spray on the runners for smooth operation.

Keep Soft-Close Mechanism Smooth — As mentioned earlier, sliding wardrobes come in a variety of designs, and some have luxury features. A soft-close mechanism is an excellent example of a luxury feature since it helps a sliding door close silently. However, if you do not adequately service the soft-close mechanism, it loses effectiveness and causes sliding wardrobe doors to bang violently whenever you close them. One way to maintain the soft-close mechanism is to ensure the pin is centrally aligned at all times. If the soft-close pin is misaligned for whatever reason, the sliding doors will not close silently. Additionally, ensure all sections of the soft-close mechanism is free of dust and debris.

Avoid Excess Force — Although sliding doors require slight pressure to glide back and forth on their tracks, most people put all their weight on the panels. Unfortunately, pushing your body's weight against a wardrobe's sliding door to open or close it accelerates wear and tear, leading to premature damage. Putting all your weight on the sliding doors also increases the chances of rollers jumping off the tracks. To prevent the issue, use a slight force on the sliding doors since they are designed to be operated with minimal effort. A push or pull with two fingers is often enough to open and close the sliding doors in some high-end wardrobes.

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