Most commercial businesses use push bars on their doors in order to allow a quick exit while still maintaining the door’s security and functionality. An emergency is never the right time to find out something isn’t working. A push bar, sometimes referred to as a panic bar or crash bar, is a metal mechanism used on the exit doors of commercial and office buildings allowing the exit door to open without a doorknob in case of an emergency. It is important to keep this system working perfectly. At Aarons Locksmith and Security, we offer quality locksmith services and professional push bar installation and repair in Fort Worth and Dallas, TX. Give us a call at 214-446-1950 for push bar installation or repair today!
Why Does Your Business Need A Push Bar?
First and foremost, panic bars can save lives in the case of a fire or other emergency. Many safety standards require commercial businesses to install push bars on their exit doors. For instance, the International Building Code mandates panic bars if the building exceeds an occupancy level of 50 people and belongs to schools, assemblies, or a hazardous work environment. In high hazard areas, the NFPA may require push bars on the emergency exits with a five-person occupancy.
Why Does Your Push Bar Need Repair?
Push bars use mechanisms that can wear out over time causing the device to stop properly functioning. There are a few reasons why you might need to have your push bars repaired:
- Worn Out Springs: Most push bars use spring mechanisms inside that cause the doors to function. These springs get worn out over time and need to be replaced.
- Jammed Doors: Over time internal components of the door can malfunction causing the doors to not latch shut or not open.
- Safety and Fire Codes: You may want to have the panic bars in your business checked out to make sure it is up to standards with safety codes.
Whether you need a push bar installation or repair, Aarons Locksmith and Security will help you prepare your building for an emergency. We’ll work hard to make sure your building provides a safe environment for the occupants and meets safety code regulations. Call our professional locksmiths at 214-446-1950 today for push bar installation and repair in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX.